Archive for August, 2011

New adult fiction:  “No Rest For the Dead” by Jeff Abbott;  “The King’s Speech” by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi;  “Junkyard Dogs” by Craig Johnson;  “The Winds of Change” by Martha Grimes;  “Cut, Crop, and Die: a Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-craft Mystery” bya Joanna Campbell-Slan; and a western “Deadwood Gulch” by William W. Johnstone.

                New large print fiction:  “His Other Wife”  by Deborah Bedford;  “Sing You Home” by Jodi Picoult;  “Who Is My Shelter?” by Neta Jackson;  “Miles to Go” (sequel to “the Walk” by Richard Paul Evans; “The Goodbye Quilt” by Susan Wiggs; “Against the Wind” by Bodie & Brock Thoene;  “Tea for Two” by Trish Perry;  “Night Road” by Kristin Hannah and a few more.

       AUGUST 2011    
The Absolutely True Sherman Alexis General
     Diary of a Part-time Indian    
Now Is the Time for Running Michael Williams Sports
Level Up Gene Luen yang Graphic Novel
Zero Gravity Dave Roman Graphic Novel
Feynman Jim Ottaviani Sci Fi
Akata Witch Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu Supernatural
Relic Master Series Catherine Fisher Fantasy
   The Dark City   #1    
   The Lost Heiress   #2    
   The Hidden Coronet  #3    
Forgiven Janet Fox General
Always A Witch Carolyn MacCullough Time-travel
The Darlings Are Forever Melissa Kanto Friendships
A Templar’s Gifts Kat Black Adventure
Stupid Fast Geoff Herbach Sports
Theodore Boone: the abduction John Grisham Mystery
Fly Trap Frances Hardinge Fantasy
Chasing AllieCat Rebecca Fjelland Davis Relationships
Unfriended Katie Finn Friendships
Life On Mars Short Stories Sci Fi
Chime Franny Billingsley Supernatural

The Kimball Public Library has received the third rotation of 25 DVD movies available through the Panhandle Library System.  Some of the titles are Apollo 13;  Cranford;  Gran Trino;  Grilled;  Sixth Sense;  Taffin;  World’s Fastest Indian;  Ghost and Mrs. Muir;  I Love Lucy, Season One;  Unforgiven;  Alvin and the Chipmunks;  Cheaper by the Dozen;  The Spiderwich Chronicles and for the children – Baby Beethovan, Gurious George Goes Green, and Veggietales.  The rules are one movie from this collection per family for 3 days.

To view the available books and other materials in the Kimball Public Library use:   This will take you to the Panhandle Library System Screen. 

When you click on the Panhandle Library System line or the drop box, you will see a list of libraries that are currently using the new software and have their materials ready to see.  Click on Kimball Public Library to see what we have.  I will give out more information later, but you can search the holdings now.  As mentioned in previous Library News articles, there are 17 libraries initially involved in forming the Panhandle Library System Consortium.  All of them will be on board in the next 6 months. 

              To place holds or check the status of your account you will need the user name and password.  The user is your barcode # and the password for the first time is your last name.  You may leave the password as is, or change the password.  We do not keep track of your passwords, so please use something you will remember or write it down somewhere.   The search box is set to subjects, but you can search by title author and more.

At your convenience, come in and get your cards updated with the new barcodes on them.  Your new library barcode will accepted at any library in this consortium if you are in good standing with your home library.

Have you noticed the new decoration on the west end of the library?  We think it brightened up the building while promoting the library as a creative environment.  The design was the winner in the contest held by the library board a few months ago and submitted by Jessica Parkos.  This is the first of her designs.  One more will be done and put on the north end of the west room.   Thanks also to the electrical department for getting it up on the wall.

New Adult Fiction:  “Maine: a novel” by J. Courtney Sullivan;  “Dreams of the Dead” by Perri O’Shaughnessy;  “Quinn” by Iris Johansen;  “The Secret Mistress” by Mary Balogh;  “The Girl in the Blue Beret” by Bobbie Ann Mason;  “Then Came You” by Jennifer Weiner;  “Now Your See Her” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge;  “Heart of Ice” by Lis Wiehl;  Kindred Spirits” by Sarah Stohmeyer;  “Farishta” by Patricia McArdle; and “Iron House” by John Hart.

