Niobrara County News

Library News

Friday hours return to the library! Monday, July 26 the following hours took effect: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday the library will remain open until 7 p.m. On behalf of the library support organizations and staff at the library we extend our gratitude to the county
commissioners for finding ways to address the large deficit with which the library was faced. For more information please see the article elsewhere in this week’s paper.

Thursday, August 5 “Geppetto” will be the movie featured at 1 p.m. This is a 90 minute musical retelling of the famous Pinocchio story, from the point of view of Geppetto, his creator, played by Drew Carey. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s fondest wish and brings Pinocchio to life, things seem perfect. But soon Geppetto is filled with doubts about being a father. It’s only after Pinocchio is taken away to Pleasure Island that Geppetto realizes how important his son is.

A new fiction book is “A Tailor-Made Bride” by Karen Witemeyer. J.T. Tucker is too familiar with the kind of woman, the new dressmaker, Hannah Richards, is – shallow, more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Hannah is confounded by J.T. He riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. When Hannah decides to help J. T.’s sister catch a beau, it leads to unexpected consequences for both of them.

Other new fiction books include “The Spy” by Clive Cussler, “My Name is Memory” by Ann Brashares, “Burning Wire” by Jeffery Deaver, “The Passage” by Justin Cronin, The Infinity Gate” by Sara Douglass and “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Objective” by Eric Van Lustbader. “Sources of Light” by Margaret McMullen, “Black Blade Blues’ by J. A. Pitts and “Burned” by P.C. Cast are on the new YA shelf.

New non-fiction books are “Arrested: What to do When Your Loved One’s in Jail” by Wes Denham, “Pearl Buck in China: a Journey to the Good Earth” by Hilary Spurling and “Grill it: Recipes, Techniques, Tools” by Chris Schlesinger.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has this new junior title: “As Simple as it Seems” by Sarah Weeks. New picture books are “Critter Crew With Melody Lou : Alphabet Songs” by Christine Burnett, “The Very Fairy Princess” by Julie Andrews and “Quincy Finds a New Home” by Camille Matthews.

“Row, Row, Row” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 5. This weekly program is held from 10 to 11 a.m. for children age three through kindergarten. Effective September 1, 2010 we are returning to the once-a-week Storyhour format due to the decline in children in this age group, Storyhour will be held heach Tuesday and the Thursday program will be discontinued.

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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