Monday, June 3, 2013

The Latest News: June 3, 2013

Bancroft Public Library News:

Long time library director Peg Culver has resigned from her position as director, and our new director, Susan Getty, began on June 1st. Effective June 1st, the library has revised hours of operation: Monday 1 - 5 PM, Tuesday 2 - 8 PM; Wednesday 10 AM - 1 PM; Thursday 2 - 8 PM; Friday 1 - 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM; Sunday closed.

Please stay tuned for upcoming information about summer programming. We plan to have lots going on this summer, especially for our youngest library patrons!

Did you know?
We have free Wi-Fi at the library, seven computers available for public access, and we have a coin operated photocopy machine. We books and other materials to borrow, including DVDs and Blu-ray discs. If you can't find what you're looking for, we can most likely order it for you from another library in our system. You can even search our catalog online. Go to our website: and click on the link for "Library Catalog" to get started. You can place requests online using your library card's bar code number.

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 May include:

Adult Fiction:
Silken Prey, John Sandford; 12th of Never, James Patterson; Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho; Fly Away, Kristen Hannah; Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris; Wedding Night, Sophie Kinsella; Inferno, Dan Brown, And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Adult Large Type Fiction:
Taking Eve, Iris Johansen; Best Kept Secret, Jeffrey Archer; The Blossom Sisters, Fern Michaels; Unintended Consequences, Stuart Woods; The Ophelia Cut, John Lescroart; The Mystery Woman, Amanda Quick; Robert B. Parker's Wonderland, Ace Atkins
Adult Non-Fiction:
Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda Knox; Bunker Hill, Nathaniel Philbrick; Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, David Sedaris
Adult Audio Books:
Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris; The Soundtrack of My Life, Clive Davis, read by Dennis Boutsikaris; And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini; Zero Hour, Clive Cussler
Silver Linings Playbook; Broken City; Jack Reacher; Cloud Atlas; Guilt Trip; Lego Batman, The Movie; Side Effects
Juvenile Fiction:
Hollywood, Dead Ahead, Kate Klise; Want To Be In a Band?, Suzzy Roche
Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909, Michelle Markel; Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, Jan Pinborough

Story Hour is scheduled for Wednesdays at 10 AM. Story Hour 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!
Scrabblers meet weekly on Thursdays at 1 PM. Open to all. Boards are always available. Contact Anita Witten at 854-3238 for details.
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 1 PM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed. Contact Margery Robertiello at 854-3166 for more information.
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.

New Library Hours:
Monday 1 - 5 PM; Tuesday 2 - 8 PM; Wednesday 10 AM - 1 PM; Thursday 2 - 8 PM; Friday 1 - 5 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 Do you LIKE our library? We are on Facebook as "Bancroft Public Library".