In honor of National Library Week, here are 10 books featuring librarians & libraries that you can check out from MCPLS & WVDELI:
Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay - Newly single Lindsey Norris, the director of the Briar Creek Public Library, tries to help her best friend Beth, a children’s book author, prove her innocence when she is accused of murdering her boyfriend Rick, a local celebrity.
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai - When her favorite patron, a book-loving ten-year-old, runs away from overbearing parents who force him to attend anti-gay classes with a celebrity pastor, children’s librarian Lucy Hull flees with the boy and discovers that they are being pursued by an anonymous adversary.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter - How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can’t even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman - After a small town librarian survives a lightning strike, she seeks out a fellow survivor in a quest for meaning, only to begin an obsessive love affair between two opposites joined by a single common thread.
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer - After an archivist goes against security protocol to show an ex-crush the president’s private room at the National Archives, the two stumble upon a dictionary once owned by George Washington, and are soon entangled in a web of conspiracy and murder.
The Library Book - From Alan Bennett’s Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan’s Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they’re important.
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris - A society of crime buffs discovers a mutilated body in their clubhouse kitchen and the town librarian suspects a fellow member because the crime closely resembles the club’s “murder of the month.”
This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson - his book is a romp through the ranks of information professionals and a revelation for readers burned out on the clichés and stereotyping of librarians. Here are bloggers, radicals and visionaries who fuse the tools of the digital age with their love for the written word and the enduring values of free speech, open access, and scout-badge-quality assistance to anyone in need.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap.
The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne - An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
*All book summaries are from our online catalog, MARLO.