The Library finished 2021 by ordering new books which came in right after the new year. The Library received the nonfiction book Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx and a children’s graphic novel Cat Kid Comic Club Perspective by Dav Pilkey. New adult fiction books include Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell, The Becoming (Dragon Heart Legacy #2) by Nora Roberts, The Beginning by Beverly Lewis, Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea by Dirk Cussler, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doer, Criminal Mischief by Stuart Woods, Curse of Salem by Kay Hooper, Flying Angels by Danielle Steel, Forgiving Paris by Karen Kingsbury, Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Mercy by David Baldacci, The Midnight Lock by Jeffery Deaver, Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan, Tom Clancy Chain of Command by Marc Cameron, Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult and Fear No Evil by James Patterson.
New books were recently added to the Library collection including The Butler by Danielle Steel, Attic on Queen Street by Karen White, Better Off Dead by Lee Child, Dark Hours by Michael Connelly, Foul Play by Stuart Woods, Game On: Tempting 28 by Janet Evanovich, Judges List by John Grisham, Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, Never by Ken Follett, Oh, William by Elizabeth Strout, Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer, Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella, Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber and Christmas Promise by Richard Paul Evans. New young adult books are Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling and Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan and new children’s books include the graphic novels Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney and Pony by R.J. Palacio.
The Library recently purchased over 20 new books for the library including a young adult book by Chandler alumnus Ginny Myers Sain called Dark and Shallow Lies.
We also have Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke, Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty, Burning by Jonathan Kellerman and his son Jesse, Cellist by Daniel Silva, Cul-de-Sac by Joy Fielding, Daughter of the Morning Star by Craig Johnson, Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb, High Stakes by Iris Johansen, Jailhouse Lawyer and Noise both by James Patterson, Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw by Mike Lupica, Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins, Viral by Robin Cook, Vortex by Catherine Coulter, Wish by Nicholas Sparks and 19 Yellow Moon Road by Fern Michaels.
Christmas books have started coming and we have three romances by your favorite authors, Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery, Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels, Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews.
We also purchased You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for today and hope for tomorrow by Max Lucado
Story Time will resume Tuesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. and run through Tuesday Nov. 23 just before Thanksgiving. We will continue with the Summer Reading Program theme of Tails and Tales reading about all kinds of animals, zoo animals, jungle animals, farm animals and pets. In between reading about animals we will celebrate various holidays such as Grandparents Day, the first day of Fall, Halloween, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday, September 7 we will celebrate Grandparents Day reading books about grandparents and making a craft for grandparents. On September 14 we will recognize National Library Card month. We will be reading books about Libraries and children will have an opportunity to sign up for their own Library card.
We look forward to children returning to in-person programs. We are continuing cleaning protocols in the library which include cleaning after everyone leaves, cleaning the outside of materials and letting them stand for 24 hours before putting them back in circulation.
The Chandler Public Library is located at 1021 Manvel, the corner of 11th and Manvel. For more information about Story Time contact us at 405-258-3204. We are on Facebook, Chandler Public Library (make sure it’s Oklahoma and not Arizona, ours has a grumpy cat on the page) and on our website www.chandlerlibrary.okpls.org.
With summer ending, vacations over and school starting it’s time to catch up on some reading. The Chandler Library recently purchased new books to help you catch up on the latest bestsellers.
We have Billy Summers by Stephen King, Black Ice by Brad Thor, Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown, Bone Code by Kathy Reichs, Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen, Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas, Dog Eat Dog by David Rosenfelt, False Witness by Karin Slaughter, Ghost Blows a Kiss by Carolyn Hart, It’s Better This Way by Debbie Macomber, The Maidens by Alex Michaelides, Relentless by R.A. Salvatore, Turnout by Meg Abbot, While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory, Women’s March by Jennifer Chiaverini, Third Grave by Lisa Jackson, 9 Lives by Danielle Steel, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and The Shadow by James Patterson.
We also bought two new children’s books H is for Honor by Devin Scillian and Geronimo Stilton: Reporter by Geronimo Stilton.
It’s too hot outside so stay in the air conditioning and read. We have some books for you to enjoy since Summer decided to come on with a vengeance. New at the Library are Bullet by Iris Johansen, Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver, Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand, Hidden by Fern Michaels, Jackpot by Stuart Woods, Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly, Legacy by Nora Roberts, The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, Robert B. Parker’s Payback by Mike Lupica, Saboteurs by Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy’s Target Acquired by Don Bentley and Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance
We purchased the children’s books Toby & the Secret Code: a Choctaw adventure by Una Belle Townsend.
