Summer Planning

Plans have started on the Summer Reading Program, Book Sale, Garage Sale, 1o00 Books Program, Ice Cream Social, and the Book Tasting Party (postponed from May) for the summer  .  As you can see, there will be lots of summer fun at the Polk Library!!!

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The warm air is coming!  Each day it is a little warmer, a little brighter, and the days are longer!  Many activities are being planned for the spring and summer, even into the fall.  Keep track of events by our calendar or postings.

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The House on Malcolm Street

The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly

This book is about a young widow with a daughter, starting her life without her husband and infant son by moving into a boarding house run by her husband’s aunt.  Then she gets a letter to return home to care for her father.  Leah has to overcome her fear and dread of confronting her father.  A character building story.

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March 2014 “NEW BOOKS”

New Books for March


Juvenile DVD

The Iron Giant

It’s Hug Day!

Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible

Holiday 4-Film Collector’s Set

Clash of the Titans

Family Adventures 6 Movie Pack

Paws & Tales:

Overcoming Fears

Showing Grace to Others

Giving Thanks

Playing By the Rules

Doing What’s Right

Juvenile Books


That Blessed Christmas Night

The Case of the Prowling Bear

Battle of the Ampere

Rise of the Elgen

Fortunately, the Milk

Herman and Rosie

Centennial Surprise

Journey to Rainbow Island

Henry’s Hand

High Time Heroes




Mysterious Traveller

Hoop Queen

Football Queen

Blueberry Queen

Spelling Queen

Singing Queen

Singing Queen

Rodeo Queen

Turkey Trouble

From the Mist: The Never Girls

The Gun Book for Boys


Adult DVD

Hope Springs

Failure To Launch

The Terminal

What Happens in Vegas

Somewhere In Time

Puppy Love

New Books

New Books for February


The royal Ranger

The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin

Diary of a wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

A very Witchy Spelling Bee

Three Times Lucky

EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk


Parental Guidance

The Truth About Cats & dogs

Audio Books

An Irish Wedding

The Secret Keeper

Orphan Train


Ancestry’s Journey

Adult Fiction


Long Time coming

Homicide in Hardcover

Peril in Paperback

The Overlook


State of Fear

The Cereal Murders

While My sister Sleeps

Secrets of Bella Terra

Against The Lay

Full House

The Road To Grace

Silent Thunder

Down the Darkest Road

Angel Falls

Soldier of Fortune

I, Alex Cross

Dark Witch


Pick Your Poison


New Books

Around the Corner

Spring is just around the corner.  Yea!  The Library is working on new activities to involve different ages.  One thing we are going to start is a new book reading club called “1000 Books”.  The idea was obtained from another library and thought it would be a great  Program that involves readers from birth and on.  Another activity will be a tasting party and a craft pinterest project.

Check our calendar for the dates and other information pertaining to each project.

Interest has been expressed about starting a book club on line.  If interested, please contact comment on this website.

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New books for the month of January

New Book List  -  January 2014

Adult Paperback

Caine                     Poisoned By Gilt

Carr                        Angel’s Peak

Carr                        Hidden Summit

Carr                        Moonlight Road

Carr                        Redwood Bend

Carr                        Temptation Ridge

Carr                        Whispering Rock

Childs                    The Jasmine Moon Murder

Henderson         Danger in the Shadows

Henderson         The Healer

James                   Love on Assignment

Kelly                      Julia’s Hope

Peterson             Winston’s Walk

Thoene                                Fifth Seal

Thoene                                First Light

Thoene                                Fourth Dawn

Thoene                                Third Watch

Thoene                                Second Touch

Adult Fiction

Chiaverini            Mrs Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Evanovich            Takedown Twenty

Rice                        Safe Harbor

Smith                    The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

Large Print Adult Fiction

Evanovich            Wicked Appetite



Smith                    The Importance of Being Seven

DeRosnay            Sarah’s Key

LaHaye                 Thunder of Heaven

Johnstone           A Rocky Mountain Christmas

Michaels              The Real Deal

Parker                   The Jaguar

Baldacci                Last Man Standing

Picoult                  House Rules

Picoult                  Lone Wolf

Adult Nonfiction              

613 Moreno       The 17 Day Plan To Stop Aging

641 Drummond Food From My Frontier

641 Fieri               More Diners Drive-in Dives

641 Lesowitz      The Party Girl Cook Book

641                         Taste of Home: Quick Cooking Annual Recipes

781 Mottola        Hitmaker

920 Ise                  Sod and Stubble

921 Wagler          Growing Up Amish

Nebraska Adult Nonfiction

920 Beel               Sand In My Shoes

921 Nilson           My Life on the Prairie


Ruzicka                 Christmas Star Angel

Smallman            Santa is Coming To Nebraska

New Books

Finally, our Internet is up and running again!

The Polk Library wants to apologizes to everyone.  Our internet has been down since December 6.  We were not able to update the website.   And we apologize to all who stopped in each day to use the computers and couldn’t.  We hope this will be the final glitch and never to have problems again (Ha!).


1.  Miss Jane has started to enjoy her retirement.  She still reads for the pre-school story time and is a volunteer attendant.

2. Christmas decorations are down but not the trees.  We are now in the “Winter Wonderland” theme!

3. We have two new board members:  Eileen Hansen and Becky Carlstrom.

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New Books for November



Allen                      Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Hirschland           How Animals Care for Their Babies

Weakland            Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop

Wrigley                 We Love to Sew


Bruel                     Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Weakland            Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop

Brumbaugh        Christmas Stories for Bedtime

Davies                   Ben Rides On

Delmege              Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Delmege              The Ugly Duckling

Frederick             King of Slugs

Lubar                     Punished!

MacLachlan        The Truth of Me

Osborne              Night of the New Magicians


We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

Goosebumps: Attack of the Jack-O-Lanterns

Veggie Tales: Where’s God When I’m Scared?

Max and Ruby’s Halloween






Cowboys and Aliens

The Final Storm

Cannon: Season 2

Road to Singapore: Bob Hope

Caught in the Draft & Give Me a Sailor: Bob Hope


AlLee                     A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

Balogh                  The Temporary Wife & A Promise of Spring

Beaton                 Hiss and Hers

Bowen                  Heirs and Graces

Carr                        Forbidden Falls

Daley                     Shattered Silence

Henderson         Protector

Henderson         Truth Seeker

Jacobs                   Knit Two

Miller                    An Outlaw’s Christmas

Moning                Darkfever

Randel                  The Lady in the Attic

Staley                    Unforgettable

Talking Books

Promises to Keep

Mirror, Mirror

Wishin’ and Hopin’

New Books

The English Girl

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

The book starts out with the line:  “They came for her in late August, on the island Corsica.”   A few lines later:  “Sunset was when they saw her for the last time, …”.     And so the story goes, full  of intriguing spy networking, globe trotting, and how close many of the governments are to the underground world of criminals.

The story does not end as you would expect.  Not only does Daniel Silva keep you reading to find out if the girl is found, the ending is different!

I don’t read “James Bond” style books but I would recommend this to anyone open to a well written book, fast moving, and something a little different.  There is a small bit of violence but doesn’t linger on it because it is not part of the story. –Ann

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