The Library purchased several books for your winter reading since the weather is going to be BRRRRRR for the next several days what is there better to do but curl up with your dog/cat, drink coffee/tea and read a good book. And, we have lots to choose from.
Everyone’s favorite authors have new releases from December and January including Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner, All the Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz, Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin, Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden, Hush-Hush by Stuart Woods, Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict, Neighbors by Danielle Steel, NYPD Red 6 and The Russian by James Patterson, Spin by Patricia Cornwell and Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).
For the adventurous at heart who like to try new things the Library also purchased several books on the bestseller lists including Confessions of the 7:45 by Lisa Unger, South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather S. Webber and Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.
New nonfiction books include God Will Help You and Born Again by Max Lucado and Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond.
The Library will be closed December 24-27 for Christmas and from January 1-3 for New Years holidays.
The Library recently purchased 19 new titles to add to the adult and young adult fiction collection. Two new young adult books are Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer and Library of Souls the third novel in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
Also added to the collection were several books on the New York Times Bestseller list. These are author’s the Library does not normally get including Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, Dirty South by John Connolly and Searcher by Tanya French.
Other new books added are: All That Glitters by Danielle Steel, Awakening by Nora Roberts, Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult, Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory, Daylight by David Baldacci, Deadly Cross by James Patterson, Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffery Archer, In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford, Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly, Marauder by Clive Cussler, Piece of my Heart by Mary Higgins Clark, Tom Clancy’s Shadow of the Dragon by Marc Cameron and Thomas Kinkade’s One Bright Christmas by Katherine Spencer.
The Chandler Public Library received 23 new books the first of the month for all ages. We have Jeff Kinney’s new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End and young adult writer Rick Riordan’s new book in the Trials of Apollo series, The Tower of Nero.
The Library added two nonfiction books Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O’Reilly and Murder Thy Neighbor by James Patterson. New fiction books included in the collection are Three Women Disappear and Coast-to-Coast Murders both by James Patterson. Also, several books for Christmas, Brightest Star by Fern Michaels, Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke, Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery, Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber, and Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans.
Other fiction books new at the Library, Elsewhere by Dean Koontz, Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella, Next to Last Stand by Craig Johnson, Sentinel by Lee Childs, Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb, Shakeup by Stuart Woods, Time for Mercy by John Grisham, Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand, Truly, Madly, Deeply by Karen Kingsbury, Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg, The Return by Nicholas Sparks, and You Betrayed Me by Lisa Jackson.
Several new books have been added to the circulation with something for everyone. For children we have the new Dog Man book Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey. For young adults we have Christopher Paolini’s new book To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. We have Max Lucado’s new book You Are Never Alone as well as Call of the Raven by Wilbur Smith, Chaos by Iris Johansen, Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown, Total Power, a Vince Flynn novel by Kyle Mills, Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick, Chance of a Lifetime by Jude Deveraux, The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett and Stone Wall by Beverly Lewis.
Like a lot of other things this year our Fall Story Time is going to be very different. From September 1 until Christmas we will have about 75 books from easy reader, a few nonfiction and second grade juvenile fiction books with crafts that can be done at home available to be checked out. These crafts were mostly chosen for pre-school aged children in mind.
To start the fall off I have chosen several books about grandparents and grandchildren to celebrate Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 13. I have included a card children can make and a bookmark as a gift for their grandparents. The books included are: Grandma, Grandpa and Me, Little Ree, Drawn Together and Everything is Different at Nonna’s House.
Eric Carle has a unique style of illustration that I think is fun to do so I added his books to our list. The Greedy Python, House for Hermit Crab, Mr. Seahorse, Pancakes, Pancakes, Rooster is Off to See the World, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Tiny Seed.
We included books by popular authors such as Norman Bridwell who writes the Clifford books. Clifford and the Big Parade, Clifford and the Dinosaurs, Clifford and the Grouchy Neighbors, Clifford Goes to the Doctor, Clifford Helps Santa, Clifford Makes a Friend, Clifford the Big Red Dog: Tummy Trouble, Clifford the Small Red Puppy, Clifford Visits the Hospital, Clifford’s Birthday Party, Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day, Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day, Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit, Clifford’s Word Book, Clifford We Love You, The Dog Who Cried “Woof”, The Missing Beach Ball, The Smallest Snowman and The Stormy Day Rescue.
Another series that is very popular with kids is Pete the Cat. The books we have included in our Story Time craft packets are Pete the Cat: Out of This World, Pete at the Beach, Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch, Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat, Pete the Cat’s First Thanksgiving, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Cool Catepillar, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cate Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat’s Train Trip, Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete, Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Play Date and The Wheels on the Bus.
We also have crafts for Charlie books by Ree Drummond, Charlie the Ranch Dog, Charlie Goes to School and Charlie and the Snow Day. And craft bags for Baa, Moo! What Will We Do?, Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist, Curious George Takes a Trip, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Sky Tree, Dolphin Babies, Discovering Whales and Dolphins, Splat the Cat: Whale of a Tale, How Many Fish? Swimmy, It’s Mine, One Frog Sang,
Pinkalicious Fairy House, My Librarian is a Camel, Green Eggs and Ham, The Tortoise and the Hare and Johnny Appleseed.
