Get some help finding the next great read | St. Tammany community news

During the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge that wraps up July 30, all reading counts. Reading to a child or being read to, listening to audiobooks or consuming magazines, e-books or newspapers — all of it counts.

And not only does the St. Tammany Parish Library have it all, the library has recently launched St. Tammany Recommends, a subscription service that autogenerates reading recommendations based on a patron’s selected preferences. Subscribers receive an email every third Monday of the month with tailored suggestions from books within the St. Tammany Parish Library’s collection.

Book recommendations within the email feature the book title and cover, the author, a short description and a link to the STPL catalog entry for placing a hold. Patrons can update their preferences at any time. Subscribe to this free service at sttammanylibrary.org/recommends-subscribe and let St. Tammany Recommends help find the next great read.

When looking for an e-book, e-audio book, or digital magazine to read on a device, simply download the STPL Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store, and use the CloudLibrary, Libby, and hoopla apps. to read the latest from The Times-Picayune, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, just use the St. Tammany Library card at this link — sttammanylibrary.org/resources-types/magazines-journals — to browse the library’s online database of magazines and journals.

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In other news, the Friends of the Slidell Library will hold a Second Saturday Special Sale from 10 am to 1 pm July 9 inside the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. These are monthly themed sales featuring specially selected books in excellent condition.

Shark Week Family Event: Drop by and have a “jawsome” good time with fun, shark-themed crafts between 5 pm and 7 pm July 7. There will be crafts, games, and a scavenger hunt at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd. Learn more at bit .ly/SharkWeekFamilyDropIn.

Pirate Jamboree Family Event: Come by the Covington branch between 2 pm and 4 pm July 9 for a treasure hunt. Make a set of pirate tools, then explore the shelves to hunt for jewels and doubloons at 310 W. 21st Ave. Enjoy crafts, games, and a scavenger hunt. Learn more at bit.ly/PirateJamboreeCOV.

Family Movies: Families are invited to watch a movie, make a craft, and enjoy some popcorn. See the various dates, locations and times at this link: bit.ly/STPLFamilyMovies.

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