Calling all Kids – It’s Summer Reading Program Time!

Celebrate the dog days of summer with the library’s “Paws to Read” Summer Reading Program!  The dates are 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, and 7/17. “Pups” – kindergarteners through kids entering 2nd grade – meet from 10:00 – 10:45. “Big Dogs” – kids entering 3rd through 6th grade – meet from 11:00 – 11:45. Weather permitting, sessions will be held at the large pavilion at Schneider park. Our grand finale session, featuring a comedy and magic show, will be held on 7/17 at the Brighton Municipal Building from 10 – 11:30; all are welcome!!

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Breakfast For Books

Join us on Saturday, 4/19 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Brighton Municipal Building for All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes to support the library!  For $8 per person, you can feast until full on delicious pancakes, sausage, yogurt, coffee, milk, and orange drink … and kids 2 and under eat for free!  Featuring Chris Cakes of St. Louis and his amazing spatula magic, you won’t leave hungry!  The Easter Bunny will be joining us and is available for photo opportunities, so bring your camera!  Call the library for any questions at (618) 372-84540.


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Free Resume Workshop

Are you on the hunt for a new job or considering a change in employment?  Need some help dusting off and cleaning up your resume? The library is very pleased to offer the services of Rebecca Klenke, Human Resources Consultant, at our first-ever ‘Resume Workshop.’ This free event is open to the public and scheduled for next Tuesday, 3/25 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the library. Feel free to bring in what you‘ve got or start from scratch … Rebecca will be on hand to give pointers and help you create a resume that will catch the attention of potential employers. As we have a limited number of patron computers on hand, feel free to bring your laptop or tablet. Call the library with any questions at (618) 372-8450.

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Chocolate Fever has hit Brighton!

Please join us for our Fifth Annual ‘Chocolate Fever’ library fundraiser!

This event will be held on Sunday, March 23rd at the Brighton Municipal Building, 206 S. Main Street, Brighton, from 2 – 4 p.m.  A delicious variety of chocolate delicacies will be available for dine-in or carry-out … all cravings will be satisfied!  We’ll also be hosting a book sale and a gift card raffle!  We hope you’ll join us!

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Holiday Hours

In observance of the holidays, the library will be closed on Tuesday, 12/24 and Wednesday, 12/25.  On Tuesday, 12/31, we will close at 2pm and will remain closed on Wednesday, 1/1.

From all of us at Brighton Memorial Library District, we wish you a peaceful, warm, and safe holiday season!

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Looking for a New Book?  Author?  Series?

Reading Suggestion Websites                                   Rate the books you’ve already read and get suggestions for others you might like.

______________________________________________________________________________                                 Suggested reading as well as ‘Read-Alikes’ for finding books similar to what you already enjoy.

______________________________________________________________________________                          Author and book recommendations, new book list, and information about series.  Appropriate for all ages.

______________________________________________________________________________              Oprah’s suggestions for new fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, etc.

______________________________________________________________________________                    Suggestions for mystery/thriller genre books and authors.

______________________________________________________________________________                            Book suggestions for everyone; not gender specific.

______________________________________________________________________________            Political information and authors spanning the political spectrum.

______________________________________________________________________________                Type in an author or title of a book you’ve enjoyed to get a list of similar book suggestions.  Linked with

 KIDS:                            Reviews and recommendations for great illustrated books, transitional books, pageturners, and advanced reads.        Great books for kids of all ages.       Suggestions for young readers.     100 best books to read for children through young adults.                                      Books that may be of interest to boys.                               Suggestions for boys, all ages.                          Features children’s choice book award winners.  Includes author bio and recommendations for similar books to what you already like.

Check out these sites by grade level:

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Check Out Zinio for Libraries!

Do you enjoy reading magazines but hate how they get worn and torn before you’ve finished them?  Do you get overwhelmed at the pile of ‘need to read’ or ‘want to keep’ magazines?  Do you have stack of hastily cut-out recipes or articles that end up getting lost in the shuffle?  Brighton Memorial Library has the answer for you!!  We now offer Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest electronic newsstand.  Through our website (check the Zinio quick link on the right margin) or online patron access catalog (, our library cardholders will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.  You can download the latest issue of your favorite magazine to your computer, iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, etc. and keep it forever … or until you delete it.  You don’t have to pay for magazine subscriptions anymore!  This is a free service, courtesy of Brighton Memorial Library!  Please see a library staff member for more information or if you need assistance with this great new feature!

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Lots of ‘thumbs up’ on today’s reading selections at Pre-School Story Time with our guest reader, Sydney!

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Presenting … the 2013 Summer Reading Program!

The Summer Reading Program will be held on Thursdays – June 13th, June 20th, June 27th,  and July 11th.  There will be no program held the week of July 4th.  The ‘Trikes’ (pre-schoolers through children entering 2nd grade) will meet from 10:15 – 11:00.  The ‘Two-Wheelers’ (children entering grades 3 – 6) will meet from 1:00 – 2:00.

The FINALE will be held on Friday, July 19th from 10 – 11 at the Brighton Municipal Building, and you won’t want to miss it!

There will be all sorts of activities planned as we discover that a good book is a window into another place, another time, another life!  Hope to see you at the library this summer!

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Re’d Any Good Books Lately??

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