When planning your summer break, don’t forget the library in your plans! The library offers a nice cool place to meet with friends, public computers, and free Wi-Fi. If you plan to travel this summer, take the library with you! Download up to 5 books on your device anywhere there is Wi-Fi and you can read offline. “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have.”- Lloyd Alexander.
Attention all children thru the fifth grade. Plan to attend the library’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “It’s Showtime at your library!” Join us every Wednesday in June at 1:00 p.m. for stories, prizes, and fun! Feel free to call the library @ 618-378-3713 or visit our Facebook page for more information.
“A Season of Grace” by Lauraine Snelling. In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson’s dreams are coming true. Though her first few months in America were difficult, her life now resembles the images that filled her daydreams in Norway. She and her younger brother Ivar live in their own house, just a short distance from her older brother and his family. Together they work the farm and fell trees for lumber. They plan to grow a dairy herd, weave rugs out of their own wool, and make skis to sell. Everything is going right. The only thing missing from Nilda’s life is love. But though she has two suitors- -a quiet schoolteacher and a handsome lumberjack–Nilda feels hesitant. A terrifying experience in Norway has made her cautious where men are concerned. When she thinks she sees the man in question, all her fears come flooding back. Is it possible the danger has followed her across the Atlantic? If Dreng Nygaard is truly in Minnesota, all of her dreams for the future could come crashing down around her.
“Two Weeks”by Karen Kingsbury. When Elise decides to place her baby up for adoption, she is matched with Aaron and Lucy Williams, who moved to Bloomington, Indiana to escape seven painful years of infertility. But as Elise’s due date draws near, she becomes focused on one truth: she has two weeks to change her mind about the adoption. With Cole keeping vigil and Lucy and Aaron waiting to welcome their new baby, Elise makes an unexpected decision — one that changes everyone’s plans.
“S omeone Knows” by Lisa Scottoline. Twenty years ago, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie Garvey. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. The teenagers kept what happened a secret believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. Allie has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did, and by the fact that she never told a soul. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn’t punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it’s a life sentence. Now, Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything.
“The Cliff House” by RaeAnne Thayne. After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything they’d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them—a secret that will change their family forever. Bea thought she’d sown all her wild oats when she got pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky and not destined to last, but it gave Bea her wonderful, mature, now elevenyear- old daughter, Marisol. But just as she’s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Bea’s ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely upside down. Then there’s Daisy—sensible, rational, financially prudent Daisy. She’s never taken a risk in her life—until she meets a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew about life, love and the power of taking chances. In this heartwarming story, Stella, Bea and Daisy will discover that the path to true happiness is filled with twists and turns, but love always leads them back home.
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 12-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 10-5 p.m.
ENFIELD HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday: 12-3 p.m.