The Spalding Public Library has 20 new audio books available for check out. They are on loan from the Central Plains Library System, for the next 3 months. Stop in and check out one of these titles from the list below.

Nele Neuhaus- “Snow White Must Die”

David Baldacci- “The Sixth Man”

Jude Deveraux- “The Girl From Summer Hill” & “Heartwishes”

Jeffrey Archer- “A Prisoner Of Birth”

Clive Cussler- “Piranha”

Dean Koontz- “Icebound”

Dorothy Garlock- “Keep A Little Secret”

Sue Monk Kidd- “The Mermaid Chair”

Alexander McCall Smith- “In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies”

Laura Lippman- “I’d Know You Anywhere”

James Lee Burke- “Feast Day Of Fools”

Patrick O’Brian- “Master And Commander”

Lisa Scottoline- “Come Home”

Joy Fielding- “Someone Is Watching”

Jonathan Kellerman- “Mystery”

Kristin Hannah- “Fly Away”

M. C. Beaton- “Death Of A Chimney Sweep”

Saul Black- “The Killing Lessons”

Iris Johansen- “The Naked Eye”

Mary Higgins Clark- “The Cinderella Murder”



With the summer heat upon us, stay cool inside and enjoy reading some of our library books! We have mystery, science fiction, romance, and humor books ready to be checked out!

 The library has recently added many books to its adult fiction collection by these authors: Robert Ludlum, Mary Higgins Clark, Tom Clancy, David Baldacci, Carol Higgins Clark, Wilbur Smith, Colin Forbes, Jackie Collins, Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Crusie, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, just to name a few!!

 Stop by the library- it’s air conditioned!!

 sun-310144_1280Happy Reading!!

Please join us tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 a.m. as we read about BUGS!! Story hour will differ from years past slightly as activities are planned for each week, but they may not always be crafts. We will read a few books about the theme, each child will be strongly encouraged to check out a few books for the week, and we will wrap up with an activity that goes along with the theme. Sandy Miller is working hard to have an older and younger activity for each week, but her target ages will be 3-8. Please have an older helper attend with your child/children! Please comment so that we know how many kids to plan the activities for this week!


Join us every Thursday morning from 10:00-10:45a.m, beginning Thursday June 9th, through July 30th for lots of fun and interaction with weekly themed story readings; crafts and LOTS of books to check out! There’s no age limit. Sandy Miller will be leading this year’s summer reading program. Siblings are always welcome to come as helpers. The goal of “Spalding’s Story Hour” is to promote the joy of shared reading. Keep an eye on the library’s Facebook page for weekly details!


lets-do-it-1432952_1280The library’s book club members will meet Monday, June 6th, to discuss the book entitled “The Invention Of Wings” a novel by author Sue Monk Kidd. The meeting will be held at the library beginning at 5:00p.m. All are welcome!

Inspirational fiction can come in any form, including romance, mystery, and thriller. Any good book can be an inspiration, but many of these books highlight people overcoming adversity or reaching new levels of understanding that inspire and encourage the reader to do the same. Whether the book’s characters pull themselves up by their own bootstraps or have help from a higher power, these books will uplift and entertain you. The inspiration genre requires more than just a positive character; it requires encouragement and the ability to “inspire” others with the realization they can do great things and be better people.

Stop by the library and check out a book from these popular inspirational authors:

Michael Phillips

Lori Wick

Lauraine Snelling

Denise Hunter

Stephen Bly

Stephanie Grace Whitson

Lori Copeland

Donna Fletcher Crow

Marian Wells

Jan Karon

Bodie Thoene

B. J. Hoff

And Many More!!


As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. (from

 The library recently received a donation of seven of his books. Here are their titles:

  • Peace Is The Way
  • Muhammad: A Story Of The Last Prophet
  • Life After Death: The Burden Of Proof
  • The Deeper Wound: Recovering The Soul From Fear And Suffering
  • Why Is God Laughing?: The Path To Joy And Spiritual Optimism
  • The Path To Love: Renewing The Power Of Spirit In Your Life
  • The Return Of Merlin: A Novel



SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running May 5th – August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week (30 titles) – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

Download Details

  • Downloads are in MP3 format and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC audiobook is available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Once you download a title, it is yours to keep.

Click on this link to get started:

Visit the Spalding Public Library and get your Free library card number and PIN to download FREE e-books and audio books to your Kindles, Ipads, phones, and other digital reading devices, including computers, directly from the library’s website

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This month the library has multiple copies of “The Invention Of Wings” a novel by author Sue Monk Kidd. In this novel from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she writes about two unforgettable American women.

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. (from

This book was chosen by the library’s book club for the month of May.  Stop by the library and check out this book!


C. J. Box- “Endangered”

Joseph Wambaugh- “Hollywood Crows”

Lee Child- “Worth Dying For”

Stephen King- “The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams”

James Patterson- “NYPD2 RED”

Carla Neggers- “The Mist”

Audrey Niffenegger- “Her Fearful Symmetry”

Jeannette Walls- “The Silver Star”

Nora Roberts- “Christmas With You”

Debbie Macomber- “The Reluctant Groom”

Linda Lael Miller- “The Marriage Pact”

Kay Hooper- “Out Of The Shadows”

Plus many more titles too numerous to mention!!