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Nancy's Notes - June 10, 2010

Library BEACON project, Summer Reading program, "The Last Time I Saw You" by Elizabeth Berg, "Shattered" by Karen Robards.

We have a busy summer in store. If you have read anything about the library BEACON project, we are in the process of getting on board. Through this project several libraries in our service area will share a circulation system. When the project is completed you will be able to go on-line and see which libraries own which materials. You will not be able to check-out on-line but you will be able to reserve materials. This should work very well for our patrons as many of them run to Eagle Grove and Belmond often and they could pick up materials we don't have at those locations. Watch for further details. We will be joining in November. In the meantime we must re-barcode every item in the library.

Summer reading will begin on July 1 at 10:15 a.m. The Wonder Weavers storytellers will be opening our first session at the library. They come highly recommended by other libraries and they will be making a trip from Minneapolis to entertain us. We will also meet at 10:15 a.m. on the next three Thursdays of that month.

Elizabeth Berg's newest title is "The Last Time I Saw You". It is the tale of women and men reconnecting with one another at their fortieth high school reunion. To each of the class members the reunion means something different: a last opportunity to say something left unsaid, an escape from the realities of everyday life, a means to save a marriage, or an opportunity to bond with an estranged daughter. Over the course of a weekend, they discover things that will affect the rest of their lives.

Karen Robards' "Shattered" centers around Lisa Grant, a rising star in a prestigious law firm. When the firm goes broke and she loses her job, Lisa grabs the first job to come along. After she misses an important court date her new boss banishes to the basement of the courthouse where she is to organize the cold-case files. What was expected to be a mind-numbing task turns into anything but boring when a missing-persons case draws her attention.

Come in and see us: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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