Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Latest News: August 1, 2013

Bancroft Public Library News:
Our summer programming for kids is continuing until August 16th. "Dig Into Reading" with us! Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays @ 2:00; Wednesdays drop in between 10:00 and 1:00. Activities are planned with ages 2 - 12 in mind, but all ages are invited to explore the library any time with a FREE library card!! Please see our website at for full details.

We are also offering a FREE Youth Zentangle Workshop (for ages 8 and up) on August 13th from 4 - 5 PM. Space is limited, so please stop in at the library or call 854-7463 to sign up!
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. Our library website is a wealth of information! You can not only explore the library catalog, but there are also pages dedicated to online resources for kids and teens, plus you can access local historical information through our website, as well as the library system's databases for research, job searches, and more!

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.
We added many new library materials added to the catalog in the month of July! Titles added include:

Adult Fiction
Deeply Odd, Dean Koontz
The Son, Philipp Meyer
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls, Anton DiSclafani
Sisterland, Curtis Sittenfeld
Second Honeymoon, James Patterson
The Eye of God, James Rollins
The Heist, Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Last Original Wife, Dorothea Benton Frank
The Light in the Ruins, Chris Bohjalian
The Eye of Moloch, Glenn Beck
The 9th Girl, Tami Hoag
Tell Me, Lisa Jackson
Beautiful Day, Elin Hilderbrand
Affliction, Laurell K. Hamilton
Unseen, Karin Slaughter
Hidden Order, Brad Thor
Big Girl Panties, Stephanie Evanovich
First Sight, Danielle Steel 

Adult Large Type
Hidden Order: A Thriller, Brad Thor
Bomb Shell: An FBI Thriller, Catherine Coulter
The Newcomer, Robyn Carr

Adult Non-Fiction
The Best Tree House Ever, Maurice Barkley
Keep Out! Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse, Lee Mothes
Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors, Robin Donovan
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, Allen C. Guelzo
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis
Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man, Brian McGrory
American Gun, Chris Kyle with William Doyle
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, George Packer
Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan
The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart
Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World, Ben Hewitt
Wheat Belly Cookbook, William Davis, M.D.

YA (Young Adult) Fiction
Crossed, Allie Condie
Reached, Allie Condie
The Rules of Summer, Joanna Philbin
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith
Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers
Dark Triumph, Robin LaFevers
The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau
Far Far Away, Tom McNeal

The Newcomer, Robyn Carr

Gilmore Girls, The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Call
The Host
Warm Bodies
42: The Jackie Robinson Story
A Place At The Table

Juvenile titles:
Mighty Machines: Diggers and Dozers
Saige Paints the Sky
The Fox and the Child
The Dragon Pearl
Gnomeo & Juliet (Blu-ray)
Arthur Stands Up to Bullying
The Land Before Time: Anniversary Edition 

Juvenile Fiction
Lego Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Elizabeth Dowsett (easy reader)
Angry Birds Star Wars: Lard Vader’s Villains, Ruth Amos (easy reader)
Steam Train, Dream Train, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld (picture book)
The Watermelon Seed, Greg Pizzoli (picture book)
The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt (picture book)
A Tangle of Knots, Lisa Graff
An Army of Frogs, Trevor Pryce with Joel Naftali
The Mouse With the Question Mark Tail, Richard Peck
Ivy Takes Care, Rosemary Wells
Hurry Up Houdini, Mary Pope Osborne

Juvenile Non-Fiction
Science vs. Animal Extinction, Nick Hunter
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, Deborah Heiligman
The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny), Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer
Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought), Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt
Celebrating New York, Marion Dane Bauer (easy reader)

Plus, many gently used books and DVDs were added to our collection, thanks to generous donations. Thanks to all who donated!

Scrabblers meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10 AM. 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, but are taking a break for the months of July and August. Their next meeting will be on September 5.