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It's a new year and I'm happy to be able to see all my friends again at the library.  I hope everyone had a nice holiday and has settled back into their routine.  Speaking of routine – has everyone made their resolutions for 2012?  Why not make a resolution to take advantage of all the free programs we offer for children, teens and adults?  There are some extra-special story hour programs coming up in the next couple of months.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

If you like paranormal mysteries then try Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It is a quick read and catches your interest from the very beginning so you want to keep reading to find out where the book is going -- and its kinda creepy too. We have it in eBook format and print. One of the things that is pretty cool about the book is that you get to see the vintage photographs of the "peculiars" -- its a tense, haunting, and mystical reading experience.

New eBooks

We have just added more eBooks to our collection. There is a wide variety for you to choose from. We will continue to add more eBooks on a regular basis. If you have any favorite authors or title suggestions, please let us know by calling 946-0417 ext. 134 or send an email to You can also visit our Facebook page and make suggestions as well. We hope you enjoy our new eBook service.