The Reading Nook by Kirsten Pierce

Swaney Memorial Library 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.

            Our good friends from Happy Trails Training will be bringing their therapy dogs to the library at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 18th, and 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 29th, for your children to read to. If your children are too young to read to the dogs, they can tell the pups stories or just sit and pet them while someone else reads. It’s a lot of fun for everyone and the dogs love it! Plus it helps improve kids’ reading skills in an enjoyable way. Please call the library to register your children.

We couldn’t be more excited for fall story hour, which will be held at 5 p.m. every Wednesday beginning September 29th. We will continue learning sign language for letters N through Z, reading stories about an animal with that letter, making crafts, and having fun! This program is designed for children birth through 5 years of age, but all ages are welcome. We ask for a $5 donation per child to help pay for books and craft expenses. Please call the library at 304-564-3471 to register your child.

            We are so excited to announce that Carol Hall will have a book signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 23rd at Swaney Memorial Library. Carol was born and raised in Chester, West Virginia, but currently lives in Lancing, Tennessee with her husband and three cats. Her writing career began with her first book, Disappeared, in November 2019. Since then she has written several more books including The Journey North, The Inheritance, Full Moon Rising, The Witch of Broenwyck and Saving Grace. Her love of writing began at an early age when her father would tell her and her sisters fun, adventurous stories he created out of his own imagination. These stories sparked an interest in Carol to tell her own stories. Carol’s love of writing has spread across several different genres including action/adventure, mysteries, horror, and drama. Stop in the library, purchase some terrific books, chat with Carol, get the books signed, and enjoy light refreshments.

This just in:  The Kelly Trail, part of Ralph Compton’s Trail Drive series, written by Terrence McCauley; Whiplash, the second book in the Champions series by Janet Dailey; A Slow Fire Burning, the scorching new thriller from Paula Hawkins, best-selling author of The Girl On The Train; The Shotgun Wedding, the second book in the Have Brides, Will Travel series by William and J.A. Johnstone; and find out what revenge the lovely ladies of the Sisterhood have planned in Fern Michaels’ latest, 19 Yellow Moon Road. New for our audio book listeners, The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave’s riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn; James Patterson’s The Shadow and Blindside, the twelfth book in the Michael Bennett series; and Karin Slaughter’s electrifying thriller, False Witness. Stop in today and check out one of these hot reads!