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?

Read the book – then see the movie

Newbery Medal winner The One and only Ivan is coming to the movie screen soon. The book is available in our library to read first!

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

The One and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Watch the movie trailer:

@Your Library… New titles added

@Your Library… Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by APPOINTMENT to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. We allow one person/family into the library for 30 minutes, after which we will properly clean and sanitize. We ask that children are not left unattended as there are no toys or computers available. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 319-646-6858 to schedule a time.  Thank you for your patience while we continue to navigate these uncharted times.  Curbside pickup will be continued for anyone wishing to use this service.

Adult Fiction:          Dragonfire by Ted Bell

                                    The Vanishing half by Brit Bennett

                                    The Safe place by Anna Downes

Biography:               The Answer is: reflections on my life by Alex Trebek

Young Adult:           10 things I can see from here by Carrie Mac

Junior Fiction:       Brain trouble by Theanne Griffith

                                    The Infamous Ratsos are not afraid by Kara LaReau

                                    Dragon ghosts by Lisa McMann

Easy:                          The magical yet by Angela DiTerlizzi

                                    Max explains everything: grocery store expert by Stacy McAnulty

                                    Shapes (Board book) National Geographic

                                    Chicken Little by Sam Wedelich

@Your Library… New Books July 27, 2020

Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by APPOINTMENT to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. We allow one person/family into the library for 30 minutes, after which we will properly clean and sanitize. We ask that children are not left unattended as there are no toys or computers available. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 319-646-6858 to schedule a time.  Thank you for your patience while we continue to navigate these uncharted times.  Curbside pickup will be continued for anyone wishing to use this service.

Adult Fiction:          A walk along the beach by Debbie Macomber

                                    The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

Young Adult:           Clean getaway by Nic Stone

Junior Fiction:       Dragon bones by Lisa McMann

                                    The turnover by Mike Lupica

                                    How to test a friendship by Theanne Griffith

Easy:                          Runaway signs by Joan Holub

                                    Max explains everything: puppy expert by Stacy McAnulty

                                    Up in the garden and down in the dirt by Kate Messner

                                    Violet the pilot by Steve Breen

@Your Library…Week of July 20, 2020

Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by APPOINTMENT to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. We allow one person/family into the library for 30 minutes, after which we will properly clean and sanitize. We ask that children are not left unattended as there are no toys or computers available. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 319-646-6858 to schedule a time.  Thank you for your patience while we continue to navigate these uncharted times.  Curbside pickup will be continued for anyone wishing to use this service.

To read more about these new books, click the title and it will take you to Goodreads and tell you a bit about the book!

Adult Fiction:          Derailed by Mary Keliikoa

                                    The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey

                                    Dance away with me (Large Print) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips       

Adult Non-Fiction: The Color of Law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Young Adult:           Piecing me together by Renae Watson

Junior Biography: Susan B. Anthony: campion for voting rights by Mark Shulman

                                    Schomburg: The Man who build a library by Carole Boston Weatherford

Junior Fiction:       Last kids on Earth: June’s wild flight by Max Brallier

                                    The Silver Swamp by Katrina Charman

                                    Eugenia Lincoln and the unexpected package by Kate DiCamillo

                                    Dragon captives by Lisa McMann

                                   Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang

Easy:                          Love, Sophia on the moon by Anica Rose Rissi

@Your Library…New Books for week of July 13, 2020

We have started our next phase of our reopening plans.  We are open by APPOINTMENT to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. We allow one person/family into the library for 30 minutes, after which we will properly clean and sanitize. We ask that children are not left unattended as there are no toys or computers available. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 319-646-6858 to schedule a time.  Thank you for your patience while we continue to navigate these uncharted times.  Curbside pickup will be continued for anyone wishing to use this service.

Adult Fiction:          Safe by S.K. Barnett

                                    A good neighborhood by Theresa Ann Fowler

                                    The Dilemma by B. A. Paris

                                    The Jerusalem assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg

Easy:                          I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer

                                    Hair love by Matthew A. Cherry

                                    A little bit brave by Nicola Kinnear

                                    Lift by Minh Le

                                    Prairie days by Patricia MacLachlan

                                    Made by Maxine by Ruth Spiro

                                    The day you begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Library Re-Opening

Starting July 6, 2020, we will reopen the Library by APPOINTMENT to limit the number of contacts and ensure patrons have a comfortable browsing experience. We will allow one(1) person/family into the library for 30 minutes, after which we will properly clean and sanitize. Only one computer is available at this time. Newspapers and magazines are not available. We thank you for your patience as we try to establish a new “normal”. Call 319-646-6858 or email scofield@netins.net for a time to discover something new at our library!