Chester County Library
The Library Lowdown

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I cannot live without books.  Thomas Jefferson
June 2018

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Since school is out, we do not want to impede anyone's visit to the library. If you have overdue materials, or if you have returned library materials late and have a fine on your card, never fear - Fine Free Summer is here. This offer is good until August 1, so take advantage of this major discount while it lasts.  There is no excuse for not visiting your friendly local library.


The theme for our 2018 Summer Reading Program is Libraries Rock and we have lined up as great bunch of presenters that will both entertain and inform. Our programs are generally on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of June, but we found so many interesting folks that we have two programs on Monday and one scheduled in July. All programs are at 10 AM. Our reward for reading a number of books have grown also, thanks to the generosity of local businesses plue, if 100 books are read, the reader will get a free child's ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville thanks to a partnership with CMA and the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Come by and pick up a handout with our schedule and a reading/listening log. 



 The Brown Bag Book Club met on Wednesday, June 13, at noon to discuss Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant. June's book will be Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha.

The High School Book Club is reading Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and will meet on Thursday, July 12, at four pm to discuss the classic. 

Our Middle School Book Club began meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 2:00 pm and their first title was revealed that day.
It is Sideways Stories From Wayside School. They will meet every Thursday in June and July. The book club is open to any child who has finished third grade through fifth grade, but children MUST sign up so we know how many books to order. 

Join us for one of these great discussion groups!

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DVDs: Black Panther and Reign: The Complete Fourth Season

AUDIOBOOKS: The Masterpiece

 Goosebumps: Monsters At Midnight; Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete; Cookiesaurus Rex: My First 454 Billion Years; Evil Emperor Penguin; Give Bees A Chance; If You Were the Moon; Me & My Body;
Part-Time Mermaid; Pig the Winner; Remy Sneakers Vs. Robo-Rats; Super Narwhal & Jelly Jolt; The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze; Warriors: A Vision of Shadows; Who Would Win? Hammerhead Vs. Bull Shark
and Whale Vs. Giant Squid; Far-Out Friends: Rusty Rivets; Guinness World Record; Wacky Wheels; Minecraft: Enchantments and Potions; and Pig Piggy Pigs; Dude!; and For the Beauty of the Earth

ADULT NONFICTION: Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th Century New York; The Best Cook in the World: Recipes From My Mama's Table by Rick Bragg

ADULT FICTION: Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe; By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank; 

The Cast by Danielle Steel; The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go by Amy Reichert; How It Happened by Michael Koryta; Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston; Two Steps Forward by Grant Simsion; Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen; The Broken Road and The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans; The Gift and His Guilt by Shelly Shepard Gray; The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith; The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley; The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews; Love and Ruin by Paula McCain; Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall; The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy; Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic; The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz; The Breakdown by B. A. Paris; and You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaacs

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                                      The only way to get better at reading is to read more often. 


Books make great gifts.  They have the whole world inside them.
- Neil Gaiman

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