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Episode 34: Teen Power

We’re celebrating 10 years of summer reading with Miss JoAnn and our teen volunteers. Listen in for our Summer Reading Program wrap up and catch our interview with two of our top teen volunteers Evie & Charlotte. Don’t miss Amy’s  final book recommendations for the last days of summer.  Thank you to our community for a magical summer at the library!

Newer Books:

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

The House is On Fire by Rachel Beanland

Older Books:

Spare by Prince Harry

Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

The Thursday Murder Club Series by Richard Osman

Newly Purchased:

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

The Memory of Animals by Claire Fuller

And Yet by Kate Baer

New Releases:

The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney

Reign- American Royals 4 by Katherine McGee



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It’s been hot, hot, hot at the library!  We’re half way through the summer with still tons of Summer Reading Program fun to go.  Catch up with the library staff for the latest town news, summer reading updates and awesome beach read recommendations.  Grab a good book before you head on vacation.  Have a great summer!

Amy’s Book Recommendations

Beach Reads

  • The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand
  • You Are Here by Karin Lin-Greenberg
  • The Beach At Summerly by Beatriz Williams
  • Drowning by T.J. Newman


Other Books

  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  • Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper


Looking forward to:

  • The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and A Dangerous Obsession by Michael FInkel – June 27
  • The St. Ambrose School For Girls by Jessica Ward – July 11
  • Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno Garcia – July 18
  • The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George –  July 25

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Tune in for a mini episode of the Tiny Town Library Podcast to recap all the magic that happened at Wizarding Week!  We will also be announcing the theme of the 2023 Summer Reading Program on this episode.  Miss JoAnn has gone rogue this year and has created her own theme!!  She will be making the magic here at the library all summer. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make Wizarding Week a success.  Be sure to click on the link below to visit Earl Riche’s photo albums onFlicker that captured the entire experience at Wizarding Week!


Wizarding Week Photo Albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvfotog/


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Episode 31: Spring Ahead

Spring is in the air! We survived winter in Tiny Town and Town Meeting.  Tune into our latest episode for the recap of the new library vote and plans to move forward.  Don’t miss our interview with the famous Earle Rich Mont Vernon’s local photographer and all around genius.  Happy Spring!

Amy’s Book Recommendations:

Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Frye

The Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Essex Dogs by Dan Jones

Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes

The Golden Spoon by Jesse Maxwell

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

The Only Survivor by Megan Miranda

Zero Days by Ruth Ware

The Only One Left by Riley Sager



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We had hoped to get this episode out before the predicted Nor’easter hit but alas, the snow arrived and over came Tiny Town.  With no power for two days, Town Election and Town Meeting have been RESCHEDULED!  Enjoy this episode but know that Town Meeting is on Tuesday, March 21st at 7pm and Town Election Day is on Tuesday, March 28th.  Get Out & Vote Tiny Town!!

Amy’s Recommendations:

Books I’ve Read Recently

Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Hester by Laure Lico Albanese

This Other Eden by Paul Harding

Notes on an Execution by Dayna Kukafka

The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett

New Books I’d Like to Read:

River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer 1/31

Africatown by Nick Tabor 2/21

The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill 2/28

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Weyward by Emilia 3/7

Upcoming Books

House of Cotton by Monica Brashears 4/4

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno Garcia 7/18



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Episode 29: Love Thy Neighbor

February is the month of LOVE!  We are recognizing our lovely neighbors and patrons this month and reminding residents to “Love thy Neighbor” in any way you can.  Join us for an interview with USPS Postmistress and longtime Mont Vernon resident Leslie Haas for her love stories. Happy Valentine’s Day to our listeners! Have love in your heart!!

Amy’s Book Recommendations

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by June Dawson

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burgess

Exile by Jane Harper

Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age byKatherine May

Homebodies by Tembe Denton-Hurst

The Whispers by Ashley Audrain

A Year of Living Kindly by Donna Cameron


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Happy Holidays Tiny Town! Tune in to hear about all the holiday happenings around Mont Vernon plus an interview with Chief Slavin of the Mont Vernon Police Department.  Amy has her “Best Books of 2022” reading list because of course you’re going to need a book recommendation for the New Year! Cheers!!

Amy’s Best of 2022

1. How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
2. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
3. Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
4. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
5. Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett
6. Inland by Tea Obreht
7. Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
8. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
9. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
10. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
11. Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
12. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Honorable Mentions:
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins Valdez
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade
The short story “Eyewall” from Florida by Lauren Groff
Looking Forward – 2023!
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo – January 10
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix – January 17
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun – January 31
Exiles by Jane Harper – January 31
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano – March 14
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner – March 21
A House With Good Bones by T. Kingfisher – March 28
Homecoming by Kate Morton – April 11
The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane – May 2


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The holidays are coming and so is winter! In this episode, we’ll be sharing the good news about the new library project and how you can help support the efforts with year end giving opportunities. Also, Rebecca Hagedorn from the Mont Vernon Village School PTA stopped by to fill us in on the 1st fun event of winter in Mont Vernon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Giving Tuesday Tuesday, November 29th: Visit  the Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation website for more information http://www.mvlcf.org


Amy’s Book Recommendations:


Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell


The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Newly Published:

The Cloisters by Katy Hays

Going Rogue by Janet Evanovitch

The Seven Moons of Mail Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka


Spare by Prince Harry

The Invisible Hour Alice Hoffman



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It’s almost Halloween in tiny town! Tune in to our special Halloween episode for Trick or Treat tips, witchy book recommendations and a special interview with one of the local Girl Scout troops.  Happy Halloween everyone!

Amy’s Book Recommendations

Witchy Books:

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Discovery of Witches Series by Deborah Harkness

We Ride Upon Sticks by Guan Barry

YA Books:

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody

All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody


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The leaves are changing in New England, and we’re switching gears from summer to fall here at the Daland Memorial Library. Listen in for upcoming fall programs for kids and adults, new fall book recommendations and a visit from our Battle of the Burbs Champion Captain Paul Lavertu from Margaret Circle. Happy Fall Y’all!

Amy’s Book Recomendations:

“Blackbird House” by Alice Hoffman

“The Magnolia Palace” by Fiona Davis

“The Latecomer” by Jean Hanff Korelitz

“The Midcoast” by Adam White


Nov. 1st- “The Bookstore Sisters” by Alice Hoffman

Oct. 25- “The Passenger” by Cormec McCarthy

Oct. 18- “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver

Oct. 4- “Endless Summer” by “Elin Hilderbrand




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