In October we will add Halloween books I Like Pumpkins, Click Clack Boo!, Duck and Goose Honk! Quack! Boo!, Pumpkin Hill, and Ten Little Pumpkins.
We have also included a craft for the book chosen for this years Small Smart for a Better World. If you check out Juniper’s Butterfly Garden when you return it you will receive a coupon good for up to four free passes to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Every book with a craft packet will also have an ‘all about me’ poster for kids to fill out and select books will also include a Sonic coupon good for one free medium slush.
We are hoping to be able to do special projects at least once a month for September-December. However, since Covid-19 numbers are up we may not be able to have a program in September. We will evaluate the situation and see what we can do that will maintain safety for our families.
Because of restrictions due to the virus children under 12 are not allowed in the Library except on Saturday mornings. Two children can come in with one adult to look for books. We have set up a book cart by the front door with some of our most popular books on it for children to choose books from for children who come at other times.
Parents and children can access our card catalog on our website www.chandlerlibrary.okpls.org. You can pick out books there and call us to reserve the items you want and then come pick them up. You can also download the app Librista which also gives you access to our card catalog.
We have new books to enjoy as the days get cooler going into September. What better way to spend Labor Day weekend in the sun with a good book.
New to our collection are Choppy Waters by Stuart Woods, Deadlock by Catherine Coulter, Ghost Ups Her Game by Carolyn Hart, Half Moon Bay by Jonathan Kellerman, Midwife Murders, 1st Case and the young adult book Hawk by James Patterson, Near Dark by Brad Thor, Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke, Royal by Danielle Steel, Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter and the new series by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friends.
We also ordered Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer but the book is on back order. They tell us it will be a couple of weeks for that one. I will let you know when comes in.
Like everything else in our new normal, going to the Chandler Public Library will look very, different. We listened to what other libraries across the state are doing, discussed the issues with the Library Board and heard recommendations from the Lincoln County Health Department. The City of Chandler including the Library Board and staff have put together new procedures, temporary we hope, to keep the staff and public safe so we can reopen the Library.
Curbside pickup will continue. You can get on our website www.chandlerlibrary.okpls.org or you can download the Librista app on your phone or tablet. You find our library and see what is in our collection. Once you are looking at our collection, find a book you want, call us, we will pull the book off the shelf and arrange a time for you to come pick it up.
At this time, no children under 12 will be allowed in the Library. Children 12-18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. We will not have a Summer Reading Program this year, but we are in the process of putting together activity packets for curbside pickup.
We would ask that when you come to the Library you please wear a mask. The staff will have a mask on while patrons are in the Library and would ask for the same from our patrons.
Next, no one will be allowed to come in and sit at the tables at this time. If you need to log on to the Library’s wifi you will need to remain outside on the bench or in your car. You can call the Library and we will give you the wifi password.
We will be open regular hours, 9-6 Monday-Friday and 9-noon on Saturday, but all the doors will remain locked so that we can make sure that no more than 10 people are in the Library at any one time, that includes staff. The Library will be open for patrons to conduct the business of checking out books, making photocopies, and faxing.
When you get to the Library call us at 405-258-3204 and let us know you are here or just knock on the door and we will open it and let you in if there’s not too many people in the building.
For those needing to use the public computers you will have to call and make an appointment. Because our computers are so close together, we will only have 2 computers on each day. The appointments will be spaced so that the staff will have time to disinfect the computer stations after each use. In the past if you were in the middle of something the staff would give you extra time to finish. That will not be possible now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
There will be new procedures for checking books in and out. Those will be explained to patrons when they come in.
We are hoping these changes will be temporary and like everyone else we are playing this by ear. These could change as state recommendations relax and as people all work together to keep ourselves and each other safe. Until then we will do everything we can to make this as easy as possible on our patrons. Our goal is give people access to books, computers and services in a safe way.
Since we were not able to have a Book Bonanza and we are not sure when we will have another Book Bonanza, we will have a cart/table outside to give away books. We will put it outside weather permitting everyday during operating hours. At the end of the day any materials left on the cart/table will be thrown away and the cart disinfected.
We are not accepting donations of materials at this time. Our storeroom is full and until we find new homes for what we have we can’t accept anything.
Karen Kingsbury children’s book, Finding Home and the Hunger Games prequel Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben, Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, Camino Winds by John Grisham, Close Up by Amanda Quick, Dead Land by Sara Paretsky, The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver, Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews, Hidden Salem by Kay Hooper, The Last Trial by Scott Turow, The Lincoln Conspiracy (nonfiction book) by Brad Meltzer, Masked Prey by John Sandford, Walk the Wire by David Baldacci, Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel, Week at the Shore by Barbara Delinsky and 20th Victim by James Patterson.
After Sundown by Linda Howard, Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs, Devoted by Dean Koontz, Fearless by Fern Michaels, Forgotten Murders by Jude Deveraux, Hit List by Stuart Woods, Jerusalem Assassin by Joel Rosenberg, Last Odyssey by James Rollins, Numbers Game by Danielle Steel, Texas Outlaw by James Patterson, Revenge by James Patterson, Tranquility Falls by Davis Bunn and Long Range by C.J. Box. Young adult books, Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare and Prisoner by Stephen King Drawing of Three series #1, graphic novel