Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Special Holiday Hours

Dec. 23rd 11-6
Dec.24&25 Closed
Dec.26 11-6
Dec.29 2-8
Dec.30 11-6
Dedc.31 11-4
Jan.1 Closed
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Open House Postponed till Dec22

The Library Open House will be Postponed till Dec 22.The Library will also be Closed Monday Dec 15.Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Library Christmas Open House Dec.15th 2-8 pm

I would like to invite everyone to the Library's Christmas Open House Dec. 15th from 2-8 pm.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New/Donated Books This Week

In Adult Fiction:
Divine Justice by, David Baldacci
A Dry Spell by,Susie Maloney
Cross Country by, James Patterson
Dashing Through the Snow by, Mary & Carol Higgins Clark
White Christmas Pie by, Wanda Brunstetter
Grace by, Richard Paul Evans
Flabbergasted by, Ray Blackston
Quaker Summer by, Lisa Samson
Walking Lazarus by, T.L. Hines
In Large Print:
The Shack by, William Young
Hide & Seek, Hokus Pokus, Collateral Damage by, Fern Michaels
The Christmas Star by, Thomas Kinkade
In Adult Non-Fiction:
Dewey :The Small Town cat Who Touched the World by, Vicki Myron
The Audacity of Hope by, Barack Obama
Change We can believe in by, Barack Obama
1001 Nights in Iraq by, Shant Kenderian
Abandoned by, Anya Peters
The Abode of Love by, Kate Barlow
Addicted to Danger by, Dorothy Bullett
Samira and Samir by, Siba Shakib
Borrowed Finery by, Paula Fox
Death in Slow Motion by, Eleanor Cooney
A Bitter Brew by, Ellen Christine Young
Climb to Conquer by, Peter Shelton
Behind the Lines by, Andrew Carroll
Lost at Sea by, Patrick Dillon
Desert Royal by, Jean Sasson
Survivors:True Tales of Endurance by, John B. Letterman
The End of the World as We Know It by, Robert Goolrick
Nobody's Child by, Kate Adie
One Small Boat by, Kathy Harrison
The Unwanted by, Kien Nguyen
Without a Net by, Michelle Kennedy
Just a Boy by, Richard McCann
Daughters of Arabia by, Jean Sasson
Shattered by, Andrew Crofts
A Mighty Heart by, Marianne Pearl
Where There is Evil by, Sandra Brown
In Young Adult:
Mississippi Jack & My Bonny Light Horseman Books 5&6 in The Bloody Jack Series by,L.A.Meyer
The Sorcerer of the North by, John Flanagan Book #5 in The Ranger's Apprentice Series
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Byne
Dragon Heart & Dragonsblood by, Todd McCaffrey Dragonriders of Pern Novel
The Warrior Heir by, Cinda Williams Chima
Playing With Fire by, Melody Carlson #3 in The Samantha Mcgregor Series
In Juvenile Fiction:
Giant Problem Beyond Spiderwick Chronicles #2 by, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

Friday, November 7, 2008

New/Donated Books This Week

New/Donated Books This Week are:
In Adult Fiction:
Hot Mahogany by, Stuart Woods
The Brass Verdict by, Michael Connelly
Body of Lies by, David Ignatius
Intent to Kill & Last Call by, James Grippando
Executive Privilege by, Stuart Margolin
Lookin' Back Texas by, Leann Ellis
Road to Nowhere by, Paul Robertson
Wishbones by, Carolyn Haines
Wife for Hire by, Janet Evanovich

