The Spalding Public Library Will Be Closed on Thursday, December 25th.  The library has lots of Christmas themed books for children through adults.

Here are a few of the adult fiction titles:

James Patterson- “The Christmas Wedding”

Robyn Carr- “Bring Me Home For Christmas”

Sherryl Woods- “A Chesapeake Shores Christmas”

David Baldacci- “The Christmas Train”

Maeve Binchy- “This Year It Will Be Different”

Mary Higgins Clark- “The Christmas Thief”

Richard Paul Evans- “Finding Noel: A Novel”

John Grisham- “Skipping Christmas”

Debbie Macomber- “The Christmas Basket”


This is just a few of the 63 Christmas themed books in the library’s adult fiction books collection. Check out the complete collection for children and adults by going to the library’s website at and clicking on the “Books Available At The Spalding Public Library” link.


Merry Christmas!!



Stop by the library and check out these bestseller books!!


Melanie Benjamin- “The Aviator’s Wife”

Erica Spindler- “Justice For Sara”

James Patterson- “Burn”

Jonathan Kellerman- “The Golem Of Hollywood”

John Grisham- “Gray Mountain”

Robin Cook- “Coma”

Robert Ludlum- “Matarese Countdown”

Sidney Sheldon- “It Tomorrow Comes”

Clive Cussler- “Atlantis Found”

Rosamunde Pilcher- “September”

Tony Hillerman- “The Wailing Wind”

Maeve Binchy- “Light A Penny Candle”

Amanda Quick- “Wait Until Midnight”

Robert James Waller- “Slow Waltz In Cedar Bend” (author of “The Bridges Of Madison County”)

John Peel- “Too Many Targets (The Avengers)”

Lee Goldberg- “Diagnosis Murder Book #6- The Dead Letter”

Michael Drosnin- “Citizen Hughes”

Hannah Alexander- “Grave Risk”

John Wilson- “ The Disappearance Of Lyndsey Barratt”- A Psychological Thriller

Martina Navratilova- “Killer Instinct: A Jordan Myles Mystery”

Janette Oke- “Tomorrow’s Dream”

Carla Neggers- “Wisconsin Wedding (Welcome To Tyler, Book #3)”

Jon Land- “Blood Diamonds”


The library also has a wide assortment of “gently used” books for sale for that special someone on your Christmas list!


For the month of December, Spalding Public Library Book Club members have chosen the book “Rubber Legs And White Tail-Hairs” written by Patrick F. McManus. The author, Patrick F. McManus, is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for “Outdoor Life” and “Field & Stream” magazines. His most recent books are the Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries “Avalanche and The Blight Way”. He is the author of many other books, including such runaway New York Times bestsellers as “The Grasshopper Trap”, “The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw”, and “Real Ponies Don’t Go Oink!” The author lives in Spokane, WA.   In “Rubber Legs And White Tail-Hairs” Patrick’s humor is directed at fishermen, hunters, campers, gun-swappers, little boys and willful weather. Stop by the library and check out this book for a good laugh!!


Spalding Public Library is very grateful for:


  • All of the children and adults who come each week to check out books, magazines, and DVDs;


  • The numerous donations of gently used books and magazines for our library, for everyone to enjoy;


  • A successful preschool story time this summer;


  • All the patrons and their families who signed up for ebooks & audio books for their own personal devices, accessed through the library’s website;


  • For everyone who reads the book of the month and attends the lively book club meetings each month;



  • The volunteers who painted the library’s exterior (it really looks nice!); and


  • Everyone who takes the time to read the library’s weekly news articles on the library’s website, facebook page, and in “The Spalding Enterprise”; and


  • All the people of Spalding who support their public library!


Happy Thanksgiving!! The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day!!



Spalding Library Book Club’s Selected book for the month of November is “The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society” a novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The book takes place in England during the mid 1940’s when the country was recovering from the effects of the long war years. The central character of the novel is Juliet, a thirty something single Londoner who has had some success writing a humorous newspaper column and is now looking for a book subject. Through chance and a mutual love of the power of literature, Juliet begins corresponding with a group of diverse people on the British island of Guernsey who used books and the fellowship they found discussing them, to help them get through the hideous occupation of their island by the Germans. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Don’t miss the chance to read this month’s selected book club choice. Stop by the library soon!!



