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Holiday & Seasonal Book Bundles

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Holiday & Seasonal Bundles

Holiday and seasonal book bundles are back! Choose family, adult fiction, or a picture book bundle. Each bundle contains activities and library materials chosen for you by our librarians. When requesting, please let us know what type of bundle you would like and if you prefer seasonal or holiday themed. Please note, you will need a library card as items in the bundles will be checked out to you. 

Bundles include:

Adult Fiction Bundle - 3 books, activities, bookmarks

Picture Book Bundle - 6 picture books, coloring pages and activities

Family Bundle - 6 picture books, 2 adult fiction books, DVD, coloring pages and activities

 

 

Overdrive News!

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Have you heard that Overdrive App will be retired in 2022? Have no fear!
Download the Libby app today to continue borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from the online library.
Contact a librarian for any other questions or concerns you have. 

 



 


 

 

Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Belmond Public Library was formed in 1995.  They are an auxiliary group of the Library Foundation.  Their mission is to maintain an
association of persons interested in the library, to focus public attention on the library, to lend financial support, to coordinate volunteer efforts,
and help promote the programs and services of the Talbot Belmond Public Library. 

As a Friend, you will have the satisfaction of supporting one of our most important educational institutions, playing an important role in making books and other materials available to the community. 
You will also have the opportunity to volunteer for various events and programs.

  You can join for as little as $5.00 per year as an individual, or $15.00 as a family.
If you are already a Friend of the library, please stop by today to renew your membership. 

Please contact the library with any questions. 
The library would love to have you as a Friend!

Book Reviews from the Librarians

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The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews
Sonya Trager, Director

Genre: Holiday & Romantic Fiction

The Santa Suit is a cute, feel good read with Hallmark movie vibes. Ivy buys a farmhouse sight unseen after her divorce. Leaving her past behind and hoping for a new beginnings, she discovers a Santa suit and a long forgotten letter that pulls at her heart. She is surrounded by a cast of endearing characters that show her hope and love along the way. With themes of family, connecting and reconnecting with the ones you love, and new beginnings the book is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of Christmas.

 

Stay Sexy and Don’t get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
Mandi Rink, Technical Services Librarian

In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia, hosts of popular podcast “My Favorite Murder”, focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.

I listened to “Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered” in audiobook format. I loved listening to the book, as the authors narrate their essay type chapters. The chapters range from the authors’ struggles with eating disorders, bad relationships, funny childhood memories to dealing with grief. They always find a way to come back to their shared obsession, true crime. I am also a bit obsessed with true crime. I love true crime documentaries, books, and podcasts. I love that Karen and Georgia always remain respectful to the victims of the crimes and sensitive within their delivery of certain gory details. Honestly, if you want a book that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions but leave you feeling happy….pick this book up from the library ASAP.


 

Later by Stephen King
Mandi Rink, Technical Services Librarian

Jamie was born with a very unnatural and unsettling ability his single mother urges him to keep a secret. Jamie does just that until his mother’s drug addicted ex-girlfriend finds out…and sets him on a terrifying journey. King returns to his old style of writing in “Later” and this librarian couldn’t be happier about it! If you’re looking for a story that isn’t full of tedious descriptions and mind-numbing inner monolog, this would be a great first stop. The story is told in Jamie’s perspective in a way that makes you feel you’re sitting down with an old friend over coffee. The novel isn’t too scary that you can’t read it in the dark but isn’t too bland that it isn’t considered horror. Describing King’s latest work as a classic pulp-crime would be a lie though. Do not let the publisher, Hard Case Crime, fool you into thinking it is a crime novel. I feel like parts of this book is an allegory for facing childhood trauma head on as an adult.  No one could have predicted the twist at the end that will leave you jaw dropped
 

 

Broken by Jenny Lawson
Sonya Trager, Director

Genre: Non fiction
Synopsis: As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.
My Thoughts: Jenny Lawson's Broken made my cry, made me laugh, and often both at the same time. Her straight forward approach to talking about her struggle with mental illness is both relatable and inspiring. Mix in her hilarious brand of humor, and you have a wonderful book filled with laughter and heartfelt honesty. I can't recommend this book and her other titles enough.



 

 

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