New Titles at the Library:

Adult fiction selections added to our shelves include “Stone Cross” by Marc Cameron; “Genesis” by Robin Cook; “Before She Was Helen” by Caroline B. Cooney; “Deep, Deep Snow” by Brian Freemen; “The Enlightenment of Bees” by Rachel Linden; “A Feast for Crows” by George R. R. Martin; “The River Murders” by James Patterson; “Faithless in Death” by J. D. Robb; and “Accused” and “Feared” by Lisa Scottoline.

            New large print fiction titles are “Bronte’s Mistress” by Finola Austin; “Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner; “Better Luck Next Time” by Junia Claiborne Johnson; “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride; “The View from Here” by Hannay McKinnon; “The Russian” by James Patterson; and a non-fiction title, also by James Patterson, “Walk in my Combat Boots: True Stories from America’s Bravest Warriors”.

            Some junior easy titles added include “Bug Soup; What’s in your Lunch?” by Vince Cleghorne; “Huffalots” by Eve Coy; “Llama, Llama Hippity-Hop” by Anna Dewdney; “Bug Collector” by Alex G. Griffiths; “My Mama” by Annemarie van Haeringen; and “Wolfboy” by Andy Harkenss.

            “Building Zaha: the story of architect Zaha Hadid” by Victoria Tentler-Krylov is a new junior biography.

            We have added a couple junior non-fiction series. One, by Allan Morey, has titles “When Your Friend is Lonely”, “When Your Friend is Sad”, When Your Friend is Scared”, “When Your Friend is Angry” and “When Your Friend is Excited”. Another, by Abby Colich, with titles “Celebrating All Abilities”, “Celebrating All Personalities”, “Celebrating All Religions”, “Celebrating All Appearances”, and “Celebrating All Families”, are part of the Celebrating our Communities series.

            New magazines this week include America Patchwork & Quilting, WWII History, Time, People, Natural History, North Dakota Living, National Geographic History, Consumer Reports, Family Handyman, Good Housekeeping, and Health.

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Story Time

Story Hour will be held on Fridays, March 12 and March 26 at 10:15AM in the Miss Marlys Room.  We sincerely thank the Striving Readers Literacy Committee members for organizing these sessions.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Heart of America Library

is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Library Book Group

Adult Book Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, March 2 at 10AM in the West Room. The book chosen is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. This fiction selection is about a family caught in the Georgia Tann/Tennessee Children’s Home Society scandal.

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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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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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