Book Club Kits

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A large number of Book Club Kits are available to be checked out at any time by patrons with a valid library card.  The kit checks out for 6 weeks and cannot be renewed. No more than 2 kits can be borrowed at one time by a patron.


Books and Stories to Go

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A collection of over 100 Books and Stories to Go, also called Smart Start, bags on a variety of themes.  Available to any patron with a valid library card.


Lucky Day Collection

Lucky Day Collection

Are you looking for the newest best seller but don’t want to wait for the 92 people who are already on the hold list?  The Lucky Day Collection allows patrons to find the newest books without waiting.  Must be in person to check the shelves.  Lucky Day books and DVDs will check out for one week no renewals.


Staff Reviews

Liberation Day by George Saunders

Liberation Day

Liberation Day by George Saunders. New York: Random House, 2022. 233 pages. A mother seeks revenge on the stranger who hurt her son. A grandfather writes a letter to his… Liberation Day

Oceans-Echo-by-Everina-Maxwell

Ocean’s Echo

Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell. New York : Tor, 2022. Romantic fantasy novels provided a gateway back into reading for many adults during the pandemic.  Can romantic science fiction novels persuade… Ocean’s Echo

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Inheritance

“Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love” by Dani Shapiro. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2019, 250 pages, $24.95, Kindle $12. Dani Shapiro is a middle-aged professional writer with… Inheritance

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

Bloodmarked

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2022]. The middle book(s) in a series always feel a bit like a letdown. You know you’re not going… Bloodmarked

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds Graphic of young woman with brown skin and dark brown curly hair, staring straight ahead, wearing a white shirt, with sunflowers along the bottom edge of the book.

We Deserve Monuments

“We Deserve Monuments” by Jas Hammonds. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2022, 384 pages. Content warning: grief, cancer, death, homophobia and racism “We Deserve Monuments” is an incredible story… We Deserve Monuments

The Last White Rose:  A Novel of Elizabeth of York

“The Last White Rose:  A Novel of Elizabeth of York” by Alison Weir.  New York:  Ballantine Books, 2022, 526 pages Fifteenth century England was dominated by the War of the… The Last White Rose:  A Novel of Elizabeth of York

Non-Fiction Picture Books

When looking for family read-a-louds with the best illustrations to captivate the imaginations, we often first think of fiction.  That does not mean, however, that they are not just as… Non-Fiction Picture Books

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits

“Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear. Avery, 2018. (320 pages, $27). James Clear is… Atomic Habits

The-Holiday-Trap-by-Roan-Parrish

The Holiday Trap

“The Holiday Trap,” by Roan Parrish. Copyright 2022, Sourcebooks Casablanca (440 pages, $16.00). Content Warning: Emotional abuse, sexual content, chronic illness. If you’re a fan of the Christmas movie, The… The Holiday Trap

Cemetery-Boys-by-Aiden-Thomas

Cemetery Boys

“Cemetery Boys,” by Aiden Thomas. Copyright 2020, Swoon Reads (344 pages, $17.99). Content Warning: Transphobia, Blood, Death, Death of a parent, Violence Cemetery Boys is a refreshing coming of age… Cemetery Boys

Fractured-Fables-by-Alix-Harrow

Fractured Fables

“A Spindle Splintered” by Alix E Harrow.  New York:  Tom Doherty Associates, 2021. 119 pages, $17.99 “A Mirror Mended” by Alix E Harrow.  New York:  Tom Doherty Associates, 2022, 130… Fractured Fables

Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi

Three Great Cookbooks for Holiday Baking

The baking season is upon us! From now until the end of the year, kitchens will be full of bakers creating delectable delights to share with family and friends. But… Three Great Cookbooks for Holiday Baking

Breaking Bad by Lara Stache

Breaking Bad

“Breaking Bad: A Cultural History” by Lara C. Stache; Rowman & Littlefield (236 pages, $38). AMC’s Breaking Bad spent five years presenting its audience with the tale of Walter White,… Breaking Bad

Babel-by-R.F-Kuang

Babel

Babel: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang. New York, NY : Harper Voyager, [2022]. Content Warnings: Racism, Colonization, Racial slurs, Slavery, War, Death of parent. Babel is one of the… Babel

How-to-Keep-House-While-Drowning-by-K

How to Keep House While Drowning

How to Keep House While Drowning: a gentle approach to cleaning and organizing by K. C. Davis. New York, NY: Simon Element, 2022. Content Warning: Ableism, Mental Illness. Prior to… How to Keep House While Drowning

Haunting-of-Hill-House-by-Shirley-Jackson

Choose Your Own Horror Adventure

October is the perfect time to explore the horror genre, but with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few recommendations to… Choose Your Own Horror Adventure

Bellweather Rhapsody

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Content Warnings: Murder, Suicide, Strong Language The late 1990s.  A snowed-in old hotel in upstate New York.  Its aging manager,… Bellweather Rhapsody

To Hell on a Fast Horse

To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West by Mark Lee Gardner; William Morrow (332 pages, $27).… To Hell on a Fast Horse

Widowland by C. J Carey

Widowland

Widowland by C. J. Carey. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2022] All I can say about Widowland is, wow. This book pulled me in from the first page, and I… Widowland

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2022. 401 pages, $28. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin is a love story between… Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Of-Dice-and-Men-by-David-Ewalt

Of Dice and Men

“Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It” by David M. Ewalt; Scribner (288 pages, $26). Published in 2013 in celebration of… Of Dice and Men

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Other Birds

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen Other Birds is a wonderfully written story by Sarah Addison Allen. Her quirky, magical tales are always a delight to read. When Zoey arrives… Other Birds

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Legends & Lattes

“Legends & Lattes,” by Travis Baldree. Copyright 2022, Cryptid Press (305 pages, $12.00). Picture this: You’re sitting at home, reading your fantasy novel, and it ends. Do you ever ask… Legends & Lattes

Beyond Order by Jordan Peterson

Beyond Order

“Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life” by Jordan B. Peterson; Portfolio (432 pages, $29). Published in 2021, Beyond Order is an engaging self-help book by the bestselling author and… Beyond Order

The High House by Jessie Greengrass

The High House

“The High House” by Jessie Greengrass.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2021.  255 pages, $27.00  “The High House” is the story of British teenager Caroline “Caro” who must cope with… The High House

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