This is a time of year when we set new goals and aspire to better ourselves. Some people want to lose weight, read more, clean out that dreaded closet, or get their financial house in order. Not surprisingly, the Library can help you in all these areas. We have fitness DVDs and a significant collection of healthy eating cookbooks and diet books. Want to read more? Pick up one of the books on our Staff Picks display or visit our Overdrive page to download free eBooks. In December, over 700 eBooks were checked out from our collection. Want to clean out that closet? If it is full of books you no longer need, donate them to the Friends and get a tax deduction. Speaking of tax deductions, did you know donations to the Friends are tax-deductible? When you work to get your financial house in order, consider leaving a portion of your estate to the Friends of the Palm Springs Library.
No matter what you do, from donating books to the Friends or buying books at the book sale, every quarter counts! You make a difference and we thank you for supporting the Palm Springs Library.
What Jeannie is Reading:
I’m nearly finished with “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. I have heard people say, “You either love it or hate it.” I am leaning on the “loving it” side. It’s a suspenseful tale of a wife who disappears and a husband who looks guiltier the more he says.
Using the website, www.goodreads.com, I compiled a list of books I read during 2013. Goodreads is a great way to remember what books you want to read or track what you have read in the past. My two favorite books read last year are “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak and an advanced copy of “Runner” by Patrick Lee. “Runner” is being released February 18, 2014 so mark your calendars and GET THIS BOOK! The Library will have copies on the Hot off the Press table. Both books are fantastic. “The Book Thief” is set in 1939 Nazi Germany. Many book clubs have read this book for good reason. “Runner” has been recommended by author Lee Child and this book can be compared to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. If you like Jack Reacher, you’ll love “Runner.”