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New Books and Movies

These are books and movies that were new inAugust.  Based on this post being late, these books are on the regular shelves.  These could also be replacement books.

Easy Reader
The Cat Who Ruled the Town — May Nakamura
Splat the Cat: Lemonade Stand — Laura Driscoll
Fancy Nancy: Shoe LaLa! — Victoria Saxon
Pinkalicious Fishtastic! — Victoria Kann
The 100 Hats of Cat in the Hat — Tish Rabe
If I Built a School — Chris Van Dusen
Duck! — Meg McKinlay
Bruce’s Big Fun Day — Ryan T. Higgins
I Like Myself! — Karen Beaumont
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving — Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa — Nick Bruel
Juvenile Fiction
The Trouble With Tink — Kiki Thorpe
Beck Beyond the Sea — Kimberly Morris
A Masterpiece for Bess — Lara Bergen
Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon — Lisa Papademetriou
Beck and the Great Berry Battle — Laura Driscoll
The Poison Jungle — Tui T. Sutherland
Trip to the Pumpkin Farm — Rebecca Elliott
Dog Man For Whom the Ball Rolls — Dav Pilkey
Captain Roalie — Timothee de Fombelle
Juvenile Non-Fiction
Young Adult
The Wrong Gild — R.L. Stine
You May Kill the Bride — R. L. Stine
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction

The School of Essential Ingredients — Erica Bauermeister
Contraband — Stuart Woods
Perfect Silhouette — Judith Miller
A Song of Joy — Lauraine Snelling
The Healing Jar — Wanda E Brunstetter
The Betrayed Wife — Kevin O’Brien
The Loyal One — Shelley Shepard Gray
Outfox — Sandra Brown
Someone We Know — Shari Lapena
Life and Other Inconveniences — Kristan Higgins
The Perfect Wife — J P Delany
The Women of Copper Country — Mary Doria Russell
The Bones We Speak — Carrie Stuart Parks
When Death Draws Near — Carrie Stuart Parks
A Cry From the Dust — Carrie Stuart Parks
Portrait of Vengeance — Carrie Stuart Parks
The Forgiving Jar — Wanda E Brunstetter
The Oysterville Sewing Circle — Susan Wiggs
Inland — Tea Obreht
Large Print Fiction
Audio CD’s

Blood at Sundown — Peter Brandvold
A Time for Vultures — William Johnstone
Dead Man Walking — William Johnstone
Frontier America — William Johnstone
The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave — Bill Pronzini
Large Print Westerns
Romance (Paperback Books)

Large Print Mystery
Science Fiction
Adult Non-Fiction

Dracopedia Field Guide — William O’Connor
Adult Large Print Non-Fiction
Kansas Fiction
Kansas Non-Fiction

Ugly Dolls

New Books And Movies

These are books and movies that were new in July.  Based on this post being late, these books are on the regular shelves.  These could also be replacement books.

Easy Reader
The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean — Deborah Diesen
Just Like My Brother — Gianna Marino
Patterns — Emily Bolam
Never Trumpet with a Crumpet — Smy Gibdon
How to Read a Book — Kwame Alexander
Bear’s Book — Claire Freedman
A is for Salad — Mike Lester
Henry’s Awful Mistake — Robert Quackenbush
Grumpy Groundhog — Maureen Wright
Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten — Lisa Robinson
My First Lost Tooth — Marigold Brooks
Find It: Animals
Spot the Differences: Book 2 — Sarah Jackson
Beware of the Nose Biting Monster! — JayMiletsky
Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket — Kimberly Dean
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas — Aaron Blabey
My First Day of School — Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Pigeon Has to Go to School — Mo Willems
Curious George Plants a Seed — Sandra Willard
Curious George Visits the Library — Margret Rey
Juvenile Fiction
A Boy Called BAT — Elana K. Arnold
Treasure of the Gold Dragon — Tracey West
Definitely Daphne — Tami Charles
Seeing Red — Sarah Mlynowski
My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Aladdin — Jerry Mahoney
My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Snow White — Jerry Mahoney
My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast — Jerry Mahoney
My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Cinderella — Jerry Mahoney
Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure — Kimberly Morris
Fira and the Full Moon — Gail Herman
Dulcie’s Taste of Magic — Gail Herman
Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse — Gail Herman
Prilla and the Butterfly Lie — Kitty Richards
Queen Clarion’s Secret — Kimberly Morris
Rosetta’s Daring Day — Rapademetriou
Tinker Bell: Two Tales
Juvenile Non-Fiction
Dracula — Kenny Abdo
Crusiers — John Hamilton
Fireflies — Leo Statts
Crayfish — Meg Gaertner
Snails — Meg Gaertner
Muskrats — Meg Gaertner
Ticks — Leo Statts
Cinco de Mayo — Julie Murray
Veterans Day — Brendan Flynn
Presidents’ Day — Charly Haley
Young Adult
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction

