from the archive


Author: Claire Legrand

Claire works in the Lending Services department, where she helps customers at the check-out desk, shelves books, wrangles the library elves, and is always on the look-out for her next great read. She's also a novelist (five currently published, with six more on the way!). You can find all her books—written for children and teens, but enjoyed by readers of all ages—on the third floor.

Staff spotlight: Kay Fuger


Here at the Princeton Public Library, we are lucky to have many exceptional employees who work hard to make visiting the library a memorable and joyful experience for every community member. One of my very favorite colleagues is Kay Fuger, who has worked at PPL for nearly ten years. Kay is in the Lending Services […]


Embracing the romance genre


I’m a huge sap. I’ve always loved romantic comedies, and often my favorite element of any book is the romance. But for some reason, I had never been interested in reading romance novels – Romance with a capital R, that is. The genre defined by beautiful people overcoming obstacles to get their happily ever afters. I love […]


Staff spotlight: Erica Messmer


I’m lucky to work at the library for many reasons, and one of those is that my employment here introduced me to my dear friend and colleague, Erica Messmer. I’m sure our regular customers have enjoyed many pleasant conversations with Erica at the first-floor Checkout Desk. Erica is a smart, ambitious, hard-working, and exceptionally competent member of the Lending Services team. […]


Staff spotlight: Ken Richardson


If you’re a regular customer here at the Princeton Public Library, you’ve no doubt been helped by the wonderful Ken Richardson at the first-floor checkout desk. Ken is patient, thorough, and routinely demonstrates exceptional customer service. He’s always the first person I go to when I have a question about something, and his positivity never […]


Teen books for adults and adult books for teens


What is a crossover book? In the publishing industry, a crossover book is one marketed toward either young adult (YA) readers or adult readers, but frequently read and enjoyed by both teens and adults. The Hunger Games trilogy is one particularly popular example. Check out this list of 15 crossover novels—all available at the Princeton Public Library! Daughter […]

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