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Library News

Carrie Bouffard —

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every library must be in want of a dog* and we are lucky enough to have Tilly! She will be in the library each day at lunchtime and anyone is welcome to come visit and take her for a walk. Tilly is an enthusiastic library patron who has quickly worked out that if she lies down in front of the door most people will stop and give her a belly rub. Please pop in to see her when you have time!

*apologies to Jane Austen :)

In honour of Tilly I will be highlighting some dog books this week!

Audiobook of the Week

The Dog Who Saved the World by Ross Welford

“When 12-year-old Georgie makes friends with an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual reality, 3-D version of the future.Then a deadly virus threatens to wipe out every dog in the country, and Georgie’s beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. Which is bad — but worse is still to come. As the world is thrown into chaos, Georgie embarks on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth and all of humanity.......without actually leaving the room.An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel — but not as you know it.”

eBook of the Week

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

“All dogs go to heaven... unless they have unfinished business here on earth...

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this new life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose?”

You can also get the sequel: A Dog’s Journey!

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Print Book of the Week

A Dog’s Life: Heart-Warming Stories of Everyday New Zealand Dogs by Craig Bullock

The photos really stand out in this gorgeous book, and it even features a dog who works in a library!

“Bestselling author and photographer Craig Bullock takes us on a journey from city to country, tracking down a diverse selection of dogs that all call New Zealand home. Divided into 10 groups working dogs, lap dogs, adventure dogs, city dogs, country dogs, expedition dogs, culture dogs, companion dogs, farm dogs and champion dogs, A Dog's Life lets us see dogs going about their daily lives, whether it be training for avalanche rescue work, riding in vintage cars, stealing avocados, spotting dolphins, retrieving ducks or whitewater rafting.”

Happy reading!