The new Books Are Fun items have arrived. Come check it out. We are taking orders until November 18th.
Lots of awesome Christmas presents for those on your list, or treat yourself to some holiday cheer!
The Library Book Club will be meeting on Monday Dec. 1st at 7:00pm to discuss Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the color line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity-that in this new millennium still has something important to say to every American.
Congratulations to Ziva and Quinn Stratman, daughters of Curt and Annie Stratman, Wynot who completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten last week at the Hartington Public Library. They each received a reading certificate, medal and a book for their reading accomplishment!
This program was developed to instill the love of reading, get children ready for school, and to encourage more parent/child library visits. Books are logged and prizes are awarded along the way. One of the best ways to encourage pre-reading skills is to spend time sharing books each and every day! Reading provides a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. When you, as a parent read to your child, you help him or her develop the skills they will need to learn to read by themselves.
If you are interested in learning more about this reading adventure for your child, please stop by or call the library at 402-254-6245.
We will be discussing Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards on Monday Nov. 3rd at 7:00pm at the library.
Synopsis: On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down’s Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret.But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that long-ago winter night.