Valentine's Countdown, Day 4

The Berkley Public Library suggests some titles that celebrate the holiday; a sweet bake sale is planned Saturday.

Do you and your sweetheart enjoy quiet time together by curling up with a good book and a crossword puzzle?

If the answer is yes, then the may be just the place for you to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend.

The Friends of the Berkley Public Library plan a bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon in the lobby, so you can grab a sweet treat before you pick up a book and settle in by the fire. Yes! The library has a cozy fireplace in the adult reading section.

To help you select a steamy tale to get you in a romantic mood, or something a bit more family friendly that will let the kids get in on the holiday fun, library Director Celia Morse and her staff have compiled a list of titles that celebrate Valentine's Day:

Children's books

  • The Bookstore Valentine by Barbara Maitland, 2002: A bookstore's cat and ghost bring two people together on Valentine's Day.
  • Panda's Valentine's Day by Tara Jaye Morrow, 2011:  A little panda finds an unusual way to make his mama a special Valentine.
  • Valentine Mice! by Bethany Roberts, 1997: Hat- and scarf-wearing mice make and deliver Valentine cards to the other animals in the woods.

Adult books 

  • The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson, 2005: Kate makes a terrible first impression on ex-hockey star Rob, on Valentine's Day, no less.
  • Be My Valentine by Debbie Macomber, 2007: Two classic romances. Dianne needs a man, but only for a night and Bailey needs a man, but only on paper.


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