Monday, October 25, 2010

Trick or Treat at the Library!

We will be open 5-7pm on Halloween night as part of Trunks for Treats at the Homer City Building. The High School band will be putting on a Halloween Carnival and costume contest for ages up through 5th grade as a fundraiser for their Orlando trip, too.

Come see your favorite librarians and show us your costumes. We have plenty of spooky books on display for all ages.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Many New Titles at the Library

October is a big month in the publishing world. Many of the new best-sellers have just come out or are about to come out. We recently got in a big order and will be putting in another order in November to catch some more of the popular new titles. COME IN AND CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW!

In new adult fiction we have:
Don't Blink James Patterson
Postcard Killers James Patterson
Port Mortuary Patricia Cornwell
Lucid Intervals Stuart Woods
Bad Blood John Sandford
Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks
Devil Amonst the Lawyers Sharyn McCrumb
Worth Dying For Lee Child
Reversal Michael Connelly
Charming Quirks of Others Alexander McCall Smith
Painted Ladies Robert B. Parker

For all of the juniors, teens and young at heart who have been reading the Ranger's Apprentice series, Book 9,
Halt's Peril by John Flannagan, is in.

I found a really nice set of sports books for juniors and teens. This series is published by Sports Illustrated for Kids and I'm hoping it will be a popular set of junior non-fiction:
Baseball: How It Works David Breier
Basketball: How It Works Suzanne Slade
Skateborading: How It Works Emily Sohn
Football: How It Works Suzanne Bazemore

In the Young Adult section we have the latest Camp Confidential book, In It to Win It by Melissa Morgan

For those of you who loved Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan's first book in his knew series, Lost Hero is here.
We also are completing James Patterson's YA series, Maximum Ride with School's Out Forever.

Being a Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader myself, I was quite happy to come across the Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte. If you like King Arthur, if you like Roman and British historical novels (and especially if you love the military history aspect) you'll enjoy these. The first few read much more like historical novels than fantasy but they are setting up the whole King Arthur story. I've only read the first two and can't wait to finish the series. That being the case, we now have all 8 books in the series.

We also have gotten a large number of donated items in lately. We are still working on cataloging these but we will have some more nice additions to our collection when I get them done.

Don't forget - you have until the end of October to read a banned book and enter our drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.