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  • SpecialAgent: My Life on the Front Lines as a Woman in the FBI by Candace DeLong

Large Print – Nonfiction

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo


  • Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Boxer and the Spy by Robert B. Parker
  • The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein
  • The Innocent by David Baldacci
  • Mind Prey by John Sandford
  • Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen – Book 3 of the Royal Spyness Mystery series

Political Women’s Fiction

  • Eighteen Acres: a novel by Nicole Wallace

Romance (Paranormal)

  • Mystical Warrior by Janet Chapman




Hi everyone! We received a question about Obituary Lookups.  Unfortunately we don’t have any other than what has been donated to the museum downstairs.  We did get in contact with the Clay County News in Sutton and asked them how a person would be able to find obituaries thru them.  The paper said to come to their office at 207 N. Saunders Avenue in Sutton and anyone can look thru all their old papers in the basement.  The hours are Monday – Friday 8am-5pm.  This paper would be a great starting place for anyone looking up family history.

Fairfield Public Library Board Meeting    June 7, 2013

 Members present: Angie Ridgway, Beth Shipman, Nancy Bischoff, Susan Short, Thelma Soucie, and Stephanie Haack.

The Board reviewed old business.  Note for next year Alumni Banquet, the Alumni group would like to volunteer to have the Alumni Room open for a few hours.

The Board discussed the library’s cut of hours.  Due to lack of funds in the City budget, the City suggested 12hrs per week to be opened to the public.  The Board approved and set the hours to Monday & Wednesday 1:30pm -5:30pm and Saturday 8am-12pm.  The Board will present the approval and hour change to the City at the City Council meeting.  The Board will ask the City to submit an article to the Clay county news, explaining the reasons for the changes and the hours.  The Board will ask for the changes to begin July 1, 2013.

The library had damages from the storms, the roof leaked in two places and the basement leaked in two rooms.  The Board will ask that the gutters be placed on the library as soon as the City can get the contractor here to do it.

The Summer Reading program is planned and requests for donations have been posted around town.  Susan Short donated $100 to help with the expenses of the program. 

Statistics for the month of May were up except for materials because of weeding. 

Total materials in catalog           7575

Total yearly circulations             1052

Total monthly circulations           243

Total visits                                      307

Total computer use                      174

Total reference questions            1116

The Board discussed Triple F Days in August. The pancake feed will occur this year and plans will be made in future meetings.

Members attending were Susan Short, Angie Ridgway, Nancy Bischoff, Thelma Soucie, and Stephanie Haack. Councilman Casey Kluver attended for the city. The Board reviews old business and moved to new. Ideal Electric will be doing electrical work within two weeks and the library may need to be closed for the work. Statistics were presented for the month of April: total materials in catalog 7686; Total yearly circulations 809, Total monthly circulations 179; total visits 300; Total computer use 150; and Total reference questions 1184. The Library participated in National Library Week and joined Region 9 Services Coordination for the Week of the Child. Free books and prizes were given out to the kids in celebration. The library received its State award of $604. The Summer reading program is planned and requests for donations will be posted around town. The library repairs from the storms last year should be done soon. Approval to paint inside was given by City Council and Library Board. The Board reviewed bills and the bills thru April total $10,831.50. Councilman Kluver talked with the board about the repairs and the possible closing or reduction in library hours. The Board president and library director will go to the City council meeting to talk further with the council. The Board also discussed the Library’s upcoming Centennial Birthday that will be tentatively planned for Triple F Days in 2014. The Library will not be open this year for the Annual Alumni Banquet. The next meeting will be June 7, 2013

Celebration National Library Week April 14-April 20, 2013
Community Matters @ the Fairfield Public Library!
The Library is working hard to provide resources to our wonderful patrons! The Library provides books, Dvds, vhs, Large print books, Books on Cd, 67 board games, multicard reader, magazines, 2 newspapers, projector, and screen for patrons to check out. The Library has WiFi internet, 5 laptops, 7 desktops, scanners, a Summer Reading program and a fax/printer/copier/ Interlibrary Loan service. The Library has an information center with lots of different subjects like Snap, Social Security, etc. The Library has an ADA station equipped with Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil 1000, Zoom Text, and Jaws. The Library has a museum and Alumni room. The Library has been serving Fairfield since 1914, almost 100 years now! The Library has 20,053 item for patrons to check out and served almost 4000 patrons last year alone! The Library is part of the Read Aloud Community, Facebook, Fairfield Community Club, Partners with NeWorks, NLC, RVLS, Pinterest, and we have our own webpage! So come in and enjoy the Fairfield Public Library today!

