March & April New Books & DVD’s

These are books and movies that were new in March and April.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Readers

Egg — Kevin Henkes
Dinosaur Goes to the Store — Ken Alside
Big Rig — Quinn M. Arnold
Tow Trucks — Kate Riggs
Give Please a Change — Bill O’Reilly
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site — Sherri Duskey Rinker
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors — Drew Daywalt
Froggy goes to Grandma’s — Jonathan London
Olivia the Spy — Ian Falconer
No Sleep for the Sheep! — Karen Beaumont
Fuchsia Fierce — Christine Jones
The Circus Ship — Chris Van Dusen
Construction! — Trey King
Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration — Alyssa Satin Capucilli
My Very First Book of Animal Homes — Eric Carle
Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny — Jane O’Connor
Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site — Sherri Duskey Rinker
Diggers — Cari Meister
Concrete Mixers — Cari Meister
Trainbots — Miranda Paul
They All Saw a Cat — Brendan Wnzel

Juvenile Fiction

Fish in a Tree — Lynda Mullaly Hunt (WAW 2017-2018)
Escape to Australia — James Patterson
School of Laughs (I Funny) — James Patterson
Trick or Trap — R.L. Stine
The 12 Screams of Christmas — R.L. Stine
The Haunter — R.L. Stine
Zombie Halloween — R.L. Stine
Perseus the Hero — Nadia Higgins
Hercules and His 12 Labors — Anika Fajardo
Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece — Blake Hoena
The Epic Adventures of Odysseus — Black Hoena

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Rosh Hashanah — Julie Murray
Excavators — Charles Lennie
Drowned City — Don Brown (WAW 2017-2018)
Diwali — Lisa J. Amstutz
Amazing Bees — Sue Unstead
Survivors — Allan Zullo
Cool Cat Projects — Isabel Thomas
Animals at Home — David Lock
Homes Around the World — Max Moore
Let’s Investigate Everyday Materials — Ruth Own
Football Party Recipes — Katrina Jorgensen
Davy Crockett and the Great Mississippi Snag — Carl Meister
Johnny Appleseed Plants Trees Across the Land — Eric Braun
Handmade Valentine’s Crafts — Ruth Owen
What’s Great About Kansas? — Darice Bailer
Spooky Libraries — Jessica Rudolph
Practical Origami — Tom Butler
Masks — Rita Storey
How did the Liberty Bell Get It’s Crack? — Michael Rajczak
Bonnie and Clyde — Tim Cooke
Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport — Emma Carlson Berne
Mummy Dogs & Other Horrifying Snacks — Ali Vega
Colons and Semicolons — Kate Riggs
Commas — Kate Riggs
End Punctuation — Kate Riggs
Hyphens and Dashes — Kate Riggs
Quotation Marks and Apostrophes — Kate Riggs
Parentheses and Ellipeses — Kate Riggs

Young Adult

Moon Chosen — P.C. Cast

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Adult Fiction

Hank & Chloe — Jo-Ann Mapson
Mississippi Blood — Greg Iles
If Not for You — Debbie Macomber
Vicious Circle — C.J. Box
French Kiss — James Patterson
Forever a Hero — Linda Lael Miller
If I’m Found — Terri Blackstock
Blue Rodeo — Jo-Ann Mapson
Along Came Mary — Jo-Ann Mapson
The Owl & Moon Cafe — Jo-Ann Mapson
Bad Girl Creek — Jo-Ann Mapson
The Wilder Sisters — Jo-Ann Mapson
Goodbye, Earl — Jo-Ann Mapson
Shadow Ranch — Jo-Ann Mapson
Grace and the Preacher — Kim Vogel Sawyer
The Lilac Bouquet — Carolyn Brown
Long Time Gone — Mary Connealy
Never Never — James Patterson
The Black Book — James Patterson
A Thousand Tomorrows / The Clouds Just Beyond — Karen Kingsbury
The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared — Jonas Jonasson
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer — Fredrik Backman
The Woman in Cabin 10 — Ruth Ware
The Dry — Jane Harper
The Night the Lights Went Out — Karen White
One Perfect Lie — Lisa Scottoline
Two From the Heart — James Patterson
The Ebb Tide — Beverly Lewis
The Burial Hour — Jeffery Deaver
The Book of Speculation– Erika Swyler
The Education of Ivy Blake — Ellen Airgood
Fast & Loose — Stuart Woods
Any Day Now — Robyn Carr
The Stars are Fire — Anita Shreve
I am Radar — Reif Larsen
The Harvest Man — Alex Grecian
Lost and Gone Forever — Alex Grecian
The Devil’s Workshop — Alex Grecian
The Black Country — Alex Grecian
The Yard — Alex Grecian
Me and Aunt Izzy — Max Yoho
A Paper Son — Jason Buchholz

