Library News December 17, 2021

New to the Junior Easy collection is The Narwhal and Jelly Series by Ben Clanton.  Amazon’s description reads “Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together and the power of imagination in the delightful Narwhal and Jelly Series.”

New in Junior Fiction is the Millie Maven Series by Ted Dekker.  The description for book one reads “Millie Maven, a fearful orphan girl who lives with her strict, evil aunt is trapped in a life of cruel punishment without any friends.  So on the night of her twelfth birthday, when old Aggie of the woods invites her to take a journey that can change her life forever, Millie knows she has to go.  Unsure but desperate, Millie embarks on a great adventure that takes her to the distant, mysterious world of FIGS, the FarPointe Institute for Gifted Students, where she might discover her true value through gifts that defy belief.  But to do so, she will have to face great challenge, beginning with the realization that she appears to be the least among all of the students.  Can she see who she really is before time is up?  Can she find the truth before the lies of unworthiness overwhelm her again?  And what will she have to risk along the way?”

We are accepting donations of new or gently used winter hats or gloves for the Mitten Tree which will be up during December. These are given to schools, who then distribute them to children in need. This is year 37 for this project at the Heart of America Library.

The Heart of America Library thanks the following for their memorials and donations received in November:

In memory of Robert “Bob” Johnson by Orvin & Bev Blekeberg, Andy & Deanne Fedje, Betty Triplett, Bob & Dianne Fritel, Robin Armstrong

In memory of Ronald Jordan by Orvin & Bev Blekeberg, Judy Holliday, Betty Triplett

In memory of Irene Hager by Pat Bye.

The Board of Trustees of the Heart of America Library will hold their next meeting on Monday, January 10 at 9 AM in the West Room at the Library.  This will be the annual meeting of the Heart of America Library.

The library has free wifi, 2 computers, a fax machine and a copy machine for public use.

Come by and see us at the library.  We are open from

            10 am until 6 pm Monday through Thursday,

            10 am to 5 pm on Fridays and

            Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm.

The library will be closing at 2 pm on Friday, December 24 and will be closed on Saturday, December 25 and Saturday, January 1.

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