A series by Melissa Marr has recently arrived in the library that takes a break from vampires, and examines instead the life of a girl who can see invisible faeries. In the first book, Wicked Lovely, we meet Aislinn, who has learned three rules about the faeries from her grandmother- don't stare at them, don't speak to them, and don't attract their attention. But Aislinn finds herself suddenly sought after by a very special faery and things get complicated. There are two additional titles in the series, Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity, also available at your library. These books are recommended for older teens.
If you like college football, you might be interested in our latest fund raiser which is being sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to benefit the library. Each five dollar ticket entitles you to ten weeks of excitement! Follow three teams' scores each week-highest combined score wins $25 and lowest combined score wins $10. Tickets are availble at the library. Ask any staff member for details.
A new series has hit the library and it's definitely something different! Tim Downs is the author of the Bug Man novels. This 'bug man' is Dr. Nick Polchak, a forensic entomologist who solves crimes where insects are the clues. In the first novel of the series, Shoo Fly Pie, Polchak helps a bug-fearing woman solve the mystery of a friend's supposed suicide. In Chop Shop, a young pathologist seeks the bug man's help when her lab begins to experience suspicious activities. First the Dead sends Polchak to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. If you like CSI, you will probably love this new series.
As I mentioned before, we are the fortunate recipient of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation and the Ben Franklin Trust designated to update our DVD collection. Many of the DVD's have arrived and are available for loan. Some of our new titles include recent hits like Slumdog Millionaire and Doubt. For the kids we have The Tale of Despereaux from Kate Dicamillo's award winning book, and some new adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine. Teens might enjoy High School Musical or Miyazaki's manga classic, Spirited Away. Come visit the library and check out our expanded collection.
As many of you know, we have mailed our annual fund drive letter to residents of Frackville and nearby townships. The response has been very good, and many have given generously. We know times are difficult, and charitable giving may not be in everyone's budget this year. If you have already sent your donation, we thank you very, very much for your continued support of your library. If you haven't sent your donation yet, no problem. We'll be happy to receive it whenever you feel you can afford to give. If you didn't receive a fund drive form, you can pick one up at the library, or call us at 874-3382 and we'll add you to our mailing list.