Batavia Public Library
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
—Charles William Elliot
Growing up with a children’s librarian for a mother, I lived and breathed reading. I could most often be found with my nose in a book. I forced myself through math homework by promising myself I could read a page after I did 5 problems. So it was natural that I became an English major and ended up in library school. Now as a reference librarian, I get to read for my job! I enjoy humorous novels, like those of Donna Andrews and Debbie Mason. My taste in mysteries runs to cozies and classics. Christian fiction is another genre I enjoy. When I turn to nonfiction, it’s most often to something that touches on women’s contributions to history–I loved Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly!
Leadership in Turbulent Times
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes
Fellowship of the Ring: Part One of The Lord of the Rings
by J R R Tolkien
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
by Mary Roach
The mission of the Batavia Public Library is to provide and ensure access to materials and services to meet the lifelong learning needs of residents and organizations, as well as to create a welcoming place to gather, exchange ideas, and participate in cultural events.
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