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ISSN 1077-6613

July 2019 (Vol. 26, no. 1)


Be It Ever So Humble … by Sue Knoche
Sue has penned her penultimate Column for Associates. Read of her latest travel adventure and her request for what she can do next.


Reader Response
In your recent reading have you come across a new author? If you have please let us know their name, the title of the book and a brief plot summary.
We received some interesting replies regarding some new authors, with two of our readers nominating the same author. Also, Associates long standing contributor Michael Brooks, in addition to providing the name of a new author has also provided the titles of some flash fiction books he has written.

We Invited a Llama to our Library and Here’s what Happened: Animal Assisted Activities at the Library by Kelly Hallisy and Ben Hogben
Animal Assisted Activities in libraries would have a positive affect for the library’s users and staff.

News from Canada by Andrew Plait
Andrew discusses some interesting aspects of what is happening at some of the libraries in Canada and links to what is going on in libraries across the country.

Grandma says: Don’t judge a kid’s book by its cover! by Allison Sloan
Anyone who buys books for young children should read this article.


The De Greenbury Collection – A Kelly Bourne Story by Jim Jackson
Kelly, and her colleague Fran, go to great lengths to seek out additional material for their library.


Patty Bailey, Technical Services Assistant, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, Massachusetts


“I’ll take Historical Potpourri for Eight Hundred, Alex” by Michael D. Brooks
From an introduction that reads like a section from a TV game show, Michael brings to our attention an ancient history website to suit many levels of interest.