January 9, 2018

Overdue Book Return

Please return each book as you finish reading it. Others are waiting for these titles and will appreciate a prompt return of all books.
If you would like to renew a book you are currently reading, just give us a call. The library's toll-free number is: 1-800-491-4200.

December 29, 2017

Books For Healing and Happiness

Has the cold winter weather given you the blues? Here are a few books that may help to reduce your anxiety, lift your mood, or get you through tricky situations. To order any of these titles, just give us a call and we will add them to your book request list. Call 603-271-3429.
 DB are audio books. BR are braille books.

DB 85759 TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple

DB 80777 SILENCE: THE POWER OF QUIET by Thich Nhat Hanh
DB 80027 SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott

DB 76746 ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline


DB 69651 HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls
DB 76448 THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin
DB 83768 SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin

DB 81034 LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller
DB 67075 MY STROKE OF INSIGHT by Jill Bolte Taylor

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BR 20690 SILENCE: THE POWER OF QUIET by Thich Nhat Hanh
BR 20600 SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott

BR 21369 ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline


BR 20855 LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller

December 18, 2017

Books That Became Movies in 2017

The following are some of the books that became movies in 2017. Most of the books are audio (DB) but a few are also available in braille (BR). Please contact the library at 271-3429 to add any or all of these books to your request list.

The Girl On the Train DB 80635 and BR 20688
A Dog's Purpose DB 72218 and BR 19261
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk DB 75765 and BR 19748
The Light Between Oceans DB 75192
Highest Duty (Scully) DB 69797
The Dark Tower (Gunslinger) DB 62356
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life DB 79254
A Monster Calls DB 74426
Before I Fall DB 71214
Wonder DB 74228. Also available in Spanish DB 83998
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children DB 75853.
Also available in Spanish DB 85967
Hidden Figures. Adult DB 86234 and BR 21798. Juvenile DB 86824

November 8, 2017


ALA Young Adult Library Services Association YALSA Teens’ Top Ten for 2017

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted August 15 through Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017).

Seven of the ten titles are part of the NLS collection. All seven are available as digital books, and one is also available in braille. Please contact the Talking Book Library to request the ones you would like to read.

The official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman: DB 86810 Humanity has overcome hunger, disease, war, and even death. Now only Scythes can take life. What will happen to Citra and Rowan when they are chosen to be Scythe apprentices? Follow them as they struggle with their task and morality.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon: DB 86028 and BR 21806 Natasha and Daniel are polar opposites - Tasha believes in reason, science, and things that can be proven. Daniel is a poet at heart and believes in Fate, the "meant to be," and true love. When circumstances beyond their control force them together, they have exactly one day - one day to stop Tasha's family from being deported, one day for Daniel to realize that doing what's expected of you doesn't mean you should do it. And above all else, one day to fall in love.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: DB 84241 It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman who just wants to prove that her parents weren't killed by Sebastian in the Dark War. Now she has the chance to do just that, and get Mark back from the wild hunt.
This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: DB 86627 Four students, all connected in one way or another, speak from their perspective over a terrifying 54 minutes when, after a school-wide assembly, the auditorium doors won’t open and someone begins shooting.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer: DB 86277 The infamous line "Off with his head!" made her a terror in Wonderland. But before that she was just a girl with a dream, who fell in love. In this curious prequel inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous Alice in Wonderland, Meyer’s tale of eccentricity, phenomenon, and, ultimately, ruination will keep you on the edge of your seat as you realize how Cath led her life to become the Queen of Hearts. 
Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout: DB 85928 Dive into a new type of teen-genius novel as Gout pulls you into a rollercoaster of a plot. Hilarious and smart, Cai, Tunde, and Rex show readers what the next generation of innovation looks like. 
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: DB 86901 When Amanda moves to Lambertville, Kentucky after a string of bullying incidents led her to attempt suicide all she wants is to lead a normal life, make friends, and generally be happy for once. All of this seems possible until she meets Grant, who causes her to let down the walls around her heart. But the problem is that Amanda's past is haunting her. And in her past, she wasn't Amanda, she was Andrew.

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan: NOT AVAILABLE
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West: NOT AVAILABLE
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch: NOT AVAILABLE

September 6, 2017

Helen Keller Minibibliography

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has produced a new minibibliography listing the books in our collection that are about Helen Keller and those materials authored by Helen Keller.

The following link will take you to the NLS site:

Throughout her life Helen Keller wrote books, essays, and speeches while advocating for numerous causes, such as workers’ rights and women’s suffrage. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind for more than 40 years and traveled around the world to promote the needs of blind people. This minibibliography brings together Helen Keller’s writings along with biographies and studies of her career.