Our Spring Book Bonanza begins tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, at 9 am. We will continue until our stock is gone. Come and find an old favorite or a new read. The bonanza will continue Monday – Friday, April 24-28 during regular library hours, 9 am – 6 pm.
A come-and-go retirement celebration hosted by the City of Chandler for Sandy Helm, assistant/children’s librarian, will be on Friday, January 20 beginning at 2 pm. Come and thank her for her years of service!
Bring Your Child to the Library Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of February every year. On February 4 during library hours, 9 – 12 am, you can make a craft, get a special gift for completing our Library Scavenger Hunt, grab a snack, add a block to our tower for every book you check out, and receive a sticker for being part of our first Bring Your Child to the Library Day. You can also sign up for the 1KB4K (1000 Books Before Kindergarten) early literacy challenge!
If you have been using Overdrive for the Oklahoma Virtual Library eBooks, please be aware that it is being phased and replaced by Libby by the end of April. You should download the Libby app and log in. If you need help, of course, you can come by and we will help.
Oh, and of course – the new books in this month! We have the new Brad Meltzer non-fiction, Nazi Conspiracy, two new Danielle Steel books, The Whittiers and Without a Trace, or check out Wrong Place, Wrong Time, by Gillian McAlister. Also in this week: Clive Cussler: The Sea Wolves, Jack Du Brul, Daughter of Dr. Moreau¸ Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Forbidden, T. Davis Bunn, House Across the Lake, Riley Sager, Now is Not the Time to Panic, Kevin Wilson, Sleep No More, Jayne Ann Krentz, Wyoming Homecoming, Diana Palmer, and One Italian Summer, Rebecca Serle.
We also have three new children’s Easy Reader books: I Love You Like Yellow, Andrea Beaty, Knight Owl, Christopher Denise, and My Parents Won’t Stop Talking by Emma Hunsinger.
We’d love to see you at the library!
The Library purchased over a dozen new books this week including Captive by Iris Johansen, Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks, Falling Stars and Tick Tock by Fern Michaels, Girl Forgotten by Karin Slaughter, Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards, Hell & Back by Craig Johnson, The Hunt by Faye Kellerman, Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout, Next in Line by Jeffery Archer, Vince Flynn’s Oath of Loyalty by Kyle Mills, Rising Tiger by Brad Thor, Robert Parker’s Fallout by Mike Lupica, The Suspect by Scott Turow, Suzanne’s Surrender by Nora Roberts, Help is Here by Max Lucado and in young adult books we have the eighth book in the Michael Vey series, Parasite by Richard Paul Evans
…and there’s new books at the Library. All fiction, by your favorite authors like Beautiful by Danielle Steel, The Baxters (the prequel) by Karen Kingsbury, By the Book (a Meant to Be novel) by Jasmine Guillory, Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn, Dream Town by David Baldacci, A Family Affair by Robyn Carr, Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels, The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews, The Investigator by John Sandford, Kingdom of Bones by James Rollins, The Match by Harlan Coban, Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich, The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman, The Safe House by Stuart Woods, Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery, What Happened to the Bennet’s by Lisa Scottoline, When She Dreams by Amanda Quick, The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan and 22 Seconds (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson.
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