September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card. Stop by the library and sign-up for a library card today! NCOE School district residents or property owners are eligible for a free library card. All you need to do is show ID, proof of residency, or property ownership. If you have a library card, but are late returning your materials, good news! Return items during the month of September and you won’t pay a late free on those items.
The Norris City Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. Have a fun and safe holiday.
New Books: “Just another Missing Person” by Gillian McAllister. 22-year-old Olivia has been missing for one day ... and counting. She was last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley. And not coming back out again. Julia, the detective heading up the search for Olivia, thinks she knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her husband and daughter. But she has no idea just how close to home this case is going to get. Because the criminal at the heart of the disappearance has something she never expected. His weapon isn't a gun, or a knife: it's a secret. Her worst one. And her family's safety depends on one thing: Julia must not find out what happened to Olivia--and must frame somebody else for her murder.
“Her Only Wish” by Shelley Shepard Gray. (Season in Pinecraft #2) Sheltered yet adventurous, Betsy Detweiler is on a mission to get out of Kentucky and experience new things in life. She's got a list--a life list. What better place to start than with her friends in beautiful Pinecraft, Florida? From the moment Betsy walks into the Snow Bird Golf Course to sign up for lessons, August Troyer is mesmerized. Betsy is a mass of contradictions--beautiful yet awkward, outgoing yet unsure, joyful yet hesitant. She's like no one he's ever met before, and as the only child of missionary parents, he's met a lot of people. As Betsy and August embark on a month of enjoying life to the fullest, they'll encounter several reasons to back off and play it safe. But playing it safe has its own consequences. This tender romance reminds us that life--and love--requires a fair amount of risk.
“Lion and Lamb” by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski . Philadelphia is in a state of shock over the fate of two hometown heroes: Eagles starting quarterback Archie Hughes, and his even more famous wife, Grammy-winning singer Francine Hughes. One spouse is murdered. The other is suspect #1. Even before the case hits the courtroom, it's the hottest ticket in town. For the defense: Cooper Lamb, private investigator to the stars. For the prosecution: Veena Lion, a sleuth so bright she's got to wear shades. Between them, they know every secret in Philadelphia. Together, they prove how two wrongs can make a right. They are Lion & Lamb.
“Last Chance Rodeo” by Kari Lynn Dell. David Parsons came to Blackfeet Nation looking for his missing horse and found the heart he'd lost along the way. One thoughtless moment cost David everything-his irreplaceable horse, his rodeo career, and his fiancee. After four long years he's finally tracked his horse to the Blackfeet Reservation and is ready to reclaim his pride. It should be the happiest day of his life. But the troubled young boy who's riding Muddy now has had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and his fierce guardian Mary Steele will do whatever it takes to make sure losing this horse isn't the blow that levels him. David finds himself drawn to both woman and child, and is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma: take his lost shot at rodeo glory ... or claim what could be his last chance to make his shattered heart whole?
The Norris City Library is located at 603 S. Division Street in Norris City. We are currently open Monday – Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Fridays 10 am -5 pm, and Saturdays 10am – 1pm. The Enfield Porch Delivery is on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 618-378-3713.