Get Organized: A Look at 2015 and a Lean into 2016

January is National Get Organized Month. Seems like a no brainer: out with the old, in with the new. New year, new ideas … you get the picture. Before I can get organized and set new goals, I usually need to stop and look back. Where are we? How did we get here? and (most importantly) What’s next? 2015 was an amazing year for the Reading Tub. So before I talk about what’s next, let me share where we are. Book Donations Truth be told, for most of 2015, my office was overrun by books that had been read and/or reviewed, and were waiting to find the right home. In November, we found them. We delivered 660 board books, picture books, … Read more

Happy New Year – Let the #Cybils Reading Begin

Is there really any better way to finish one year and start another? I think not! Last night, just before midnight, I finished The Dragons of Ordinary Farm [review coming soon.] That means today I need something new to read. Are you in the same boat? Let me suggest you peruse the 2015 Cybils Finalists lists. With 89 books across 11 categories / genres, there are plenty of highly-recommended books to choose for your first reads of 2016. Want to take it the extra step? Pick your favorite category and read along with the Round 2 judges.  Yes, your library is closed today, but their online catalog isn’t! Visit worldcat.org to find and reserve the books you want to read. … Read more