Last minute Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life!
Check out Dear Fahrenheit 451 : love and heartbreak in the stacks : a librarian's love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life by Annie Spence. This book is exactly as described. Spence writes letters to the important books in her life. It’s perfect for anyone who ever felt a book changed their life.
We’ve found in my family that often the best gift is an offer of help. Do you have a reader in your family who does not utilize the library? Offer to take them to the library to obtain a card. It’s free to Monroe County residents or property owners, people who work or attend school here, or those who teach in the county. For more information, click here. For information about teacher cards, click here.
Do you have a reader in your life who is technology-challenged? Offer to download and demonstrate the Libby App, Hoopla app, and/or RbDigital app on their cellphone or eReader. Libby allows you to access eBooks and audiobooks, Hoopla has eBooks, audiobooks, movies and music, while RbDigital allows you to access audiobooks by Recorded Books authors as well as magazines. Many of today’s cars will sync with modern cellphones. This allows you to play audiobooks through your speakers. People regularly tell me this ability makes their commute bearable! For more information, access our downloadables page. Best of all, these are services the library subscribes to so there is no charge to the end-user. If you need any help, call the Ellis Library & Reference Center at (734) 241-5277, or the Bedford Branch Library at (734) 847-6747 and ask for reference.
Does your giftee like to own books? Check out the Friends of the Library bookstore at both the Bedford Branch Library and the Ellis Library & Reference Center. You can buy gently used books for a nominal donation. They make perfect stocking stuffers and you support a great cause!
Season’s readings and best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!