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.
There is something “chilling” in the air at the Loup City Library. Stop in and grab a book (deeply scary or scary-light) off of our Halloween display! If you like a good old ghost story, check out “The Fate of Mercy Alban” by Wendy Webb or “The Haunting of Maddy Clare” by Simone St. James. If you like dark, gothic vampire tales: “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova is sure to hit the spot. If you are looking for a family-friendly haunting, check out “Casper” on DVD for a one week rental.
Our “Banned Books” display is already up and running. Stop in and check one out!