BOOK CONTEST

Calling all kids ages 4-8! We want you to win this book! The contest starts on August 3rd and ends on August 31st. Sign-up is required to participate, and the contest winner will be drawn at random at the end of August. The book we are giving away is, ‘When I’m Not Looking’ by Farren Phillips. It’s a combination of humorous detective stories, fun fill-in-the-blanks, and laugh-out-loud details. The main character, Legs, isn’t quite sure of what her pet duck gets up to when she isn’t looking and it drives Legs crazy! The book allows young reads to use their detective skills, critical thinking, and imagination. There are rules to follow for the contest that is fun and easy. They will be made available to the kids at sign-up. Bring the kids in and get them signed up! *Be sure to be on the lookout for Duck while you’re in the library. I’ve seen her poking her beak out here and there. She seems to always be wearing a disguise. She is a clever bird indeed.*

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ADULT BOOKCLUB AUGUST BOOK IS…

Meet on Wednesday, August 25, from 5pm to 6pm. The group meets once a month in the library and discusses the story with each other. New books to read each month!
SYNOPSIS…
What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?
Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.
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OSMO

IT’S BACK!
OSMO is back out for kids to play. We are very excited to have this out again for the kids to enjoy the fun and educational experience that it brings. These games can be played alone or with a friend/family member. If you are not sure what OSMO is, stop at the front desk and ask the librarian. You do need to have your library card to check out the games. Each game does have age recommendations. The games we currently have are:
CREATIVE, CODING, CODING JAM, NUMBERS, WORDS, TANGRAM, PIZZA CO., and MIND RACERS. If we see a lot of use from the OSMO, there is a possibility that I can check on getting some of the newer games. That is just a maybe, however. 😉 We hope to see many kids coming in the doors to play OSMO!

New in today!!!

07/15/21
ADULT LARGE PRINT…
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
EASIES…
The Capybaras by Alfredo Soderguit
LEVEL/STEP READERS…
Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier (NEW I CAN READ! COMICS) – (LEVEL 1)
Storybots: Wheels on the Road by Scott Emmons (STEP INTO READING LEVEL 1)
JUVENILE FICTION…
The Curse of the Crystal Cavern by Francesco Sedita (book 2 of the new graphic novel series, ‘The Pathfinders Society’)
ADULT DVDS…
Love Takes Flight
French Exit
MAGAZINE…
People – July 26, 2021

BAKERS BOOK CLUB FOR AUGUST IS…

‘Hopeful’ By Shelly Shepard Gray
Meet on Wednesday, August 11, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The group meets once a month in the library and discusses the story with each other. New books to read each month! This club is free to join and anyone 17 and over is welcome to join! Stop in the library for more information.
 
In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, love comes in many forms. But will it come at all for Miriam?
Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something’s missing: a family of her own.
Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she’s always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When Junior, the man she’s pined for all her life, suddenly seeks her out, she’s thrilled to be noticed . . . until she realizes he’s only asking her to help get the attention of Mary Kathryn Hershberger, her pretty friend.
If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she’ll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she might lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth a lifetime of sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?
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Book Club

07/13/21

Don’t Forget! Baker’s Book Club meets tomorrow at 4:30 at the library!

New in today!!!

07/13/21
ADULT LARGE PRINT…
A Noel Killing by M.L. Longworth
The Cook of the Halcyon by Andrea Camilleri
The Ghost Rifle by Mac McCoy
West of the Big River: The Ranger by James J. Griffin
ADULT AUDIOBOOKS…
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
LEVEL/STEP READERS…
Beach Day by Candice Ramson (Level 1)
JUVENILE FICTION…
Attack of the Deadly diapers by Megan Atwood

New in today!!!

07/08/21
ADULT FICTION HARDCOVER…
Fallen by Linda Castillo
ADULT AUDIOBOOK…
Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
EASIES…
Milo’s Moonlight Mission by Kathleen M. Blasi
JUVENILE FICTION…
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: An Op Alliance by Pirate Sourcil (1st of new graphic novel series)
Pawcasso by Remy Lai (graphic novel)
Kyle’s Little Sister by Bon Hyung (graphic novel)
ADULT DVDS…
Defending Jacob

Annual Friends of the Library Calender Raffle

The Graceville Friends of the Library have started their calendar raffle fundraiser for the library! We are very excited this year for this fundraiser. We hope to sell all of our tickets so that we may give away $3000! Things were rough last year, so we hope to make this a better turnout for you and us. The tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the library or by a member of the Friends of the Library. Sales of the tickets will be until July 29th and the drawing will be held on July 31st at the Graceville Library. Names of winners will be published weekly in the Northern Star, on the library website, our Facebook, and the radio. The winners will also be posted at the library. Profits will buy books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc for the library. Stop in the library as soon as possible to get your tickets now! Thanks for your support!

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