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The Spalding Public Library Book Club members will hold their next meeting on Thursday, August 7th, at 5p.m. in the meeting room. They will be discussing the book “In A Sunburned Country”, written by Bill Bryson.

Book Description

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller “A Walk in the Woods”. “In A Sunburned Country” is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.


Many of Bill Bryson’s books can be borrowed as an ebook/audio book through the library’s website @ All book club books need to be returned to the library by Thursday, August 7th!! We welcome all to join the library’s book club discussions. Hope to see you there!!!

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Check Out these adult non-fiction tractor books!

Randy Leffingwell- “The American Farm Tractor”

P.W. Ertel- “The American Tractor: A Century Of Legendary Machines”

Robert N. Pripps- The Big Book of Farmall Tractors: The Complete Model-By-Model Encyclopedia…Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles”


Teen books donated include:

Jean Ferris- “Of Sound Mind”

Mary Stewart- “The Crystal Cave”- book #1 Of The Arthurian Saga

Cathleen Twomey- “Beachmont Letters”

An Na- “Wait For Me”


Donations of adult fiction books include:

Lillian Jackson Braun- “The Cat Who Robbed A Bank”

Janet Evanovich- “Full Tilt”

Nancy McKenzie- “Queen Of Camelot”

Willa Cather- “O Pioneers! Scholarly Edition”

Ladette Randolph- “A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers”


Stop by the library and check out these books!!


The Spalding Public Library will be closed on Monday, August 4th so that the librarian can help all day at the Greeley County Fair. The library will be open on Tuesday August 5th at its regular hours of: 10a.m.-12p.m. & 4p.m.-7p.m.


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Recently donated books to the library for teens and adults!

Teen Books:

Laurie Halse Aderson- “Speak”

Scott Westerfeld- “Uglies”- (Uglies Trilogy Book #1)

Scott Westerfeld- “Pretties”- (Uglies Trilogy Book #2)

Scott Westerfeld- “Specials”- (Uglies Trilogy Book #3)


Books Donated to the library from The Meridian Library System

Adult Fiction Books:

Nelson DeMille- “The Gate House”

Lisa Scottoline- “Look Again”

Paulette Jiles- “The Color Of Lightning”

Sharyn McCrumb- “Once Around The Track”

Joanna Trollope- “Friday Nights”

Patricia Cornwell- “The Front”

Laura Lippman- “Life Sentences”

Jane Green- “Dune Road”

J. R. Ward- “Lover Avenged”

Emma McLaughlin- “Nanny Returns”

Clyde Edgerton- “The Bible Salesman”

Bill Evans- “Frozen Fire”

Eric Jerome Dickey- “Dying For Revenge”


Adult Non-Fiction Books:

Kathleen Norris- “Acedia & Me”

William Shatner- “Up Till Now- The Autobiography”

Barbara Walters- “Barbara Walters Audition- A Memoir”


Stop by the library and check out these hot summer titles!!




Heidi McManaman reading the story, “If You Give A Pig A Party” by Laura Numeroff, during “Preschool Story Time” at the Spalding Public Library. Next week’s theme is DINOSAURS!!!

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The Spalding Public Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 10th at 5:00pm in the library’s meeting room. The group will be discussing June’s book selection entitled, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” a novel by Helen Simonson. This book was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and by Janet Maslin of The New York Times. Come join us for a lively discussion about this book!!


The library will be closed on Monday, July 14th, but will be open on Tuesday, July 15th.

Spalding Public Library’s “Preschool Story Time” began last Thursday, with nine children in attendance and their parents. The theme was, “Farm Animals” and the group had fun listening to a story about a big red barn and the animals that live on a farm. All enjoyed new songs and finger plays about farm animals. Heidi McManaman has graciously volunteered to help out with the library’s “Preschool Story Time” each Thursday from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. This program is designed for children ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult. But older and younger siblings are welcome to come and enjoy each week’s thirty- minute themed session that may include finger plays, music, and an easy craft. A story will also be read aloud to the group of children. Adults are needed to help their children with these activities and in checking out library books!! If you have any questions, please call or stop by the library. We hope to see you each Thursday!! The theme for this week is FROGS!!


Spalding Public Library book club’s selection for the month of June is a book entitled “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition? Stop by the library to check out this book to read more about this funny, barbed, and delightfully winsome novel! The book is also available online to download as an ebook or audiobook through our website at

Patricia Cornwell- “Book Of The Dead”

James Patterson- “Unlucky 13”

Nora Roberts- “The Collector”

Tony Hillerman- “Sacred Clowns”

Shirlee Busbee- “Return To Oak Valley”

Jodi Thomas- “Betting The Rainbow”

Iris Johansen- “Silencing Eve”

Elmer Kelton- “Other Men’s Horses”

Debbie Macomber- “Blossom Street Brides”

Barbara Taylor Bradford- “Love In Another Town”

Diana Palmer- “Wyoming Fierce”

Emma Miller- “Courting Ruth”

Leigh Greenwood- “Iris” (Seven Brides)

Tracie Peterson- “A Sensible Arrangement”

Beverly Lewis- “The Last Bride”


Kids and adults, don’t forget to visit the Spalding Public Library and get your Free library card number and PIN to download FREE ebooks and audio books to your Kindles, Ipads, phones, and other digital reading devices, including computers, directly from the library’s website

Spalding Public Library’s “Preschool Story Time” will be offered each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for children ages 3-5 with an adult. Heidi McManaman has graciously volunteered to help out with this event each week, which begins Thursday, June 19th. Adult volunteers will be needed each week to help out, depending on the number of children in attendance. Each Thursday there will be a thirty- minute themed session that will include finger plays, music, and a story will be read to the group of children. And of course there will be extra time to check out library books!!

Stop by the library this summer and check out these books!

Charles C. Walcutt- “Exploring”- for 1st and 2nd grade readers

Ellen Weiss- “Voting Rights Days: Hitty’s Travels”- for 3rd & 4th grade readers

Claire Huchet Bishop- “Twenty And Ten”- for 5th & 6th grade readers

Don Wulffson- “Soldier X” –for teen readers


Adult fiction books:

Keith W. Nolan- “Ripcord: Screaming Eagles Under Siege”

Johnnie M. Clark- “Guns Up!”


We are still looking for LEGO donations to start a LEGO club at the library. We have many kids of all ages interested in starting a LEGO club this summer! We need your help in order for this club to begin soon!



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