Quote of the Month


[T]hat old September feeling… of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air…. Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer. ~Wallace Stegner


Activities and Events


Monday, September 1
Labor Day

Sunday, September 7
Grandparents Day

Thursday, September 11
Patriot Day
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 23
Autumn Begins

Do You Know?
The Hope Community Library partners with the Hope school library for educational outreach. Funded by a local grant, enrichment is offered once each week to students in preschool through fifth grade.

Also Good to Know:
A convenient drop box is available at the Hope Community Library for “Box Tops for Education”, collected for the local grade school. “Labels for Education” and “Best Choice Labels” are also accepted.

Hope Community Library Movie Guidelines
1. Family-friendly movies (rated G or PG) are shown at no charge every Saturday the library is open, at 10:00 a.m.
2. Only authorized personnel may set up, operate, and store equipment.
3. The current week’s and next week’s movie titles are displayed on the bulletin board.
4. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
5. Everyone must sign an attendance form which includes first and last name, and age group. Children under age 18 must provide an emergency contact telephone number.
6. Attendees are allowed to bring beverages with screw-top lids, and are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, or blankets for personal comfort.
7. Respectful and appropriate behavior is expected from all attendees, and anyone being disruptive will be asked to leave by the librarian.
NOTE: Please park vehicles across the street, or north of Elliott’s Barber Shop, or south of Anderson Oil Co. to allow adequate parking for their customers. Thanks.

Recent Acquisitions


Adult fiction:
“Simple Choices” by Nancy Mehl
“Simple Deceit” by Nancy Mehl
“Simple Secrets” by Nancy Mehl
“Lovers & Players” by Jackie Collins
“Undead and Unworthy” by MaryJanice Davidson
“The Afghan” by Frederick Forsyth
“Death and Honor” by W.E.B. Griffin
“Duma Key” by Stephen King
“The Mission Song” by John LeCarre
“Shadow of Power” by Steve Martini
“The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski
“South Broad” by Pat Conroy
“A Plague of Secrets” by John Lescroat
“The Honor of Spies” by W.E.B. Griffin
“Empire” by Steven Saylor
“The Debutante Divorcee” by Plum Sykes
“Ever After” by Karen Kingsbury

Large print adult fiction:
“The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski
“Frog Music” by Emma Donogue
“The Care and Management of Lies” by Jacqueline Winspear
“Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” by Chris Bohjalian
“The Home Place” by Carrie La Seur
“Ice Shear” by M. P. Cooley
“Shadow Spell” by Nora Roberts
“Seasons of Tomorrow” by Cindy Woodsmall
“Small Plates” by Katherine Page
“The Matchmaker” by Elin Hilderbrand
“Child of Mine” by David & Beverly Lewis

Adult non-fiction:
“Month-by-Month Gardening in Kansas” by Mike Miller
“The Confident Woman” by Joyce Meyer
“Astoria” by Peter Stark
“Victoria: The Essential Tea Companion”

Young adult fiction:
“Just Like the Movies” by Kelly Fiore
“Through to You” by Lauren Barnholdt

Juvenile fiction:
“Oliver and the Seawigs” by Philip Reeve
“The Map Trap” by Andrew Clements
“Found Things” by Marilyn Hilton
“Skies Like These” by Tess Hilmo
“Copper Magic” by Julia Gibson
“Save Rafe!” by James Patterson

Juvenile non-fiction:
“Molly and the Tornado” by Matt Deighton
“Mega Machines” by Deborah Lock
“Bugs Hide and Seek” by Laura Butler
“Dinosaur!” by John Woodward
“Physics: Investigate the Forces of Nature” by Jane Gardner
“Across the Midwest” by Miles Backer
“Adventures with Barefoot Critters” by Teagan White
“Sun, Moon, and Stars” by Hannah Wilson
“NWF’s World of Birds” by Kim Kurki

Easy reader:
“Charlie Goes to the Doctor” by Ree Drummond

Picture book:
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems

Board book:
“The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle

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