Have you ever read a book from author Jason F. Wright?   Jason Wright is a New York Times bestselling author, columnist, and motivational speaker.  The 12 fiction books that this author has written, entertain and educate, but also inspire and motivate readers to think about life more deeply, and to care about people more fully.  Articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes.   He has been seen on FoxNews, CNN, CSPAN and on many local and national radio shows.

 Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks to over 100,000 annually on topics ranging from the value of service, the joy of failure, the lost art of letter writing and many other topics.   Our library’s collection of his books include:


“Recovering Charles”

“The Wedding Letters”

“Christmas Jars Reunion”

“The 13th Day Of Christmas”

“The Cross Gardner”

“The Wednesday Letters”


Stop by the library and check out these great inspirational books!!



Halloween Book Treats For Adults And Kids At The Library!

New fiction book titles for adults:

Colleen Coble- “Anathema”

Colleen Coble- “Fire Dancer”

Jason Wright- Christmas Jars Reunion”

Jason Wright- “The Wedding Letters”

Maria Semple- “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

Lois Lowry- “Son”- the thrilling conclusion to “The Giver”

Jean Hanff Korelitz- “You Should Have Known”

Jason Wright- “Recovering Charles”

Jason Wright- “The 13th Day of Christmas”


New chapter books for 3rd & 4th graders:

Lois Lowry- “All About Sam”

Candy Dawson Boyd- “Circle Of Gold”


The library also has lots of Halloween picture books and easy chapter books for kids to check out!




Recently donated fiction books for adults include:

Marie Bostwick- “A Thread Of Truth”

J. D. Robb- “Born In Death”

Nelson DeMille- “Wild Fire”

Iris Johansen- “Eve”

Robin Cook- “Vital Signs”

Robin Cook- “Seizure”

Robert B. Parker- “Chance”

Luann Rice- “Dance With Me”

Diana Palmer- “Protector”

Janet Evanovich- “Full House”

Maeve Binchy- “Nights Of Rain And Stars”


The library has also recently received, large print books for patrons to check out.

Charles Martin- “Thunder And Rain”

Donna VanLiere- “The Christmas Note”

Beth Hoffman- “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Robert Crais- “The Sentry”

Dick Francis- “Crossfire”

Jeanne Ray- “Calling Invisible Women”

Mary Alice Monroe- “Beach House Memories”

Richard Paul Evans- “Lost December”

Donna VanLiere- “The Good Dream”

Patricia MacDonald- “Cast Into Doubt”


Stop by and check out all of the large print books the library has to offer!!


October’s Book Club Selection is a mystery thriller entitled “The Brethren” by John Grisham. “The Brethren” focuses on a little clan of judges that are inmates in a low security prison. This clan of judges sets up a get rich quick scheme that will guarantee they are “set for life” after serving their time in jail. Their perfect extortion plot fails, when the clan of judges makes a mistake with one of their victims.   Check out this book to find out what happens next.   If you like Grisham, you’ll love “The Brethren”.





Ready To Join The Discussion? Then come to the Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meeting on Monday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The book club will be discussing September’s selected book entitled, “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” written by author Rebecca Skloot. This remarkable story of how the cervical cells of the late Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman, enabled further discoveries from the polio vaccine to in vitro fertilization is extraordinary in itself; the added portrayal of Lacks’s full life makes the story come alive with her humanity and the apparent relationship between race, science, and exploitation. Rebecca      Skloot is an award-winning science writer, with a B.S. in biological sciences and an MFA in creative writing. She first heard about Henrietta Lacks and HeLa in a community college biology class when she was 16. As she continued her studies she became fixated on the idea of telling Henrietta’s. She spent over a decade researching and writing this story, which has been translated into over 25 languages and is now being made into an HBO movie.   

Please join us as we discuss this richly textured story of the hidden costs of scientific progress.