Audio CD’s

Large Print Adult Fiction


The Frontiersman — William W. Johnstone
Day of Reckoning — William W. Johnstone

Large Print Westerns

Romance (Paperback Books)

This Heart of Mine — Brenda Novak
Finding Our Forever — Brenda Novak
A Small-Town Bride — Hope Ramsay


Deceptive Hearts — Marlene Chase
Humble Pie and White Lies — Elizabeth Penny
Man Overboard — J.A. Jance
Framed for Life — Kristi Holl
Death Takes a Holiday — Susan Sleeman
All By Myself, Alone — Mary H. Clark
The Hog’s Back Mystery — Freeman Wills Croft

Large Print Mystery

Science Fiction

Adult Non-Fiction

Simple Friendships — Kim Diehl
Family Circle Hometown Cooking Volume 9
And Heaven Shed No Tears — Henry Armin Hezog
Blink — Malcolm Gladwell
101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day — Dawn Isaac
Better — Atul Gawande
Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2017 Annual Recipes
Lovebirds for Life — Susan Davis
Quilts with a New Attitude — Lynette Jensen
Indian Wars — Anton Treuer
Quilled Mandalas — Alli Bartkowski
Always By My side — Edward Grinnan
The Secret History of World War II — Neil Kagan
The Read Doctor Will See You Shortly — Matt McCarthy

Kansas Fiction

Kansas Non-Fiction

The Last Wild Places of Kansas — George Frazier


Doctor Strange
The Red Baron
Beauty and the Beast
Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them
The Eagle Huntress
Hidden Figures

Summer Reading 2017

Build a Better World

Summer Reading 2017

Activity (10 am) (Birth through Junior High welcome!)
July 6 — Houses
July 13 — Construction
July 20 — Animal Habitats
July 27 — Recycling
**Themes/Dates subject to change.  Keep an eye on Facebook and webpage!**

Reading Challenges (All logs ready to be picked up at the library!)

  • Preschool to 5th Grade (log 20 books to get a prize)
  • Those birth to entering Kindergarten are also welcome to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!
  • Those entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade:  Join in the Kansas State Fair Challenge (May 15th through August 15th)
  • 6th grade to High School (log your minutes to enter a grand prize drawing)
  • Adult Read (every 4 books enter name for grand prize drawing)

** Must bring logs to the library, to get prizes/drawing entries!  All logs need to be turned in by Saturday, August 12th for prizes/drawing entry**

New Summer Hours

Starting June 1st through August 31st

Monday: 1:00 — 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
1:00 — 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 — 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM — 12: 00 PM
1:00 — 5:30 PM
Friday:  1:00 — 5:00 PM
Saturday:  9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Afternoon Closed
Sunday Closed

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call, email, or come in the library to let us know.

New Summer Hours

Starting June 1st through August 31st

Monday: 1:00 — 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
1:00 — 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 — 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM — 12: 00 PM
1:00 — 5:30 PM
Friday:  1:00 — 5:00 PM
Saturday:  9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Afternoon Closed
Sunday Closed

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call, email, or come in the library to let us know.

Fine Free Month

Fine Free April 2017

April is fine free month at the Americus Township Library.  Fines will be forgiven for bringing in unexpired canned/ non-perishable food items or personal items.Fines will be forgiven on books that have been returned, as follows:

Non-Perishable/Canned Food Items

1 can = up to $5

2 cans = up to $10

3 cans = up to $15

Personal Items

Toilet paper, hygiene items, feminine products, dish soap, etc.

Trial size item = up to $2

Full size item = up to $5

(per item)

For any questions or concerns, please be sure to come to the library or call us (620-443-5503).

All Non-perishable/canned food items and personal items will be donated to the local food pantry.

Anyone else wanting to donate may do so all year long!  We are a designated food pantry drop-off location!

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