If you listen to the Library News Podcast on your circulation cartridge or through this blog, you may have heard of Beyond the Book. Beyond the Book is a segment we do every other month in Library News that highlights an audiobook in our collection. We introduce the book, give readers a chance to request that book, and then readers have an opportunity to offer a review or their thoughts on the book by calling in or emailing the library. A few select reviews or thoughts will be read in the next installment of the Beyond the Book on Library News. In addition, we could also go Beyond the Book by discussing the author, setting of the book, or characters in the book or more!
Currently, we are going Beyond the Book with a western by Johnny Boggs titled Northfield (DB67254). Northfield is a fictional account of the 1876 robbery of the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, by the James-Younger gang. The raid unfolds from various perspectives, including those of outlaws Frank and Jesse James, Sheriff James Glispin, the daughter of a murdered teller, and the gun-toting town residents. There is some strong language.
Call the library at 515-281-1323 to request this title or head over to BARD and download it. Once you have read it, contact us and give us a review! We would love to hear from you! Call Leslie at 515-452-1329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your opinions! You may hear your thoughts on a segment of Beyond the Book. You can choose to remain anonymous if you would like.
Past Beyond the Book titles have been:
- Dark Winter by William Dietrich, DBO15413
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, DB36535
- Save Me the Plums: a memoir by Ruth Reichl, DB94489
Check out our BARD page for more information on how to use the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD).
Thanks for reading with us!