Looking for a great book to read or movie to watch? Check out the book displays at Crawfordsville District Public Library. Library staff have offered their recommendations on the July Staff Picks Display at the circulation desk on the first floor. This display has a wide range of subjects to choose from. Staff recommended movies range from the timeless classic Black Beauty directed by Caroline Thompson (j DVD Fic Bla) to Tickled, a bizarre documentary by David Farrier (DVD 306.777 Tic), and don’t forget the documentary about Bob Ross: The Happy Painter (DVD 921 Ross, B.). 

Looking for inspiration for your weekend getaways? Check out Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations by Jessica Nunemaker (977.2 Nun) and Honest to Goodness Indiana (PER IND May 2019 Travel Guide) a magazine supplement to Indianapolis Monthly.

Newly released books that are staff recommended readings are The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman (mystery); Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (romance); The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald (mystery); The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks (third book in The Fall of Shannara fantasy series); Lent by Jo Walton (speculative fiction); and Spearhead by Adam Makos (NEW 921 Smoyer, C.) — a story about a World War ll American tank gunner. Other historical fiction options are: The Address by Fiona Davis (Large Print) and The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel from the Earth’s Children saga.

If you prefer non-fiction, our Staff recommended books are Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (353.4 Ste) — soon to be a major motion picture; My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach (921 Lukach, M.); Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin (636.7 Lev); and The Toilet Papers by Sim Van der Ryn (628.3 Van) — a book on recycling waste and conserving water. 

Other fiction recommendations are Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach, All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz, and the graphic novel Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus by George Mann (GN FIC Man v.1).

Staff have great recommendations for youth and children as well. Young Adult selections are Deathnote by Tsugumi Ohba and A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier. Children’s fiction selections are The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone and The Mysterious Benedict Society a series by Trenton Lee Stewart. The children’s non-fiction selection is Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing, and Rescue by Peg Kehret.

Other book displays at the library are “Private Eye July” and “Christmas in July” displays on the first floor and the “Hogwarts House” display in the Youth Services area. On the second floor, you will find “Parks & Recreation,” “True Crime,” “Grillin’ & Chillin’” and the “Non-Fiction Best-Sellers” displays.

Week seven of 10 in the adult summer reading program is underway. Please join us at the library for all of your reading needs, whether that be books or periodicals, new or old, regular or large print, Ebook or audiobook.

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