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Rotating Book Van

Rotating Book Van should be arriving March 19th!

The rotating book van is a service from the North Central Kansas Library System.  We receive around 350 books that then rotate out in eight (8) weeks.  This adds around 2,100 books to our collection, throughout the year.  We have everything from picture books,  Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, mystery, Science Fiction, Inspirationals, and Westerns.  Need large print?  We have that too on the book van.  Come in the library and look around the pink and purple book carts!

History of Valentine’s Day

Did you know, like most of our holidays, Valentine’s Day, was originally a Pagan celebration called Lupercalia.  Lupercalia, celebrated during mid-February,  involved a ritualized animal sacrifice and matchmaking, in hopes to keep evil spirits and infertility away.
Since there are 3 known Saint Valentines, it is unclear which the holiday is named after.  All we know, is that his stories make him seem like a sympathetic, heroic, and romantic person.
February 14th, was once believed to be the beginning of bird mating season in France and England.  This helped to add the idea of romance to Valentine’s Day.
Today there are many different ways to celebrate, but all usually involved sharing a note about our care and love for the person.

More information on Valentine’s Day can be found here.
More information on Lupercalia can be found here.

New Books and Movies

These are books and movies that were new in January and February.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Reader

Pinkalicious and the Flower Fairy — Victoria Kann
Pete the Kitty and the Case of the Hiccups — James Dean
How to Catch a Leprechaun — Adam Wallace
Eat Pete!  — Michael Rex
The Story of the Leprechaun — Katherine Tegen
Pete the Cat’s World Tour — James Dean

Juvenile Fiction

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild — Dav Pilkey
Captain Awesome to the Rescue — Stan Kirby
Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man — Stan Kirby
Captain Awesome and the New Kid — Stan Kirby
Captain Awesome Takes a Dive — Stan Kirby
Captain Awesome Soccer Star — Stan Kirby
Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland — Stan Kirby
The Princess in Black — Shannon Hale
Hungry Bunny Horde — Shannon Hale
The Perfect Princess Party — Shannon Hale
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation — Shannon Hale
The Princess in Black & The Mysterious Playdate — Shannon Hale
The Lost Continent — Tui T. Sutherland
Talons of Power — Tui T. Sutherland
The Hive Queen — Tui T. Sutherland
Restart — Gordon Korman
Slacker — Gordon Korman

Juvenile Non-Fiction

I Am Not an Egg Carton
Me and My Place in Space — Joan Sweeney
The Everything Book of Cats & Kittens
The Everything Book of Dogs & Puppies
To Burp or Not to Burp — Dave Williams
Mighty Mission Machines — Dave Williams
Destination: Space — Dave Williams
Go for Liftoff! — Dave Williams
I am Not a Toilet Paper Roll
Marco Polo — Demi
The Journey of York — Hasan Davis
Sally Ride — Rebecca Felix

Young Adult

Two Can Keep a Secret — Karen M. McManus
One of Us is Lying — Karen McManus
On the Come Up — Angie Thomas

Young Adult Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction

Code of Valor– Lynette Eason
Oath of Honor — Lynette Eason
Under the Midnight Sun — Tracie Peterson
A Delicate Touch — Stuart Woods
Verses for the Dead– Douglas Preston
The Boy — Tami Hoag
Turning Point — Danielle Steel
Untouchable — Jayne Ann Krentz
The House Next Door — James Patterson
She Lies in Wait — Gytha Lodge
The New Iberia Blues — James Lee Burke
Liar Liar — James Patterson
The Best of Us — Robyn Carr
The Bishop’s Son — Kelly Irvin
Seasons of an Amish Garden — Amy Clipston
The Saddle Maker’s Son — Kelly Irvin
The Beekeeper’s Son — Kelly Irvin
The Last Ship — William Brinkley
The Magnolia Inn — Carolyn Brown
American Drifter — Heather Graham
The Girl Before — JP Delaney
The Terminal List — Jack Carr
A Darkness Absolute — Kelley Armstrong
This Fallen Prey — Kelley Armstrong
Watcher in the Woods — Kelley Armstrong

Large Print Fiction
Classics
Audio CD’s
Westerns

Adobe Moon — Mark Warren
Born to the Badge — Mark Warren

Large Print Westerns
Romance (Paperback Books)

Cowboy Brave — Carolyn Brown
Home on Huckleberry Hill — Jennifer Beckstrand
Return to Huckleberry Hill — Jennifer Beckstrand
A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill — Jennifer Beckstand
A Soldier’s Return Home — RaeAnne Thayne
Strawberry Hill — Catherine Anderson
Trialblazer — Anna Schmidt
O’Hurley Born — Nora Roberts

Mystery
Large Print Mystery
Science Fiction
Adult Non-Fiction
Adult Large Print Non-Fiction
Kansas Fiction
Kansas Non-Fiction

Mindfulness for Beginners — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Loving What Is — Byron Katie
The First Conspiracy — Brad Meltzer
Magical Folk Healing — D J Conway

DVD

Lightning Jack
15:17 to Paris
Kangaroo Jack
Goosebumps 2
The Grinch
The Nutcracker & the 4 Realms

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten at your local library!

