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That’s a Wrap on summer!

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! 

our Hilarious Next book pick


We’ve picked Attachments by Rainbow Rowell as our next book discussion book. It’s a laugh out loud 1999 office drama, centered around Lincoln, a newly hired Internet Security Officer, whose job requires him to read his coworkers emails. Enter Beth and Jennifer, two email chatty coworkers who continue to break company email rules with their ongoing banter, and Lincoln just can’t seem to stop reading it.

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. 

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RoadTrip Update! 900 miles and counting

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? 
No worries! Please call the library and speak to Briana about the book you would like to rate and review. We aren’t able to accept paper reviews, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate! So, give us a call so we can enter you in the weekly summer reading raffle! 


Winner! Winner!

We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! We know one person who is having a winning week and that’s our Making Waves member Catherine! Catherine was last week’s raffle winner and we are super excited for her. Congrats to Catherine! 
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!

Our First Summer WINNERS!


Amy and Sonia are our first Making Waves Summer Reading Club winners! It’s easy to enter. Just rate and review the books you are reading on our online Making Waves page, and you will instantly be entered for our weekly raffle! 

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.. 


Get your Read ON!

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Summer memories are the best, which is why we are going back to some of our favorite summer reads! Click on the flyer to the left and you’ll get to see all the titles we recommend as our Throwback Summer Reads! There are so many great books you may have missed. Summer is the perfect time to catch up – – and best of all, the more you read, the greater your chance of winning our raffles will be. Raffles start soon, so be sure to rate your books as part of our Making Waves summer reading program. There are lots of great things we have in store for you. So keep checking back with us and enjoy all that summer has to offer! 


Making Waves Summer Reading Club

Grab your book, your goggles, and slip on your flip-flops! It’s Memorial Day Weekend and time to celebrate summer with the Oceanside Library! Although our doors are closed, we are making a splash as we dive right in to our Summer Reading Program. We have so much fun coming your way. 

​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.! 


You are super stars! Rating ends Friday!

First, congratulations to Bronna, our winner in this week’s raffle! We have reached nearly 250 reviews since we started our Comfortably Connected Book Club in April. That is sensational! Thank you for participating and for being incredibly awesome during this time we are temporarily closed. We hope that you have enjoyed finding new things to read, listen to, and watch.

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: 

Please stay safe and keep reading! We’ll be back and Making Waves soon! 
Miss you!
Nadine and Briana


Oceanside library  – Working Together for You!

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!”


The book or the movie? Maybe, both!

This week’s Virtual Cozy Book Chat talked about books we wish were movies and books that made great (or not so great) movie adaptations. We had a terrific discussion! Coincidentally this week’s winning review by library patron Deborah, (congrats Deborah!) was the streaming movie series “Little Fires Everywhere” which is based on the novel by Celeste Ng. Deborah gave the show a solid 5 stars and she also mentioned that she loved the book as well. It’s always terrific when our favorite books adapt to film enjoyably! 

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!