On The Shelf by Paul 6/7/14

Issue 2017 – 6

Children’s Summer Reading Program
Once again the Downieville Library is sponsoring a Summer Reading Program for children, whether local or summer visitors. Children can come to the library during its normal hours, Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Thursday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, and either check out books to be read at home, or read books at the library, itself. Books read are recorded on either the “Strike It Rich!” folder that students in Mrs. Galan’s class have already received or in a “Book a Trip Around the World” passport that can be obtained at the library. Children who have read throughout the summer, and have recorded a number of books in their folder or passport, will receive a free book of their choosing at the Fall, 2017, Book Faire at the Downieville School. (Note: in order for a child to apply for a library card, they must be accompanied by a parent on their first trip to the library.)

In a few weeks, the library will begin a storytelling hour on some Thursdays. Watch for it!

What’s New on the Shelf
The library has recently received quite a few books new to its shelves. Here are some of them:

Fiction
Cruel Justice, by William Bernhardt
Cleopatra Gold, by William J. Cauntz (mystery)
The Mirror Crack’d, by Agatha Christie (mystery)
The Bear and the Dragon & The Teeth of the Tiger, by Tom Clancy
To Catch a Leaf, by Kate Collins (mystery)
Under Siege, by Stephen Coonts
Black Ops, by W.E.B. Griffin
A Map of the World, by Jane Hamilton
Taking Flight, by Lynne Kaufman
Very Old Bones, by William Kennedy
A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (science fiction)
Beach House Memories, by Mary Alice Monroe
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel, by Louise Murphy
Dark of the Moon, by John Sandford (mystery)
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! & The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, by Mo Willems (children)
Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf, by Greg Wolfe

Non-fiction
Mountain Blood, by William Baker
Isaac’s Storm, by Eric Larson
Know Your Weimaraner, by Earl Schneider (ed.)
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman

Book Share & Review Group
The next gathering of the group will be on Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 PM at the Downieville Library. Everyone is welcome, whether you come to share books that you’ve read or just to listen to what others have been reading.

Books for Sale
The library’s book cart can be found in front of the Yuba Gallery on Downieville’s Main Street, whenever the Gallery is open. The library seeks to keep the cart well-stocked with both fiction and non-fiction books. You can browse through the books that are there, make your selections, then leave a donation of whatever those books are worth to you. The profits go toward putting books new to the library on its shelves.