reading

Where Can You Take a Book and Leave a Book in Ocean County?
Have you ever seen a "Free Little Library?" They are these boxes on certain streets or outside of homes where people are welcome to take a book and then return that same book, or another. I've seen train stations in Jersey and the Philly suburbs where passengers are allowed to take…
Road Trip Led to Sad “Times Have Changed” Realization
I remember in Reading seeing buses from all over the Northeast. As the first outlet center in America, VF was quite the destination. It's where we'd go to stock up on jeans, underwear, socks, sweatshirts, and bathrobes. Soon other brands would be available there so we bought shoes, tool…
Book Recommendations For Ocean County Readers
There's something about this time of year that gets me reading.  Don't you love devouring a book while sitting on the beach?  And how about sitting on your deck or in your yard while flipping through your current novel or non-fiction title...
Who’s Influencing Ocean County’s Reading Habits?
I had dinner with my nephew who will be graduating college soon.   Conversation was interesting with both of us talking about some of our favorite books.   I told him about the "Five Love Languages" that I recommend everyone read.  He told me about &quo…
Storytime For Toddlers Reading Program
We ask that parents/caregivers arrive a few minutes early to sit with your toddler and focus your child's attention. By actively participating in the activities, you can encourage your child to participate also. It's helpful to all if you momentarily remove your toddler if your child becom…
Jersey Shore Beatle Fans Check This Out
If your a fan of music, the Beatles and/or John Lennon, then you definitely wanna check out a new book entitled "Lennon on Lennon". Shawn Michaels talks with editor of the project Jeff Burger. The book is a collection of transcribed interviews in which readers get to hear Lennon&ap…
Ocean County Beach Reads
Do you seem to get a lot more reading done at this time of year?  There's something so nice about sitting on the deck or on the beach with a book.  Do you have a stack of books ready to go into your suitcase or beachbag?  Or have you converted to an e-reader...
No Fines For “Overdue” Thanks To Ocean County’s Librarians
Today, April 4th, is National School Librarian Day! What a great way to recognize the hard work and dedication of these often unsung heroes. Things have changed a lot since I was in school, and today's librarians do so much more than just help decipher the Dewey Decimal System and check ou…
Reading In Ocean County’s Waiting Rooms
There's a reason I actually like to go to the doctor's office.  I get to catch up on my reading.  Let me explain.  There's something about that period before hearing my name called that makes it okay to "veg out" with some celebrity gossip or fashion s…

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