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Now available?. the library is now offering a second Storyhour! This will be the same program that is presented each Tuesday but now repeated on Thursday! Wonderfully full groups have made it difficult for all of the children to get the attention that they deserve and so we have added another program for the children. Storyhour is available for children age 3 through kindergarten and is held from 10 to 11 a.m. both days. Storyhour features thematic based stories in many forms, crafts, activities, and the opportunity for children to select library materials to take home and read. If you haven’t been involved in Storyhour before stop by and visit with Children’s Librarian, Yvonne Jensen about what she has planned!

Dial-A-Story is another great program for children! Library volunteer, Judy Hamaker reads the stories and the Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story. Call 334-3274 and give it a try today!

New fiction includes the romance novels, “Queen of Broken Hearts” by Cassandra King, “Two Alone” by Sandra Brown and “Beguiled” by Shannon Drake. Mystery lovers will enjoy Jill Churchill’s “The Accidental Florist” and “Stone Butterfly” by James Doss.

Savvy protagonist, Fritz Malone is embroiled in a string of grisly murders in New York in Richard Hawke’s newest, “Cold Day in Hell” and author Russell Andrews returns with a thriller sure to keep you up all night. T. Jefferson Parker’s “Storm Runners” turns all kinds of corners as ex-cop, Matt Stromsoe comes face to face with his past while working on a different case. Award winning Western fiction author, Elmer Kelton has two Texas novels in “Texas Showdown,” and author Tracy Chevalier once again captures an era and a sense of place in her newest novel, “Burning Bright,” you’ll remember her from the “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

New on the non-fiction shelf is “Teach with Your Heart” by Erin Gruwell, “In An Instance” by Lee and Bob Woodruff and “It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump and Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs” by John O’Hurley. Laura McFadden’s “100 Ideas for Stationery, Cards and Invitations” will help you have your graduation cards created in a flash!

New in the Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library is “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick and eight new “Can You Solve the Mystery?” books are in. These mysteries involve everything from video game smuggling to chocolate chip cookies – be sure to check them out!

“Chicks” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 and Thursday, April 19. Storyhour is held every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. and repeated each Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 3 through kindergarten.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

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