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By Savannah Gilbert

Library Director

September 2020
Chester County Public Library Closings and Events
Thursday, September 10, 2020– All Day, Come and Go Event– Library Card Sign Up
Thursday, September 3, 17, & 24– Assorted Times Available– One-On-One Technology Training
Thursday, September 24, 2020– 5pm– Library Board Meeting
September 21-26– Flexible Schedule– Word Basics Training
September 21-26– Flexible Schedule– Gmail Basics
Library Card Sign Up Event
September is library card sign up month. While we love for you to get a library card ANYTIME, we take this month to really push library sign up and we want to help you discover what all your library has for you! Our official event will be on Thursday, September 10th and will be a come and go event. We will have great prizes, snacks, a scavenger hunt, and crafts available for children aged 5-17 getting their first library card. We have a very fun superhero theme this year. We hope to see you there! * Please be advised we do have a mask requirement. Please contact the library for curbside options if you are unable to wear a mask. 731-989-4673
Library COVID-19 Update
Currently, the library restricts the number of individuals inside the library to no more than 20. There is no browsing of the library at this time. We recommend use of our online catalog, new items listings, or mystery bags when you are selecting items for checkout. All items must be pulled by staff. We do offer curbside and contactless delivery options. Only four computers are available and there is a strict one hour time limit for time spent in the library or on the computers. All of our programming will be completed virtually.
Storytime
Please note that storytime occurs every Tuesday at 10:15 am via the library Facebook page. Storytimes are live but are available for viewing once the storytime has ended. We do have activity craft bags available each week that correlate with our storytime theme at the library!
Technology Trainings
We were fortunate enough to receive a grant through the State of TN to offer technology trainings to our patrons! For September, we have the following trainings available.
One-On-One Technology Trainings– these are perfect to learn basic computer skills, how to print, how to use our online catalog, how to print photos, how to scan documents, how to use the mouse and so much more! The below dates and times are available.
Sept. 3, 2020 : 6 p.m.
Sep. 17, 2020 : 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sep. 24, 2020 : 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Limited space is available and registration is required. Call 731-989-4673 to register.
Word Basics Training– September 21-26. This training will be offered virtually and available all week. You can access the training video from the comfort of your own home or here at the library! You will also have a chance to ask the trainer questions after viewing the training and the library will provide resources to help you maximize your knowledge! *Call 731-989-4673 to register.
Gmail Basics Training- September 21-26. This training will be offered virtually and available all week. You can access the training video from the comfort of your own home or here at the library! You will also have a chance to ask the trainer questions after viewing the training and the library will provide resources to help you maximize your knowledge! Call 731-989-4673 to register.
New Arrivals
Children’s Easy Readers: “Buttercup the Bigfoot” by Douglas Rees, “After Squidnight” by Jonathan Fenske, “Head Lice” by Elise Gravel, “The Bad Seed” by Jory John, “Elephant Joe, Brave Firefighter!” by David Wojtowycz, “Flubby is Not a Good Pet” by J.E. Morris, “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg, “Coral” by Molly Idle, “Grumpycorn” by Sarah McIntyre, “Fussy Flamingo” by Shelly Vaughan James, “Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper” by Candace Fleming
Juvenile Non-Fiction: “Animal Exploration Lab for Kids” by Maggie Reinbold, “M.S., History Smashers: Women’s Right to Vote” by Kate Messner, “Backpack Explorers: On the Nature Trail” and “History Smashers: The Mayflower” by Kate Messner
Juvenile Fiction: “Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure” by Jeff Kinney, “Elsa’s Icy Rescue” by Kate Egan, “Anna Finds a Friend” by Kate Egan, “Magic Treehouse #34: Late Lunch with Llamas” by Mary Pope Osborne, “Kate the Chemist: Dragons vs Unicorns” by Dr. Kate Biberdorf, “The Fowl Twins” by Eoin Colfer, “Mermaid Tales” Book 3-7, “Quintessence” by Jess Redman, “Anne’s Kindred Spirits” Adapted By Kallie George, “Mananaland” by Pam Munoz Ryan, “The Unicorn Rescue Society” Book 1 and 2 by Adam Gidwitz
