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August Goodreads!

Hello, fellow book lovers! It’s the beginning of a new month again, so we’re excited to announce our picks for the month of August in our CMLE book groups!

For our Librarian Professionals group, we will be learning about motivation by reading Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink.

“The secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.”



For our second group, Librarians Enjoying Books, we will be reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

“A love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children.”

Day Forty Four of the CMLE Summer Fun Library Tour!

Logo for Book Club Central website by the American Library Association

Would you like to read more, or at least to hear about some more good books? Probably everyone who works in libraries would say yes!

CMLE has an online book group, where we suggest a book with some professional skills useful for library people, and one where we feature a fun read with a library person. You can subscribe to either, along with our podcast and social media, right here!

And the American Library Association also wants to help you to find interesting books, for yourself or to recommend to your patrons. “Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy. Ms. Parker will offer her own book selections as part of SJP Picks.”


New CMLE book group picks for July!

We can’t believe it’s already July! We hope you have been enjoying your summer and staying cool! We’re excited to share with you our picks for our CMLE Goodreads book groups for the month of July:

For our professional development book group, CMLE Librarian Professionals, we will be reading Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes.
“Managing ambiguity—in our jobs, our relationships, and daily lives—is quickly becoming an essential skill. Yet most of us don’t know where to begin.”


For our fiction book group, CMLE Librarians Enjoying Books, we are going to read People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
“In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. ”


Looking forward to reading together! 🙂

Join us in June! New books for CMLE’s Goodreads Book Groups

New month, new books to read in CMLE’s two Goodreads Book Groups! We hope you are able to join us. Maybe you will even be able to find some time to read outside while enjoying the summer sun!

In our CMLE Librarians Enjoying Books group we will be reading The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.
“The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who with librarian spies!”



For our CMLE Librarian Professionals group, we’ll read The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.
“With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.”

Read with CMLE: Goodreads books for May!

Looking for your next great read? We hope you will join us in our CMLE book groups! Take a look at what we will be reading during the month of May:

For our group CMLE Librarian Professionals we will be learning about persistence while reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.
“In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.” Why do some people succeed and others fail?”

For our fiction group CMLE Librarians Enjoying Books we will be reading The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton.
“Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Kenya. By helping to start a traveling library, she hopes to bring the words of Homer, Hemingway, and Dr. Seuss to far-flung tiny communities where people live daily with drought, hunger, and disease. Her intentions are honorable, and her rules are firm: due to the limited number of donated books, if any one of them is not returned, the bookmobile will not return.”