President Obama’s Summer Reading List

Have you ever wondered what The President of the United States reads for pleasure?  Each summer President Obama has shared his summer reading list.  This year his list includes: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead; H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald; The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins; and Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson.
the underground railroadH is for HawkSevenevesthe girl on the train

Barbara Loewengart


Beach Library

About this time of year, most of us here would be quite interested in working at this beach library:)

Barbara Loewengart

I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places

What could be more appealing to bring to the beach than a book titled I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places? Mother daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella have just published their sixth book filled with humorous essays about parenting, love and dating, family and pets. A perfect book to read during the lazy days of summer.

I've Got Sand in All the Wrong Places

Barbara Loewengart

The Black Widow

Daniel Silva’s latest spy novel, The Black Widow, is now on our shelves.

the black widow

Barbara Loewengart


For those who are missing the world of Downton Abbey, you’re in luck! Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, has just published a novel of historical fiction titled Belgravia. Just as you might expect, Belgravia is filled with romance, calculating family members, opulence, love affairs and secrets, all set in Victorian London.


Barbara Loewengart

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is an extremely well researched book of historical fiction about Ravensbruck, the only all women’s Nazi concentration camp. Lilac Girls is told from three women’s voices; Caroline, a New York society woman who is committed to helping women and children impacted by the war, Kasia, a Polish prisoner at Ravensbruck and Herta, a German doctor at the camp. Lilac Girls will keep you engaged until the very end and as a bonus, the novel contains an informative author’s note.

lilac girls

Barbara Loewengart

Adult Summer Reading Program


Summer reading programs are for adults too.  This summer, be a part of the Lower Providence Library Adult Summer Reading Program.  It’s as simple as writing a short review of a book you have recently read.  We will then post your review on our summer reading bulletin board and your name will be placed in our raffle box.  Each Monday morning a raffle winner will be chosen.  Prizes are $10 gift cards to either Starbucks, Turkey Hill or Wawa.  The raffle box and review forms are located at the reference desk.

Barbara Loewengart

Summer Reading-Women’s Fiction

School’s (almost) out for summer, the sun is shining bright and the summer solstice is just two weeks away. It’s time to get your summer reading list together!  If you enjoy what is often referred to as women’s fiction, take a look at the list below to get some ideas of what book to bring to the beach, mountains or even your own backyard.

Falling by Jane Green. The bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them.  July 19


First Comes Love by Emily Griffin. A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead. June 28

first comes love

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand. Three romantic rivals. One crowded house. Plenty of room for jealousy. June 14

here's to us

The Island House by Nancy Thayer.  Bestselling author Nancy Thayer evokes the shimmering seascape of Nantucket in a delightful novel that resonates with the heartache and hope of growing up, growing wise, and the bittersweet choices we must be brave enough to make.

the island house

Modern Lovers by Emma Staub. From the bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college— and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in.

modern lovers

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam.  This appealing debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives.

rich and pretty

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. The new novel from the author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada—a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court. July 12th

the singles game

This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets – An irresistible, vivid, and wise story of one woman’s reckoning with loss and love.  An international bestseller.

this too shall pass

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty. In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm. July 26

truly madly guilty

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews.  Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.

the weekenders

Barbara Loewengart

Me Before You

Have you read the bestselling Me Before You by Jojo Moyes?  If not, check out a copy before the highly anticipated movie is released this summer.  It’s a surprisingly thoughtful novel that is part love story and part understanding the emotional and physical struggles of a quadriplegic.

me before you

Barbara Loewengart

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

If you’re looking for a book to read over the Memorial Day weekend consider The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.  This beautifully written novel explores how art can transform the artist as well as the observer. Fans of historical fiction won’t be disappointed as the author does a fine job of creating rich details of Amsterdam in 1631, New York City in 1957 and Sydney in 2000.

the last painting

Barbara Loewengart