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Are you ready to dive into another good book? Our team of librarians will do their best to offer you ideal book selections according to your tastes.

You may also sign up to receive book recommendations from our team by email. For all other questions, please contact us at 540.332.3902 or by email at library@ci.staunton.va.us

Martha Tillen

Children's Programmer

I’m the Children’s Programmer here at the library so of course I love reading children’s books. Picture books with great illustrations or funny read alouds are my favorites. Anything by Jan Brett or Anne Hunter is bound to be beautiful while anything from Judith Schachner or David Shannon will be hilarious! Before ever working at a library though, I was the daughter of an English teacher turned librarian, so reading is just in my DNA. A great book is the perfect indulgence for a rainy summer day, a house-bound snowy day or a relaxing vacation day enjoying a beautiful view!

For pleasure reading I usually gravitate toward historical fiction and Southern fiction. Historical fiction lovers will enjoy Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay or The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Southern fiction buffs should try anything from Pat Conroy or Anne Rivers Siddons. I’m also captivated by books that transport you to an interesting locale such as Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi or The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther. But sometimes when it’s hot outside nothing beats a great beach read and no one does those better than Elin Hilderbrand! So get your sunscreen and a cold drink and you’ll feel like you’ve booked a flight to Nantucket!


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