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10 US Literary Destinations for 2022

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • Joe Skelley
Marissa and I are very excited to get back on the road with the Digital Bookmobile in 2022. In preparation for this return to travel, we’ve been making a list of places we want to visit like crazy. Here is my top 10 list of literary destinations to visit across the US. 10. Kansas City […]

Catch up on your 2021 reading goals with these short and sweet reads

  • Jul 02, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
Is it just me, or does the reality of the lack of progress on our reading goals always become painfully obvious by the end of June? I usually start off strong in the beginning of the year, devouring all the new books I acquire over the holidays. However, the time I spend reading directly correlates […]

Four Libby audiobook features to enhance your listening experience

  • Jun 21, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
When I was a kid, I much preferred listening to my mom read to me than to read a book myself. My sister, however, was the total opposite. She preferred to read at her own pace (lightning fast), with her own narration bringing the characters to life (our mother is one of many talents, voice […]

2021 (Virtual) Pride Across America

  • Jun 04, 2021
  • Joe Skelley
June is Pride month in the LGBTQ+ community. This month, we will celebrate the community’s successes and milestones and reflect and remember those who came before us and paved the way. The world is starting to slowly re-open after pandemic shut-downs, and Pride is no different. Some places are holding small, in-person or hybrid events, […]

Ready to get away? Here are 6 magazines to inspire you

  • May 14, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
After 14 months confined to our homes, we are starting to see a very tiny glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t know about you, but there are many things I am looking forward to once we return to normal; hugs from family, dinners with friends, seeing the smiles of strangers […]

Four (mostly) instrumental albums your reading playlist is missing

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
With Spring sprung, it has been beautiful enough in Cleveland to take my reading away from the fireplace and out to the patio. I love reading outdoors, but city soundscapes aren’t exactly the perfect soundtrack to enjoy a book. So, I set out to curate a reading playlist that will allow me to enjoy the […]