Patch Picks: Five Falls Librarians Share Book Choices for Read Across America
If you're looking for a book for yourself, your child or teen to celebrate Read Across America, five Cuyahoga Falls librarians have got you covered.
Read Across America is an annual event created by the National Education Association to celebrate reading. It officially takes place on March 2, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, but any day is a good time to pick up a book and read. Five librarians from the Cuyahoga Falls Library share their favorites for children, adults and teens.
- Steve DiPerna, Adult Services Librarian - Steve loves comic books and graphic novels, and recommends the Ring of Fire series by Eric Flint and Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton.
- Joyce Bigam, Children's Services Coordinator - For children, Joyce suggests The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and anything by Dr. Seuss. For adults, Joyce likes The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
- Val Moirano, Community Activity Coordinator - Val's picks include anything by Stephen King and Dean Koontz, "the creepier the better."
- Beth Sucharzewski, Children's Librarian - For classic fiction, Beth likes The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. As a child Beth loved Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. She also recommends the classic picture book Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. Beth considers The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton a classic for young adult readers, and another favorite is The Pigman by Paul Zindel.
- Jan Speros, Children's Public Service Assistant - Jan recommends the children's books The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas and First Dog Fala by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. For adults, Jan likes The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony.