During WWII, books were sent to American soldiers. First, from a book donation drive headed by librarians and then by the United States government. Between 1943 and 1947, nearly 123 million copies of 1,322 titles were distributed to the U.S. Armed Forces in light-weight paperback books called “Armed Services Editions (ASEs). “When Books Went to War” by Molly Guptill Manning is available in Ebook or Audio book format through the Overdrive app. Also, we have a display of books with some of the titles which were sent overseas to our troops.
If you need something to entertain the kids while you wait for your meal, the Loup City Diner now has laminated children’s books available. This is an easy way to accomplish your 15 minutes of reading time. Check out the many benefits of reading aloud just 15 minutes a day to your kids at www.ReadAloud.org. As always a huge Thank You to Chuck at the Loup City Diner for once again supporting the library in our efforts to reach the community’s young readers!