At the Library

ust as the warm temperatures of summer cause our patrons to crave beachy reads, cold and snow demand cozy books with the kind of stories that are most comfortably read on the couch with a blanket and a warm cup of coffee or tea.

This craving for the comfort of a book almost seems to be an aspect of human nature. Even Anthony Trollope, 19th century Victorian novelist, said, ?What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?? I could not agree more, and it seems neither could the patrons dropping in on this snowy Friday morning. Most of them admit they plan to curl up with their book to avoid the weather. As I watch the flakes fall, I share the sentiment. After work, that?s exactly what I plan to do, too.

Human nature, indeed. It seems we have all come to the same conclusion: this is perfect reading weather.

For cozy reading recommendations, feel free to ask your friendly local librarians, browse our online catalog, or utilize our online tools for finding new authors (like Gale Books and Authors under Digital Resources on our webpage!)

After binge-reading your new favorite book, there are also some exciting events coming up at the Washington Public Library in January! Sign up for the Wreck This Journal event which takes place on Jan. 5, 2018, and be sure to attend Sticks and Strings, the library?s fiber arts group, on Friday evening on Jan. 5, as well!