Our Making Waves, summer reading club has officially ended. Thank you to all our amazing readers who stuck by us and rated their books online. We had over 300 books submitted!
Did you have a favorite novel that you read this summer? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.
Don’t forget that we are continuing with our wonderful programs online. Visit our online event calendar for details. The library is open by appointment for browsing and borrowing. You can also request books online and set up a time for contactless curbside pick up. Check out our homepage for more information!
Rowell has woven a tale of friendship, love, trust, and hope, using authentic 90’s voices in a time when the world was just on the brink of information overload. It’s a quick read and is available for download on the Libby app. Join us on August 19 at 7:30pm for “On The Same Page” with Debbie and Nadine, as we discuss the novel and our favorite memories from 1999 and Y2K.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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We are making our way (virtually) across the country to Oceanside, California! For every 10 books that are rated in our summer reading club, we’ll travel 100 miles. To date, we have journeyed 900 miles to Nashville, Tennesse where we are taking a stop to see the sites.
Visit the Reading Roadtrip page on Paging Oceanside and take a virtual tour via Google Earth. Learn some cool fun facts about Nashville. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and more. Click the button for Nashville and then watch the virtual tour!
We’ve got more stops along the way, so keep reading, and keep walking my friends! We are tracking the miles….
Can’t submit a review online?
What is on your bookshelf this summer? Are you looking for something new and exciting to read, but aren’t sure what to select? Worry no more, fellow reader. Your friendly neighborhood librarians are here for you. Fill out a Curbside Request Form with your favorite genres, authors, and any other important details and we’ll put together a bundle of great books for you. Best of all, you can pick them up completely contact-less and curbside. It’s like having your own personal librarian shopper.
Don’t forget to keep submitting your book ratings. Not only do you get entered into our weekly raffles like our winner Catherine, but we are making our way across the country (virtually) on our Reading Roadtrip. Every 10 books rated by members gets us another 100 miles to our goal of Oceanside California.
We can do it together, Oceanside! Happy reading, everyone!
Do you love chatting about books as much as we do? Join Briana and Nadine each Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm for our Virtual Sunroom Book Chat! It’s a great place to meet fellow readers and get tons of terrific book suggestions. Go to our Event Calendar for links!
This Wednesday at 7:30pm Join Debbie and Nadine for the online book discussion for The Time Traveler’s Wife. And listen to their new podcast, Books & Banter with Deb and Nay and get the scoop on the next discussion..
On May 26, club members can start rating and reviewing their books right online. It’s easy and fun! . Each rating will earn you a chance to win one of our exciting summer raffles. And don’t forget our monthly online book club and other great online programs and events. There is something for everyone!
So what are you waiting for? Jump right in – (the water is warm) – – and be a part of our Making Waves Book Club this summer.!
But don’t fear… we will be launching our new and exciting “Making Waves Summer Reading” program in just a few weeks, so keep reading and check your email for that announcement!
If you’re looking to know what Oceanside has been reading, here’s a list of the Top 10 Books that were reviewed during the last 6 weeks:
- 10. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (We love celebs!)
- 9. Becoming by Michelle Obama (Bios are best!)
- 8. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (A Debbie and Nadine selection for February)
- 7. A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum (Available on Overdrive and Libby!)
- 6. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (An Oprah Selection)
- 5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Now streaming on Hulu!)
- 4. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (Available on Hoopla! No wait!)
- 3. Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman (now streaming on Netflix)
- 2. This Tender Land by William Kent (Another Deb and Nadine Book Club selection!)
- And the #1 Most Reviewed book by Oceanside is……
- 1. Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens (Our Director’s Pick!)
Please stay safe and keep reading! We’ll be back and Making Waves soon!
Nadine and Briana
We may be apart, but the amazing team at the Oceanside Library has been working together (virtually) each and everyday for you and for our community! From our backrooms, side corner spaces, kitchen counters, or dining room tables, we are here and we miss you (and one another) very much!
This week our Library Director, Chris Marra, has joined us to share some of her favorite titles and authors too! While Ms. Marra is busy dealing with this global pandemic as a Library Director, she loves being part of our Comfortably Connected Book Club . “I submitted the title Stealth (Book 51) by Stuart Woods. I always enjoy mysteries and I’m a huge Stuart Woods fan! The Stone Barrington series is fun and are quick reads!”
During this time, Ms. Marra has been making book recommendations to family and friends. “I recommended Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid to my sister. This was a great read and an excellent recommendation that came to me from our amazing staff!” Ms. Marra also enjoyed Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, which continues to be on bestseller lists.
She also wants to remind everyone to check out our new service Hoopla Digital, where cardholders can download books, audio books, movies and more. “It’s a great addition to the services we offer the community”.
And before we go… Congrats to this week’s raffle winner, Nancy! Be sure to rate and review your books online and maybe you can be our next winner!
Be safe and healthy! As our Director says, “We will all get through this together!”
Speaking of movies, did you try our new library streaming service Hoopla Digital? If not, you’re going to want to check it out. Hoopla Digital is for Oceanside cardholders (over 18) that offers streaming and downloadable movies, audio books, TV shows, eBooks, music, comics and graphic novels. Best of all there are no wait times or holds so you can watch or listen right away. Check out our site for more information on Hoopla and then go and rate the title you watched or listened to for a chance to be a winner like Deborah!
Be sure to visit our online programs for fun activities, conversations, and connections at home! Keep safe and we miss you!