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OFF THE SHELF at the Susquehanna County Library

36 EpisodesProduced by Howard BurkettWebsite

Welcome to a monthly podcast of the top 10 authors/books circulating at the Susquehanna County Library. We also publish BONUS and SPECIAL episodes, like a five part reading of the Christmas Holiday Classic by Charles Dickens, THE CHRISTMAS CAROL. Check back often with us, or subscribe to get each re… read more

36 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S3:E1: OFF THE SHELF at the Susquehanna County Free Library - July 2022

July 27th, 2022

54:35

     Welcome to SEASON 3 of our Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association podcast, "OFF THE SHELF"!  We took a few months off from Season #2 to change the format of the podcast.  For the first …

BONUS EPISODE: - 25 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 5 of 5

December 23rd, 2021

25:28

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We have a special treat for you as we end 2021.  We have …

BONUS EPISODE: - 24 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 4 of 5

December 22nd, 2021

52:22

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We have a special treat for you as we end 2021.  We have …

BONUS EPISODE: - 23 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 3 of 5

December 21st, 2021

1:04:36

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We have a special treat for you as we end 2021.  We have …

BONUS EPISODE: - 22 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 2 of 5

December 20th, 2021

48:36

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We have a special treat for you as we end 2021.  We have …

BONUS EPISODE: - 21 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 1 of 5

December 19th, 2021

48:27

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We have a special treat for you as we end 2021.  We have …

BONUS EPISODE: - 26 - The Night Before Christmas

December 17th, 2021

5:08

As Christmas Eve approaches, we wish to share this reading of a poem that was written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore, The Night Before Christmas.  It's a short piece, but one of the most well known writings about Saint …

BONUS EPISODE - S2E12 - Off The Shelf: Halloween 2021 - Edgar Allan Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart (A repeat from our Oct 2020 show)

October 21st, 2021

16:01

Last year we did a reading of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart.  With Halloween just a few days away, we thought it might be nice to repeat this for our new listeners.   Edgar Allan Poe published this …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during September 2021

October 20th, 2021

16:50

Fall is here!

We had over 5,500 titles checked out in September.   Will James Patterson still be the number one author for yet another month? Are there any surprises or new authors on the list?  Are the children still …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during August 2021

September 14th, 2021

18:09

Summer is almost over!!

We had almost 6,500 titles checked out in August.   Will James Patterson still be the number one author for yet another month? Are there any surprises or new authors on the list?  Are the …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during July 2021

August 4th, 2021

15:18

Summer is almost over!!

We had over 6,500 titles checked out in July.   Will James Patterson still be the number one author for yet another month? …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during June 2021

July 14th, 2021

19:00

Summer is half over!  

We had over 6,400 titles checked out in June.   Will James Patterson still be the number one author for yet another month? Are there any surprises or new authors on the list?  You'll have to …

BONUS EPISODE - 20 - The Library ON-LINE Gift Basket Auction June 23'rd till June 30'th

June 9th, 2021

15:43

With COVID this last year, one of our biggest fund raisers did not happen.  As we approach our summer season, which included the auction, we thought, "Can't we do an on-line auction?"  OF COURSE WE CAN!  So, this is a …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during May 2021

June 2nd, 2021

15:35

Wow, where did the month of May go?  I hope you had some time to read at least one new book!  

We had over 5343 titles checked out in May.   Will James Patterson still be the number one author for yet another month? Are …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during April 2021

May 18th, 2021

16:54

Welcome to May!  We are running a bit late, but it's time to see what our 20,000+ patrons were reading in the month of April 2021.

We had over 6,077 titles checked out in April.   Will James Patterson still be the …

BONUS EPISODE - 18 - Help us to SPREAD THE WORD about our podcasts!!!

April 19th, 2021

8:20

Hi there,

If you enjoy listening to our podcasts, "Digging for Answers" and/or "Off the Shelf", here is your chance to help us to SPREAD THE WORD about them to others and have a chance of winning a DUNKIN' gift card!

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Library during March 2021

April 7th, 2021

29:22

We are off and running into the month of April and it's time to see what our 20,000+ patrons were reading in the month of March.  

