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Summer Reading


Summer is right around the corner, do you have your summer reading list ready? Time off from school and work means that you might finally find time to catch up on the new hot book series or to covertly read your favorite guilty pleasure. What’s better than a great book on a hot day?

In addition, don’t forget to check out the summer reading programs at your local library (for your kids or for you!). According to the American Library Association, summer reading programs can generate interest in the library and books and can also encourage a lifelong habit of reading.

Whether it’s eBooks on your Kindle or paperbacks from the library, from sci-fi to romance to YA or graphic novels, the suggestions below will help you fill your beach bag and will keep you entertained all summer long!

Happy reading!


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Cookie’s in the library

meet our newest librarian!

meet our newest librarian!

Who says college libraries aren’t fun?

Meet our newest librarian!!  Thanks for spending some time with us, Cookie Monster!  We loved your visit, although we’re still sweeping the cookie crumbs off the floor.  Stop by again soon!

Have a great day Etown!

may I help you?

may I help you?

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Meet our staff – Susan

meet Susan Krall our Systems Librarian - happy to help keep the library up and running smoothly

meet Susan Krall our Systems Librarian – happy to help keep the library up and running smoothly

Meet Susan. She’s our Systems & Cataloging Librarian.  Contact her with questions about the library’s online databases or with suggestions for new resources.  She’d love to hear from you!

Name: Susan Krall

Title: Systems & Cataloging Librarian

Hometown: Annville, PA

Favorite Food: Tofu (no really, tofu!)

Favorite Book: Too many to name.  My favorite authors are Stephen King and Neil Gaiman (and Rick Riordan, Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, Holly Black and many more).  I also love cookbooks!

Favorite Library: The Elizabethtown Public Library is awesome – they have a coffee shop too!

Favorite Hobby: Cooking and trying new recipes

Number of Years at Etown: I’ve been here for 1 ½ years

Best-Kept Secret at Etown: Our many online resources. Check them out at Databases @ Etown – you’ll be sure to find what you need!

Best Part of the Job: Helping students at the ref desk and online

Stop by the High Library and say hello to Susan when you have the chance!


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In passing … Clifford the Big Red Dog

Honoring Clifford's Dad, Norman Bridwell

Honoring Clifford’s Dad, Norman Bridwell

Do you have a favorite childhood book? We all have them. Those stories that soothed us to sleep, made us giggle or taught us that lesson we will never forget. Today we honor the legacy and life of one of those writers/illustrators from our youth – Norman Bridwell left us today – but he also left us Clifford the Big Red Dog.  To honor Norman and Clifford, when you get home tonight – take a few minutes and read one of those beloved books – with your family, children, grandchild, neighbor, friend or just by yourself with a cozy cup of cocoa. Clifford would like that!

Thank you Norman!

Thank you Norman!

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Meet our staff

Sarah Penniman, Director of the High Library and book lover extraordinaire

Sarah Penniman, Director of the High Library and book lover extraordinaire

Meet Sarah.  She’s our new director, and her office door is always open.  Do you have suggestions or comments about the library?  Share them with Sarah, or with anyone on staff.  We’re eager to know what you think.
Name: Sarah Penniman

Title: Director of the High Library

Hometown: Mohnton, PA

Favorite Food: Soup

Favorite Book: So, so many.  How about authors?  I’d choose Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Maeve Binchy, Joanne Harris, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, and Anita Shreve.

Favorite Library: The High Library, of course!  And the Library of Congress.  Gotta love those underground tunnels.

Favorite Hobby: running

Number of Years at Etown: Almost 0.5?  I’ve been here for 5 months.

Best-Kept Secret at Etown: The Hess Archives in the library’s lower level.  We have lots of College artifacts and memorabilia from past decades.  Be sure to stop and take a look!

Best Part of the Job: Seeing students smile when they find what they need.
Stop by the library and meet Sarah when you get a chance!