Members attending: Angie Ridgway, Thelma Soucie, Beth Shipman, Susan Short, Nancy Bischoff, and Stephanie Haack.
The Board reviewed old business and it was approved. The Library has spent $7860.70 for the year, making it $1097.65 under budget so far for the year. The bills were reviewed, approved, and signed. Eakes $94.50 for AR168MT copier repaird, Eakes $81.50 for AR168MT copier ink, payroll, Source Gas $265.65, $216.85, Windstream phone/internet $200.09, and South Central Public Power District $82.09.
Accredidation was discussed. The library has to spend 10% of its annual budget on materials just to be at the lowest level of accredidation. If the library isn’t accredidated, it may not qualify for grants, especially from state and government. The library, staff, and board have to be accredidated thru the Nebraska Library Commission.
The Board discussed becoming a business member of the Fairfield Community club for the 2013 year. It would cost $25.00. It was approved and the Friends of the Library will take it out of their account.
Requests for baby, pregnancy books was given by the library director, she will look into prices and titles.
The Read Aloud Nebraska group has given the library 30 books to be distributed to the children in Fairfield.
Erate for 2014 has been started. 2012 Fiscal year information was given, copy will be given to the City council also.

New Large Print books at the library!

100 Bible Verses everyone should know by heart by Robert Morgan
They called her Mrs. Doc by Janette Oke
Simple Gifts by Lori Copeland
Wings of a dream by Anne Mateer
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
Jubilee by B.J. Hoff
That perfect someone by Johanna Lindsey
Alice I have been by Melanie Benjamin
One Summer by Nora Roberts
The river knows by Amanda Quick
Bed & breakfast by Lois Battle
Watch me die by Erica Spindler
The Protégé by Stephen Frey
The lake of dreams by Kim Edwards
The secret between us by Barbara Delinsky
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Mine til midnight by Lisa Kleypas
A suitor for Jenny by Margaret Brownley
Nightstar by Fern Michaels
Blood brothers by Nora Roberts
The best mistake by Nora Roberts
Montana by Debbie Macomber
Stranger in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
English tea murder by Leslie Meier
Honeymoon by James Patterson
A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry
The law trail by Lauran Paine
Ride tall or hang high by Chet Cunning
Yellowstone by Will Henry
Speak no evil by Allison Brennan
Veil of night by Linda Howard
Nighttime is my time by Mary Higgins Clark
Blood vines by Erica Spindler
The dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
Devil’s corner by Lisa Scottoline
Irish alibi by Ralph McInerny
Long spoon lane by Anne Perry
Stained glass by Ralph McInerny
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic tragedy by William Seil
Fatally Frosted by Jessica Beck
Worst case by James Patterson
Mothers & other liars by Amy Bourret
Blood Red by Heather Graham
Nights of rain and stars Maeve Binchy
October song by Beverly Lewis
Black by Ted Dekker
Green by Ted Dekker

We have a long list of magazines to share with you!

Nebraska Life
Family Fun
Whole Living
Martha Stewart Living
Real Simple
Diabetes forecast
Ladies Home Journal
Game Informer
All you
Entertainment weekly
Woman’s Day
Family Circle
Woman’s World
Better homes and Gardens
Birds & Bloom
Country Living
Country woman
Net Now
Rural Electric Nebraskan
Taste of Home
Sports Illustrated
In fisherman
Good Housekeeping
Reader’s Digest
Field & Stream

We also have the Clay County paper and the Hastings Tribune!
Thank you to our patrons who have donated their magazines to share with
the community!

New Books on CD

High Country by Nevada Barr

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

Lethal by Sandra Brown

The Genius by Jesse Kellerman

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

Testimony by Anita Shreve

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Toys by James Patterson

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Keep a Little Secret by Dorothy Garlock