5TH & 6TH GRADE FANTASY BOOK CLUB

The 5th and 6th graders at CGB grade school were given fliers last Thursday from the library. We encourage you to talk to your kids about the great opportunities in joining a book club. Making friends, reading great stories together, getting to talk about what things they like or dislike the most about the book they chose for the month. Also activities to keep them busy and lots of laughter and fun. Please call the library at 748-7332 to sign your child up today!

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$1,000 GRANT WINNER

Amy was so excited when she received the call from Tory at Tei Landmark, she was about to cry! Graceville really needed this Grant for 2017. It is funny though, I spent a long time on doing Ortonville’s Grant, we didn’t get it. Amy and I were unsure what to request for to meet guidelines for Graceville. Before we knew it, I had about 12 hours to get it in. I just started typing something in, printed, signed, scanned and emailed off. We got it! Sometimes best ideas come at the last minute. Only 25 libraries in the whole U.S. received this Grant…Graceville was one! Vicki.

 

 

teiIt is with great pleasure that we announce the following as recipients of a $1,000 grant for Childhood Literacy Development. We had hundreds of applications and wish we were able to award grants to all who applied… Congratulations to

Ballard-Carlisle County Library,KY
Bellevue Public Library,NE
Benton Harbor Public Library,MI
Bernards Township Library,NJ
Bethany Elementary School,NC
Circle of Nations School,ND
McKendrick Ochoa Salinas Branch Library,TX
Coatesville Area Public Library,PA
Desert Foothills Library,AZ
Graceville Public Library, MN
Hancock County Library System,MS
Harwinton Public Library,CT
Henika District Library,MI
Hudson Public Library,MA
Island Library / Live Oak Public Libraries,GA
Laurel Public Library,DE
Lee County Library System,FL
Piedmont Valley Library,SC
Pioneer Library System,NY
Pulaski County Public Library,IN
Satsuma Public Library Foundation,AL
South Lafourche Public Library,LA
Spirit Lake Public Library,IA
Upper Skagit Library District,WA
Waukegan Public Library,IL

DON’T FORGET!

Please don’t forget to bring your before preschool kids to 1rst grade kids into the library today as Lilly and Ellie will be here again today with storytime and crafts from 4:30 to 5:30. Snacks will be provided.

Closed for Christmas Eve

We will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve. We will be open again on Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 11 to 6.

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JANUARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

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JANUARY ADULT BOOK CLUB
Meet on Wednesday, January 25 from 5 to 6pm at the library. Please stop in the library to sign up or call 748-7332.
“Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
Synopsis…
The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
 
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.
Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

MRS CLAUS AT THE GRACEVILLE LIBRARY

Well, Mrs. Claus got a hold of me and told me she would love to see the kids on Saturday, December 17 during story hour. What a great treat that will be! Be sure to stop in and say hello.

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‘LET’S READ!’

Ellie and Lilly are off to a great start with their ‘Let’s Read’ program. They started on some crafts and are now reading a few books. The kids are really enjoy this time. Be sure to bring your kids to the next ‘Let’s Read’ on Dec. 20 at 4:30!

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ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!
Stop in now, or call to join. The sign up sheet is at the front desk. Time to get as many books read (audio books count too) as we can in 3 months. Join the fun!!!

 

 

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ELF ON A SHELF

We have our very own live ‘Elf on a Shelf’!
We may have to put him somewhere else however, as he is a bit too big for the library shelves.


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12/13/16

Don’t forget that Lilly and Ellie will be in today at 4:30 for “Let’s Read” for children under preschool to 1st grade. There will be snacks provided.