New Books for 2021

  • Frontier Follies  by Ree Drummond
  • Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden
  • The Russian by James Patterson
  • Spin by Patricia Cornwell
  • Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenbert
  • Dark Sky by C.J. Box
  • Power Couple by Alex Berenson
  • Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
  • Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan
  • First Comes Marriage by Debbie Macomber
  • No Way Out by Fern Michaels
  • Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury
  • Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel
  • Sooley by John Grisham
  • Stargazer by Anne Hillerman
  • When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
  • Jackpot by Stuart Woods
  • Saboteurs, by Clive Cussler
  • Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance
  • Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
  • Ghost Blows a Kiss by Carolyn Hart
  • Maidens by Alex Michaelides

New Young Adult books for 2021

  • The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
  • The Toll by Neal Shusterman
  • Come Find Meby Megan Miranda
  • Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist
  • The Darkest Minds  by Alexandra Bracken
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  • Where She Fell by Kaitlin Ward
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore/li>
  • Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
  • The Boy, The Boat & The Beast by Samantha Clark
  • The Island At the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hardgrave
  • Sneak Thief by Faith Harkey
  • The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Smoke and Mirrors by Kristin Halbrook
  • Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
  • Squirm by Carl Hiaasen
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Children’s Books for 2021

  • H is For Honor by Devin Scillian
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Don Freeman’s Courduroy Takes a Bow by Viola Davis
  • Sincerely Emerson by Emerson Weber
  • Don’t Hug Doug by Carrie Finnison
  • The Battle for The Crystal Castle  by Geronimo Stilton
  • Escape from the Twin Towers by Kate Messner
  • Grace and Box by Kim Howard
  • I Am a Kindness Hero  by Jennifer Adams
  • I Am Anne Frank by Brad Meltzer
  • I Am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer
  • Donald Trump  by Grace Hansen
  • I Am Smart I Am Blessed I Can Do Anything! by Alissa Holder
  • Late Lunch With Llamas by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Our Little Inventor  by Sher Rill Ng
  • Who Is Joe Biden America’s 46th President by R. Margolin
  • Love Jar by P.N. Tankersley
  • Moon Over Star  by Dianna Hilts Aston
  • New Shoes, Red Shoes  by Susan Rollings
  • The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Johanna Gaines
  • Toby and the Secret Code by Una Bell Townsend

COVID-19 and the Library

The library is closed for the time being, until the threat of the pandemic has gone.

If you want to leave a message, call the library. We’ll be checking them most everyday.

To Return Books

Put them in the Book Drop in the north door. Someone will be checking it everyday and checking books.

Stay Engaged

Check the Library Facebook group for ideas, books, and activities to keep you and your family learning and growing through this time.

Two Books from our hometown author, Dr. Benjamin Myers

Lapse Americana

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The twin ravens, Thought and Memory, of Norse myth are reborn as American crows to fly an interweaving pattern or remembering and forgetting through the pages of Lapse Americana. Born out of the poet’s childhood during the Pax Americana and situated within the war and economic lapse of the new century, these poems explore memory and amnesia, faith and doubt, presence and absence. They are rooted in rural, working class experience as well as in the poetic traditions of America, Europe, and China. By turns formal and jazzy, confessional and coy, these poems speak of the universal by focusing on the particular, insisting with simultaneous emphasis upon the value of remembering and of embracing forgetfulness.

Elegy for Trains

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Benjamin Myers’ poems range from Virgil through Shakespeare to Woody Guthrie.Just as facets in gems come to life when light strikes them, so do the themes, images, and tropes in Elegy for Trains when the brilliance of Benjamin Myers’ wit, sensitivity and intelligence illuminate his words. His poems make us see Oklahoma and the world afresh. You will read this book, then want to read it again!

About the author

Dr. Myers, a native of Chandler, OK, is the 2015/2016 Poet Laureate of the State of Oklahoma and the author of two books of poetry: Lapse Americana (New York Quarterly Books, 2013) and Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press, 2010). His poems may be read in The Yale Review, The New York Quarterly, 32 Poems, Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, The Christian Century and other journals, as well as on the Verse Daily website. He has been honored with an Oklahoma Book Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book and with a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Myers teaches poetry writing and literature at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he is the Crouch-Mathis Associate Professor of Literature.

Dr. Myers and his wife Mandy live in Chandler with their children.

Reasons To Love Books

There are so many reasons to love books. They make our lives richer and more interesting. Really, where would we be without them? Here are a few of our reasons:

  1. Read, read, read – You’ll be smarter for it.
  2. With books, you can laugh, cry and learn. It’s healing.
  3. Fill 20 minutes, an hour, a day, or easily a whole weekend.
  4. Pick up a book – broaden your outlook and gain sympathy with humanity.

How about sharing some of your reasons.

OK Virtual Library Now Has Magazines

We’ve got more than eBooks, audios and streaming videos. You can now download popular magazines through the library’s Overdrive. The virtual library is open, even when this library is closed. All you need is a library card!

Get going through OK Virtual Library >

Books Sandwiched In Program Resumes in January

Here’s your chance to get out of your comfort zone and read a book because it was recommended by someone who read it.

Join us in the Community Room of the Library from Noon to 1 pm beginning Wednesday, January 6, for a different kind of book club. Everyone gets a chance to tell about the book they’ve read in the last month. Everyone reads what they like but gets to hear about books they might not have heard about otherwise. It’s a chance to discover an author or a genre we might not have been interested in, then get out of our comfort zone and read a book because it was recommended by someone who read it.

Books Sandwiched In will meet the First Wednesday of every month in the Community Room of the Library.

Bring a sack lunch and any friends you think may be interested. We want to hear about the books you have been reading!