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VIDEO: Library Picks: 'Gone Girl,' 'The Chaperone' and More

The most-popular titles at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library in June 2012.

Summer reading season got off to a fast start at the , said librarian Dana Kratt, as the library hosted a party ringing in the library's special earlier in the month.

Parents and grandparents can team up with the Library to keep children’s reading skills sharp.

Research shows that children who read five or more books during summer vacation gained more in reading achievement than classmates who took a break from books.

Librarians can help find books, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and magazines to interest even the most reluctant reader. Even the youngest children can participate with the “Read-to-Me” program for kids from birth to age five. 

For details including registration information, visit the 

In addition, for the first time, Patch has teamed up with award-winning author James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead program to bring you

Among the most popular new releases:

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  • The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Catherine Grace July 06, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I love this. Thanks Tim and Dana!

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