Batavia Public Library

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Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-1393

Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-1393

My Librarian Misty

If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs. 
—Anne Fadiman


I confess, I did not grow up with a love for books. In my youth I struggled with focusing and retaining the material in them; therefore, books intimidated me. And now I’m surrounded by them!!! So then, how do you not fall in love with or want to read them?!! In my adult life, I have found that I love reading psychology books written from a religious aspect. I especially favor books authored by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. A couple of my favorites are Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life and Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give up in Order to Move Forward, both by Henry Cloud. I also like to read books that focus on leadership training, such as The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow, Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping-Stones for Success, and Becoming a Person of Influence, which were all written by John C. Maxwell. And most recently, I’ve discovered that I enjoy reading biographies for four reasons: they promote self-discovery, they allow you to see the world in new ways, and can sometimes serve as an inspiration and/or mentors at a distance, and whether you admire or revile the individual they’re about, I personally want to know how a “normal” person became a world-changing figure.

Misty's Favorite Books!

Christian Living

Healing IS Possible

The Royals

True Stories

Be a Leader, Not a Boss

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