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8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook and The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers by Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe

8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook and The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers by Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe

After the program last night I was inspired to read a little more about all the fun places I can go with my family in Kansas this summer. These books are a great resource for those who are wanting to road trip across Kansas, whether […]

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

This is one of my favorite books I read last year. The story follows Will, a young man whose bother has just been murdered. Will knows the rules, No Crying, No Snitching, REVENGE. On his way down the elevator to seek his revenge he connects […]

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Doris Winget.

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Doris Winget.

This wonderful book is about twelve-year-old Poppy who has lived with her grandmother and guardian since she was one- year-old.  Their lives take a sudden turn when Poppy’s grandmother suffers a stroke and is hospitalized.  Poppy hates the orphanage where she was placed following the stroke.

Poppy’s plans get foiled when she is the only witness to a crime. The police devise a witness protection plan by placing Poppy in the home of Detective Brannigan’s mom, whom Poppy learns to appreciate.  She also develops a strong attachment for Gunner, a beautiful dog with a precarious future.

The book is full of action and the many plans Poppy has going to bring her life back to the normal she loved.  There is danger, upheaval, great friendship, and lots happening in this story of great friendships between humans, dogs/humans, and just a real great book to read.

-Diana

Summer Reading Registration

Summer Reading Registration

Universe of Stories sign up has begun. Click the link below or come in for registration. Prek-6th- https://forms.gle/fvGMYNkZXGt6h8aJA 7-12th grade- https://forms.gle/wUywuTk6vk9uGoXt6 Adult- https://forms.gle/NXu3eVjp4ZPic5nx9

Loser By Jerry Spinelli

Loser By Jerry Spinelli

This story explores the life of Zinkoff through his 6th grade.  Zinkoff does not fit into the accepted roles around him.  He is rather clumsy, not quick academically, and he finds humor in unexpected, unpredictable ways, he is a unique individual. But Zinkoff is a […]

May Library events

May Library events

Happy May Day! We have a full month of library programs! We are starting a new series this month, Tech Tuesday. This month we will be doing Word 101, which will be an introduction to Microsoft Word. Please contact the library if you are interested in participating.

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The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

This is the beginning of a new series for McCall Smith, Detective Varg, and it is a delight.  The department of Sensitive crimes is a department full of detectives that investigate particularly odd cases, a man stabbed in the back of the knee and imaginary […]

Beneath a Scarlet Sky By Mark Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky By Mark Sullivan

This is a little known story based on true events in the lives of Italian citizens during the last two years of WWII. Prior to later events, Pino Lella uses his skill as a skier and very strong person to escort many Jews and other […]

Between Shades of Gray By Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray By Ruta Sepetys

If you like to read about history, you’ll like Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.  The setting is in Lithuania during World War II.  The main character is Lina, a teenager with the usual dreams of a fifteen-year-old —  art school, boyfriends, and the dreams of an exciting future.

Lina, along with her mother and brother, is torn out of their normal family routine and put on a cattle car headed for Siberia.  Her father has already been taken from their lives to the unknown. Lina attempts to let her father know what is happening with the family by incorporating secret messages in her drawings that she continues to send to her father hoping they will safely reach him in prison.

It is a tale of much loss, fear, and upheaval, but a remarkable tenacious survival overrides the great negatives.

When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

In his biography, WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, Paul Kalanithi invites us into his journey to find meaning in career, family, in life itself. “Throughout college, my monastic, scholarly study of human meaning would conflict with my urge to forge and strengthen the human relationships that […]