Mills and Petrie Library News


We have all had many opportunities to stand out in the cold recently. Have you seen some beautiful snowflakes? If you appreciate the unique beauty of a snowflake, I would recommend a wonderful book, “Snowflake Bentley,” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.

If you need a place to come in and warm up, the Mills & Petrie Memorial Library is a warming center. You are welcome to come and warm up any time that the library is open. There is a generator at the Mills & Petrie Building, so even when there is no electricity, the library will be warm and you are always welcome.

I had a conversation about audiobooks with a patron recently. It reminded me that many people have never tried listening to a book. Most people are pretty sure that they wouldn’t like it. To them I would say “try it.” You may be surprised to find that it is a great way to enjoy a book. Remember when that favorite teacher read to you each day? Of course, an audiobook is especially appropriate when you are driving a distance or doing something at home or in the shop that takes time. Don’t be too sure that you wouldn’t like it—I do.

The LEGO Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 11, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kids can come in through the main door of the building or through the library door. Come and bring a friend even if you haven’t attended before. It’s fun and we always start with a snack.

New adult books include:

“Cowboy Stole My Heart,” by Soraya Lane

“Murder Interrupted,” by James Patterson

“Enchantress of Numbers,” by Jennifer Chiaverini

“In the Fall They Come Back,” by Robert Bausch

“You Need a Budget: the Proven System,” by Jesse Mecham

“Love Story,” by Karen Kingsbury

Library hours are 1-6:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

We have cleared the used book shelves and are restocking them with items you haven’t seen before. Be sure to stop in and take a look. For a very small amount of money you can have some great books.

Stay warm. See you soon at the library.

Linda Dallam, 815-453-2213



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