Help your child get ready to go back to school by getting them signed up for a library card. Signing up for a card is easy and only takes a few minutes. Your first library card is always free! If you are old enough to sign your name, you are old enough for a library card. Requirements: If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian on your initial visit – we will need their Illinois driver’s license. You must show proof of residency (on a tax bill, current Illinois driver’s license, or a current water bill, etc.). Children over 14 can operate the computers independently once they have a signed permission slip on file. The library can be an invaluable resource for research, as well as a great place to study with a friend. Check us out today!
Local author and textile artist, Kathy Sands has set up a beautiful display of some of her work in our large case. This exhibit will be on display during the month of August and features Kathy’s work of printing on all types of fabric, photographs, a crazy vest and more. Stop by the library and see the display of her art work and creations!
NEW BOOKS: “Paradise Valley” by C.J. Box. Setting a trap for a serial killer she has hunted for three years, investigator Cassie Dewell is blamed when the operation goes horribly wrong. Disgraced, she loses her job. At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle’s grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees-all the while hunting the killer. Now Cassie is a lone wolf. Kyle’s disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?
“Until You Loved Me” by Brenda Novak . After catching her fiancé cheating- -with another man–usually straitlaced Ellie Fisher indulges in a passionate one-night stand with a tall, dark stranger. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy’s full name. This becomes a problem when a pregnancy test turns out positive. As a professional football player, Hudson King has always been cautious around women. When Ellie tracks him down, claiming she’s carrying his baby, he’s stunned and more than a little betrayed. But he’ll do anything to stay involved in his child’s life, so he urges Ellie to move to Silver Springs, where they can co-parent. Hudson has a lot of love to give–certainly enough for his child, and when their initial spark reignites, perhaps for Ellie, too.
“Deadfall” by Linda Fairstein . While investigating the illegal animal trade, assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace discover dangerous creatures don’t always have claws and fangs. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure —someone Alex has worked with for years—the trio must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Alex has her work cut out for her—especially since the task force handling the investigation, led by the US Attorney, seems to be more against her than with her. As tensions rise between Alex and the feds, she must determine just how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth—and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 12-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 10-5 p.m.
ENFIELD HOURS: Tuesday & Thursday: 12-3 p.m.