Confessions to Mr. Roosevelt — M.J. Bolt
The Welcoming — Nora Roberts
Under Currents — Nora Roberts
Window on the Bay — Debbie Macomber
Surfside Sisters — Nancy Thayer
Stars of Alabama — Sean Dietrich
City of Girls — Elizabeth Gilbert
The Flight of Girls — Noelle Salazar
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe — Jenny Colgan
Lock Every Door — Riley Sager
Sophia Princess Among Beasts — James Patterson
The Gifted School — Bruce Holsinger
Shamed — Linda Castillo
One Good Deed — David Baldacci
The Hideaway — Lauren K. Denton
Sold on a Monday — Kristina McMorris
What You Did — Clair McGowen
The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt — Andrea Bobotis
The Tumbling Turner Sisters — Juliette Fay
Labyrinth — Catherine Coulter
Smoke Screen — Iris Johansen
The Lager Queen of Minnesota — J. Ryan Stadal
Large Print Fiction

Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury
Audio CD’s

Burning Daylight — William Johnstone
Death Rattle — Sean Lynch
Large Print Westerns
Romance (Paperback Books)

Reunited in Walnut River — RaeAnne Thayne
Jackson — Emily March
Large Print Mystery
Science Fiction
Adult Non-Fiction

Wilderness: The Gateway to the Soul — Scott Stillman
Taste of Home: Most Requested Recipes 2019
400 Calorie Fix — Liz Vaccariello
Taste of Home: Affordable Eats
Taste of Home: Bring a Dish
Taste of Home: Sunday Dinners
Modern Crocheted Afghans — Laura Strutt
Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy — Christina Larsen
6000 + Pullover Possibilities — Melissa Leapman
Crisis in the Red Zone — Richard Preston
Pin Pals — Carrie Nelson
Cozy Quilts and Comforts — Lynn Hagmeier
The Art of Paint Pouring — Amanda VanEver
Adult Large Print Non-Fiction
Kansas Fiction
Kansas Non-Fiction

The Upside
The Lego Movie: The Second Part
Wonder Park
Dumbo (Live Action)
Alien Outpost
Robin B Hood
The Public
Missing Link
Western Collection ( 8 Movie)

Fall Story Time

August Story Time Themes

August 22nd — Colors and Shapes
August 29th — Alphabet Fun

September Story Time Themes

September 5th – Family
September 12th – Homes
September 19th – Fall
September 26th – Dinosaurs

October Story Time Themes

October 3rd – Space
October 10th – Fire Prevention/Community Helpers
October 17th – Pumpkins
October 25th – No Story Time/No School
October 31st — Halloween

November Story Time Themes

November 7th – Bears
November 14th – Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
November 21st– Thanksgiving
November 28th – Library Closed/ No Story Time

December Story Time Themes

December 5th – Five Sense
December 12th – Christmas
December 19th – Christmas
December 26th – No Story Time/No School

Rotating Book Van

Rotating Book Van should be arriving May 21st!

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.

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.