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge.
The library has 1000 Book Before Kindergarten packets, or download the 1000 Books  Before Kindergarten app for iPhone and Android.  Come to the library for prizes and/or awards at the 100 book achievements.

 

Rotating Book Van

Due to the inclement weather, this week, the book van will be delivered January 25th.

The rotating book van is a service from the North Central Kansas Library System.  We receive around 350 books that then rotate out in eight (8) weeks.  This adds around 2,100 books to our collection, throughout the year.  We have everything from picture books,  Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, mystery, Science Fiction, Inspirationals, and Westerns.  Need large print?  We have that too on the book van.  Come in the library and look around the pink and purple book carts!

New Books and Movies

These are books and movies that were new in December and January.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Reader

A Valentine for Frankenstein — Leslie Clare
I Need a New Butt! — Dawn McMillan

Juvenile Fiction

Garfield: Nutty as a Fruitcake — Jim Davis

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Frankenstein — Kenny Abdo
How to Survive the Wild — Kenny Abdo

Young Adult

Unforgiven — Lauren Kate

Young Adult Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction

Christmas Jars — Jason F. Wright
Of Blood and Bone — Nora Roberts
A Breath of Hope — Lauraine Snelling
A Season of Grace — Lauraine Snelling
The Other Wife — Michael Robotham
Come and Get Us — James Patterson
Christmas Jars Reunion — Jason F. Wright
Pandemic — Robin Cook
An Elderly Lady is UP to NO Good — Helene Thurston
Amelia and the Captain — Lori Copeland

Large Print Fiction
Classics
Audio CD’s
Westerns

The Range Detectives — William Johnstone
Torture of the Mountain Man — William Johnstone
Die by the Gun — William Johnstone
The Christmas Tresspassers — Andrew J. Fenday
Buzzard Bait — Brett Cogburn
Preacher’s Rage — William Johnstone
Rage for Vengeance — Dusty Richards
The Black Hills — William Johnstone

Large Print Westerns
Romance (Paperback Books)

An Amish Match on Ice — Kelly Long
Western Hearts — Debbie Macomber

Mystery

How to Knit a Murder — Sally Goldenbaum
Hooks Can be Deceiving — Betty Hechtman

Large Print Mystery
Science Fiction

Dark Lightning — John Varley

Adult Non-Fiction

Bright Line Eating — Susan Peirce
Tractor — Lee Klancher
Amish Community Cookbook — Carole Giagnocavo

Adult Large Print Non-Fiction

Corner to Corner Crochet — Jess Coppom
Occasion Bags — Debbie Shore
Taste of Home Favorites

Kansas Fiction
Kansas Non-Fiction

KC Star Quilt Sampler — Barbara Brackman
Beyond the Banners

DVD

Hawmps!
Dinosaur
The Shack
Galaxy Quest
Searching
Small Foot
Christopher Robin
Pacific Rim Uprising
Mask
Crocodile Dundee 1 &2
Incredibles 2
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Alpha

Winter/Spring Story Time

Please note that the following schedule may be changed at any time.  Please keep an eye out for posts on this webpage and our library Facebook, for individual posts for the week.

Story Time Starts at 10am!


January
January 3rd — NO School/NO Story Time
January 10th – New Year
January 17th – Snow
January 24th — Dinosaurs
January 31st – Kansas Day

February
February 7th – Chinese New Year
February 14th – Valentine’s Day
February 21st – Dragons
February 28th – Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss Day

March
March 7th – No Story Time/No School
March 14th – No Story Time/No School
March 21st – Spring
March 28th — Farm

April
April 4th – Gardens
April 11th — Library
April 18th – Easter
April 25th — Earth Day

May
May 2nd – Pets
May 9th – Mother’s Day
May 16th — Turtles

*May 16th will be the last story time of the spring!   We hope to see you at our Summer Reading Program!*