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By VICKI HOFFART - Heart of America Library Director | Dec 5, 2020

As this pandemic continues and the weather makes it more difficult to spend time outdoors many people are “stuck inside.” If you know someone that could use a phone call, card or a long letter, don’t hesitate to reach out to them.

I visited recently with someone that was doing some sorting and had come across some printed blogs written by her granddaughter. (Note: This person happens to be my mother.) She had read them many times, so thought she would go through them once more and then toss them. After reading through them, she kept them, just in case she wanted to read them again. That reminded me that a phone call or a card can quickly be done with, but a nice long letter is more apt be read over and over again. Perhaps something to think about as we are making efforts to reach out to each other. How about each of you write a nice newsy letter this week to someone that could use the contact?

The Heart of America Library has scheduled another book sale for Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 8-10, in the West Room. There will undoubtedly be many interesting titles to choose from. Stop by!

Some new adult fiction are “Daylight” by David Baldacci; “The Law of Innocence” by Michael Connelly; “All the Devils are Here” by Louise Penny, the latest in her Chief Inspector Gamache series; and “The Christmas Light,” “The Christmas Star” and “The Christmas Town” by Donna VanLiere. Two large print fiction books are “Three Women Disappear” by James Patterson and “The Wedding” by Nicholas Sparks.

An adult biography by Matthew McConaughey titled “Greenlights” is new to the shelves. I visited with someone that is currently reading this one and my impression was that it is a bit different than many biographies, but makes some good points.

New to the junior easy shelves are collections by a couple authors. One, Lori Evert, has written several “wish” books that are so pretty! We have her husband to thank for that, as he illustrates for her. The titles we have are “The Christmas Wish,” “The Reindeer Wish” and “The Polar Bear Wish”.

We also have three new books by Oliver Jeffers – “Stuck,” “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” and “What We’ll Build.” His titles have a message as well as being fun reads with great illustrations. Mr. Jeffers has illustrated a few other titles we have: “The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas,” “The Day the Crayons Came Home” and “The Day the Crayons Quit”.

New magazines this week are Family Handyman, Better Homes & Gardens, Harvard Health Letter, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, Real Simple, Smithsonian, Country, Farm & Ranch, Guideposts, Natural History, Ranger Rick, Readers Digest, Taste of Home, People, Time, and Field & Stream.

The next meeting of the Heart of America Library Board of Trustees will be on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the West Room, Heart of America Library.

We have free Wi-Fi access, two public computers, copy machines and also a fax machine for use by our patrons. Copies are 25 cents for black and white and 60 cents for color. It costs $1 per page to fax.

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