Monday, February 3, 2020

February "Notes on Reading" Blog

The 8th Annual Adult Reading Challenge has just gotten started. If you haven’t gotten by the Library to sign up yet, join us Thursday, February 6th in the Community Room from  12 noon until 2 pm. We will be going over tasks, rules and all kinds of books.  Anything you have checked out of the library and read since January 1, 2020 will count for this challenge, so stop by and tell us what you’ve read so far this year.  We would love to have you join us.

This year we are calling the Challenge- “Notes on Reading” and the theme is music. All of the tasks and clues have a tie to music in some form. This does not mean you must read books about music. All books in Young Adult and Adult sections of the Library count as well as any digital books you read from CamelliaNet, Hoopla, and Romance Book Cloud. So if you are looking for a challenge; join us the first Thursday of each month for Book Club and see if you have what it takes to be a Reading Legend in 2020.

On February 3, 1959 a plane crashed in a snowy field outside of Clear Lake, Iowa taking the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J P “The Big Bopper” Richardson Jr. At the time of their deaths they were all well respected musicians, on their way to being superstars in the world of music. Twelve years after the crash, Don McLean wrote the single “American Pie” that called that fateful February 3rd “the day the music died”. Lots of other musical heroes have died in plane or helicopter crashes including Patsy Cline, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Redding, Ricky Nelson, John Denver, Ronnie van Zant, and Jim Croce to name a few. The clue for this month is to read a book that involves a plane crash. While you're reading a book inspired by this clue, you can listen to the music these artists left behind with the Hoopla app for free.

Happy Reading and Listening!