Please join us on Saturday, July 10, for a virtual Overbooked Meetup from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.! If you would like to participate, please RSVP here.
You will receive a Zoom link one hour before the event. If you would like assistance setting up a Zoom account prior to the event or experience trouble accessing the event, please email our team at email@example.com.
Did you miss the first meeting? Interested in the titles we discussed?
Hello there! I'm Tracy and a long time member of the Extreme Reader staff team. What I love most about the ER challenge is that I've had the opportunity to engage and connect with our patrons in a really fun way. Here are a few interesting facts about me:
If I could select a fictional character (or several) to embody my Tracyness it would probably be a mixture of Hermione Granger (60%), Bilbo Baggins (30%), and Nina Hill (10%)
I collect a heart shaped rock on almost every trip I take
My favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction, quirky/humorous romances, and amazingly narrated audiobooks (not sure that that last one is a genre for most, but it definitely is for me!)
If given a choice for vacation, I'd pick the ocean over mountains (or any other natural beauty) every single time
I'm a black licorice person. It's significantly superior to red licorice
Enjoy a few of my personal recommendations below for titles that fit the 2021 categories, linked to access in the TPL catalog!
TPL launched the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge this summer through a new program called Beanstack. Going forward, this same system will be used to manage reporting for Extreme Reader.
Our team is hard at work setting this up for the challenge and can't wait to show it to you all. Reporting for the Extreme Reader challenge is not set to start until August 1 and we will share more information when we have it!
We enthusiastically encourage our Extreme Readers to sign up and complete the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. In addition to the benefits of becoming familiar with Beanstack, participants will get prizes for finishing and be entered in additional prize raffles. If you are already devouring books for Extreme Reader, those hours of reading will ALSO count for SRC; it's too easy!
Check out the TPL Book of the Week
'Did you know that TPL features a 'book of the week' on our social media channels every Sunday? These titles offer a broad representation of characters, stories, authors, and delightful reading in general.
Find these posts through the library's social media channels and follow hashtag #tplbookoftheweek to see the latest and greatest selections each week. The weekly post is also shared each week in the Extreme Reader Facebook group with a few categories that work for each title.
Here is a sampling from the last few weeks, click on the title for direct access to the TPL catalog for additional information and to place holds!
"The sun is black. The ground is dry. My body just as warm as it was before. Like nothing every happened."
Categories: #3 A book about or involving social media use, #12 A book that takes place in a city that has hosted the Olympics, and #27 A book with a metallic cover
Tacoma Public Library is Fine Free!
Kept a handful of materials you checked out for the challenge a bit too long?
Just needed a few extra days to finish up the perfect book for that hard to fill category?
Tacoma Public Library has now permanently eliminated overdue fine collection on late items. No need to sweat those overdue fines any longer!
Additionally, TPL will clear all overdue fines on patron accounts. TPL will also absorb fees from missing or damaged items that incurred a charge on Jan. 1, 2016, or earlier from patron accounts.
TPL is implementing automatic renewals
Any item that is checked out and not on hold for another patron will be automatically renewed once
This applies to most items, with the exception of a small number of non-renewable materials, such as museum and Discover passes and Wi-Fi hotspots
Patrons can continue to borrow items until they have amassed $100 in fees
Even if they have amassed more than $100 in fees, patrons can still use public computers and electronic resources
TPL will no longer charge a $1 replacement fee for library cards
Join Extreme Reader on Goodreads!
Want another way to celebrate and enjoy all things Extreme Reader? Join the dedicated Goodreads group to connect with other participants and get access to more recommendations than you'll know what to do with!
The Extreme Reader Goodreads group is run and moderated by program participants. Other than adding events and maybe popping in occasionally, the Extreme Reader team will be completely hands off.
You can access the group with the link below or by visiting www.Goodreads.com>Community>Groups>search for 'TPL Extreme Reader 2021' and request to join.
NoveList Plus Find new books to read with this amazing database through TPL! Search for a favorite author or title, browse booklists, award lists, find title and author read alikes, or find the next book in a series. Fiction and Nonfiction books for all ages are included.
NextReads Newsletters The NextReads email newsletter and outreach service delivers reading recommendations and library information by email.