New Books

These are books that are new or in processing , as of May 26.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Readers

Goodnight Tractor — Michelle Robinson
Goodnight Princess — Michelle Robinson
Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Class Pet from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Class from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The School Secretary from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Dentist from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Christmas Party from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
Bear Counts — Karma Wilson
I Will Take a Nap — Mo Willems
The Kree-Skrull War — Thomas Macri
Heroes of Asgard — Tomas Palacios
The Story of Wolverine — Thomas Macri
The Story of Iron Man — Thomas Macri
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy — Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs — Nick Bruel
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog — Lucille Colandro
The Noisy Clock Shop — Jean Horton Wilder
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Look and Find
Jack in the Box — Art Spiegelman
Dear Dragon Goes to the Firehouse — Margaret Hillert
Fourth of July Mice — Bethany Roberts
Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine — Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Bark Park — Karen Grey Ruelle
Principal Fred Won’t Go to Bed — Carolyn Crimi
Over in the River — Marianne Berkes
Picnic!  A Day in the Park — Joan Holub
The Spooky Tire — David Shannon
Snowy, Blowy Winter — Bob Raczka
I Scream for Ice Cream — Rob Scotton
The Big Helper — Rob Scotton

Juvenile Fiction

The Dragons of Wayward Crescent: Grabber — Chris D’Lacey
Pathfinder — Angie Sage
The School Play from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The New Year’s Eve Sleepover from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
St. Patrick’s Day from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Thanksgiving Day from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
Valentine’s Day from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The 100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
The Halloween Party from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
Christmas Drawing Book — Ralph Masiello
Jake’s Cakes — Joan Stimson
Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo — Margaret Hillert
Counting in the Desert 1-2-3 — Aaron R. Murray

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Discover Shadows — Pamela Hall
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash — G. Neri
Paper Models — Jennifer Sanderson
Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts — James Buckley
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer — Linda Hayward
Cool Cake Mix Cupcakes — Alex Kuskowski
Cool Filled Cupcakes –Alex Kuskowski
Cool Sweet Muffins — Alex Kuskowski
Cool Healthy Muffins — Alex Kuskowski
Cool Fun Cupcakes — Alex Kuskowski
Fun and Festive Fall Crafts — Randel McGee
The Rock Cycle — Melanie Ostopowich
Earthworms — Megan Borgen-Spaniol
Rodeo — Jessica Cohn
The Season’s Colors: How they Change — Joyce Markovics
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Roald Dahl
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle — Anita Ganeri
They Called Themselves the K.K.K. — Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Young Adult

Off the Page — Jodi Picoult
Rise of the Elgen — Richard Paul Evans
Battle of the Ampere — Richard Paul Evans
Illusion — Sherrilyn Kenyon
If You Really Love Me — Anne Schraff
Dark Secrets — Anne Schraff
The Final Four — Paul Volponi
Along for the Ride — Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon — Sarah Dessen
That Summer — Sarah Dessen
Just Listen — Sarah Dessen
Half Bad — Sally Green

Adult Fiction

Robert B. Parker’s Kickback — Ace Atkins
Piranha — Clive Cussler
Our Souls at Night — Kent Haruf
The Country of Ice Cream Star — Sandra Newman
The Daughter — Jane Shemilt
Blue Asylum — Kathy Hepinstall
The Complete Book of Oz — L. Frank Baum
A Heart’s Obsession — Colleen Coble
A Heart’s Danger — Colleen Coble
A Heart’s Disguise — Colleen Coble
Love Without End — Robin Lee Hatcher
Whenever You Come Around — Robin Lee Hatcher
Summer By the Sea — Susan Wiggs
Never  Die Alone — Lisa Jackson
Finders Keepers — Stephen King
Now & Forever — Mary Connealy
A Worthy Pursuit — Karen Witemeyer
Texas Tough — Janet Dailey
Radiant Angel — Nelson DeMille
Undercover Bride — Margaret Brownly
Blue Prints — Barbara Delinsky
The Fixer — Joseph Finder
In the Unlikely Event — Judy Blume
Eight Hundred Grapes — Laura Dave
The Inn at Ocean’s Edge — Colleen Coble
A Heart’s Betrayal — Colleen Coble
Bellman & Black — Diane Setterfield
All the Single Ladies — Jeff Shaara
Married ‘Til Monday — Denise Hunter
The Storm Murders — John Farrow
The Breaking Point — Jefferson Bass
Sarah’s Key — Tatiana de Rosnay
Whisper Beach — Shelley Noble
Nowhere to be Found — Emily Thomas
Country — Danielle Steel
The President’s Shadow — Brad Meltzer
The Rumor — Elin Hilderbrand
The Good Father — Diane Chamberlain
Summer’s Child — Diane Chamberlain


