Reading Nook By Kirsten Pierce

  • We hope everyone is keeping track of all the books they’re reading. We will collect everyone’s reading logs by August 31st and announce our grand prize winners September 1st. There are some really great prizes this year so make sure you are reading!Swaney Memorial Library is so happy to announce that we will offer two Read With Rover programs in August. Join us at the library at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14th or at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 25th, and spend an hour reading to the wonderful therapy dogs from Happy Trails Training. Not only is it fun, it’ll improve your child’s reading skills. Please call 304-564-3471 to register. This program is free and open to all ages.If you haven’t signed up for our annual Day at Hogwarts yet, you’re in luck! We’ve extended the deadline to Friday, August 13th, so you still have time! We will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1st, at Platform 9 ¾, travel to Hogwarts, get sorted into houses, eat in the great dining hall with your house, then take potions classes, wand making classes, hunt for horcruxes, play quidditch, and have fun with fellow Potterheads. Swaney Memorial Library will be closed September 6th and 7th, and will reopen at 11 a.m.on Wednesday, September 8th. We will switch back to our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays until Memorial Day of 2022.We have received so many donations but could use some help getting them sorted out for the book sale. If anyone needs community service hours or is a service group looking to donate time, please call the library at 304-564-3471 or just stop in and start! It is greatly appreciated!It’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be more excited for fall story hour! Fall story hour will be held at 5 p.m. every Wednesday beginning September 29th. We will continue learning sign language for letter N through Z, read stories about an animal with that letter, make an animal craft, and make friends. This program is designed for children birth through 5 years of age, but we understand that older siblings may attend and are always more than welcome. We ask for a $5 donation per child to help pay for books and craft expenses.This just in: Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown; Women’s March: A Novel of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession by Jennifer Chiaverini; Billy Summers, Stephen King’s unforgettable novel about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption; Lisa Kleypas continues telling the Ravenel’s story in Devil in Disguise; Karen Rose returns us toSacramento in her latest novel following FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds and his sister, Mercy, in Say Goodbye; False Witness, Karin Slaughter’s newest electrifying stand-alone thriller; and Class Act, by Stuart Woods, where Stone Barrington takes down old and new enemies in the latest thriller. Stop in today and check out one of these hot, new reads!