National Library Week!

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We love libraries every week of the year, but this week we are celebrating National Library Week.  Each year we host classes from Wellman Elementary to teach them all about what we have at the library and encourage their love of reading.  We love it and look forward to it each year!

Be sure to stop by the library this week and celebrate with us!!

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@ YOUR LIBRARY…. National Library Week is April 9-15, 2017.  We look forward to seeing students from Wellman Elementary to visit the library next week! April 11th is National Library Worker’s Day!  All we ask is for a smile to make our day a little brighter.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We are continuing our “Give a little Love” program to give back to members of our community.  You can help us by donating nonperishable items to the Goodwin Senior Center.  For a list of items, log into our website or stop in and visit with us.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “Some books you read.  Some books you enjoy.  But some books just swallow you up heart and soul.” ~Joanne Harris

Fiction: Always by Sarah Jio
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Non-Fiction: The blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
Hidden figures: the American dream and untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margo Lee Shetterly

Young Adult: Stranger than Fiction by Chris Colfer

Junior Fiction: Ivy and Bean break the fossil record by Annie Barrows
Things too huge to fix by saying sorry by Susan Vaught

Easy: Bear feels sick by Karma Wilson
Du iz tak by Carson Ellis
I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer

DVDs: Independence Day: resurgence
The wild life (animated)

BCD (Book on CD): Southhampton Row by Anne Perry
The vanished man by Jeffery Deaver

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@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We are gearing up for our Summer Reading Program and would appreciate the donation of any of the following items: empty cans (vegetable size), cardboard milk or orange juice boxes, t-shirts that can be cut up, fabric and felt scraps. Thank you to everyone who has already generously donated.  We are certain to have a great summer!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We are continuing our “Give a little Love” program to give back to members of our community.  You can help us by donating nonperishable items to the Goodwin Senior Center.  For a list of items, log into our website or stop in and visit with us.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” ~Kathleen Norris

Fiction:     The Edge of everything by Jeff Giles

Dangerous games by Danielle Steel

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Non-Fiction:      Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: the true story of New York City’s greatest female detective by Brad Ricca

Never caught: the Washington’s relentless pursuit of their runaway slave by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Young Adult:     We are okay by Nina LaCour

Junior Fiction:  Ivy and Bean and the ghost that had to go by Annie Barrows

The girl who drank the moon by Kelly Regan Barnhill

Easy:         Berenstain bears and too much junk food by Stan Berenstain

I am Helen Keller

Maple & Willow together by Lori Nichols

DVDs:       After Earth

Barbie Dreamtopia

BCD (Book on CD):     Ernest Hemingway Audio Collection

This Week @ Your Library

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@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We will be showing the movie “Storks” on Tuesday, March 14th at 1:30 in the afternoon in the City Council Chambers.  All kids are invited.  Please RSVP to 319-646-6858.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We are starting our “Give a little Love” program to give back to members of our community.  You can help us by donating nonperishable items to the Goodwin Senior Center.  For a list of items, log into our website or stop in and visit with us.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “Knowledge is free at the library.  Just bring your own container.”
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Fiction:     This is how it always is by Laurie Frankel

Right behind you by Lisa Gardner

Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

Echos in death by J. D. Robb

Non-Fiction:  Biography: I got this by Lori Hernandez

Young Adult:     Marrow by Preson Norton

Junior Fiction:  Secret of the red arrow by Franklin W. Dixon

Star Wars: Death Star battles by Simon Beecroft

Junior Book on CD:  Adventures in Odyssey: the Truth Chronicles

Junior Non-Fiction:   Duct tape survival gear by Rebecca Felix

Easy:         Five little ducks by James Dean

How to babysit a grandma by Jean Reagan

DVDs:       Kung fu panda 3

Brooklyn

Sad News for Libraries

We love our library.  We love serving the community.  We open our doors each day and welcome patrons and visitors to browse our books, use our computers to access the internet, participate in library events, and more.

2017 has brought with it changes for libraries across the nation, both public and school libraries.  Funding for education and the arts is being cut at many levels and the impact it has affects many.  The news of library closures is heartbreaking to us, as we witness each day the benefits the library offers a community.

To read more on this subject, please visit the “Library Closures and Defunding Concerns in 2017” article on everylibrary.org.

In light of the current situation, we want to ask you: what does the library mean to you?

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to our new site!  We are so excited to launch.  Our new site is more stream-lined for easier navigation, filled with great resources, and allows you, our wonderful patrons, to contact us directly from the site.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out, whether it’s just to say “Hi” or offer a suggestion for a book or program, we’d love to hear from you!

While you may have noticed our new blog is starting fresh, don’t worry.  You can still visit our previous blog here.

Again, we are so excited for all the new changes we’ve been making around the library and online.  Be sure to check back often to see what else is new!