Category: Library News

The Giver of Stars By Jojo Moyes

“…and best of all, the wilderness of books, in which she could wander, where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.” —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women In the 1930’s with the country suffering from the Depression, President and Mrs. Rooselvelt began the WPA. One of the projects was the Packhorse Library. […]

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Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

This middle grade ghost story is just what you need for a cool fall evening. Ollie, an eleven year old is fascinated with a ghost story about a young girl named Beth and “the smiling man”- a specter who grants wishes. Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might real, as she finds some […]

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Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Evvie has lost her husband. Dean a former professional baseball player, has lost his game. When their mutual friend Andy concocts a plan for Dean to stay in Maine in an apartment behind Evvie, it seems like a great plan to push reset for Dean. The two have rules; don’t ask about Evvie’s late Husband […]

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Title Tuesday- Kansas Notables!

15 titles celebrating Kansas or written by Kansans have been selected as this year’s Kansas Notable Books. Thanks to a grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of Kansas, the library was able to purchase all […]

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Brown Enough by Ken Ohm

Brown Enough by Ken Ohm One of the Kansas Notable books of 2019, this book is part historical fiction part memoir. This book is based on the true story of a baseball team in Emporia, Kansas in 1956. The team, Brown bombers was an eleven man mixed race baseball team who thrive athletically as the […]

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Posted By John David Anderson

This story takes place in Branton Middle School.  Four boys, Frost, Bench, Wolf, and Deedee formed a very special, close friendship, which they called their “ tribe.”  Perceived by some as nerds, they were intensely loyal to each other and were willing to do their own thing without trying to interact the way most of the students […]

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