The Library Lowdown: News from the Chester County Library

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By Library Director Savannah Gilbert

You may have noticed some changes around the library these last few weeks! We have recently rearranged the library in an effort to better serve our community. The changes we have made create much needed space for our children, juvenile, and teen readers but also creates a better flow for our adult fiction lovers. Please ask front desk staff for any assistance in locating materials. Each month, we are doing an adult program. If you have any adult programs that you would like to see the library do, please let us know.
Library Closings remaining for the month of December include Dec. 12 – Closed for Staff Development; Dec. 24-26 – Closed for Christmas Holiday.
December Library Events: Dec. 1-31 – Book Sale! Stop by the library to take a look at our book sale! Dec. 1-17 – Letters to Santa. Write a letter to Santa and leave it in the mailbox at the library. Be sure to include your address so that Santa can send you a letter back! 10 a.m. on Dec. 17 and 31 (Tuesdays)- Story time with Mrs. Savannah. Join us as we read books, sing songs, and do fun crafts! 10:00 am Dec. 11 – Brown Bag Book Club discussion of Winter Solstice by Elin Hildebrand. Noon on Dec, 18 – Paint your own ornament come and go event. The Chester County Library will have supplies for community members to paint their own ornament. This is a come and go event, limited supplies are available.
What is the Book Club Reading? For January, we will be reading The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss. Books are available at the library for purchase in the amount of $9.85 or we can request a copy for you to borrow from another library.
New Arrivals
ADULT FICTION: Chances Are. . . By Richard Russo, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis (Large Print), Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Huchison, The Night Fire by Michael Connelly, Killer Instinct by James Patterson (Large Print), The Bookwoman of Troblesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, The Bitterroots by C.J. Box (Large Print, Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout, The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
ADULT NON-FICTION: The Last Ocean: A Journey through Memory and Forgetting by Nicci Gerrard, Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society by Judy Christie & Lisa Wingate, The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral and How it Changed the American West by Jeff Guinn
YOUNG ADULT FICTION: The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh, We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, Alex Ride: Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz, All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil, Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
JUVENILE FICTION: Just Beyond: The Scare School, Catwad, It’s Me, Camp, The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani, Star Wars Jedi Academy: Attack of the Furball by Jarrett Krosoczka, The Class by Frances O’Roark Dowell, Lintang and the Pirate Queen by Tamara Moss, Survivors: The Final Battle by Erin Hunter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney, Henry and Eva and the Castles on the Cliff by Andrea Portes, Hilda and the Hidden People, Series: Minecraft: The Rise of the Warlords, Series: Minecraft: Zombies Attack
JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS: Secret Hero Society: Field Trip Disaster, DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High, The Big Book of Graphic Novels for Minecrafters
JUVENILE NON-FICTION: The Disney Princess Cookbook, Coral Reef Ecosystems by Tammy Gagne, Woodland Forest Ecosystems by Racquel Foran, The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman, Encyclopedia of Animals by Jules Howard, My First Atlas of the 50 States by Georgia Beth, Amazing Visual Math, Tennessee Volunteers by Leah Kaminski, So Cute! Koalas, Divorce is the Worst by Anastasia Higginbotham, The Humiliations of Pipi McGee by Beth Vrabel, Shine by J.J.. & Chris Grabenstein
JUVENILE BIOGRAPHIES: Jane Goodall by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Mary Shelley by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara, I am Walt Disney by Brad Meltzer, I am Marie Curie by Brad Meltzer
CHILDRENS EASY BOOKS: Worry Says What?, The Proudest Blue, Get Up Stand Up, Why?, Fox the Tiger, Truman, One Dark Bird, Unicorn Club, Balloons Over Broadway, Trucker and Train, Little Owl’s Snow, Edie is Ever so Helpful!, Unicorn Day, Betty Builds It, Little Robin’s Christmas, I Want a Dog, Sonya’s Chickens, Just Because, Dinosaur Farm!, The Thank You Letter, Three Cheers for Kid McGear, If I Built a School, Hey Grandude, Sam Sorts, Dreamers, Dragons’s Fat Cat by Dav Pilkey, A Friend of Dragon by Dav Pilkey, Hello Crabby by Jonathan Fenske, I Want to Be A Gymnast by Kate Simkins, School of Fish by Jane Yolen, Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket, Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor, Amelia Bedelia Gets the Picture, Pinkalicious: Dragon to the Rescue, Llama Llama Dance Recital Fun, Llama, Llama Mess Mess Mess, Hats are Not for Cats! By Jacqueline Rayner, Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler, Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey, Adventure Bible: Ruth and Naomi
“Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just Read.” -Neil Gaiman December

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