Escape From Hangtown — Larry D. Sweazy
Thunder at Dawn– S.K. Salzer
Shotgun Charlie — Ralph Compton


Firelight at Mustang Ridge — Jesse Hayworth
No Better Man — Sara Richardson
Huckleberry Harvest –Jennifer Beckstrand
The Marriage Season — Linda Lael Miller
Against the Tide — Kat Martin
The Calamity Janes (Gina & Emma) — Sherryl Woods
The Calamity Janes (Cassie & Karen) — Sherryl Woods


Stab Stitched — Elizabeth Penney
Bone to Be Wild — Carolyn Haines
Purl Up and Die — Maggie Sefton

Adult Non-Fiction

Ask Me Why I Hurt — Randy Christensen
Joanne Fluke’s Lake Eden Cookbook
2015 Christmas with Southern Living
Pioneer Girl — Laura Ingalls Wilder
Folded Paper German Stars — Armin Taubner
The Best of Country Cooking 2015
Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2015
Hitler’s Last Days — O’Reilly

Kansas Non-Fiction

In God We Trusted — Roy Bird
Images of America: Emporia — Steve Hanschu


The Jungle Bunch 2
The Fox and the Hound / The Fox and the Hound 2
The Emperor’s New Groove
The Road to El Dorado
Sleeping Beauty
Aladdin: King of Thieves
The Return of Jafar


New Books

These are books that are new or in processing , as of May 1.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Readers

How to Surprise a Dad — Jean Reagan
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole –Mac Barnett
Biscuit Goes Camping — Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Custodian from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
Construction — Sally Sutton
Bulldozer’s Big Day — Candace Fleming
Ponies Love Pets!  — Emily C. Hughes
Splat the Cat and the Hotshot — Rob Scotton
Drop it Rocket — Tad Hills
Biscuit and the Baby — Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Juvenile Fiction

Theodore Boone the Fugitive — John Grisham

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids — Linda Z. Braden
Kansas the Sunflower State — Blake Hoena

Young Adult

The Heir — Kiera Cass
Ice Kissed — Amanda Hocking
Maximum Ride Forever — James Patterson
Dangerous Deception — Kami Garcia
Sapphire Blue — Kerstin Gier
Emerald Green– Kerstin Gier
Ruby Red — Kerstin Gier

Adult Fiction

Gathering Prey — John Sandford
Perfect Match — Fern Michaels
Your Next Breath — Iris Johansen
The Second Sister — Marie Bostwick
Solitude Creek — Jeffery Deaver
Day Shift — Charlaine Harris
The Fall — John Lescroart
Jack of Spades — Joyce Carol Oates
The Proposal at Siesta Key — Shelley Shepard Gray
Hunt the Fox — Don Mann
The Sound of Glass — Karen White
Trauma — Michael Palmer
Forgotten Room — Lincoln Child
The Guest Cottage  — Nancy Thayer
Never Too Late — Robin Carr
Like a Fox — Judy Mitchell Rich
The Secret of Magic — Deborah Johnson
Water From My Heart — Charles Martin
The Enemy Inside — Steve Martini
Black River — S. M. Hulse
Zoo — James Patterson
Moonlight on Butternut Lake — Mary McNear
The Silent Sister — Diane Chamberland


Deadfall — Stephan Lodge
Those Jensen Boys!  — William W. Johnstone
Shawn O’Brien Manslaughter — William W. Johnstone
Straight to the Noose — Ralph Compton
Badger Boy and the Way of the Coyote — Elmer Kelton
The Revenant — Michael Punke
Epitaph — Mary Doria Russell


Hold Me — Susan Mallery
Sinful — Joan Johnston
Walking on Sunshine — LuAnn McLane
Cherry Lane — Rochelle Alers


The Postman Always Purls Twice — Anne Canadeo
Ming Tea Murder — Laura Childs
A Finely Knit Murder — Sally Goldenbaum
The Azalea Bones — Mary M. O’Donnell
Guilty Treasures — Rachael Phillips

Adult Non-Fiction

Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2015 Annual Recipes
The Hubble Cosmos — David H. Devorkin
Small-Space Vegetable Garden — Andrea Bellamy
Dreamers and Deceivers — Glenn Beck
Diabetic Living Everyday Cooking Volume 6
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — Marie Kondo
The Wright Brothers — David McCullough
Being Mortal — Atul Gawande

Kansas Non-Fiction

The Darkest Period — Ronald D. Parks
Kansas Trial Guide — Jonathan Conard




Unattended Child Policy

As summer approaches, and school is out, everyone should be aware of our unattended child library policy.


