At the Library 7/1/21

At the Library
by Jenisa Harris

We pack our wagons full of crafts, experiments, games and,of course, our favorite books and head over to our beautiful city park.  Miss Jo and I are on the move to bring this year’s, “Reading Colors Your World” to our community.  We’ve hosted our very first outdoor Summer Reading Club this June!  It has been fun to see the kids in person and not over a computer screen; I truly missed connecting with my favorite library friends.  It’s made Summer Reading extra special this year. 

We were lucky to have some awesome family programs this year.  Absolute Science wowed us with their bubble show. The excitement of 200 kids all trying to pop the bubbles was a sight to see!   Magician Mikayla Oz mystified us with her magic show.  Her bird, Bubbles, stole the show!   Our last family event of the summer will be Mr. Taylor Sings on Tuesday, July 6 @ 10:00 at the square.  This event is free for the entire family!  No registration required. 

While Summer Reading was on the move outside, books, boxes, shelves, tables, chairs, and librarians were on the move inside the library.  After a large glass window fell from the second level to first level on an April weekend, all the carpets in the library needed to be replaced.  We started the huge job of packing up the library and shifting boxes of books while still doing daily library tasks.  In the past month the sound of tape guns, books being boxed, and librarians saying, “Let me think, where did those books get moved to?” became our new normal.  Thank you for being patient as we get through this process. We are a small but mighty team, working hard to continue to provide great service despite the chaos. Hopefully by August we will get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  Project updates are posted on our library Facebook page and website. 

New Materials @ the Library

Gifts & Memorials

The Kitchen Front (large print) by Jennifer Ryan given in memory of Gerry Schmidt by PEO Chapter OC

The Ride of Her Life (large print) by Elizabeth Letts given in memory of Karen Murphy by the Women of Washington Iowa Endowment

Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker given in memory of Dean Batterson by Alyssa Clabaugh and Jerin Gregson

Adult Large Print Fiction

A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther
Crust No One
by Winnie Archer
Flour in the Attic
by Winnie Archer
The Novel Art of Murder
by V.M. Burns
Red Herring Hunt
by V.M. Burns
The Wives
by Tarryn Fisher
Into the Fire
by Gregg Hurwitz
The Maidens
by Alex Michaelides
Dear Edward
by Ann Napolitano
A Dangerous Collaboration
by Deanna Raybourn

Adult Large Print Nonfiction

Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder