About Pat Solin

Patricia Smith Solin works with her son, Michael, on creating posts and maintaining the technical aspects of the RFL Association website & Facebook posts. She was the school librarian for 10 years at Riverton Public School (NJ) and contributes articles for the Gaslight News, the official publication of the Historical Society of Riverton.

Best Books of 2020

Looking for another great, recent book to read?  Why not check out the lists from The New York Times and National Public Radio?

The Times article is entitled The 10 Best Books of 2020, featuring adult fiction and nonfiction. NPR’s Best Books fo 2020 is on their Book Concierge site which enables you to review 2,500 books through filters, such as art lovers, book club choices, comic & graphic novels, young adult books — 33 different opportunities to choose the perfect book for yourself!  Happy reading!

Annual Board Meeting of the Riverton Free Library Association

The Annual Meeting, followed by a Regular Meeting, of The Riverton Library Board of Trustees, will convene on January 25, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.

Due to the fluid situation concerning public gatherings in relation to COVID, President Kimberly Paulsen will contact Board members as the date of the meeting nears, regarding ZOOM options and information.

A Recommendation from the President of the RFL Friends

Iris Gaughan sent me this article that she recommended as a wonderful read about libraries.  She said: “A little realism goes a long way in a world where the next book purchase, the next apartment, the next significant other promise to finally deliver the goods.”

You, too, can enjoy this New York Times article entitled Library Books: A Small Antidote to a Life of Perpetual Dissatisfaction.”  From it: “The library does more than save me the cost of a paperback — it provides me with a template for navigating the great sea of longing and disappointment that is life.”

A Kids’ Guide to Coping With the Pandemic

Image thanks to NPR

In National Public Radio’s Goats and Soda, Stories of Life in a Changing World, their recent 4-minute broadcast came with a downloadable comic book that you may wish to share with your child.  Entitled A Kids’ Guide to Coping With the Pandemic, this helpful booklet can enable parents to share feelings and events that may be scary to your child.  Created by social workers, the comic book can allow children to open up to their fears and frustrations about the current pandemic.

Be safe and healthy!