Help nurture your children’s love of reading this summer! Bring them to the Summer Reading Program at the library. Every year, we strive to have a fun and engaging program that emphasizes the importance of reading. This year’s theme is “It’s Showtime @ Your Library”! Join us every Wednesday in June at 1:00 p.m. for stories, prizes, and fun!!! This year we plan to offer children, registered for Summer Reading, incentives for reading library books. The more you read, the more prizes you could win! Reading for enjoyment helps children maintain their reading level throughout the summer months. The library has a large selection of children’s books available, plus our patrons can access free E-books and Eaudiobooks on the Cloud Library App. Feel free to call the library @ 618-378-3713 or visit our Facebook page for more information.
“The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the making of an American Dynasty” by Susan Page. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. This biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. The Matriarch examines not only her public persona but also less well-known aspects of her remarkable life. As first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see — and advise — both her husband and son in the Oval Office. She became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady. Barbara Bush’s accomplishments, struggles, and contributions are many. Now, Susan Page explores them all in The Matriarch, a groundbreaking book certain to cement Barbara Bush as one of the most unique and influential women in American history.
“Nothing to Hide” by Allison Brennan. With a background in psychology, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is good at getting into the heads of killers and victims both. A third body has turned up in San Antonio–and it bears the same unique and troubling M.O. as the first two. The killer is clearly trying to send a message. But what is it–and to whom? The victims are all married men who led honest lives alongside their adoring wives, but have nothing else in common. When Lucy catches each widow in a lie, she realizes that things are not at all as they seem. What begins as a seemingly straightforward investigation turns into something far darker and more sinister than Lucy could have ever imagined.
“Unbroken Cowboy” by Maisey Yates. In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden love just might be the sweetest… Dane Parker traded in his trailer-park roots for glory as a bull rider. But when a serious injury sidelines him for months, it’s the first time he can’t just pull himself up by his bootstraps. The last thing he wants to deal with is sweet family friend Bea treating him like one of her wounded animals—or the unexpected attraction that suddenly flares between them. Beatrix Leighton has loved Dane for years, while he’s always seen her as another sister. When she enlists his help to tart her animal sanctuary, she thinks it will give him purpose. Instead, it brings all the desire she feels for him to the boiling point. Bea’s father taught her early on that love means loss. But could her forbidden crush turn into a love that will last a lifetime?
“The 13 Minute Murder” by James Patterson. DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited, especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered- -and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria.
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