New Adult Fiction:  Several books by Laura Childs – Scrapbooking mysteries and Tea Shop Mysteries and Cackleberry Club Mysteries;  “Escape” by Barbara Delinsky;  “Infernal Angels” by Loren D. Estleman;  “Against All Enemies” by Tom Clancy and Peter Telep;  and “Silent Girl” by Tess Gerritsen.

 New Large Print Fiction:  “Goodness Gracious Green” by Judy Christie;  “Vanish in Plain Sight” by Marta Perry;  “Targets Down” by Bob Hamer;  “Love Letters in the Sand” by Diann Hunt;  “The Amish Midwife” by Mindy Starns Clark;  “Those In Peril” by Wilbur Smith;  “Beyond All Measure” by Dorothy Love;  “Friendship Bread” by Darien Gee and many more.

Public libraries are striving to keep up with all the technology that has been flying off the shelves while trying to stay within budget restraints.  The Kimball Public Library has subscribed to the OverDrive program since November 2010.  We are pleased about how many of you are taking advantage of this program.  OverDrive is a major distributor of eBooks and audiobooks in the Americas.  They started out in 1986, and in 2002 began offering subscriptions for public libraries to access their collection and offer it to the patrons.  Through a local library, a patron can access a few thousand books in downloadable form to computers and many mobile devices.  They are continually working to update the compatibility with more devices and are planning to work with the Kindle devices later this year.  To browse the offerings and see what devices are currently being supported go to OR

 If you are interested in accessing the eBooks and audiobooks, ask the library to sign you up. 

There are close to 70 libraries in Nebraska partnering with OverDrive.  The eBook collection began one year ago and there have been 16,762 checkouts on 1,740 titles.

Forty-eight new compact disc audio books were added to the collection.  A few of the titles are:

“Deja vu” by Fern Michaels; “Tick Tock” & “Toys” by James Patterson;  “Quicksilver” by Amanda Quick;  “Savor the Moment” &”Ever After” by Nora Roberts;  “44 Charles Street” by Danielle Steel;  “Luciano’s Luck” by Jack Higgins;  “Devious” by Lisa Jackson;  “White Satin” & “Eve” by Iris Johansen;  “The Broken Gun” by Louis L’Amour;  “Save Me” by Lisa Scottoline;  “Marrying Daisy Bellamy” by Susan Wiggs and many more.

There aren’t any new books ready to list this week, so will just remind you about all the other things the library provides.  The library has DVD’s, 30 or more different magazines, newspapers, games, computers, and a quiet cool place to come and relax.

The library staff and many volunteers are steadily working through the process of changing all the barcodes on the books to match the new software called Alexandria.  We are on the down hill side of all the fiction.  We plan to have the web address for home use available by the end of July.  Thanks everyone for your patience with this major change.  We will also be changing your patron barcodes over to the new software soon.

A big thank you to all the volunteers that have been helping the library staff with the re-barcoding project:  Shirley Kinnison, JoAnn Knapp, Sharon Randall, Dorothy Griffith, Lorri Norberg, Emma Simpson, Halley Simpson, Jordan McDowell, Kelli Spires, Carol Walker, Karen McGown, Rosa-Ellen Williams, Cheryl Heidemann and Virginia McConzille.  If I forgot anyone, I apologize.  We would not be very far along with the project without all of you.

New fiction:  “The Delta Solution” by Patrick Robinson;  “Alice Bliss” by Laura Harrington;  “Born To Die” by Lisa Jackson;  “The Girl in the Green Raincoat” by Laura Lippman;  “Best Staged Plans” by Clair Cook;  “Pacific Glory” by P. T. Deutermann;  “The Lake of Dreams” by Kim Edwards;  “Final Justice at Adobe Wells” by Stephen Bly; “Watch Me Die” by Erica Spindler;  “Heat Wave” by Nancy Thayer;  “Smokin’ Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich;  Tigerlily’s Orchids” by Ruth Rendell;  “A Young Wife” by Pam Lewis;  “When Passions Rule” by Johanna Lindsey;  “Folly Beach” by Dorothea Benton Frank;  “One Summer” by David Baldacci;  “Breaking Silence” by Linda Castillo;  “The Kingdom” by Clive Cussler;  “From Barcelona, With Love” by Elizabeth Adler;  and “Summer Rental” by Mary Kay Andrews and “Trespasser” by Paul Doiron.