A Few Things…


The Greater Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Genealogy seminar is Friday, October 23 from 4pm to 6:15pm. It is located at the Nebraska Methodist College, North 87th & Burt Street, Omaha, NE. Free parking is available.

Solving the Puzzle: Who was my family? is the topic on Friday. The presenter is James M. Beidler a Pennsylvania native who specializes in German genealogy. He also writes “Roots and Branches” an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. Saturday the fall workshop will be on Researching Ancestors from Germany and Pennsylvania presented by Mr. Beidler. For more information if you are planning on attending one or both sessions contact Carol at the Kilgore Memorial Library for registering and workshop cost.

Thanks to all who came to hear the “Living Roots” of music presented by Lauren Pelon a wonderful program and who attended the Soup Sampler after Lauren’s presentation.

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual soup sale to be held November 28th from 9am til 3pm at the York city Auditorium. A great selection of different kinds of soups available to purchase and it’s a great fundraiser to help support all of the wonderful programs Friends of the Library do for the library and the community.


Rachel Recommends


The killing ­lessons by Saul Blackjacket.jpg

“When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper’s isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it’s the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it’s just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done. For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of victims– women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them– has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she’s losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens. But the murders at the Cooper farmhouse didn’t quite go according to plan. There was a survivor, Rowena’s ten-year-old daughter Nell, who now holds the key to the killings. Injured, half-frozen, terrified, Nell has only one place to go. And that place could be even more dangerous than what she’s running from. In this extraordinary, pulse-pounding debut, Saul Black takes us deep into the mind of a psychopath, and into the troubled heart of the woman determined to stop him”

Robert Kirk­man’s The walk­ing dead­: in­va­sion: the Gover­nor series — 6 by Jay Bonansingajacket.jpg

“Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop – each one on a collision course with the other. Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Lilly’s heart and soul. She wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia… Way out in the hinterlands, a midst the rising tide of walkers that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon. He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew – the very people who vanquished his cultist church – and now, for the first time, he has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers. The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon – forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents.”

Saturn run by John Sandfordjacket.jpg

“The year is 2066. A Cal tech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope–something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins–an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect–and everything you could want from one of the world’s greatest masters of suspense”

The house by Christina Lauren jacket.jpg

Living in a house that might possibly be haunted on the edge of town, a black-clad, shaggy-haired youth falls for an alluring girl before finding himself trapped by the house’s dark secrets. Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.

After the red rain by Barry Lygajacket.jpg

“A post apocalyptic novel with a cinematic twist from New York Times bestseller Barry Lyga, actor Peter Facinelli, and producer Robert DeFranco.On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to mega cities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river–a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate’s son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.”


All of the new selections can be found on the “New Book” shelves located in the different areas of the library. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

See you in the stacks!


September is library card sign-up month!

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If you aren’t a card holder at our library come in and get a library card. If you live in York or York County the card is free. You can check out books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines! But you also will have access to some great databases. Just check out our databases on our website for more information. http//libraries.ne.gov/York

Also, on Sunday October 4th at 3pm we are honored to have Lauren Pelson perform the Living Roots of Music. Lauren traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on ancient and modern instruments. Please join us for the Living Roots of Music.


Rachel Recommends

It’s almost officially Fall!!!Untitled

And what better way to celebrate the return of cooler weather and beautiful colors than to stop in to your local library and check out what’s new!




Girl­s get curves: ­ge­om­e­try ­takes shape by Danica McKellar.jacket.jpg

“Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes–with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally ‘get’ everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. With Danica a personal tutor and coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!”


CD Audiobooks: The ter­mi­nal ­man by Michael Crichtonjacket.jpg

“Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blacks out when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain’s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry’s seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda.”

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“Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, a daring team of former Special Forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It’s going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons, this is a job for The A-Team! Bonus features include: Extended Edition which includes a never-before-seen version of the film with spectacular added footage not shown in theaters!”


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“A young man who makes his living as a wedding singer loses his faith in love until he falls in love with a young woman on the eve of her wedding.”