 Policy Statement:

A primary mission of the library is to provide a safe, secure, comfortable and convenient facility for patrons and staff. This is especially true for children who visit the library. Although staff are available to assist and provide general guidance, the library does not provide childcare services. Attaining the desired and appropriate environment for children requires the communication and cooperation of both staff and parents.


Unattended Child

An unattended child is any young person unaccompanied by a responsible adult and who is unable to care for his or her self, or use the library responsibly.

Adult, Parent, Caregiver

These terms are used in this policy to designate a person who is legally responsible for the welfare and behavior of their children.

Inappropriate Behavior

Examples of inappropriate behavior may include but are not limited to:

Disruptive behavior, such as running, shouting, climbing, rude actions, horseplay, etc.

Verbal or physical abuse of staff or other people in the library, such as cursing, demeaning or rude comments, talking back, hitting, biting, kicking, punching, teasing other children, hiding property etc.

Damage to property of the library or others, such as breaking or ruining supplies, improper use of furniture or equipment, theft, etc.


  1. Parents or adult caregivers are legally responsible for the welfare and behavior of their children. The library is not responsible for unattended children. Library staff may refer children who are left unattended in the library to appropriate authorities including the police or child welfare agencies.
  1. Young children may not be left unattended. Any child, seven years old or less must be accompanied by an adult at all times. An exception exists for children attending a planned, scheduled library program without a parent or caregiver in the room. However, the parent or caregiver is expected to remain in the library building and immediately join the child at the end of the program.
  1. Older children, ages eight and up, may need adult supervision to ensure their safety and maintain appropriate behavior and responsible library use. Staff members will use their judgment and discretion in determining whether or not an unattended child needs a parent or caregiver to provide supervision.
  1. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Staff will ask children to comply with library rules or instructions. Children whose behavior is disruptive to library rules and instructions will be asked to leave the library grounds. If a child is not able to leave the library without an adult, he should not be in the library alone. Children will be given the opportunity to make a phone call to a parent or guardian to inform them of the circumstances. A parent or the police may be called to pick up the child.
  1. Children should know how to reach an adult at all times. They may use the library business phone in case of an emergency.
  1. At closing time, or in the event of an emergency (closing for weather or a power outage), staff will assist unattended children in calling a parent or responsible adult to pick them up. If someone cannot be contacted within 30 minutes of a child being left alone, or at the library closing time, staff will call the police who will assume responsibility for the child.
  1. Parents should be aware of circumstances that may result in the unexpected closing of the library (storms, power outages, etc.). Library hours of operation are posted on signs.

As of 07/24/2008

Library Card and Late Fees


 Library cards are issued upon patron request with proof of identity.

Books will only be checked out on patron cards. If more than one family member has a card and one card is blocked they cannot use another family member’s card unless card holder is with patron and approves usage.

Late Fees

Effective January 1, 2015 any patron with fines of $10.00 or more will be blocked until all fines are paid and all books returned. No checkout for any library materials (books, DVD’s/VHS, magazines, etc.)

Fine Free Exceptions: School, patrons over the age of 70, hospitalization/illness, natural disaster (fire, flood, tornado) death of patron family member, board members and interlibrary loans.

Late Fee for library materials: Books 10 cents a day per book

DVD/VHS $1.00 a day per dvd/vhs (limit 5)

New Copies and Fax Policy

Copier Policy

Each single-sided copy is 10 cents.

Double-sided copy is 25 cents.

Anything printed by the patron (even if by mistake) will be paid for by the printing patron.

Free Copies as followed:

Encyclopedia articles (cannot be checked out)

Pages from a book (not allowed to be checked out)

Copies for the Township Board

Our mistake – trial and error on enlargement or reduction and paper jams

Fax Policy

To send:

1 to 5 pages: $2.00

25 cents each additional page

To receive:

25 cents per page

Americus Township Library

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