Library News

The Friends of the Library will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, starting at 6:30 PM, in Proudfit Hall. There are many items on the agenda...we'd love to have as many people as possible show up to discuss and offer fresh ideas. Hope to see you there!


Press release, submitted February 1, 2013

Bancroft Public Library News:
 

Did you know?

Did you know that you can request most any book, and many other materials (think DVDs, CDs, magazines, etc.), from any other library in our large system...for free?! And, it will be delivered to our library for you to pick up! Granted, there are some materials other libraries will not ship out through inter-library loan, but inter-library loan makes the choices available through our library HUGE! Go to our website: http://www.slibrary.org and click on the link for "Library Catalog" to get started...you can place requests online using your library card's bar code.

New Library Cards:
If you need a library card, please come in to the library and fill out our brief registration form. We do require a form of identification, such as a driver's license, and a proof of address.

Some of the new library materials added to the catalog in the month of January include:
Adult Fiction:
Shadow Woman, Linda Howard: Private London, James Patterson; Empire and Honor, W.E.B. Griffin; Political Suicide, Michael Palmer; A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan; Two Graves, Preston & Child; Merry Christmas Alex Cross, James Patterson; Suspect, Robert Crais; Until the End of Time, Danielle Steel
Adult Large Type Fiction:
Collateral Damage, Stuart Woods; Dream Eyes, Jayne Krentz; Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier; Ironhorse, Robert Parker; Eight Girls Taking Pictures, Whitney Otto; Threat Vector, Tom Clancy; Kinsey and Me, Sue Grafton; Shadow Woman, Linda Howard; Nano, Robin Cook
Adult Non-Fiction:
My iPad; Powerful Partners in Student Success: Schools, Families, and Communities; Creative Solutions to Contemporary Challenges in Small and Rural Schools Across America; Jesus of Nazareth, Joseph Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI; Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander; My Share of the Task, General Stanley McChrystal; Mafia Prince, Phillip Leonetti; Ship of Oak, Guns of Iron, Ronald Utt; Craft-a-Day, Sarah Goldschadt
DVDs:
Under 21 and Filthy Rich; Best of Ancient Aliens; Grizzly Man; Godfather Legacy; America's Book of Secrets: The Monuments; Glee: Don't Stop Believing; Secret Access: The Presidency; Pawn Stars Vol. 5; Pearl Harbor 24 Hours After; Swamp People: Swampsgiving; James Bond Gadgets; Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved; The Amazing Spider-Man; Taken 2 (Blu-Ray); Finding Nemo (Blu-Ray); Frankenweenie; Ice Age: Continental Drift
Juvenile Fiction:
I Funny, James Patterson; Wonder, R.J. Palacio; Goblin Secrets, William Alexander; Captain Awesome Takes a Dive, Stan Kirby; Captain Awesome to the Rescue, Stan Kirby; Captain Awesome and the New Kid, Stan Kirby; The Enormous Pearl Heist, Geronimo Stilton; Thea Stilton and the Prince's Emerald, Geronimo Stilton; Creepella Von Cracklefur, Geronimo Stilton; Star Wars The Clone, Henry Gilroy; Finn at Clee Point, Richard Knight; Inch and Roly Make a Wish, Melissa Wiley; Watch Out, Monsters About, Simon Beecroft; Meet the Monsters, Simon Beecroft; A Holiday With Buddy!
Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Ninjago Character Encyclopedia; The Herd Boy, Niki Daly; Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson; Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird, Stephanie Spinner
 
 
Programs:
Story Time is scheduled for Wednesdays at 10 AM. Story Time includes stories read aloud, a simple craft, and time for caregivers to chat and kids to play together quietly. Please come in and join the fun!
Scrabble Club meets Thursdays at 1 PM
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11 AM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed.
Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners.
 
Meetings:
Library trustees meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1 PM.
 
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Press release, submitted November 6, 2012
 
 
Bancroft Public Library News:
 
 
First, a brief note from our Friends of the Library group about our Annual Wreath Sale:

It's that time of year again when you can decorate your home in holiday cheer and support your local library at the same time. Funds benefit the Bancroft Library and its programs. With the hard work and help of The Wreath Shop, we are able to offer three decorating options: 1) wreaths, with either a burgundy or red ribbon, for $25 each; 2) kissing balls, with either a burgundy or red ribbon, for $30 each; 3) half baskets with greens and grapevine, for $30 each.

Stop in at the library to fill out an order form and leave a check payable to "Friends of the Bancroft Library". Orders need to be in by November 15th. Pick up time will be November 24th from 12:30 - 2:30 PM in front of the Bancroft Library. Please feel free to contact Meg Adams at 791-0530 with any additional questions.

Thanks for your support!

