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During the 2012 legislative session Governor Mead recommended an additional 3 million dollars for the Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge Program, this budget item was approved by the legislature. In Niobrara County each dollar raised for endowment is matched with $3 through this challenge with a goal of $43,478. To date, your local library foundation has received $656,522 through this program and interest from this permanent perpetual fund is now able to help with funding the annual budget as well as other library related items. Part of the recent renovation was paid for by funds from the endowment and from the Books and Bricks program. For more information about this program contact any foundation member or stop by the library.

A new suspense novel is “Cat’s Claw” by Susan Wittig Albert. Shelia Dawson has made history as the first female police chief in Pecan Springs, Texas. As chief in a male-dominated force she has met many challenges and she has cracked many a mystery in collaboration with local sleuth, China Boyles. Now, she must prove that she’s got what it takes to hunt down a predator that’s loose on the streets.

Other new fiction books include “So Damn Lucky” by Deborah Coonts, “Yours to Keep” by Shannon Stacey, “The Expats” by Chris Pavone, “The Wolf Gift” by Anne Rice, “The Cinnamon Roll Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “A Searching Wind” by W. Michael Gear, “Carrots” by Colleen Helme and “Songs of the Earth” by Elspeth Cooper. Some new titles for the young adult are “Ironside – a Modern Fairy tale” by Holly Black and “Arcadia Awakens” by Kai Meyer.

New non-fiction books are “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman, “Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives” by Evelyn Hadden and “The End of Illness” by David B. Agus M.D.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books: “One Dog and His Boy” by Eva Ibbotson, “Bliss” by Kathryn Littlewood and “Dead End in Norvelt” by Jack Gantos. Some new easy titles include “Blackout” by John Rocco, “Pig Pig Meets the Lion” by David McPhail and “Humphrey’s First Palm Sunday” by Carol Heyer.

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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