Trust no one by Paul Cleavejacket.jpg

“In the exciting new psychological thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, a famous crime writer struggles to differentiate between his own reality and the frightening plot lines he’s created for the page. Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter–a name that has been keeping readers at the edge of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of forty-nine, Jerry’s crime writing days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As his dementia begins to break down the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, Jerry confesses his worst secret: The stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes. Those close to him, including the nurses at the care home where he now lives, insist that it is all in his head, that his memory is being toyed with and manipulated by his unfortunate disease. But if that were true, then why are so many bad things happening? Why are people dying?”

The first ­con­fes­sor: the le­gend of Mag­da Searus series — 1 by Terry Goodkindjacket.jpg

“Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man who loved life and loved her, unexpectedly commits suicide, she suddenly finds herself alone. Because she is ungifted herself, without her husband she no longer has standing among her people, and she finds herself isolated in a society that seems to be crumbling around her. Despite her grief, she is driven to find the reasons behind why her husband would do such a thing–why he would abandon her and her people at such a profoundly dangerous time. Though she is not gifted, she begins to discover that there may be more to her husband’s suicide than anyone knew. What she finds next, no one is willing to believe. Without anyone to help her, she knows that she must embark on a mission to find a mysterious spiritist, if she even exists, so that she may speak with the dead. This quest may also be her last chance to unravel what is really behind the mysterious events befalling her people. What she discovers along the way is that the war is going far worse than she had known, and that the consequences of defeat will be more terrifying for her and her people than she could have imagined. As mortal peril begin to close in around her, Magda learns that she is somehow the key to her people’s salvation. Journey with Magda Searus into her dark world, and learn how true legends are born.”

End ­time by Keith Kormanjacket.jpg

“What is happening to the country–and the planet? A government bio-lab experiment goes hideously wrong, infecting people with scientifically-programmed madness. Random kidnappings of women and girls proliferate throughout the land. Some people suddenly succumb to horrifically virulent viruses while others become able to read minds. Mysteriously summoned to confront these frightening questions, three people are thrown together on a bizarre cross-country quest: Cheryl Gibson, an LA cop; Billy Howahkan, a Lakota Sioux with seeming supernatural gifts; and Bhakti Singh, a distinguished space scientist. This unlikely group must track down a pair of children with extraordinary powers, children who will determine humanity’s fate–obliteration or salvation. As the three set out across America, a blood-dimmed tide is unleashed. Anarchy, terror, and death stalk the land in Keith Korman’s End Time”

The dead­ ­girl­s of Hys­te­ri­a Hall by Katie Alenderjacket.jpg

“In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time …Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females — an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself. But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia becomes trapped. And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted. Ghost girls wander the hallways in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia learns that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, too, harbors shocking truths within its walls — truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free. And she’ll need to act quickly — before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves. Katie Alender brings heart-pounding suspense, gorgeous writing, and a feminist twist to this tale of memories and madness.”

The ac­ci­den­t sea­son by Moira Fowley-Doylejacket.jpg

“For fans of We Were Liars and How I Live Now comes a haunting, sexy, magically realistic debut about a family caught between a violent history, a taboo romance, and the mysteries lurking in their own backyard. Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it’s bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it’s just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season–when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17–is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think. Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There’s a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she’ll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she’ll uncover the dark origins of the accident season–whether she’s ready or not.”

Diary of a haunt­ing by M. Veranojacket.jpg

“In the tradition of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, an American teen recounts the strange events that occur after she moves into a new—and very haunted—home with her family in this chilling diary that features photos and images of what she experienced. Letters, photographs, and a journal…all left behind in the harrowing aftermath. Following her parents’ high-profile divorce, Paige and her brother are forced to move to Idaho with their mother, and Paige doesn’t have very high hopes for her new life. The small town they’ve moved to is nothing compared to the life she left behind in LA. And the situation is made even worse by the drafty old mansion they’ve rented that’s filled with spiders and plenty of other pests that Paige can’t even bear to imagine. Pretty soon, strange things start to happen around the house—one can of ravioli becomes a dozen, unreadable words start appearing on the walls, and Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house late at night. And there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor who seems to know a lot more than he’s letting on. Things only get creepier when she learns about the cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost one hundred years earlier. The more Paige investigates, the clearer it all becomes: there’s something in the house, and whatever it is…and it won’t be backing down without a fight.”


