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The Friends of the Library will present the first of three Reading is Fundamental (RIF) programs on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Children from preschool age on up are invited to join us for a skit featuring the fun-loving “Amelia Bedelia.” Students from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will present this skit and crafts and snacks will also be a part of the evening. The best part about this hour-long program is that children are able to select their very own book to take home and keep.

RIF is a federal program that has been in existence since 1966. The program focuses on encouraging children to read by showing them that reading is truly fun. Through RIF, children have the opportunity to choose their very own book by themselves; books that excite them and books that they get to keep for their own. The program also encourages parental involvement and we encourage parents to participate with their children. Friends of the Library RIF programs will also be held March 12 and April 9, 2008.

A new fiction book for adults is “There’s No Place Like Here” by Cecelia Ahern. Sandy Shortt’s childhood classmate disappeared twenty years ago. Now Sandy’s life’s work is finding people who have vanished from their loved ones. Then she turns up missing. Other new fiction includes “Touchstone” by Laurie R. King, “The Book of Old Houses” by Sarah Graves, “Hand of Evil” by J.A. Jance, “Home to Big Stone” by Adriana Trigiani and “The Shooters” by W.E.B. Griffin.

New adult non-fiction books are “Meet the Next President: What You Don’t Know About the Candidates” by Bill Sammon, “Clark Gable: Tormented Star” by David Bret and “Shift: Change Your Words, Change Your World” by Janet Smith Warfield.

A new title for the young adults is “What If….Everyone was Doing It” by Liz Ruckdeschel.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books: “Leaves, Leaves, Leaves” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, “Roar!” by Margaret Mayo, “Sleep Over Larry” by Daniel Pinkwater, “Go To Bed, Monster!” by Natasha Wing and “The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: a Tale of Picky Eating” by A. W. Flaherty.

“Happy Valentine’s Day” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 14. Storyhour is held every Tuesday and 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!

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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