Big Library Read

It’s time to gear up for OverDrive’s next “Big Library Read” title—The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason.  This title will be available for simultaneous use through the BRIDGES collection from June 22—July 13.

 London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later one block away, Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?

New Books January 11, 2021

@Your Library… We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. We will resume appointments to come into the library to browse.

New Books added this week:

Adult Fiction: All that glitters by Danielle Steel

                        Shadow of the dragon by Tom Clancy

                        Rhythm of war by Brandon Sanderson

Junior Fiction:            The Fowl twins deny all charges by Eoin Colfer

                                    The Woodshed mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

                                    The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (early reader)

                                    Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner (early reader)

                                    Battle of the bodkins by Lincoln Peirce

Junior Non-Fiction:   William Still and his Freedom stories by Don Tate

                                    Cooking class: 57 fun recipe kids will love to make by Deanna Cook

                                    Cardboard box engineering: cool, inventive projects for tinkerers, makers and future scientists by Jonathan Adolph

New Books January 4, 2021

@Your Library…It’s a new year with a list of New Year’s resolutions! First on our list is to read more.  Second on the list is to plan to return to “normal” as soon as possible and start planning programs again!

We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. We will resume appointments to come into the library to browse.

New Books added this week:

Adult Fiction: Daylight by David Baldacci

                        Burden of proof by T. Davis Bunn

                        Deadly cross by James Patterson

                        The Awakening by Nora Roberts

Junior Fiction:            Princess in Black: Giant problem by Shannon Hale

                                    Cat kid comic club by Dav Pilkey

                                    The Bad Guys in the one? By Aaron Blabey

                                    I am McKinley by Lori Froeb

                                    I am Daisy by Lori Froeb

                                    I am Picasso by Lori Froeb

                                    Camp by Kayla Miller

Junior Non-Fiction:   Déjà vu all over again by Ron Marz

Easy:               The Snow dancer by Addie Boswell

                        The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney

                        Pig the slob by Aaron Blabey

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

@Your Library…  The Wellman-Scofield Public Library would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Be sure to plan ahead as the library will be closed on Monday/Tuesday 28 & 29th, and also on Thursday/Friday 31/1st.  Wednesday December 30 will be available for curbside pickup.

Due to the short week, we have selected these books you may want to check out over your holiday:

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke

The chicken who couldn’t by Jan Thomas

New Books December 14, 2020

@Your Library…

We are still accepting entries of gingerbread houses made with only edible material. Send us a picture of your creation for us to post of social media between Thanksgiving and December 18th.  A winner will be announced on December 22nd.  Gingerbread houses can be enjoyed at home, and possibly eaten too!

We continue to check out books and deliver to the curbside.  Thank you for your patience and understanding while we keep our patrons and employees safe and healthy.

New Books added this week:

Adult Fiction:             The Lion’s den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

                                    A picture of love by Beth Wiseman

                                    You betrayed me by Lisa Jackson

                                    Fortune and glory by Janet Evanovich

Biography:                  Sway by Matthew John Bocchi

Junior Fiction:            DinoMighty by Doug Paleo

Junior Biography:      The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Susan Katz

Easy:                           Paw Patron Stories to share

                                    Curious George votes by Margret Rey

New Books December 7, 2020

We are still accepting entries of gingerbread houses made with only edible material. Send us a picture of your creation for us to post of social media between Thanksgiving and December 18th.  A winner will be announced on December 22nd.  Gingerbread houses can be enjoyed at home, and possibly eaten too!

New Books added this week:

Adult Fiction:             The Blended quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter

                                    Any luck at all by Denise Grove Swank

                                    Piece of my heart by Mary Higgins Clark

                                    The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

                                    Marauder by Clive Cussler

Biography:                  Eleanor by David Michaelis

Junior Fiction:            Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds by Elise Gravel

                                    Peanut, Butter & Crackers by Paige Braddock

                                    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano

                                    It’s a Wonderful life by Paul Ruditis

Junior Non-Fiction:   365 things to do with LEGO bricks by Simon Hugo

Easy:                           Merry Christmas Curious George by Margret Rey

                                    Good morning, snowplow by Deborah Bruss

                                    Amelia Bedelia wraps it up by Herman S. Parish

                                    The Most wonderful gift in the world by Mark Sperring

                                    Llama Llama holiday helper by Anna Dewdney

                                    Llama Llama holiday drama by Anna Dewdney

                                    Over in a stable by Suzanne Nelson

                                    Sounds like Christmas by Robert Munsch

Library News 11-30-2020

@Your Library… Due to the rising cases of Covid 19, we will checkout books and deliver to the curbside in order to keep our staff and patrons safe.  We are hoping this will be temporary.

We will be hosting our 4th Annual Gingerbread contest a little differently this year.  We are asking families to create their gingerbread house with only edible material. Send us a picture of your creation for us to post of social media between Thanksgiving and December 18th.  A winner will be announced on December 22nd.  Gingerbread houses can be enjoyed at home, and possibly eaten too!

Mrs. Claus will make a short visit to the library on December 5th from 10:00 until noon. Youngsters may bring their letter to Santa with a clearly printed name and address to give to Mrs. Claus.  She will have a special treat to give the children. We are making this a drive by event to keep lines short and numbers of people congregating to a minimum.

New Books added this week:

Adult Fiction:             Something worth doing by Jane Kirkpatrick

                                    The Sentinel by Lee Child

                                    The Last Druid by Terry Brooks

                                    Love your life by Sophie Kinsella

Junior Fiction:            Loretta Little looks back by Andrea Davis Pinkney

                                    Investigators: Take the plunge by John Patrick Green

Junior Non-Fiction:   Guinness World Records 2021

Easy:                           How do dinosaurs show good manners by Jane Yolen

                                    A girl like you by Frank Murphy

                                    Cozy by Jan Brett

                                    The Night Library by David Zeltser

                                    Find Fergus by Mike Boldt

                                    The Night before New Year’s by Natasha Wing