In Audio:
On CD:
Step on Crack by, James Patterson
Executive Power by, Vince Flynn
On Cassette;
Murder & Obsession Vol.1 by, Various Authors
Eureka by, William Diehl
Til Death do us Part by, Kate White
Long Lost by, David Morrell
Pay it Forward by,Catherine Ryan Hyde
Sea Glass by, Anita Shreve
The Ya-Ya Sisterhood & Ya-Ya's in Bloom by, Rebecca Wells
Best of Classics -Call of the Wild by, Jack London-The Godfather by, Mario Puzo-The Time Machine by, HG Wells
Fire Ice by, Clive Cussler
He See's You When You're Sleeping by, Mary & Carol Higgins Clark
Lost Boy, Lost Girl by, Peter Straub
Second Wind by, Dick Francis
Simple Prayers by, Michael Golding
Slow Waltz to Cedar Bend by, James Robert Waller
Nightmare Academy by, Frank Peretti
Switchers by, Kate Thompson

In Juvenile fiction:
Doomwyte Redwall #20 by, Brian Jaques
I also have gotten All The Dear Dumb Diary Books
In Young Adult:
The Angel of Death (Forensic Mysteries)by, Alane Ferguson-this is the second book in the series the 1st one was the Christopher Killer if you enjoyed that one check this one out.
The Kidnapping of Christine Lattimore by, Joan Lowery Nixon
The Mystery of the Martello Tower by, Jennifer Lanter
The Mislaid Magic by, Patricia Wrede
In Sci/Fi/Fantasy:
Legends 2 by, Various Authors
The Well of Shades by, Juliette Marillier Book # 3 in The Bridei Chronicles

Friday, October 10, 2008

Review YA Book "The City Of Ember' by, Jeanne DuPrau

I just finished "The City of Ember' by, Jeanne DuPrau, it was a great book that I couldn't put down!This is about a city built by "the builders" a river runs all the lights and their storerooms are supposed to last forever,well needless to say forever is here,the generator that works their electricity is breaking down the storerooms are almost empty and all the pipeworks are leaking.The adult citizens seem to be unaware of the changes going on their city and a bad Mayor is not helping his citizens at all.Of course it is the young people that realize things are becoming bad there are blackouts lasting longer each time.So Lina & Doon decide to do some investigating on their own,after Lina finds an unusual box with even more unusual "instructions" to the Egress.So the two of them set out to find a way out of the city .This book was very well written and I whole-heartedly recommend it to young and old alike.
There is a movie of this book coming out next month I have watched a few trailers and have already seen some inconsistencies with the book.I will review the movie and give a comparison to the book when it comes out.
I give this book 5 Stars.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The New Library is Open for Business!!!

Hello everyone,
The new library is open at 10 8th st north.It turned out beautiful!Hope everyone comes to see it!We now have 2 computers for public use and wireless internet.
The job development center is offering the folowing classes:
Tuesday, October 14
Start Your Own Business Workshop
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Eric Giltner, SBA

Tuesday, November 4
“Writing the Business Plan”
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Eric Giltner, SBA

Website 101: Marketing Your Business Online

Call the library to sign -up.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Non-Fiction Review "My Lobotomy" by,Howard Dully

My Lobotomy by, Howard Dully
This book was a sad yet fascinating story of a man looking for the answers as to why he was given a lobotomy at the age of 12.Howard's mother died when he was young and his father remarried,his stepmother pretty much hated him from the start and was mentally and physically abusive to him.She went from doctor to doctor trying to have him committed ,anything to get him out of her house. She finally met Dr.Freeman the pioneer of the ice pick lobotomy in him she thought she'd found the solution to her problems, as I read the book I had to wonder if she hoped it would kill him.He was the youngest person to have a lobotomy and most medical professionals at the time were very much against this procedure in general and especially on children.
The books tells of Howard's life after the lobotomy ,his stepmother continued to send him away he grew up in juvenile homes and state hospital's to being homeless and alcoholic.When he was finally clean and sober and in a stable relationship and had children of his own he decided he wanted answers to his lifelong question -Why?.
In doing research Howard was contacted by NPR Radio the last three chapters are on this radio show.They found his medical record's that Dr.Freeman had donated to a library,he finally got some of the answers he was looking for.
I went on NPR.org and listened to the radio show it was very interesting and emotional.
I recommend this book whole-heartedly.

