The library’s mandate is to provide a lifelong learning centre for the community of Longview. To encourage this, we encourage the use of the inter-library loan system, which provides a wonderful access to a vast amount of knowledge. The inter-library loan service is provided by the Marigold Library System. This system is an umbrella covering individual libraries that are organized in a network that serves all of the libraries. If the library doesn’t have the book you want, our librarian will order it from the library that does have it, and you will get it very shortly.
It is imperative that children cultivate the habit of reading. Being able to read enhances the students performance at school. It enhances self confidence, as does every acquired skill. But most importantly, it provides them with hours of quiet pleasure in a stress filled world for the rest of their lives. We have a large selection of good children’s books, as well as an activity corner for crafts and fun. There will be special Easter crafts for the holidays.
The Paris Secret by Karen Swan is an exciting blend of mystery and romance. It is about the discovery of a huge and priceless art collection found in an abandoned apartment, left empty since the Second World War. The story winds its way between London, Paris, Vienna and Antibes, all in glamorous settings. A fun read.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, is a story of Sara, a Charleston debutante and her slave, Handful. It takes place in the 1800’s and is a vivid depiction of slavery and of the privileged class, of hope and the quest for freedom. A riveting read.