Quote of the Month


I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets.  ~Bernard Keble Sandwell

Activities and Events


Thursday, August 7
Summer Reading Session – 10:00 a.m. at Library

Thursday, August 14
NCKLS Book Van

Friday, August 15
Summer Reading Wrap-Up – 7:00 p.m. at Annex

Summer Reading 2014
It’s not too late 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! Thursday, August 7th, will feature storytime at the Hope Community Library, at 10:00 a.m. This session will include books, activities, and crafts. The deadline for submitting reading records is Thursday, August 14. 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:
“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert
“Mom’s Night Out” by Tricia Goyer
“The Witch of Cologne” by Tobsha Learner
“Through Deep Waters” by Kim Sawyer

Large print adult fiction:
“The Smoke at Dawn” by Jeff Shaara
“The Lincoln Myth” by Steve Berry
“The Advocate” by Randy Singer
“The Kill Switch” by Rollins and Blackwood
“Undetected” by Dee Henderson
“Starfire” by Dale Brown
“Butterfly Palace” by Colleen Coble

Adult non-fiction:
“Plant By Numbers: 50 Houseplant Combinations” by Steve Asbell
“The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Living Arrangements” by Baylor Chapman
“Preserving by the Pint” by Marissa McClellan
“Made for Baby: More Than 50 Fabulous Gifts”
“Rustic Chic Wedding” by Morgann Hill
“Midwest Gardener’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide” by Melinda Myers

Young adult fiction:
“City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare

Juvenile fiction:
“The Swift Boys & Me” by Kody Keplinger
“The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister”
“The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill” by Megan Blakemore

Juvenile non-fiction:
“Lifesize Ocean” by Anita Ganeri
“We the People: The Constitution” by Peter Spier
“The Star Spangled Banner” by Peter Spier
“Magic Numbers” by Patrick George
“Curious Creatures”
“Magic Shapes” by Patrick George

Juvenile easy reader:
“The Very Quiet Cricket” by Eric Carle
“Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate” by Susan Schade
“A House for Hermit Crab” by Eric Carle

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