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Library materials still sought for book sale

The Friends of the Library spring book-sale will be held on 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 and from noon to 3 p.m. April 15. If you have books or audio visual items in good condition to donate, bring them to the library any time during open hours.

The Friends of the Library spring book-sale will be held on 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 and from noon to 3 p.m. April 15. If you have books or audio visual items in good condition to donate, bring them to the library any time during open hours.

If you don't have a way to bring them in, call 392-1574, to arrange for a volunteer to pick them up. This is the largest fundraiser for the Friends and we need your support. You never know what kind of treasure you might find at the sale.

The week of April 15 is National Library Week, a good time to reflect on the importance of libraries.

The Friends of the Library will have a special meeting 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the library board room to plan for the Friends annual meeting, which will be on May 10.

The library will be closed April Friday and Saturday. Please plan accordingly.

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Our next Author of the Month series takes place 10:30 a.m. April 11 in the library classroom. We will discuss the author Bill Bryson. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Monday morning story hours will be presented by Kelly Jo Braun. Linda Moe, who used to do them, is now working at the Solon branch library. During the month of April, the Children's Room is hosting a coloring contest sponsored by Culver's. Children aged 12 and under are asked to draw a picture of a favorite book. Come to the Children's Room to pick up the Culver's coloring page.

New non-fiction includes: "Great Food Fast" by Martha Stewart; "In an Instant" by Bob Woodruff; "At the Same Time" by Susan Sontag; "Grace (eventually)" by Anne Lamott; "Your Right to Child Custody, Visitation, and Support," "It's All Too Much: an Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life With Less Stuff," "The Power of a Positive No," and "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul."

New fiction includes: "Falling" by Christopher Pike; "Puss 'n Cahoots" by Rita Mae Brown; "Crisis" by Robin Cook; "Into a Dark Realm" by Raymond Feist; "The Alibi Man" by Tami Hoag; "People of the Nightland" by W. Michael Gear; and "Obsession" by Jonathan Kellerman.

New large print books include: "Saving Graces" by Elizabeth Edwards; "Web of Evil" by J.A. Jance; "High Profile" by Robert Parker; "White Lies" by Jayne Ann Krentz; "Just One More Thing" by Peter Falk; "Step on a Crack" by James Patterson; and "Innocent in Death" by J.D. Robb.

New YA books include: "101 Questions About Sleep and Dreams That Kept You Awake Nights--Until Now," "Girlology: a Girl's Guide to Stuff That Matters," and "Teen Celebrity Beauty Guide."

New children's books include: "Why?: the War Years," by Tomie dePaola; "Some Dog!" by Mary Casanova; "A Good Day" by Kevin Henkes; "Punk'd and Skunked" by R.L. Stine; "No Biz Like Show Biz" by Nancy Krulik; and "Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep" by Jane Yolen.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Area Research Center hours are by request on 9 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours in Solon are 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The library phone is 394-8860 and 378-4452 in Solon Springs.

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Janet Jennings is director of the Superior Public Library.

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