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Summer Reading fun: Over 110 children plus teens and adults have helped launch our Summer reading program. Keep on coming. Join the fun!
After a week off, I needed to get back (up to snuff). Meanwhile, Politeness will get you most anything! In âThe Duckling Gets a Cookieâ by Mo Williams, a childrenâs title, Duckling asks (politely) for a cookie, with nuts, and receives it immediately. Pigeon is jealous! He complains loudly and long about asking and not receiving. Finally, Duck says he got the cookie for Pigeon. Then Duck politely asks for another cookie, without nuts!
Kitty, kitty, kittyâŠ We nearly had a library cat!. A bright orange kitty with a curled- back tail had been hanging around the Library for several days, looking hungry and appealing; needing to be petted and fed. Our librarians rescued kitty and sent her on her way to a new home. Her new owners named her Sheba Dew, short for the queen and of course, Mrs. Dewey.
Trouble! One dad and triplet girls who really want a mom; thatâs what Tara Taylor Quinn wrote about in âFour Times the Trouble.â I loved it! Jacobâs 7 year-old girls are hiding something. They are behaving strangely in school. Their Principle knows they need motherly attention. Mom has left; she didnât want the inconvenience. Michelle, Jacobâs partner in a live talk show, is mourning her missing military husband and not ready to let him go. She agrees to help Jake with the girls, and finds what she needs. Can they ever find courage to make a family. MaybeâŠ but then Mom returns to the picture, wanting attention.
Miss-stated or miss-spelled! Our intern for June+ is Kourtnie Everson. She is working feverishly to learn all it takes to be a business manager. Even though we are more like family, the Library does require most all business practices of any Main Street establishment. We will try to impart all that knowledge in 180 hours, plus lots of fun.
Timely, yes! âWhere Lilacs Still Bloomâ by Jane Kirkpatrick arrived at the library in time with our new lilac bush putting forth blooms at the back door. Based on a true story of a turn-of- the-century housewife who wanted to be more. Hulda Klager, wished for an apple which was easier to peel and crisper, making pie-making a lot easier. She succeeded! Then came the lilac challenge. She ordered special shoots from France and set about her quest for a pure white lilac. Flooding in her acreage plus family tragedy, all but tore her from her goal, but persistence and the supportive love of her husband Frank helped her realize her dream. Family and friends supported her when all was lost and brought her back from desolation. For real: her lilac garden still exists today.
Books for less will not be an item for Crazy Day at the Library this year. We were fortunate to have a buyer who moved them all away and paid us for them too. We will be doing some withdrawing, so a few books are still available. Our big attraction, requested by our patrons, will be Coffee and rolls served until they are gone.
Coming soon: Not just another Day! The 4th of July: Freedom! Our Countryâs Birthday. Fireworks mean something, not just entertainment. A parade recognizes our Now and Then: the past we had, the present moment, the future we extend,âŠWe preserve the best, throw out the rest, but not the baby with whom weâre blessed. Our future depends on recognizing and preserving the goodness, weeding out the junk, giving our best to God and CountryâŠthen we can celebrate every day!
New materials include:
Adult books: Called and Chosenâ by Hassah, âTorn in Twoâ (Patchwork Mysteries v.18) by Kristin Eckhardt, â11th Hourâ by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro, âLord John and the Brotherhood of the Bladeâ by Diana Gabaldon, âThe Road to Graceâ (The Walk v. 3) by Richard Paul Evans, âUnexpected Treasuresâ (Miracles of Marble Cove v.9) by Melody Carlson, âStolen Preyâ by John Sanford, âTheodore Boone: the Accusedâ v. 3 by John Grisham, âCherished Memoriesâ (v.9 Stories from Hope Haven) by Patti Berg, âNo Rest for the Deadâ (one mystery) by 26 writers, edited by Andrew Gulli & Lamia J. Gulli, âLove is Murderâ (lots of stories) edited by Sandra Brown, âThe Stormâ by Clive Cussler.
Large print: âA Life of Joyâ (Kauffman Amish Bakery series v.4) by Amy Clipston, âHeartâs Safe Passageâ (v. 2 The Midwives series) by Laurie Alice Eakes, âIn Too Deepâ (Kincaid Brides v. 2) by Mary Connealy âSnowflake Brideâ (v. 4 of Buttons & Bobbins) by Jillian Hart, âThe Lost Yearsâ by Mary Higgins Clark, âCalico Joeâ by John Grisham.
Little Large Print paperbacks: Bullseyeâ (Falsely Accused) by Virginia Smith, âZero Visibilityâ by Sharon Dunn, âSmall Town Protectorâ by Hope White, âPlain Secretsâ by Kit Wilkinson, âFour Times the Troubleâ by Tara Taylor Quinn, âJust What the Doctor Orderedâ by Karen Toller Whittenburg, âSeeds of Trustâ by Cynthia Reese.
Non-fiction: âFinding Your Pink Flamingos: Celebrating the Gifts of a Momâ by Dee Dee Raap, âRich Brother Rich Sisterâ by Robert Kiyosaki, âMy Remarkable Journeyâ by Larry King, âThe Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbookâ Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutesâ âThe Oprah Magazine Cookbookâ with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey, âSpies of the Balkansâ by Alan Furst, âOf Love and Evilâ by Anne Rice, âAn Object of Beautyâ by Steve Martin,
Paperbacks, Heartsong: âUnlikely Matchâ by Debby Mayne, âGlory and the Rawhide Preacherâ by Linda Ford, âJust One Touchâ by Terry Fowler, âBound By Graceâ by Amber Stocton, âWhite River Sunriseâ by Frances Devine, âSooner Sunsetâ by Janet Lee Barton, âShoebox Surpriseâ by Jennifer Johnson, âSummerâs Belleâ by Page Winship Dooly, âCounting on Starlightâ by Lynette Sowell.
Childrenâs books: âLooking for Me â (poetry) by Betsy R. Rosenthal, âEarwig and the Witchâ by Diana Wynne Jones, âChitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Againâ by Frank Cottrell Boyce, âA Mother Brotherâ by Matthew Cordell, âAnd Then Itâs Springâ by Julie Fogliano, âZero the Heroâ by Joan Holub & Tom Lichtenheld,
Teen Title: âOut of My Mindâ by Sharon M. Draper.
Your attention: Pie makers and pie eaters wanted! For annual Pie and Ice Cream Social Saturday, June 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All are welcome!
Fischer is director of the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library. She writes this column for the Times-Record.
June 11 - June 23
Open Hours: Mondays-10 a.m. - 7 p.m.- open evening!
Tuesday - Friday-10 a.m. - 5 p.m. , Saturday- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Telephone: Local-845-3821 - toll-free - 1-800-532-8600. YES, we have fax service!
Summer Reading: End of May (29)- end of July
Vote! then Library Board meeting - Tues. June 12 - 5 p.m. Library
PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Sat. June 16, 10: a.m. - 2 p.m.
Storytime: Wed., June 13, 10:30 a.m. - âMeet the City Adm.- David Schelkoph
Storytime: Wed., June 20, 10:30 a.m. - âDelta Kappa Gammaâ