Look at you, visiting us! Good for you, and welcome!
Welcome to the inaugural blog post of The Readers’ Haven!
Here’s a little bit about us…
The Readers’ Haven was created by the Readers’ Advisory team at Nowra Library, part of Shoalhaven Libraries, a public library cooperative service situated on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Nowra Library is a vibrant, busy regional library providing free services to the people of the Shoalhaven. As part of these services, we run a regular book club for our adult fiction readers. Called the 3rd Wednesday Book Club, the group meets (yes, you guessed it) every 3rd Wednesday of each month here at the library. We’re an eclectic little crew, with many and varied reading tastes and styles, which means there are always wonderful discussions on all things bookish. So many great titles and authors are thrown around, so many recommendations and ideas and reviews are shared over biscuits and numerous cups of tea, that we thought we’d start a blog to capture it all and share it online with everyone. We’re not selfish, you see. If we find a good book, we want everyone to know about it. (By all means, feel free to return the favour.)
And why The Readers’ Haven, you may ask? Well, with its pretty scenery, myriad beaches and gorgeous coastline, the Shoalhaven is a truly beautiful location. It’s a popular holiday destination and a great place to wind down, relax and set yourself adrift in a good book. A kind of readers’ haven, if you will.
We’re very excited to start this new blogging venture here at Shoalhaven Libraries, more so because we’re doing it at the beginning of the National Year of Reading, the most exciting year in the history of the known universe. We hope this blog will make it even easier for you to enjoy 2012, a year of celebrating books, talking about books and generally loving books. Please feel free to leave comments and contact us- we want The Readers’ Haven to be as successful and useful as it possibly can, and we’d love your input.