School for our USD 417 students begins in just a few short weeks. If you are still needing to enroll your returning students or find school supply list make sure you check there website https://www.usd417.net/
While doing my research for our summer reading program, I stumbled upon an amazing website. This site has is just wonderful. I ended up spending hours on it, and now my kids are on it almost once a week. You can see where the planets in our solar system are, satellites, and even comets are in real time. Along with educational information on all of the 8 planets, 5 dwarf planets, asteroids, metros and comets. Check it out in the link below.
Our Summer Reading Program has begun, and it is looking like we are going to have an amazing month. Today I had 7 kids here in the library, along with lots more people through for the book sale. It was an exciting day.
We had a request from most of our patrons to do the game we had done a few summers ago. So it is back, but this year you will need to find the Alien Space Ship with in Wilsey. If you find our ship, come in the library, and tell us where you saw it and get a sweet treat. The space ship will move every Saturday night. The space ship will be able to be seen from the road. Please be respectful and do not trespass on property.
Are you ready to have some fun this summer in the library!! We have some awesome events coming on Saturday’s from 10:30-11:30am for A Universe of Stories. Bring your kids in for experiments and to learn about our solar system. Our program is open to all ages, and we even have some extra events planned to include a get together to remember the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.
You can register for the Summer Reading Program here on our website under the Summer Reading Page, or if you would prefer come into the library and fill out a form. We can’t wait to see you this Summer in the Library.
Starting June 1st we are changing our Saturday hours. We will no longer be open from 1-4pm, we will start to open the library from 9am-12pm. This was approved by the library board on April 4, 2019.
I will post all of the Book Reviews with in this post.
Title & Author: Storm Front by Richard Castle
About your Date: This was a story about a Non-Official CIA Man Storm and everything he goes through to stop a villain from doing away with rich men and wreak the economy.
*Librarian Note: We have several books in this series available here in the library.
Book Title & Author: The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter by Theodora Goss
About your Date: Very interesting read, some comedy, suspense, mystery.
Book Title & Author: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Rated: 5 Hearts
About your Date: Can a photograph really be good luck? Logan Thibault’s marine buddy thinks so a s Logan survives nine deadly encounters in Iraq. Logan is finally persuaded to try to locate the lovely young lady in the picture he found in the sands of the desert. His journey will prove to be life-changing.
Book Title & Author: In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins (In Large Print)
Rated: 4 to 5 Hearts
About your Date: In Your Dreams is a pretty good book. It took me a while to get into the swing of the writing, but the characters were interesting and the situations were funny. Good Read!!
Book Title & Author: Children of Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani (Adult Fiction Section)
Rated: 4 Hearts
*Readers Note* Well written, but not a subject I would choose to read.
About your Date: Those brave souls who dared to protest against the Islamic government of Iran have experienced a dire fate of imprisonment, torture, and often execution. And the intimidation and fear continues to repress their families and children to this day. Some cope by fleeing the country, while others remain, but no one can forget.
Book Title & Author: The Zoo at the Edge of the Earth by Eric Kahn Gale (This is a Junior Fiction Book & reviewed by a Junior Fiction Reader
About your Date: Is a kind of an adventure mystery book. It made me feel real and had lots of wondrous things in it. I loved the book.
Book Title & Author: Priceless by Tom Davis
Rated: 4 Hearts
About your Date: The Lord can triumph over the brutality of human trafficking (sexual slavery) and redeem its victims when His followers submit to his will and allow Him to fight such evil through their actions.
All this month you are invited to go on a Blind Date with a book. We have several books that are wrapped in some beautiful wrapping paper. On them is a heart that tells you the genre of the book and a quote from the book. If you fill out our “Review” book mark on your date you will be entered to win some Yummy chocolates!!! We have already had one review come in. The review is down below. Watch here on our website and/or our Facebook page for more book reviews. And this event is open to everyone of all ages.
Winter has arrived in force. Over 6 inches of snow last weekend, and we are in for more snow this weekend. I don’t know about you, but the snow is beautiful. Course I only like to look at it from inside my warm house. Come into the library today and make sure you have enough reading material to get you through the weekend.
It’s 2019, and the Elm Creek Township Library is excited to announce we now have over 150 DVD’S available to be checked out. All of the DVD’s are donated to use, and we are excited to bring this to our patrons this year. With our DVD’s it is a one week check out limit, (so a Wed-Wed or Sat-Sat), you can renew for longer, but you will need to call us and let us know and we can extend an extra week. After one week if the movie is not returned accounts will be charged $0.25 per time we are open and the movie is not returned.
Rated R movies will not be allowed to be checked out if patrons are under 17, PG-13 movies will not be allowed to be checked out by patrons who are under 13yrs. New movies are being added all the time as they come in.
We have new books!!! Make sure you come in and see, new books are listed below.
New Adult Fiction Large Print Books
Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
The Hope Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Texas Ranger by James Patterson
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
New Adult Fiction
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
New Adult Non-Fiction
Killing the SS by Bill O’Reilly
New Junior/Young Adult Books
The River by Gary Paulsen
Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen
(YAF) The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo
(YAF) Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas – Part of the DC Icon’s Series
The Fantastic Body: What makes you tick & how you get sick by Dr. Howard Bennett
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the Worlds most adventurous kid by Dylan Thruas
The Following all are by National Geographic Kids
Brain Games: The mind-blowing science of your amazing brain
First Big Book of Space
Rocks and Minerals – Level Reade
Weather – Level Reader
Volcanoes! – Level Reader
Planets – Level Reader
Sharks! – Level Reader
Penguins! – Level Reader