Friday, February 1, 2013

The Latest News: Feb. 1, 2013

On Saturday, Feb. 2nd there will be an informal meeting at around 11 AM in the library to discuss ideas about beginning a mother-daughter book club for girls ages 9-13 and their moms. Please spread the word!

The Friends of the Library will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, starting at 6:30 PM, in Proudfit Hall. There are many items on the agenda...we'd love to have as many people as possible show up to discuss and offer fresh ideas. Hope to see you there!

Bancroft Public Library News (press release, submitted today):

Did you know?
Did you know that you can request most any book, and many other materials (think DVDs, CDs, magazines, etc.), from any other library in our large system...for free?! And, it will be delivered to our library for you to pick up! Granted, there are some materials other libraries will not ship out through inter-library loan, but inter-library loan makes the choices available through our library HUGE! Go to our website: and click on the link for "Library Catalog" to get can place requests online using your library card's bar code.

New Library Cards:
If you need a library card, please come in to the library and fill out our brief registration form. We do require a form of identification, such as a driver's license, and a proof of address.

Some of the new library materials added to the catalog in the month of January include:
Adult Fiction:
Shadow Woman, Linda Howard: Private London, James Patterson; Empire and Honor, W.E.B. Griffin; Political Suicide, Michael Palmer; A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan; Two Graves, Preston & Child; Merry Christmas Alex Cross, James Patterson; Suspect, Robert Crais; Until the End of Time, Danielle Steel
Adult Large Type Fiction:
Collateral Damage, Stuart Woods; Dream Eyes, Jayne Krentz; Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier; Ironhorse, Robert Parker; Eight Girls Taking Pictures, Whitney Otto; Threat Vector, Tom Clancy; Kinsey and Me, Sue Grafton; Shadow Woman, Linda Howard; Nano, Robin Cook
Adult Non-Fiction:
My iPad; Powerful Partners in Student Success: Schools, Families, and Communities; Creative Solutions to Contemporary Challenges in Small and Rural Schools Across America; Jesus of Nazareth, Joseph Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI; Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander; My Share of the Task, General Stanley McChrystal; Mafia Prince, Phillip Leonetti; Ship of Oak, Guns of Iron, Ronald Utt; Craft-a-Day, Sarah Goldschadt
Under 21 and Filthy Rich; Best of Ancient Aliens; Grizzly Man; Godfather Legacy; America's Book of Secrets: The Monuments; Glee: Don't Stop Believing; Secret Access: The Presidency; Pawn Stars Vol. 5; Pearl Harbor 24 Hours After; Swamp People: Swampsgiving; James Bond Gadgets; Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved; The Amazing Spider-Man; Taken 2 (Blu-Ray); Finding Nemo (Blu-Ray); Frankenweenie; Ice Age: Continental Drift
Juvenile Fiction:
I Funny, James Patterson; Wonder, R.J. Palacio; Goblin Secrets, William Alexander; Captain Awesome Takes a Dive, Stan Kirby; Captain Awesome to the Rescue, Stan Kirby; Captain Awesome and the New Kid, Stan Kirby; The Enormous Pearl Heist, Geronimo Stilton; Thea Stilton and the Prince's Emerald, Geronimo Stilton; Creepella Von Cracklefur, Geronimo Stilton; Star Wars The Clone, Henry Gilroy; Finn at Clee Point, Richard Knight; Inch and Roly Make a Wish, Melissa Wiley; Watch Out, Monsters About, Simon Beecroft; Meet the Monsters, Simon Beecroft; A Holiday With Buddy!
Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Ninjago Character Encyclopedia; The Herd Boy, Niki Daly; Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson; Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird, Stephanie Spinner

Story Time is scheduled for Wednesdays at 10 AM. Story Time includes stories read aloud, a simple craft, and time for caregivers to chat and kids to play together quietly. Please come in and join the fun!
Scrabble Club meets Thursdays at 1 PM
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11 AM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed.
Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners.

Library trustees meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

Library Hours:
Monday 12:30 - 4:30 PM; Tuesday 12:30 - 4:30 PM and 6:30 - 8:00 PM; Wednesday 10 AM - 1 PM; Thursday 12:30 - 4:30 PM and 6:30 - 8:00 PM; Friday 12:30 - 4:30 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM; Sunday closed.

The library is located at 181 Main Street in Salem. To reach us by phone, call 854-7463. Our web address is We are on Facebook as "Bancroft Public Library".