from the archive

Author: Dana Treichler

Dana works as a Librarian in the Adult Services Department at Princeton Public Library. A firm believer that the right book can change a life, she relishes the opportunity to help community members find their next great read. Outside of the library, she enjoys traveling, exploring, learning and a great story of any kind.

The tell-all

It has been about a week since “Spare,”  the tell-all autobiography by Prince Harry, was released. It immediately broke the UK record for the most sales on the first day […]

Book shame

It’s time I made a confession. I, Dana Treichler, librarian and book nerd from Princeton Public Library, did not like “Where the Crawdads Sing,” the popular novel penned by Delia […]

Tales and tails

As writers, we are consistently drawing inspiration from and making connections to the events in our lives. Everyday interactions and momentous occasions can cause a ripple effect, leading us down […]

Researching your roots

My grandmother came from a very large family, one that I knew very little about. Growing up, she has told me stories here and there, including those about her oldest […]

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Short and sweet

We’re almost a month into the new year and, just like during any other, I find myself thinking about what I want to accomplish. Of all I have to look […]

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A kind of paradise

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges As librarians, we’re natural-born readers who eat, sleep and breathe books. So, it should […]

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The handwritten word

I’ve always considered myself an introvert, placing value in my time alone. But during our new norm consisting of self-isolation and social distancing, I’ve found myself reaching out to others, […]

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Queen of the Negro Leagues

These last few years have been filled with inspirational female voices. From the Women’s March and #MeToo, to political powerhouses like Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and Hillary Clinton, women have […]

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Giving thanks

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I can’t help but count my blessings. As I consider what I am most thankful for this holiday season, my family and friends first come […]

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Hello spring!

Is there any time of the year that’s better than spring? Flowers are blooming, the weather is finally warm and it feels as if the entire world is smiling. One […]

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To be read . . .

I adore books. I love the crisp, clean pages of a new release, the way a small paperback fits perfectly in your purse, even the old, musty smell of a […]

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The more things change…

Many people believe libraries to be antiquated and, with the invention of the internet and e-readers, to serve little purpose. That couldn’t be further from the truth. When I decided […]

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Love in the stacks

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I began thinking about the different types of love in my life. My family and friends, various pets, my job, traveling and exploring new places and, […]

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