We had over 6065 titles checked out in March, up over 10% from our February checkouts. …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Free Library during February 2021

March 3rd, 2021

27:13

Are you ready for the time change coming up in early March?  That means that it won't be getting dark outside till after 7 p.m. It's going to make the day seem longer for most of us.  What a great chance to spend a bit …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Free Library during January 2021

February 3rd, 2021

21:19

What?  Six more weeks of winter?  (Did you see the Groundhog's remaining winter prediction?)  You need to find some good books to read!!!

We had over 5180 titles checked out in January, up several from December.   Will …

BONUS EPISODE: - 14 - How to set up your On-Line Book Club

January 19th, 2021

31:13

We had a question submitted about how do you set up an on-line book club or book review, so we thought that we would do a bit of research and publish …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Free Library during December 2020

January 13th, 2021

20:54

Good bye 2020 and hello 2021! 

This episode will take a look at how we ended up 2020.  We had over 4,400 authors checked out in December, many of …

BONUS EPISODE: - 13 - What is a Podcast? What do you suggest I download and check out?

December 30th, 2020

50:35

Hi there,  I'm Howard and I can't believe that we are just about to wrap up 2020 and our first season of podcasting here at the Susquehanna County Free Library.  We are going to end the year with an episode that was …

BONUS EPISODE: - 11 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 5 of 5

December 23rd, 2020

27:49

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to us over the last few months as we kicked off our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We conclude …

BONUS EPISODE: - 12 - The Night Before Christmas

December 22nd, 2020

5:08

As Christmas Eve approaches, we wish to share this reading of a poem that was written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore, The Night Before Christmas.  It's a short piece, but one of the most well known writings about Saint …

BONUS EPISODE: - 10 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 4 of 5

December 22nd, 2020

54:43

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to us over the last few months as we kicked off our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We continue …

BONUS EPISODE: - 9 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 3 of 5

December 21st, 2020

1:06:56

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to us over the last few months as we kicked off our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We continue …

BONUS EPISODE: - 8 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 2 of 5

December 20th, 2020

50:57

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to us over the last few months as we kicked off our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We continue …

BONUS EPISODE: - 7 - The Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - Part 1 of 5

December 19th, 2020

50:47

Happy Holidays!  We want to thank you for listening to us over the last few months as we kicked off our podcast series, OFF THE SHELF.  We have a …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Free Library during November 2020

December 2nd, 2020

18:12

Are you done eating those turkey leftovers yet?  It's December.....the last month of 2020.  That means that it's time to review the top ten authors that had books checked out during the month of November.  What …

BONUS EPISODE: - 6 - A Thanksgiving Story for our younger patrons - Part 2

November 24th, 2020

18:13

This story is for our younger readers, ages 8 and up.  This is the second part.  If you have enjoyed the reading, you'll need to come into one of our library branches to check the book out to finish out the story. …

BONUS EPISODE: - 5 - A Thanksgiving Story for our younger patrons - Part 1

November 18th, 2020

17:21

This story is for our younger readers, ages 8 and up.  Enjoy!  If you are not aware of the many children's programs that we have available, check us out on line or stop in to talk to someone at our front desk!

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BONUS EPISODE: - 4 - Happy Thanksgiving- A Thanksgiving short story for our patrons!

November 17th, 2020

13:11

Wow, Thanksgiving is in just two weeks!  We had such good inputs from our Bonus Halloween Episode on Edgar Allen Poe's Tell-Tale Heart, we thought your might enjoy a reflective piece for Thanksgiving.

We hope that you …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Free Library during October 2020

November 4th, 2020

22:54

Wow, where did the month of October go?  We are into November and it's time for our look of what came "OFF THE SHELF" at the Susquehanna County Free Library during the month of October 2020.  We hope you enjoy our …

SPECIAL EPISODE - 3 - PLEASE GIVE US YOUR BOOK REVIEWS!

October 28th, 2020

12:38

We would like to capture book reviews from our staff and our patrons.  So, if you have a Library Card with us, listen here for our process, submit …

BONUS EPISODE - 2 - Off The Shelf: Halloween 2020 - Edgar Allan Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart

October 21st, 2020

22:14

With Halloween just a few days away, we thought it might be nice to record a short story that came OFF THE SHELF, for the holiday.  Edgar Allan Poe …

Top Ten Authors checked out from the Susquehanna County Free Library during Sept 2020

October 7th, 2020

13:13

Do you wonder what other readers of our library system have been reading over the last month?  This podcast lets you know from our circulation …

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