All of the new selections can be found on the “New Book” shelves located in the different areas of the library. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

See you in the stacks!





Welcome Back, York College Students!

globe bookOur college students have returned for another academic year and York is full of their youth, enthusiasm, and optimistic outlooks!  We are so fortunate to have these young people in our town, and they contribute greatly to our community.

Students, please stop by the Library and register for your public library card.   Your card is free and it also allows you access to our databases and overdrive for free e-books and downloadable audio books for your devices.

We also have study rooms, meeting rooms, an Accu-cut machine (useful for student-teachers) and our Young Adult fiction collection is full of the current best-sellers and popular titles.  We’re here to help!

Thanks for helping make York a great place and have an awesome school year!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back from summer break, students!!

Come to Kilgore Memorial Library to do some research but don’t stop there. The library has information, activities, and services. Here are a few suggestions:

UntitledGet a library card, learn how to check out and return items, take an audio book or DVD home or download an e-book. We have online reference resources. Using the catalog you can search for material or place a hold on an item. We also offer Inerlibrary loan. If there is a book we don’t have in our collection we can borrow it from another library and all you pay is $2.50/book for shipping.

Plan a visit and see what we have to offer. The library staff is always happy to assist you.

See you at the library!

Summer Reading Success!

sandy booksOur 2015 summer reading program was a great success!  Thanks to all the parents and caregivers who brought their kids to our programs.  Thanks to all the Junior Friends who helped out manning the reading club desks and assisting with the events.  Special thanks to all the children and teens that made reading a part of their summer schedule.  We had over 550 children in reading clubs and the teens read over 370 books! School will be back in session in less than two weeks!  Enjoy the last bit of summer!

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

colourful-old-book-high-definition-wallpaper-download-old-book-images-freeThis week the book sale is going on here at the library!

Come and check out the nice selection of donated books. The sale begins with a sneak preview on Thursday, July 23 from 5pm to 8pm for Friends of the Library members only. If you would like to join the Friends of the Library you may come on Thursday night and pay your $10 membership at the door. 

The sale will open to the general public on Friday, July 24 during our normal library hours which are 10am to 5pm as well as Saturday, July 25 from 10am to 5pm.

So come on out and help support your library!!

Rachel Recommends

stackobooksSummer is heating up. Whether at the beach, on vacation, or inside staying cool, we’ve got some great new selections to keep you entertained!

Modern ro­mance by Aziz Ansarijacket.jpg

“A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices. At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate.For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before.In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.”


Pirate hunters: treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship by Robert Kursonjacket.jpg

“A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers. Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure,Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost.”


81 days below zero: the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness by Brain jacket.jpgMurphy

“Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska’s Ladd Field on a routine flight to test their hastily retrofitted B-24 Liberator in harsh winter conditions. The mission ended in a crash that claimed all but one—Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with no wilderness experience. With little more than a parachute for cover and an old Boy Scout knife in his pocket, Crane now found himself alone in subzero temperatures. Crane knew, as did the Ladd Field crews who searched unsuccessfully for the crash site, that his chance of survival dropped swiftly with each passing day.But Crane did find a way to stay alive in the grip of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked out of the ordeal intact.81 Days Below Zero recounts, for the first time, the full story of Crane’s remarkable saga. In a drama of staggering resolve and moments of phenomenal luck, Crane learned to survive in the Yukon’s unforgiving wilds. His is a tale of the capacity to endure extreme conditions, intense loneliness, and flashes of raw terror—and emerge stronger than before.”

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“Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband. Based upon the novel by Sara Gruen.”