Friday, August 22, 2008

T.A.B. Reviews

Look at the comments for the latest reviews from the Teen Advisory Board.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Hey Everyone the T.A.B. meeting will be Monday Sept.8th,because of Labor Day being the 1st.See you there!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Review of the Sugar Queen by, Sarah Addison Allen

The Sugar Queen starts out with the story of 27 year-old Josey Cirrini who still lives with her overbearing mother,she escapes to her closet filled with romance novels and sugary snacks.Till the night she finds a local waitress, Della Lee Baker,hiding in her closet.Dellas decides to change Josey's life.Josey then meets Chloe Finley who has problems of her own,books appear out of nowhere and follow Chloe around.This was the fun part of this book because the books are usually self-help or repair if something is broken.And if she doesn't read them they keep appearing wherever she is.This story is one of friendship,love,loss and stepping out of the box.I found it a very interesting story with a big twist ending so I won't go into any more detail of it,as I don't want to ruin it for anyone.I thoroughly enjoyed this book Sarah's writing flows nicely and this story kept me reading.Her books have a supernatural side but you don't have to enjoy fantasy to enjoy her wonderful books.4 1/2 stars

Monday, June 9, 2008

Teen Advisory Board Reviews

Look in the comments to this post to find the T.A.B. reviews!

New Library Building!!!!!

As most of you know the City has Ok'd the moving of the library to the old St.Aloysius clinic building.We hope to be moved by sometime in September.We are very excited about having more room and the new technology center with wireless Internet!I will keep you all updated on the progress!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Catch the Reading Bug!

Catch the Reading Bug Summer Reading Program will be staring May 22,2008 grades K-12 are welcome to join us.We will again be giving free movie passes and munchie trays Courtesy of The New Rockford Theater.The Young adult theme is Metamorphosis ,@your library.Its all centered around bugs,but I will still be having our same game cards as we had last year with just some different activities to go along with the themes.Let's break all records this year for number of participants And number of books read!I know you all can do it!

New Books May 20,2008

Brides of Webster County Series 1-4 by, Wanda Brunstetter
The Forbidden,The Courtship of Nellie Fischer #2 by, Beverly Lewis
Good Heavens & Land Sakes by, Margaret Graham
A Mother's Heart by, Cathy Marie Hake & Susan Downs
Emily Ever After by, Anne Dayton
Bookends by, Liz Curtis Higgs
A Scarlet Cord by, Deborah Raney
When the Heart Cries by, Cindy Woodsmall
Sammy's Hill by, Kritin Gore
Blessed are the Cheesemakers by, Sarah-Kate Lynch
The Three Miss Margarets by, Louise Shaffer
Also Numerous donated non-fiction.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

YA-Review-"Behind The Curtain" by, Peter Abrahams

Behind The Curtain An Echo Falls Mystery by, Peter Abrahams.
This was a really cute book,the heroine's name is Ingrid and she is in Middle School.Her favorite books to read are Sherlock Holmes.She's already solved one crime in her town but this time the criminals are making it look like she is making the whole thing up so she sets out to clear her name, and save her dad's job.Very well written 4 Stars.
This is the second book in the series and I will be getting the 1st and the 3rd soon!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Killer's Wife by,Bill Floyd 5 Stars

The Killer's Wife by,Bill Floyd.What if the person you were married to and having a child with turned out to be a cold-blooded serial killer?What do you say to the victim's families?What do you say when they ask how you could not know?
That is the main concept of this book;the story starts 6 years after her husbands conviction where he has been sentenced to death.Nina has changed her name moved across the country and tried to forget the awful past and raise her son to be a good person.But the past has caught up with her and the ramifications could be fatal.
This is a compelling read.I couldn't put it down.I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery or psychological thriller!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

What I'm Reading Now Non-Fiction...

