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What’s Happening at the Library

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The library is now open with reduced hours to limit the spread of COVID-19:  

2—6  Monday

10—1 Tuesday

2—6  Wednesday

10—1  Thursday  

10—1  Friday  

 

Coronavirus numbers are ticking up around the country in the past week.  Although Wayne County has gratefully fared much better than many places so far, the news of sharp spikes in some states is still unsettling.  One way to deal with anxieties is to read, learn, and understand more about our world.  We have several titles about infectious disease, pandemics, public health, and historical information on pandemics available on the shelf or through Evergreen libraries that you might find interesting.

 

We are adding several cute, new children’s books about hygiene, handwashing, and staying safe, such as Do Not Lick This Book, a funny book about microbes by Idan Ben-Barak with actual electron microscope photographs enhanced with whimsical microbe illustrations that would appeal to the under 7 set.  

 

If you are a historical fiction reader who likes a good mystery, I would like to recommend a book by Donis Casey, The Return of the Raven Mocker, which is set during World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic in rural Oklahoma.  The heroine of this book, Alafair Tucker, is a farm wife and mother of ten who is surely too busy and never sets out to solve murders, but she always ends up coming across clues that pique her curiosity.  If you read this book, you will want to read the whole series!  

 

We also have some interesting new e-books available about pandemics, infectious disease, and the 1918 flu pandemic, available through the Libby app, which you can download to your phone or tablet.  Call us at 765-478-3335 for help with Libby.

 

It’s not too late to join the Summer Reading Program!  How do you sign up?    Just register online at  http://cambridgecitylibrary.readsquared.com/  or you can download the READsquared app, available in your app store for your device.  If you would prefer to log your reading with traditional pen and paper, just stop by the library to pick up a paper reading log.

 

We will hold drawings after August 15th for three different Summer Reading gift certificates for each age level.  Age categories are 0-4 years, 5-11 years, 12-18 years, and 19+ years.  As always, parents or caregivers or parents can read to pre-readers to earn points.  Families can stop by the library to pick up your child’s signup bag, and we have weekly, small prizes to pick up.  Parents are able to log in with a family account and enter different reading logs for each child.

 

We added three new bestsellers, three new children's books, and nine other new books to the collection this week.  The new bestsellers this week are "Daddy's Girls: A Novel," "The Last Trial," and "The 20th Victim."