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Summer is here! We are excited to have summer arrive here at the library. We have been busy preparing for our Summer Reading programs for children, young adults and adults. There have been many activities planned and prizes to be awarded this summer. These programs are only possible through the generosity of community businesses, organizations and individuals. The children will be learning about science with the theme “Fizz, Boom, and Read”, the teens are going to “Spark at Reaction” this summer with many activities planned and the adults will learn many “Literary Elements” of the library from Tuesday through July 26. Come join the fun at the library!



DVD’s add to the collection this month:


American Hustle

Dallas Buyer’s Club

Labor Day

The Nut Job


The Pirate Fairy

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace


Music CD’s

Divergent Movie Soundtrack

Sara Evans-Slow me down

Mercy Me- Welcome to the new

Nickel Creek- A dotted line



Books on CD

The target by David Baldacci

The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

Moving Target by J.A. Jance

Live to see tomorrow by Iris Johansen


Book 2Nonfiction

Great Lakes Folklore by Charles Cassady, Jr.

Over the years, the Great Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario have carried Native Americans, explorers, immigrants, bandits, miners, warriors, and entrepreneurs and have inspired great tales of life on and around the water. What secrets do the Great Lakes, also known as the Five Sisters, hold deep? With nearly 60 images and illustrations, Great Lakes Folklore aims to answer that question. Relive the saga and tragedy of maritime ships the Success and Griffin. Meet the nefarious Lake Erie monster. Learn the story of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. These stories and more await. May they take you to places you have never been before.

A View from the buggy by Jerry Eicher and Nathan Miller

Most of us want a simpler life, and there’s no better example of the simple life than found among the Amish. But what is it really like to be Amish? In this delightful compilation of stories by more than 30 Amish men and women, you’ll get the inside story on the daily life of Amish families. With humor, grace, and charm, these “plain” people tell their stories; bringing tears, laughter, and an occasional dose of Amish wisdom to your heart. You’ll learn how the Amish love their animals, the joys of a community-wide barn-raising, the ways the Amish handle great tragedy and how the Amish find happiness in giving more than receiving.


Book 3Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever?

The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon Church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot—a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet’s words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase.

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her child drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn’t trust either version of his recollection.

Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up even he could not begin to guess.


Young Adult

#16thingsithoughtweretrue by Janet Gurtler

Like most teenagers, Morgan’s life isn’t perfect. And her summer is getting off to a rough start. An embarrassing moment was posted online. Her mom is suddenly in the hospital and her dad has never been a part of the picture, until this summer. But who cares if people at work are whispering and pointing. Morgan’s Twitterverse is growing. She’s about to hit 5,000 followers and she’s hoping that will change everything. Janet Gurtler’s novel, #16thingsithoughtweretrue, is a great summer book featuring a believable and likable main character that’s facing issues readers will relate to their own lives. Besides a cool summer road trip, Morgan is on another kind of journey. It’s one of friendship, and discovery, where her beliefs are constantly being tested. Gurtler’s work has been compared to Sarah Dessen, Jody Piccoult and Judy Blume.

Seeing and believing (Mike and Riel Mysteries) by Norah McClintock

In this fourth installment of Norah McClintock’s mystery series, the action starts on page one. The main character, Mike, is questioned by the police about his friend’s involvement in a robbery and shooting at a local convenience store. One person is dead, another is in the hospital. Even though Mike and his friend Vin haven’t talked since an incident months before, Mike really wants to believe Vin was not involved in the crime. With the help of ex-cop, Riel, it becomes Mike’s mission to find an elusive alibi and prove Vin innocent. McClintock’s story addresses all the complexities of murder, friendship and mystery.



The Illustrated encyclopedia of tractors and farm machinery by John Carroll

Johnny Cash: an illustrated biography by Life Books

Legends and Lost Treasure of Northern Ohio by Wendy Koile

New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six Uncommon States by Ted Reinstein

In Memory of Richard Bonifas by Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schmit

Country Style by Anna Ornberg

Happy Feet: unique knits to knock your socks off by Cathy Carron

Master Tatting by Lindsay Rogers

In Memory of Janet Wilhelm by Roger Wilhelm

Baseball Road Trips: the Midwest and Great Lakes by Timothy Mullin

Official Rules of Major League Baseball

In Memory of Kenneth Dickrede by Dave and Bea Schnipke

Cuddly Princess Pals by Amy Koster

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Magic Puppy: Spellbound at School by Sue Bentley

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman

Papa is a Poet by Natalie Bober

In memory of Betty Jean Conley by Denny, Debbie & Jason Altenburger, Adam and Jena Rostorfer

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

In memory of Donna Garza by Jaime Garza

From the Children’s Corner

Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed The Earth)

Oh No! Not Again (Or How I Built A Time Machine To Save History) (Or At Least My History Grade) both by Mac Barnett

These two books are graphic picture books, written for the elementary set, with outstanding illustrations and very little text. The story is mostly told in the illustrations. In the science project story, the ambitious little girl builds a giant robot with ensuing chaos and destruction. In the time machine story, the same little girl, who is too smart for her own good, builds a time machine hoping to alter history and therefore, make the answer correct on her history test. Santat, the illustrator, has given the books a ‘steam punk’ appearance.

Things That Float And Things That Don’t by David A. Adler

The library’s summer theme is all about science and this book fits right in. A little science, plus a little water, throw in a few toys and you have a lot of fun. Readers can learn all about flotation, density, and water displacement in this entertaining and informative picture book. Learn why a ball of aluminum foil sinks, but a sheet of foil floats on the water. Also, why does a cube of solid steel sink, but a boat made of steel does not? Summer is a great time to play in the water and learn science at the same time.

Firefly July, A Year Of Very Short Poems by Paul Janeczko

“When I was ten, one summer night, the baby stars that leapt among the trees like dimes of light, I cupped, and capped and kept” (The Firefly July by J. Patrick Lewis). These may be relatively short poems but they conjure up beautiful images of all four seasons. None of the poems are longer than ten lines. Illustrator Melissa Sweet uses bright hues and child-like water colors to harmonize with the well-chosen poems.

What We Found In The Sofa And How It Saved The World by Henry Clark

Three quirky friends find a sofa sitting at their bus stop with a crayon, a single domino and a weird coin under the cushions (they were looking for loose change). What do these innocent things have in common? Well, they are going to help the three friends save the world from evil invaders from another dimension, of course. This is truly a wacky story, the best kind to appeal to young readers with a lazy summer day ahead of them.

Miniature World Of Marvin & James by Elise Broach

Marvin is a young boy and James is his best friend and a beetle, of the insect type. Marvin is going on vacation, leaving James to spend the week with his annoying cousin Elaine, also a beetle. When Marvin returns, will he have to find a new best friend? Written in short chapters, it is just right for the emerging readers. This just may turn into a popular series.

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