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Have you noticed the new items that have been made available by a grant from the McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund at the library? 109 DVD’s, 100 books as well as Books on CD and music CD’s were added to the library collections in the past five months. In addition to funding through the everyday library budget the NCSD Recreation District funding also helps build the library collection as well as the Friends of the Library and the Niobrara County Library Foundation. If you haven’t stopped in for a while we invite you to come in and browse for a bit.

OneClick Digital is now available for eAudiobook downloads. This replaces NetLibrary which many of you are familiar with. Patrons can check out up to 15 audiobooks for 21 days and they are renewable. These titles play on a variety of devices, including Apple! Some settings need to be set for different devices and a media manager is required to be downloaded on your computer. Check it out on our webpage, and be sure to read the help pages for advice on your particular device.

“Hang down Your Head, Tom Dooley,” is a popular folk song recorded by the Kingston Trio and “The Ballad of Tom Dooley” is the new novel by Sharyn McCrumb; both of these are based on actual events that took place in North Carolina in the aftermath of the Civil War. Tom Dula was involved with Laura Foster as well as his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and married Ann Melton. Laura disappeared and her body was found in a shallow grave three months later. Tom and Ann were accused of her murder and put on trial. A noble gesture by Tom on the eve of his execution saved Ann, the woman that he loved. Author Sharyn McCrumb visited the actual sites, studied the transcripts, census records, maps, and uncovered a missing piece of the story. This factual retelling of the historical account reveals an astonishing revolution of the real motives and the real culprit in the murder of Laura Foster.

New fiction includes “Double Dexter” by Jeff Lindsey, “The Borrower” by Rebecca Makkai, “The Litigators” by John Grisham, “City of Whispers” by Marcia Muller, “The Snow Angel” by Glenn Beck, “The Vault” by Ruth Rendell and “Into the Hinterlands” by David Drake. “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman is now available in the young adult section.

“Beyond Tallulah: How Sam Wyly Became America’s Boldest Big-Time Entrepreneur” by Dennis Hamilton is one of several new non-fiction books. Also available are, “Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy: Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 1964” by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and “Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook” by Debbie Macomber.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books: “Torn” by Margaret Peterson Haddix and “The Ogre of Oglefort” by Eva Ibbotson. New easy titles are: “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink” by Victoria Kann and “The Money We’ll Save” by Brock Cole.

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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