2018-09-06 / Local & State

Library Corner

The play-reading group is meeting Thursday, September 6, at 2 p.m., to begin reading a play by Willy Russell titled “Shirley Valentine.” The library is looking for a few more folks to try out this activity. Join in for this adventure!

Here’s a wrap-up of the Summer Quest reading and programming that took place between June 1 and August 18 in McConnellsburg and at Hustontown. The pre-readers and children read or were read to for 89,597 minutes! That equates to 1,493 hours or 62 days.The teens and adults who participated were able to read 1794 books during that same time. As for the Summer Quest programs, which includes children and adults, there were 66 programs with an attendance of 1255.

It’s time for the Free Movie Friday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the community room. Go to http://focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/ to find out.

The Fiction to Film Group selection is “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman Wednesday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the community room. There will be discussion Wednesday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. Get a book by coming to the library, or check out the audiobook on Hoopla.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! As students head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and does not cost a penny – it’s a library card! Fulton County Library is joining with the Pennsylvania Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, educational apps, or homework help, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to- school supplies. Resources are available here to anyone with a library card. Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Throughout the school year, the library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools such as World Book Encyclopedia, Power Library’s Power Kids, and Gale Testing and Education Reference Center, and the help from library staff to use those resources.

This year, Disney’s The Incredibles are Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities through education. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. For more information visit please in person or online at https://fultoncountylibrary.org/.

New items at Mc- Connellsburg (M) and Hustontown (H) libraries:

Adult fiction: “A Doctor for the Nanny” by Leigh Bale; “Secret Santa,” stories by Marie Bostwick; Laura Levine, and Fern Michaels, “The Healing” by Linda Byler; “Wild Fires” by Ann Cleeves; “A Baby for the Rancher” by Margaret Daley; “A Daddy for Her Triplets” by Debra Kastner; “Walking Shadows” by Faye Kellerman; (M&H), “The Good Neighbor: by Maxwell King; “Safe and Sound” by Fern Michaels; (M&H), “A Reunion for the Rancher” and “The Rancher’s First Love” by Brenda Minton; “John Woman” by Walter Mosely; “In Times Gone By” by Tracie Peterson; “A Ranger for the Holidays” by Allie Pleiter; “Ransom” by Terri Reed; “Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale” by Linda Rutledge; “Blood of Elves” and “The Last Wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski; “Primary Suspect” by Laura Scott; “The Cottages on Silver Beach and Riverbend Road” by RaeAnne Thayne; and “Reuniting with the Cowboy” by Shannon Taylor Vannatter.

Audiobooks – “Promise Me” by Harlan Coben; “No Man’s Land” (H) and “Total Control” (M) by David Baldacci, “Walking Shadows” by Faye Kellerman, and “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson (H).

McConnellsburg library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hustontown library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday noon to 5 p.m. Check out fultoncountylibrary.org; like on Facebook and Instagram; call 717- 485-5327 or 717-987-3606; or visit 227 North First Street in McConnellsburg, and behind the post office on Rte. 655 in Hustontown. Read-and-return shelves are located at Dott Store, Newman’s Store and Cathy’s Store.

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