The Book is "Flim-Flam Man,A True Family History"by,Jennifer Vogel.This is an interesting story about a con mans life and the effect on his family,But it is extremely wordy for instance the first sentence in the book is 27 words long.To me it just doesn't flow you find yourself skimming through alot to get to the meat of the story.2 Stars.

New Books This Week

In Adult Fiction:
Sante Fe Dead by,Stuart Woods
Quicksand by, Iris Johansen
Hold Tight by, Harlan Coben
The Whole Truth by,David Baldacci
So Brave,Young,and Handsome by, Leif Enger
Sunday at Tiffany's by, James Patterson
In Adult Non-Fiction:
Stolen Lives:Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by,Malika Oufkir
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by,Mohsin Hamid
Plus many more donated this week!
In Young Adult tooo many to mention here come in and see them!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

what I'm reading now..5 Stars

I just finished "Garden Spells" by, Sarah Addison Allen.What a great book very well written and a fun story that shows there's no place like home.It does have some fantasy aspects to it but even if you don't like fantasy you will enjoy this book,because the core of the book is the relationship between two sisters who find their way back to each other and become better friends than they ever were as young girls.It has delightful characters my favorite being cousin Evanelle and Sydney's daughter Bay.I am looking forward to her next book to be released in May 2008.Its not a sequel this story didn't need one it wrapped up nicely.Would definitely recommend this book.5 Stars!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What I'm Reading Now...

I'm am reading another book by Loraine Despres called The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc.As much as I enjoyed Belle Cantrell Sissy is not as enjoyable it has too much blatantly sexual content,to me its just not needed especially since this is set in the 50's.I think these two books would have been good young adult books if there wasn't so much sex in them!Especially Belle since it goes into the subject of racism and suffragettes.Glad I read Belle first because if I had read Sissy first I may not have given Belle a try.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

New & Donated Books this week

Brand new by, Mary Higgins Clark-Where Are You Now?
Dead Watch by, John Sandford
Elvis Takes a Backseat by, Leanna Ellis
The Memory Keepers Daughter by, Kim Edwards
The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell & The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by, Loraine Despres
The Law of Similar's by, Chris Bohajalian
Contact Zero by, David Wolfstencroft
I Should be Extremely Happy with You -a novel of Lewis & Clark by, Brian Hall
The Killer's Wife by, Bill Floyd
The Peppered Moth by, Margaret Drabble
Back Home Again by, Melody Carlson
Off Keck Road by, Mona Simpson
Bel Canto by, Ann Patchett
The Truth of the Matter by, Robb Forman Drew
Female Intelligence by, Jane Heller
The Last Full Measure by, Jeff Shaara
Roses are Dead by, Loren Estleman
In Non-Fiction:
Mistaken Identity Don & Susie Van Ryn & Newall,Colleen & Whitney Cerak
Blind Eye-How The Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away With Murder by, James B. Stewart
In Young Adult :
Queste by, Angie Sage #4 of The Septimus Heap Series
Maximum Ride:Saving the World and other Extreme Sports by, James Patterson
Twilight by, Stephanie Myers
The Wright 3 by, Blue Balliet

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy National Library Week

A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.-Henry Ward Beecher

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. - Lady Bird Johnson

What is a great love of books? It is something like a personal introduction to the great and good men of all past times. Books, it is true, are silent as you see them on their shelves; but, silent as they are, when I enter a library I feel as if almost the dead were present, and I know if I put questions to these books they will answer me with all the faithfulness and fulness which has been left in them by the great men who have left the books with us.- John Bright

Book I'm reading right now

I am reading the funniest book right now it's called "The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell" by, Loraine Despres.It is set in the 1920's with prohibition in full swing and women are fighting for their right to vote.Its about a young widow living in the south and her struggle between independence and southern propriety.This book is very well written and will make you giggle!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Well this is my first posting and I am new at this so I hope everyone will bear with me while I'm learning!I will be adding new books tommorrow,I will also have a posting for our Teen Advisory Board with the reviews they've done and recommended books.