Juvenile Graphic Novel: “Act” by Kayla Miller, “Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Roller Skates” by Katy Farina, “Disney Frozen” by Cecil Castellucci, “The Bad Guys: Dawn of the Underlord” by Aaron Blabey, “Great White Shark Adventure” by James O. Fraioli, “Cookie and Broccoli: Ready for School” by Bob McMahon, “Action Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt!” by Fred Van Lente, “Donut the Destroyer” by Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins, “Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best” by Stephen Shaskan, “Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise”, “History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes” by Kate Hannigan and Alex Graudins, “History Comics: The Roanoke Colony: America’s First Mystery” by Chris Schweizer, “Catstronauts: Digital Disaster” by Drew Brockington, “Jacky Ha-Ha” by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, “Action Presidents: Abraham Lincoln!” by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey
Young Adult: “The Conference of the Birds” by Ransom Rigss, “The Beast Player” by Nahoko Uehashi, “Ascendance of Bookworm” by Miya Kazuki, “Faith Taking Flight” by Julie Murphy, “Midnight Sun” by Stephanie Meyer, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower “by Stephen Chbosky, “Dig” by A.S. King, “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From” by Jennifer Leon
Young Adult Graphic Novel: “Ghostbuster: Spectral Shenanigans”, “The Cloven” Book 1 by Garth Stein
Adult Fiction: “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg, “Unveiling the Past” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, “Under Scottish Stars” by Carla Laureano (Book1), “Five Days in Skye” Book 3 by Carla Laureano, “Piecing It All Together” by Leslie Gould, “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel, “A Life Once Dreamed” by Rachel Fordham, “The Last Trial” by Scott Turow, “Beach Read” by Emily Henry, “The Sun Sister” by Lucinda Riley, “Friends and Strangers” by J. Courtney Sulivan, “The Dilemma” by B.A. Paris, “In Dublin’s Fair City” by Rhys Bowen, “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez, “A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World” by C.A. Fletcher, “The Finders” by Jeffrey B. Burton, “Always the Last to Know” by Kristin Higgins, “Half Moon Bay” by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, “The Order” by Daniel Silva, “1st Case” by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll, “Lila Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly, “A Walk Along the Beach” by Debbie Macomber, “The Crushing Depths” by Dani Pettrey, “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub, “A Good Neighborhood” by Therese Anne Fowler, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “The Lost and Found Bookshop” by Susan Wiggs, “The Bromance Book Club” by Lyssa Kay Adams, “Where the Light Enters” by Sara Donati, “Not Like the Movies” by Kerry Winfrey, “The Confession Club” by Elizabeth Berg, “Nothing to See Here” by Kevin Wilson, “Daughters of January” by Amy Harmon, “I Was Told It Would Get Easier” by Abbi Waxman, “Operation Dimwit” by Inman Majors, “The End of Her” by Shari Lapena, “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis, “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende, “The Persuasion” by Iris Johansen, “Chosen Ones” by Veronica Roth, “The Girl from Widow Hills” by Megan Miranda, “No Judgments” by Meg Cabot, “The Mockingbirds Song” by Wanda Brunstetter, “Love in Unlikely Places” by Linda Byler, “A
Cosmology of Monsters” by Shaun Hamill, “The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted” by Robert Hillman, “The Midwife Murders” by James Patterson and Richard Dillalo
Adult Biographies: “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump” by Mary Jordan, “Me & Patsy: Kicking Up Dust” by Loretta Lynn, “The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy” by Elizabeth Kendall, “Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs” by Keena Roberts, “The Answer Is” by Alex Trebek, “Olive the Lionheart” by Brad Ricca, “My Captain America: A Granddaughter’s Memoir of a Legendary Comic Book Artist” by Megan Marguiles
Adult Non-Fiction: “And in the End: The Last Days of the Beatles” by Ken McNab, “The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas” by Linda Dobson, “Homeschool 101”, “Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace”, “Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larson, “How to Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi, “Get Our of Your Head” by Jennie Allen, “The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook”, “Healthy Instant Pot Mini Cookbook”, “Air Fryer Cookbook”, “The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II” by Alex Kershaw, “The Read-Aloud Family” by Sarah Mackenzie, “The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book” by Guy Baile, “Welcome to Math Class: A Collection of Marilyn’s Favorite Lessons for Grades K-6,” “The Teacher Clarity Playbook: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for Organized Effective Instruction”
Adult Graphic Novel: “Ghostbusters: Spectral Shenanigans 2” by Erik Burnham, “Fire Power” by Robert Kirkman and Chris Samanee
DVDs: Downhill, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Belgravia, Trolls World Tour