Quote of the Month


We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.  ~William Faulkner


Activities and Events


Friday, July 4
Library Closed – Independence Day

Friday, July 18
Summer Reading Kickoff – 1:30 p.m. at First National Bank Annex

Thursday, July 24
Summer Reading Session – 10:00 a.m. at Library

Thursday, July 31
Summer Reading Session – 10:00 a.m. at Library

Summer Reading 2014
Make plans now and mark the calendar to join the Hope Community Library for this year’s summer reading program “FIZZ, BOOM, READ”. Participants of all ages, babies through adults, will explore science-related topics. Books will be read, craft projects will be completed, and prizes will be awarded! The family kickoff event will be held Friday, July 18th, at 1:30 p.m., at the First National Bank Annex. This will be a presentation by Milford Nature Center, including live animals that relate to this year’s theme. The following three Thursdays, July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th, will feature storytime at the Hope Community Library, at 10:00 a.m. These sessions will include books, activities, and crafts. We will conclude our summer reading program with a visit from the Dickinson County Soil Conservation Trailer on Friday, August 15th, at 7:00 p.m., at the First National Bank Annex. Bring the entire family to enjoy this event. We have many different and unique things planned this summer. All programs are free of charge, and no preregistration is required. Please come join us for “FIZZ, BOOM, READ”.

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:
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Large print adult fiction:
“Night Diver” by Elizabeth Lowell

Adult non-fiction:
“Godless” by Ann Coulter
“Willard Garvey” by Maura McEnany
“Woman’s Day Easy Everyday Dinners”

Large print adult non-fiction:
“The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of His People”

Juvenile fiction:
“A Voice for Kanzas” by Debra McArthur

Juvenile non-fiction:
“Molly and the Tornado” by Matt Deighton
“Count the Monkeys” by Mac Barnett
“You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You” by Mary Hoberman
“Kids Meet the Emergency and Rescue Vehicles” by Andra Ambramson
“Eureka!: The Most Amazing Scientific Discoveries of All Time” by Mike Goldsmith

Juvenile picture book:
“A Ball for Daisy” by Chris Raschka
“Daisy Gets Lost” by Chris Raschka
“Chick ‘n’ Pug Meet the Dude” by Jennifer Sattler
“Don’t Push the Button” by Bill Cotter
“Dot.” by Randi Zuckerberg
“Boom Snot Twitty” by Doreen Cronin
“Easter Cat” by Deborah Underwood
“Moo!” by David LaRochelle
“Bob the Dog” by Rodrigo Folgueira
“Priscilla Superstar” by Nathaniel Hobbie

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