Off the Shelf

Check out recent book columns by FVRLibraries staff, including the weekly "Check it Out" column that first appears in The Columbian and the monthly "Book Beat" column that first appears in The Messenger.

J. Johnston
Our collection manager offers up a reading list for those both fascinated and appalled by reality TV.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager bids us all a dream-filled, good night's rest--after finishing a good book, of course.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager explores titles celebrating Pollinator Week in June.
J. Alder
Our Book Beat columnist fantasizes about planning an epic journey on Route 66.
Youth Services Librarian
Read this month's Vroom tip to help your early learner's growing brain learn to compare sizes!
J. Johnston
Our collection manager features what's new in the collection the week of Memorial Day.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager features what's new in the collection in May.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager features what's new in the collection in May.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager celebrates the season with a host of gardening titles for young and old.
J. Alder
Our Book Beat columnist glories in the flowers of spring with titles about identifying, growing, or painting them.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager explores the zodiac and offers some titles on Astrology.
Youth Services Librarian
Read this month's Vroom tip to help your early learner's growing brain!
J. Johnston
Our collection manager celebrates Earth Day with a selection of titles about our big, blue planet.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager celebrates National Dolphin Day with a marine-themed reading list.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager reminisces about volunteering and share some volunteer-themed reading.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager contemplates sheep from farm to garment and everywhere between.
J. Alder
Our Book Beat columnist offers some reading suggestions about our home planet in honor of Earth Day.
Youth Services Librarian
Read this month's Vroom tip to help your early learner's growing brain!
J. Johnston
Our collection manager celebrates all things Spring in picture book format.
J. Johnston
Our collection manager takes us across the pond to Ireland through books.