Happy holidays and a happy new year! Check out these staff recommendations!

Happy Holidays & A Happy New Year, Ramily! Check out what some of our library staff will read over the Winter Break for the New Year 2023.


Marquel Anteola:

Brown Girls – Daphne Palasi Andreades. A boisterous and infectious debut novel about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York.


Risa Brown:

Woman in the Library—Sulari Gentill. A fun story within a story, both mysteries will keep you guessing.

Light From Uncommon Stars—Ryka Aoko. An adventure set in California with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and gay alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

Thursday Murder Club—Richard Osman. The first book in a new series involving a group of retirees who use cold cases to keep their brains active until a real murder falls in their laps.


Nancy Edge: 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman. This tale truly captures childhood and what it means to be human. It is stirring, mysterious, and terrifying while simultaneously being whimsical and delicate.


June Johnson:

The light We Carry-Michelle Obama. This book offers readers a series of new stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us.

Atomic Habits-James Clear. An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.


Kollyn Payne: 

Tiny Beautiful Things-Cheryl Strayed. A book full of genuine love, truism, hope, desperation, pain, redemption, forgiveness, and above all, life.