New Programs for School Age Children


The library is implementing two new programs this year. 

The first is “These Are The People In Your Neighborhood” program.  This program is for K-2nd and will help children be able to identify people in our community and what they do. 

The second is “DO-IT-YOURSELF” program.  This program is for 3rd-5th and will offer skill building.  Each time this group meets they will learn some sort of skill that they can use.

The upcoming programs will be in the Alliane Public Library Community Rooms at the following times:

  • October 11th @ 4:00 – K-2nd  The Alliance Fire Department
  • October 13th @ 4:00 – 3rd-5th The Alliance Fire Department
  •  November 10th @ 4:00 – 3rd-5th Investigator Busch- Internet Safety


Every Child Ready To Read Presentation

Every Child Ready to Read           October 6th 6:00-7:00 @ Alliance Public Library

Youth Services Librarian Shelley Pfeiffer will present a program describing 5 important practices that will help you prepare your child for success in reading. This program is for anyone who has a young child not yet in school.

Shelley came to the library from the schools. She is very familiar with the Alliance Public Schools’ reading program and is sure to give an insightful presentation.

This program is free of charge, and sandwich and chips will be provided. You MUST RSVP by Tuesday, October 4th in order to attend. Only those registered will be admitted into the program. You may registered by contacting the library at 762-1387 or by emailing Shelley at

Hope to you there!


New Adult Fiction Titles

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher: Wizard detective Harry Dresden must work without the help of magic to save his friends and his soul after he is murdered by an unknown assassin, while also trying to avoid dark spirits who want payback.

Full Black by Brad Thor: Scott Harvath is called on to infiltrate a terrorist network that is trying to destroy the United States government through a wave of devastating terrorist attacks, and when a Hollywood producer unknowingly exposes one of the world’s most politically connected power brokers, Scot will be forced to take drastic measures to protect him and the country from total devastation.

Justice by Karen Robards:Criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done everything to comply with the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program’s orders since witnessing the First Lady’s murder, but when she wins a high-profile court case, agent Mark Ryan, who happens to be Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, fears she has put herself at risk of being recognized and will stop at nothing to protect her from a would-be assassin.

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: Sixteen-year-old Jacob, having traveled to a remote island after a family tragedy, discovers an abandoned orphanage, and, after some investigating, he learns the children who lived there may have been dangerous and quarantined and may also still be alive.

Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva: Liam Mulligan, newspaper reporter with a vast network of contacts, attempts to expose an arsonist who is systematically burning down his old neighborhood.

Gamble by Dick Francis: Nick “Foxy” Foxton returns to Aintree as a spectator years after a near-fatal accident stole his dreams of being a world-class jockey, only to witness his American colleague Herb Kovak shot at close range, and a threatening note found in Kovak’s pocket makes Foxy question how well he really knew his friend, and whether the legacy Kovak left him is a gift or a poisoned chalice.

The Explorer’s Code by Kitty Pilgrim: Cordelia Stapleton learns she is heir to the land on which the Global Seed Vault in Norway sits, and that clue’s to the location of the valuable deed may be hidden in the journal of her great-great-grandfather. When the journal is stolen and her quest for the truth takes her around the world and into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane: Veteran family court judge Hope Willis gathers a team of investigators after her daughter, Krissy, is kidnapped, and she uses her incredible ability to read people while her crew looks around Krissy’s house and visits a nervous spouse and a nanny who hides on her cellular phone.

No Rest for the Dead by Jedd Abbott: A curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum is murdered and his wife, Rosemary, is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Detective Jon Nunn uncovers evidence that convinces him the wrong person was put to death.

Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler: Mira Gallier finds her life blossoming after years of pain over the loss of her husband in Hurricane Katrina, but everything changes when she is attacked by a man known as “The Preacher,” who is soon after found dead unfolding a horrific series of events.

Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross: Jay Erlich is filled with questions when the body of his nephew is found at the bottom of a cliff, the apparent victim of a suicide, and he travels to California to help his grieving, older brother Charlie, only to find himself sucked back in to Charlie’s past, which includes ties to a notorious serial killer.

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan: Four women from the Kelleher family gather at the family beach home in Maine, each hoping to find a new outlook on life as three generations help one another deal with sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and good old fashioned Catholic guilt.