Food for Fines wraps up on November 30 at the library. A can or box of food equals one fine waived, and cannot be used for books that are lost, damaged or need to be replaced. Thank you to all who paid their fines with food! All donations will go to the Pierce County Food Pantry.
Coming up in December, we will once again have the Mitten Tree! Donations of new or gently used winter hats, gloves, and mittens for the Mitten Tree will be given to schools, who then distribute them to children in need. This is year 38 for this project at the library.
The next story hour, with a Christmas theme, will be Friday, December 9 from 10:15 to 11:15 AM. All children 5 and under are welcome to attend, but we do ask that children 3 and under be accompanied by an adult.
A new series in junior nonfiction explores the beauty of nature. The author is Rebecca L. Johnson and the titles include: A Walk in the Deciduous Forest, A Walk in the Rain Forest, A Walk in the Prairie, A Walk in the Desert, and A Walk in the Tundra.
New in Large Print fiction is The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber. The description reads, “Peter Armstrong and Hank Colfax are best friends, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Peter, the local pastor who is dedicated to his community, spending time visiting the flock, attending meetings, and, with the holiday season approaching, preparing for the Christmas service and live nativity. As a bartender, Hank serves a much different customer base at his family-owned tavern, including a handful of lonely regulars and the local biker gang. When Peter scoffs that Hank has it easy compared to him, the two decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of a bartender and a pastor are similar, but taking on the other’s work is more difficult than either Peter or Hank expected. As the two begin to see each other in a new light—and each discovers a new love to cherish—their lives are forever changed. In The Christmas Spirit, Debbie Macomber celebrates the true meaning of the holidays and the inclusive community spirit that binds us all.”
Also new in large print fiction is All is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne, another Christmas book. The description reads, “Sage McKnight is an ambitious young architect working at her father’s firm who takes on her most challenging client in Mason Tucker. The former pro baseball player is still healing from the physical and emotional scars after a plane crash left him a wheelchair-using single dad, and he’s determined not to let anyone breach his emotional defenses. Sage knows her work on Mason’s new home in Hope’s Crossing is her best work yet, and she won’t let her grumpy client prevent her from showcasing her work personally. With Sage’s gift for taking broken things and making them better, the matchmaking talent of the quirky locals and a generous sprinkling of Christmas cheer, Mason doesn’t stand a chance against the power of this magical holiday season.”