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Are you looking for that perfect Christmas gift; but not exactly sure what brand is the best to buy? Consumer Reports Magazine can offer some guidance and it’s very easy to use. In each magazine (which is available at the library) there is an index of everything else that’s been tested! You can also see this information by going to the Additional Databases in WyldCat. You do need your library card number and PIN to access outside of the library. Log on to the internet and go to, click on WyldCat and then in the middle of the screen click on More under Additional Databases. Next, select Ebsco Host Web and then MasterFile Premier, click on Continue. Enter the search terms, for example “cameras” – scroll down and type Consumer Reports in the Publication box, click on the Full Text box and now click on Search and a hit list will appear. There are over 200 articles to choose from that you can read on your screen. Don’t hesitate to call (334-3490) or stop by the library if you have problems. Try it out today!

“Home to Holly Springs” by Jan Karon is now available. Father Tim returns to his home town for the first time in decades when he receives an anonymous summons, an event that leads to his discovery of long-buried secrets. If you are familiar with Karon’s Mitford Series, be sure to reserve this title. Other new books include “A Christmas Visitor” by Thomas Kinkade, “Darkness Falls” by Kyle Mills, “The Ghost” by Robert Harris, “Everlasting” by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and “Amazing Grace” by Danielle Steel.

New non-fiction books are “Nashville Portraits: Legends of Country Music, 60 Portraits” by Jim McGuire, “Barbaro: the Horse who Captured America’s Heart” by Sean Clancy and “The Two Marys: the Hidden Story of the Mother and the Wife of Jesus” by Sylvia Browne.

A new title for the young adults is “Sure Fire” by Jack Higgins.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Molly Moon, Mickey Minus, & the Mind Machine” by Georgia Byng, “Dussie” by Nancy Springer and “Second-String Center” by Rich Wallace. New easy titles are “The Lamb Who Came for Dinner” by Steve Smallman, “A Fishing Surprise” by Rae A. McDonald, “The Chocolate Cat” by Sue Stainton and “Bears Day Out” by Michael Rosen.

A special visitor will be at the library on Tuesday, December 18. “HO! HO! HO!” is the theme for both Tuesday and Thursday, December 18 & 20 however Santa can only make the Tuesday trip. Storyhour is held every Tuesday and Thursday (except Holidays) 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!

After 24 years we are able to begin binding The Lusk Herald newspapers again, we are missing some issues in the time period of 1984 through 1994, if you happen to have any issues in this range and would consider donating them please stop by.

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