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Harlem Library


July 8, 2020

The library is offering mobile hotspots for patrons to check out. These small devices can access the internet using a cellular connection. Hotspots may be checked out for fourteen days with no renewals to registered users age eighteen or older in good standing for at least one month prior to check out. A lending agreement must be signed upon check out and a survey must be completed upon return. If the hotspot is not returned on time the device will be disabled. Please contact the library for more information.

The Book Challenge for July is to read a book that features nonhuman characters. These may be animals, aliens, or even zombies! Come see the display of selections for you to choose from.

Summer Reading continues throughout the month of July. All ages are welcome to participate. Children accompanied by an adult are invited to the weekly Storytime in the Park each Tuesday at 10 A.M. Children ages 0-kindergarten can keep track of books read, or read to them, and report to the library to earn gift certificates for ice cream, Italian sodas or personal pizzas. Students in grades 1-8 can earn prizes for minutes read. For each prize earned children will have their name entered to win a grand prize at the conclusion of Summer Reading. Teens and adults should notify the library for each book read to be entered to win a $50 gift card. Don’t miss the Story Walks at the park and the elementary school.

Have you completed your census survey? There is still time as the deadline has been extended to October 31. You may complete the form by phone at 844-330-2020; online at; or a form will be sent to you. If you need assistance we would be happy to help you at the library.

Are you in the mood to try some new recipes or just to peruse a beautiful cookbook? Then pick up the “Magnolia Table” Volume 2 cookbook by Joanna Gaines.

“The Engineer’s Wife” is by Tracey Enerson Wood. This historical fiction selection is based on the true story of the woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge.

Darynda Jones is the author of “A Bad Day for Sunshine.” This is the first installment of a new series starring Sunshine Vicram who has returned home to Del Sol, New Mexico, as the elected sheriff. Although Sunshine doesn’t expect much excitement, she is facing the disappearance of a teenage girl, a kidnapper on the loose, and trouble at her daughter’s school.

Stephen King fans will want to pick up his latest “If It Bleeds.” This work is a collection of four new short stories sure to please.

Two new westerns are “The Shotgun Wedding” by William W. Johnstone and “The Marshal and the Mystical Mountain” by C.M. Wendelboe.

“Valentine” is a new novel by Elizabeth Wetmore. It is February 1976 and Odessa, Texas, is ready for the next big oil boom. Although the men look forward to the prosperity that will come; it is the women who know and fear the violence that always seems to follow.

A new Clare Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming is “Hid From Our Eyes.” Kay Hooper has written “Hidden Salem,” a Bishop/Special Crimes unit novel.

The library is still offering curbside service, home delivery in Harlem, or we will mail you materials if you do not wish to enter the library.


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