 
Some of the new library materials added to the catalog in the month of October include:
 
Adult Fiction:
The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers; Live By Night, Dennis Lehane; Tiger's Claw, Dale Brown; Brink of Chaos, Tim LaHaye; Confessions of a Murder Suspect, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; Dodger, Terry Pratchett (YA); The Panther, Nelson DeMille; Back to Blood, Tom Wolfe; The Racketeer, John Grisham; The Twelve, Justin Cronin
 
Adult Large Type Fiction:
No Easy Day, Mark Owen; Bloodline, Felix Francis; Delusion in Death, J. D. Robb; Peaches for Father Francis, Joanne Harris; Sutton, J. R. Moehringer; Breaking News, Fern Michaels
 
Adult Non-Fiction:
Mortality, Christopher Hitchens; Killing Kennedy, Bill O'Reilly; Into the Fire, Dakota Meyer; The Price of Politics, Bob Woodward; A Death in Italy, John Follain; Appalachian Trail; Roots: The Definitive Compendium With More Than 225 Recipes, Diane Morgan; How Children Succeed, Paul Tough
 
Adult Audio Books:
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds, Alexander McCall Smith; Bloodline, Felix Francis
 
DVDs:
The Magic of Belle Isle; Snow White and the Huntsman; Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
 
Juvenile Fiction:
Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan; The Great Unexpected, Sharon Creech; Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Eric Litwin (JP); Lemony Snicket: "Who Could That Be AT This Hour?"
 
Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Where Do Presidents Come From?, Michael Townsends; Annie and Helen, Deborah Hopkinson; The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives, Joanne Stanbridge
 
Programs:
Story Hour is scheduled for Wednesdays at 10 AM. We are excited to have a few mothers volunteering to run this Story Hour each week. Story Hour will include stories read aloud, a simple craft, and time for caregivers to chat and kids to play together quietly. Please come in and join the fun!
Scrabble Club meets Thursdays at 1 PM
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11 AM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed.
Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners.
Meetings:
There will be a library trustees meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 1 PM.
 
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Press release, submitted October 2, 2012

Bancroft Public Library News:

Some of the new library materials added to the catalog in the month of September include:

Adult Fiction:
Bones are Forever, Kathy Reichs; Last to Die, Tess Gerritsen; Charon's Claw, R. A Salvatore; Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon; San Miguel, T. C. Boyle; Winter of the World, Ken Follett; Crime of Julian Wells, Thomas H. Cook; Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen, Richard Paul Evans; Sutton, J. R. Moehringer; The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Penny; Zoo, James Patterson; Father Night, Eric Van Lustbader; The Janus Reprisal, Jamie Freveletti; Low Pressure, Sandra Brown; The Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling; Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice, Michael Brandman; Those We Love Most, Lee Woodruff; Delusion in Death, J. D. Robb; Dancing Dogs, Jon Katz; Frozen Heat, Richard Castle; Severe Clear, Stuart Woods

Adult Large Type Fiction:
The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom; Severe Clear, Stuart Woods

Adult Non-Fiction:
Witch Craft: Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Etc., Margaret McGuire; Hot Line Antique Tractor Guide, Vol. XII; Farming Past Brought Back To Life: Iron Memories; Lincoln's Last Days, Bill O'Reilly; No Easy Day, Mark Owen; Celebrating the American Revolution--Municipal Symbols of a Free Country, Marvin Bubie; A Ghastly Good Halloween, Gooseberry Patch; Joseph Anton, Salman Rushdie; Argo, Antonio Mendez


Adult Audio Books:
Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice, Michael Brandman; Bones Are Forever, Kathy Reichs; Stranger in the Moonlight, Jude Devereux; A Sunless Sea, Anne Perry; By Starlight, Dorothy Garlock; The Tombs, Clive Cussler; The Kingmaker's Daughter, Philippa Gregory; Garment of Shadows, Laurie R. King; Trust Your Eyes, Linwood Barclay; Rapture, J. R. Ward

DVDs:
Marvel's Avengers
  
Juvenile Fiction:
Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance, Cynthia Rylant (JE); One White Dolphin, Gill Lewis; The Demigod Diaries, Rick Riordan; Survivors: The Empty City, Erin Hunter

Juvenile Non-Fiction: 
Bill The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, Marc Tyler Nobleman; The Boston Tea Party, Russell Freedman


Programs:
Story Hour is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 10th at 10 AM. We are excited to have a few mothers volunteering to run this Story Hour each week. Story Hour will include stories read aloud, a simple craft, and time for caregivers to chat and kids to play together quietly. Please come in and join the fun! Story Hour will be held each Wednesday morning at 10 AM, beginning October 10, 2012.

Scrabble Club meets Thursdays at 1 PM

Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11 AM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed.

Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners.

Meetings:
There will be a library trustees meeting on Thursday, October 4th at 1 PM.


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