On the Same Page: Episode 7

On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.


In this episode we talk to Brittany, Circulation Manager at JMRL, about our inaugural Food Drive. We also talk about some books we’ve read as well as how you can get some ideas for books to give as gifts this holiday season.

Abby and Erica talked about the following books that they have been reading.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (and his other books: The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, and his newest book, the first in a new series in the same universe called The Book of Dust. They talk about how it is a similar read to the Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis and the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

And Then You’re Dead by Cody Cassidy (like Zoom by Bob Berman – previously mentioned – and What If? by Randall Munroe – not mentioned, but excellent and similar in tone and content)

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Get gift book recommendations from Library staff through our What Do I Read Next? Service.

Brittany talked about the Food Drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (and the Louisa County Resource Council).

Items they need:

  • cereal
  • peanut or almond butter
  • canned tuna or chicken
  • canned soups/stews/chili
  • canned fruit
  • canned veggies
  • beans, canned or dried
  • boxed mac and cheese
  • pasta/rice
  • spaghetti sauce
  • soap
  • toothbrushes
  • feminine products
  • paper products (like toilet paper/paper towels/tissues)
  • baby food/formula
  • diapers

Donations can be dropped off at any library location through Dec. 9.

Brittany mentions reading the highly entertaining novel Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

If you want to use the holiday season to give to the Library you can do so in a variety of ways.   

Buy a book for the library from our Amazon Wishlist or become a member of the Friends of the Library or support them through their donation form

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

Friends of the Library