Also new at the Library is Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, Basil’s War by Stephen Hunter, Cottage on Lighthouse Lane by Davis Bunn, Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury, Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel, Gambling Man by David Baldacci, Lady Has a Past by Amanda Quick, Last Night in London by Karen White, Legacy of War by Wilbur Smith, Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews, Ocean Prey by John Sandford, Sooley by John Grisham, Stargazer by Anne Hillerman, That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer, When the Stars Go Out by Paula McLain, Woman With the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff and 21st Birthday by James Patterson.
The Chandler Public Library will resume their Summer Reading Program this year on a much smaller scale. The theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is Tales and Tails. This year’s program will be for children five-years-old and under. Each age group will attend their own program.
Programs are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, June 1, 10-11 a.m. 0-2-year-olds
Tuesday, June 8, 10-11 a.m. 3-year-olds
Tuesday, June 15, 10-11 a.m. 4-year-olds
Tuesday, June 22, 10-11 a.m. 5-year-olds
We can have no more than 10 children at each program, parents will need to stay at the Library for the younger children. So…registration for the programs will be required. Parents can sign-up their children at the Library between May 3-28.
Children enrolled for the in-library programs will be assigned a mailbox and will receive weekly activities and incentives during the month of July.
There will be no snacks served at the programs.
There will be an End of Summer party for children who participated in the earlier programs and their families on Tuesday, August 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Tilghman Park.
More information about the End of Summer party will be in the children’s mailboxes. For more information about the 2021 Summer Reading Program call the Library at 405-258-3204 or come by the Library at 1021 Manvel or check in with us on Facebook.
The weather is beautiful, except when it’s raining. But rainy days are an opportunity to sit with your favorite pet and favorite beverage and enjoy a good book. Beautiful sunny days are an opportunity to sit outside with your favorite pet and favorite beverage and read a good book. It’s a win-win either way.
New books at the Library include Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate, Bounty by Janet Evanovich, Chain by Adrian McKinty, Double Jeopardy by Stuart Woods, Eternal by Lisa Scottoline, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab, No Way Out by Fern Michaels, The Other Emily by Dean Koontz, Red Book by James Patterson, Spoils of the Dead by Dana Stabenow, Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan, Win by Harlan Coben, The Rose Code by Kate Quinn and 1st Comes Marriage by Debbie Macomber.
Also new is Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey and three books for those going through cancer treatment, ABC’s of Cancer: Separating facts from myths by Meshech Asare-Werehene, After the Cure: the untold stories of breast cancer survivors by Emily K. Abel and Overcome the Challenges of Cancer Care: How to avoid the pitfalls on the path to healing by Stephen A. Rosenberg.
The Chandler Public Library added 26 new children’s books to the children’s collection including easy reader, juvenile nonfiction and juvenile fiction.
New easy reader/picture books are I Am a Kindness Hero by Jennifer Adams, The Moon Over Star by Kianna Hutts-Aston, Corduroy Takes a Bow by Viola Davis, Don’t Hug Doug (he doesn’t like it) by Carrie Finson, The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines, I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything by Alissa Holder, Grace Box by Kim Howard, A New Day by Brad Meltzer, Our Little Inventor by Sher Rill Ng, The Love Jar by P.N. Tankersley, Sincerely Emerson: a girl, her letter and the helpers all around us by Emerson Weber, The Day You Begin and The Other Side, both by Jacqueline Woodson and New Shoes, Red Shoes by Susan Rollings.
New juvenile nonfiction books are I Am Neil Armstrong, I am Anne Frank and I Am Jackie Robinson, all by Brad Meltzer, Donald Trump by Grace Hansen and Joe Biden: Who is America’s 46th President? By R. Margolin.
New juvenile fiction books (for 2-5th grade readers) are Ranger in Time series: Escape from the Twin Towers and Long Road to Freedom by Kate Messner; Magic Tree House series: Late Lunch with Llamas and To the Future with Ben Franklin! By Mary Pope Osborn, Geronimo Stilton series: The Battle For Crystal Castle: the 13th adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy and Out of Time: the 8th journey through time, both by Geronimo Stilton and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.