New Titles at the Library:

The adult fiction section was increased by several volumes this week. We have “When You See Me” by Lisa Gardner; “World Starts Anew” by Jean Grainger; “Just Like You” by Nick Hornby; “Half the Terrible Things” by Paul Legler; and “How to Raise an Elephant” by Alexander McCall Smith, the latest in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Large Print books are “”Christmas Swap” by Melody Carlson; “Auschwitz Lullaby” by Mario Escobar; “The Noel Letters” by Richard Paul Evans; “Christmas Caramel Murder” by Joanne Fluke; “Wildflower Hope” by Grace Greene; “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel; “Something Worth Doing: a novel of an early suffragist” by Jane Kirkpatrick; “Christmas With My Cowboy” by Diana Palmer; “Silent Bite” by David Rosenfelt, an Andy Carpenter Mystery series novel; and “Christmas at Holiday House” by Raeanne Thayne.

            Christian fiction readers will be interested in “Light in the Mountain Sky” by Misty M. Beller, another book in the Call of the Rockies series; “Tranquility Falls” by T. Davis Bunn; and “Autumn Skies”, “Carolina Breeze”, and “Lake Season” by Denise Hunter. Some large print in the same classification are “Happy Camper” by Melody Carlson; “An Appalachian Summer” by Ann H. Gabhart; “Starfish Pier: a Hope Harbor novel” by Irene Hannon; and “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Karen Kingsbury.

            Added to the western collection are some large print titles by Johnny D. Boggs: “Buckskin, Bloomers, and Me”, “The Cane Creek Regulators” and “Fall of Abilene”. This author was not familiar to me even though we have several of his books on our shelves. I should pay more attention! According to what I find online, Booklist has labeled him “among the best western writers at work today”. He has won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America eight times, won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award and this year received the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions and was inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame.

            New magazines added this week are Time, Midwest Living, Better Homes & Gardens and North Dakota Horizons.

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Library Book Group

Adult Book Group

         The selection for the February book discussion group is “Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. The meeting will be on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 AM in the West Room. This fiction book is set around Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, and how these women brought literacy, hope and a human connection to those that lived in the backwoods around Troublesome Creek. Copies can be picked up at the circulation desk.

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Accessing the library version of from home

Due to widespread library closures in response to the global pandemic, Ancestry Library Edition is now available outside our library by using this URL:

From home, a patron will need to sign in through the ODIN authgate using a library’s remote access credentials. That is site the above link takes you to. At that ODIN website, sign in with the following information.

For 14 digit barcode, enter: 23125001134194

For password, enter: heart

(note that the password must be all lower-case)

Then, click the “Public, K12, Special Libraries Logon” button.

That should take you to the ancestry website.

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Story Time

Story Time is cancelled until further notice.





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New Library Procedures

The Heart of America Library is now open to the public and will return to our regular operating hours.  There are some guidelines, and we ask the cooperation of patrons:

If you are sick or feeling unwell please do not come to the library – opt for delivery or curbside pickup.

If you would rather not come into the library, we will continue to do delivery and curbside pick-up.

If you would like to come into the library we will be here for regular hours. Patrons are encouraged to select items and leave in a timely manner.

Social distancing is encouraged. Use the sanitizer unit on the small table by the entrance when you enter the building.

Please put all returns in the book drop outside.  Items will continue to be quarantined for a week.

When checking out items, put each item through the opening in the plexi-glass dividers, allowing them to be scanned. The employee will not be touching the item, only scanning.

Only two public computers will be available. Only adult usage for business purposes…no games, etc.

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