The lit­tle Paris ­book­shop by Nina Georgejacket.jpg

“”There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies–I mean books–that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.” Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a love lorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives”

Apoca­lypse ­cow: an Apoca­lypse ­cow nov­el­ — 1 by Michael Loganjacket.jpg

“If you think you’ve seen it all — WORLD WAR Z, THE WALKING DEAD– you haven’t seen anything like this. From the twisted brain of Michael Logan comes Apocalypse Cow, a story about three unlikely heroes who must save Britain . . . from a rampaging horde of ZOMBIE COWS! Forget the cud. They want blood. It began with a cow that just wouldn’t die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain’s livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn’t recognize a scoop if she tripped over one. As the nation descends into chaos, can they pool their resources, unlock a cure, and save the world? Three losers.Overwhelming odds.One outcome . . .Yup, we’re screwed.”


Day ­four: the Three­ series — 2 by Sarah Lotzjacket.jpg

“The chilling follow-up to The Three, Sarah Lotz’s “hard to put down and vastly entertaining” debut (Stephen King). Hundreds of pleasure-seekers stream aboard The Beautiful Dreamer cruise ship for five days of cut-price fun in the Caribbean sun. On the fourth day, disaster strikes: smoke roils out of the engine room, and the ship is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon supplies run low, a virus plagues the ship, and there are whispered rumors that the cabins on the lower decks are haunted by shadowy figures. Irritation escalates to panic, the crew loses control, factions form, and violent chaos erupts among the survivors. When, at last, the ship is spotted drifting off the coast of Key West, the world’s press reports it empty. But the gloomy headlines may be covering up an even more disturbing reality.”


A drag­on’s guide ­to the ­care and feed­ing of hu­mans by Laurence Yepjacket.jpg

“Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet “training tips” in each chapter. Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie’s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake’s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it’s too late.”


Glass ­hous­es: the Mor­ganville Vam­pires — 1 by Rachel Cainejacket.jpg

“College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life. But they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.”


Touch of Frost: a Mythos A­cade­my nov­el­ — 1 by Jennifer Estepjacket.jpg

“My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died . . .”


Paper­weight by Meg Hastonjacket.jpg

“Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at meal time, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid. Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life. Paperweight follows Stevie’s journey as she struggles not only with this life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.”


The rules by Nancy Holderjacket.jpg

“The Rules is a must-read for fans of thrillers with truly frightening twists.”–School Library Journal Narrated by an alternating unreliable group of teens, this dark thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. It’s Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer. Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she’s in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High’s most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she’s lived by to survive.”


All of the new selections can be found on the “New Book” shelves located in the different areas of the library. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

See you in the stacks!

What does summer mean to you?

summerIs summer a chance to slow down a bit and enjoy life at an easier pace?  The children are out of school and enjoying the warm weather with summer sports and activities.  Everyone enjoys the fresh vegetables and fruit from the Farmer’s Market.  Picnics and afternoons at the park mark the days and soon fireworks will fill our evening sky.

Here at the Library we have completed more than half of our summer programs.  Our York children were entertained with magic by Jeff Quinn; enjoyed a wonderful marionette show; and superhero science with Mrs. Science.   We made our own superhero books and played bingo with our favorites like Batman and Wonder Woman.  We watched two award-winning movies and have eaten tons of popcorn too!

Still to come is a very special Humanities Nebraska presentation on July 7th at 2:00. “Legends and Leaders of the West” will be presented in song and story by Deb Carpenter-Nolting and Lyn Messersmith, both western Nebraskans.  This program was funded by a grant from Humanities Nebraska and will be a wonderful treat for all of us.  Please mark your calendar today and don’t miss this exceptional chance to learn about these western icons.

Most rewarding for the Library staff this summer, are the record number of children in our reading clubs.  More children are reading, and they are reading more books than ever!   More kids are completing their reading logs, and our teens have read over 150 books already and they still have five weeks left until the major prizes are drawn!  It is awesome to hear a child tell you about their new favorite book they are reading and their happiness discovering a new author who writes books they love!  Kindles and audio books are also very popular this time of year and Overdrive is a much-loved service during the summer months.

Don’t forget to check out our other programs offered in July and our Friends Book Sale July 23rd-25th.

I hope your family is enjoying your summer and your summer reading too!