Library News

The Friends of the Library will be having their annual Book Sale & Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 27 beginning at 8 am. Be sure to stop by! This fundraiser helps to fund library programs and materials and the recently announced Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Photographer Heather Goddard will also be offering portraits! Consider an image with our historic Carnegie Library or perhaps your favorite book!

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume on Monday, July 6th. Happy 4th of July!

A Paint @ the Library event will be held on Monday, July 6 at 1 p.m. Space is limited; please call the library at 334-3490 to register for this still-life painting and for more information.

The library is building a searchable database that could be considered a genealogy of businesses and their properties. We are looking for information and photographs that can be added to this resource. Please stop by the library or call 334-3490, you can also email Thank you for your assistance!

“The Water Keeper” is Charles Martin’s latest novel. Murphy Shepard lives alone on an island tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners. He’s also dedicated his life rescuing those in peril like the woman, Summer, he saved from Florida’s coastal waters. Drawn to her and desperate to help her find her daughter, he is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery. “The Water Keeper” is also available digitally through Overdrive and the CloudLibrary.

Other new fiction books are “This is How I Lied” by Heather Gudenkauf, “Girls of Summer” by Nancy Thayer, “Seeing Darkness” by Heather Graham, “Camino Winds” by John Grishman, “Shadow Flight” by Christine Feehan, “Stages of the Heart” by Jo Goodman and “Blood-Soaked Earth: the Trial of Oliver Lee” by W. Michael Farmer. “Grenade” by Alan Gratz is among new young adult titles along with “The Library of Lost Things” by Laura Taylor Namey.

New non-fiction books are “The Last Cowboys: a Pioneer Family in the New West” by John Branch, “Fire in Paradise: an American Tragedy” by Alastair Gee and several new Fodor’s travel books: including Greece, France, Australia, Great Britain and more!

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “The Trail” by Meika Hashimoto, “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang and “A Ceiling Made of Eggshells” by Gail Carson Levine. A few of the newer easy books include “Pete the Cat’s Family Road Trip” by Kimberly Dean, “One Little Bag: an Amazing Journey” by Henry Cole, “Dandylion Summer” by Frann Preston-Gannon and “Willow the Armadillo” by Marilou Reeder.

“Sports For All!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story! Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Visit the library’s webpage: for local genealogy and historical information as well as the option to search the online catalog, WyldCat. Your library card number and PIN gives you access to renew some items, place reserves on items and research through Check it out today!

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.