Meet the Librarian: Laura Ryan, Circulation Librarian

Name: Laura Ryan

Position at the library: Circulation Librarian

1. How long have you been at APL? 1. 2 months

2. What’s your favorite thing about APL? My favorite part has to be the wonderful staff and friendly patrons. Also, there is nothing like helping someone discover their new favorite book!

3. What is your favorite book and why? My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read this novel at a very pivotal moment in my life, and it taught me so much about how I should treat the people around me.  Also Atticus Finch…. need I say more!

4. Do you have any other book or author recommendations? I highly recommend anything by J.K Rowling (she’s a magical writer), John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Toni Morrison, Ned Vizzini and Ernest Cline….Just to name a few

5. Do you have any hobbies? (Besides reading?) In my spare time I enjoy snuggling with my English Bulldog, Lola. I also enjoy refinishing furniture and traveling.


6. If you weren’t a librarian, what would you be? I would be a Public Health Researcher.

7. What’s your favorite food? Mashed potatoes…I would eat them every day if I could!

8. What is the funniest experience you’ve ever had at the library? It would probably be the time we had a dog get into the library and take 2 full laps with an employee chasing after it.

9. What does your dream library look like? A warm inviting space that allows people to find little nooks and crannies that inspire them. There is nothing better than a warm cup of tea, the right book, and a comfortable space to fire up your imagination. I would also add fireplaces with bookshelves that would magical choose your next favorite book.

10. Talk about other stuff you like (movies, TV, music, games, etc.) I am an avid TV watcher, if you suggest a show for me to watch I will more than likely binge watch it. Some of the shows that I am currently into include Sherlock, Teen Wolf, American Horror Story and of course Doctor Who.

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Flipster Electronic Magazines

The Library now has access to Flipster Electronic Magazines

Use your library card number to access these digital titles on your computer, phone or tablet

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

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New Items – August 3, 2015

What’s new in the library?

The books on this list have just arrived!

Featured New Releases in Fiction

Additional New Releases in Fiction

  • The Map of Chaos by Felix Palma
  • This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong
  • The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  • Time Salvage by Wesley Chu
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Speak by Louisa Hall
  • The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall
  • The Devil’s Share by Wallace Stroby
  • Look Through Darkness by Aimee Thurlo
  • 1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Eric Flint
  • The Gods of Tango by Carolina de Robertis
  • The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
  • Summer With My Sisters by Holly Chamberlin
  • The Secrets She Keeps by Deb Caletti
  • Twice in a Lifetime by Dorothy Garlock
  • The Innocent by Ann Gabhart
  • Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl
  • Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard
  • Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard
  • Saving Hope by Margaret Daley
  • Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley
  • Network of Deception by Spencer Moses
  • So Far Away by Meg Moore
  • Kings of Colorado by David Hilton
  • An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  • The Amish Bride by Emma Miller
  • The Rancher’s Second Chance by Brenda Minton
  • Falling for the Mom-to-Be by Jenna Mindel
  • Lakeside Hero by Lenora Worth
  • The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  • An Alaskan Wedding by Belle Calhoune

Featured New Releases in NonFiction

Featured New Releases in Video

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What’s Happening at the Library – New Book Clubs!

The Andover Public Library is now offering tween and teen book clubs to patrons of the library. The teen book club meets in the library conference room on the fourth Monday evening of each month from 5:30-7:00pm. The tween book club will meet on the first Monday of every month in the conference room as well at 5:30.


Teen Book Club 2015
Monday, August 24th – The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Monday, September 28th – TBD
Monday, October 26th – TBD
Tween Book Club 2015
Monday, September 14th – Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Monday, October 5th – TBD
Monday, November 2nd – TBD

You can copy and print the below information to print off your own form, or get one from the front desk at the library. Please be aware that at this time we are limiting membership in each club to ten people. Because there is only one meeting a month we ask that you be able attend all meetings. Thank you!

Young Adult Book Clubs Sign-Up Form

Date: _____________   Library Card #: ________________   Name: __________________________________

E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________   Phone #: ____________________

Name you want printed on your name tag (first name only):  ___________________________

Club you are interested in joining (circle one):

      1st Mon. Tween                           4th Mon. Teen

Type of material you prefer (circle one):

        Regular Print Book                                  Large Print Book                            Unabridged Audiobook (CD)

Questions, Comments or Concerns:  _________________________________________________________________________________________

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