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Harlem Library


July 22, 2020

***The library is now requiring anyone over the age of five to wear a mask or face covering in the library due to the number of COVID-19 cases in Blaine County.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading program. Children, teens and adults have until August 7 to let the library know the number of books/minutes read to earn prizes and for chances to win the grand prizes!

The Book Challenge for July is to read a book that features a nonhuman character. Check out the display of selections for you to choose from.

Thanks to all the book models who participated in the “Read on the Red Carpet with The Pilcrow Foundation” event. We are so happy to celebrate all the new and wonderful children’s books the library received through the Children’s Book Project Grant. You may view the video on our Facebook page, our website at, or on YouTube. A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for the local sponsorship. The books are on display and ready for check out in the children’s area.

The library board will meet Wednesday, July 29, 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room.

This week I am featuring new titles that would be perfect summer reads!

“Summer Longing” is by Jamie Brenner. When a baby girl is left on the doorstep of a Cape Cod beach house, an unlikely group of women risk all they hold dear to harbor and protect her in this page turning story.

Mary Kaye Andrews is the author of “Hello, Summer.” Conley Hawkins is set to start a new career for a big city newspaper in Washington, D.C. When the new job goes up in smoke she finds herself back in her hometown working for her sister on ‘The Silver Bay Beacon.’ There she is put in charge of the gossip column “Hello, Summer.” When Conley witnesses the death of a local congressman with a shady past she decides to find out more. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets.

“Beach Read” is written by Emily Henry. Augustus Everett and January Andrews are two authors living in neighboring beach houses; both broke and fighting writer’s block. One evening they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts. Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

Nancy Thayer’s book is “Girls of Summer.” In this delightful tale of family, a single mother and her two grown children have a life-changing summer on Nantucket. Exhilarating revelations are a reminder that sometimes, finding our way back home can bring unexpected gifts.

“Big Summer” is by Jennifer Weiner. Years after their friendship ended, Daphne Berg is shocked to be asked to be in Drue Cavanaugh’s wedding. On a perfect summer night on the family beach in Cape Cod disaster strikes including rumors of a failing business and infidelity, a crush that vanishes overnight, and the truth revealed about the real Drue Cavanaugh.

Melody Carlson is the author of “The Happy Camper.” Dillon Michaels leaves a disappointing career and love life to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his farm in Oregon. Unfortunately, her eccentric mother has beat her there and taken over Dillon’s old room. Tired of sleeping on the sofa, Dillon is gifted her grandfather’s run-down vintage camp trailer. With the help of the handsome owner of the local hardware store Dillon begins the job of restoring the camper. But who shows up? Dillon’s ex-boyfriend with ring in hand.


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