Have you made your reading resolution yet? Ascension Parish Library is here to help with the Read 2021 Challenge. This year-long reading challenge is an opportunity to move beyond the authors, genres, and formats you typically read, get outside of your comfort zone, and have fun with your reading list. We have selected 24 book prompts for the year and will reveal two prompts each month. You can participate by reading a book from one or both of the categories each month. Will you accept the challenge?
For Women’s History Month, we're celebrating strong women in literary lead roles. While some of them are fictional, they all inspire us to be proud of who we are. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Women across the United States gained the right to vote on August 18, 1920. In celebration of Women's History Month, the struggle for women's suffrage is highlighted in these nonfiction, fiction, and movie titles for adults and children. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Awards for literary excellence are given out yearly in the library and publishing worlds. Some, like the National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, Newbery and Caldecott Awards, are familiar. Others, like the Goodreads Choice Awards and the Book Shimmy Awards might be less so. This month, we challenge you to read a book that has won a literary award, no matter how obscure. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children, or check out our list of literary awards.
Sometimes all it takes is one word to make your point. These authors certainly thought so when choosing titles for their books. For the March challenge, read a book with a one-word title. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
This eclectic list includes books about friendship, self-discovery, and living your happiest life with or without romance. After all, not everyone is looking for love.
K-Pop is a genre of pop music out of South Korea that has become so popular it now has a global audience. According to NPR's guide to getting into K-Pop, it is “a maximalist dreamland full of color, high concept performances and videos, a plethora of performers and unrivaled choreography.” Whether you’re a K-Pop expert or a newbie, this list will get you going with books and music from our library. Curated by Stephanie Mayeux.
Jessica has more than two decades of experience at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales. You can find Jessica at the reference desk, or in the tech room, or in book club. Her list of faves reflects her eclectic sense of wonder about the world and what the library has to offer. Bookmark it.
February is full of holidays, from the traditional to the slightly more obscure. Share the celebrations of the month with these books for kids. Curated by Bonita Bignar.
Love is a tale as old as time. Celebrate this Valentine's day with a journey to the past with these historical fiction romances. Curated by Jessica Schiefelbein.
Looking for love this Valentine's Day? Get swept up in all the feels with these teen romances. Curated by Samantha Matherne.