Blogs

Children's Summer Reading 2011

The 2011 Children's Summer Reading Program is over, but it's not too late to get prizes!  If you turn in your reading record before Labor Day we are still handing out awards for completing your goal, for as long as supplies last.

Fiction set in Japan

         Read more

Summer Reading booklists

Looking for a Novel Destination for Summer Reading? Get out of the heat with books set in Alaska or travel the globe, from South African Fiction to a Touch of the Orient. Curious about Mysteries with a Foreign Setting or Fancy a Trip to England?: there are countless novel destinations awaiting you at the library this summer.

Find out more about the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Exotic Zoo visit at the Library

If you are unable to see the video, please use this link.

Submit your raffle tickets online!

Don't forget--you can submit your raffle tickets online for the weekly drawings.

http://waterford.lib.mi.us/content/teen-summer-reading-program-2011-form

 

Teen Summer Reading Winners

Here is the list of winners for Teen Summer Reading:

week 1: Nicole M.
week 2: Jared W.
week 3: Kylie S.
week 4: Aren K.
week 5: Courtney C.
week 6: Paige D.
week 7: Amanda K.

Grand Prize: Andrew B.

Want to participate? Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to sign up!

  

 

Fancy a Trip to England?

 

Brick Lane
by Monica Ali
Fiction Ali Monica
Nanzeen travels to England from Bangladesh to enter an arranged marriage.

 

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
Mystery Bradley Alan
An 11 year old super sleuth solves crimes in 1950s England.

 

 

 

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Fiction Cleave Chris
A friendship blooms between a Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from London.

 

Mysteries with foreign settings

double comfort safari club covercoroner's lunch coverfinding nouf coverdeath at la fenice cover  bruno chief of police cover still life cover case of the missing servant

 

 Here are some of my favorite mysteries set in foreign countries. If you like mysteries, try these, and as a bonus, you'll learn a little something about people in another culture.  All are the first book of a series, except for the Double Comfort Safari Club.

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Set in Italy Read more

Summer Reading at the Waterford Library

Summer Reading programs start Monday, June 20th and runs through August 14th. We have programs for readers of all ages. Get signed up today!

  • Kids - One World, Many Stories
  • Teens - Summer Reading for Teens
  • Adults - Novel Destinations @ your library!

Fiction set in South Africa

       

Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor

Skinner's Drift by Lisa Fugard

The Madonna of Excelsior by Mda Zakes Read more