The Clarion

Books in the Time of Coronavirus

Dana Ryals, Librarian September 30, 2020

Sitting safely at home as the leaves start to turn, images of cozying in with a good book, soft blanket, and warm drink come to mind. But with the pandemic...

8 books to read before the movie comes out

Cristina Springfield, Librarian April 20, 2016

Why read the book before the movie comes out? Well for one, the plot is richer. A movie doesn’t usually run much more than two hours long. How long would it take you to finish a really good book?...

Exploring the Wisconsin experience

Christina Springfield, Librarian March 23, 2016

I have a confession to make. Growing up, I never gave nonfiction books a chance. Compared to the thrill I got trying to name the real killer in a mystery novel, immersing myself in the fantastical happenings...

Cassandra Clare’s work is well worth reading

Allison Althof, Staff Writer March 22, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Cassandra Clare and “The Shadowhunter Chronicles” before, then it is time for you to learn about a collection of books full of adventure, comedy, romance, and some soul crushing...

Print or electronic? Both offered at library

Jennifer Kasch, Librarian March 2, 2016

Recently the book world has witnessed a surprising trend, a decrease in e-book sales and e-book reader ownership and a preference amongst many students for print books. As a student, which do you prefer...

Adding zombies to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ entertaining

Allison Althof, Office Manager March 2, 2016

Jane Austen marked her place in history 200 years ago when she began publishing books like “Sense and Sensibility” and “Mansfield Park”. Though it wasn’t her first piece of published work, Austen’s...

The surprising benefits of reading

Dana Ryals, Librarian February 4, 2016

Whether you love it or loathe it, it is well known that reading has substantial lifelong benefits for ourselves and our children. If you find yourself in the group of those that don’t read outside of...

The Freedom to Read: 2015’s Banned Books

Allison Althof, Staff Writer September 30, 2015

Did you know that there have been over 11,300 books challenged by libraries, schools, and bookstores since 1982 according to the American Library Association? Everyone hears about how books are challenged...

The costly reality of textbook prices

Daniel Herron, Multimedia Editor September 30, 2013

The national average cost of books and supplies for college students hovers around $1,100 per student per year. This varies, of course, by location, school and course of study, but everyone feels the bite. ...

Search all book-buying options to save money

Natalie Sowl, Page Designer August 26, 2013

I love books. All books, textbooks even. Purchasing a new book is kind of guaranteeing that you’ll know more than you do before you bought the book, that’s the whole point right? But excitement for...

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