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Read! It is what everyone should do at least a little bit every day.  You can read magazines, newspapers, read online, read on your phone or tablet, read for fun, for knowledge, or to escape.  Just read.  Reading provides a wonderful way to explore the world without leaving home or it can help you discover where home is. 

Don Tillman was found by love in The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, now all he’s discovered about life and love are about to be thrown out by The Rosie Effect as Rosie is unexpectedly expecting.

Anna Wyatt seeks love and happiness in Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer but for her ‘taking control means taking chances.’ She hopes the self-help book Be the Heroine, Find Your Hero will be the answer to finding happiness without guilt.

Honor Above All by Joan Bard-Collins brings the Chicago of the early 1880s to life through mystery and architecture.  Garrett Lyons is a Pinkerton agent close on the trail of the person who murdered his partner when he arrives in Chicago in 1882.  But as he struggles to find the truth he finds a complex plot involving government bonds, architectural competition and reminders from his military past.
Explore the stories behind unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border into America in the novel The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward.  Alice owns a Texas Barbeque and has a perfect life except for a child.  Carla is a thirteen year old who attempts to bring her younger brother from Honduras to her mother.  Destiny has bound them together and their lives will be forever changed.

A couple of new, fun and light mysteries include Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston, a superstitious mystery filled with luck or destiny and Rory’s attempt to find the truth about her fiancés death. Death and the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross is an auction block mystery. Auctioneer Wren Morgan is cataloging the contents for the Campbell mansion for auction when she discovers something that can’t be appraised – a dead man. Now she must work with Death Bogart, private eye.

Sometimes great things come in little packages and for these two books that is certainly true.  Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness by Donna Smallin is full of one-minute tips for decluttering and refreshing your home and life.  The Crochet Answer Book by Edie Eckman has solutions to every crochet problem you’ll ever face and answers to every question you’ll ever ask, although I’m tempted to try and stump the book.

April is National Poetry month so here are a couple of new titles to try on for how they sound.  Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann places fairytales and the modern teenage girl side by side with a result that is powerful and deadly – both funny and serious. Regional poet Sheila Packa is up for a Minnesota Book Award with her latest volume Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range.

Pictures and Pens

"Pictures and Pens – Year 3!" The library’s program to encourage both photographers and writers in their craft.  Each month we will post a theme for writers and photographers to work with. Writings of less than 1,000 words and 8x10 photographs will be accepted up to the last day of each month the library is open. A winning writing and photograph that best capture the theme will be selected with each winning entry receiving a $50 prize. After we have selected twelve photos and stories we will print them together in a small book.  Everyone is eligible to enter these contests (although if you win one month, you are not eligible the next month).  For more information, visit the library blog, or contact Diane at the library.

The April theme is 'new.'

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Hours

Winter (Sept. 6 - May 22)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: closed
Summer (May 24 - Sept. 5)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
 
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Reading Ready

International Falls Public Library has launched a new program for children from birth until Kindergarten and their parents. Reading Ready seeks to help parents prepare their children to read by reading to them. The library has booklets for any interested families to pick up and fill out with the titles of books they read to their child. Every time they read 250 books to their child, the child can pick out a free book to keep and read. Your child can fill out as many of these books as they (and you) can read before they enter Kindergarten.

Reading books to your child is one of the very best preparations for them to learn to read. Studies have shown that hearing books read helps increase your child's vocabulary, ability to describe things and events, letter and print awareness and is just fun.

 
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We Recommend

Ask MN LogoAskMN - The Librarian is in!
Do you have a question and can't find an answer? Is the local library closed? Pull out your library card and ask a professional librarian your question anytime you need an answer. Go to http://www.askmn.org. This is an online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.

 
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Electronic Media

The library is now able to offer you access to a variety of online magazines. Click the image for Zinio digital magazines!  For help with Zinio, click here, or call 888-946-4666.  The library also has a printed guide of directions available in the library.

Zinio for Libraries Overview Video (8 minutes)

Zinio for Libraries Account Set Up and Navigation Guide

Download an audiobook or e-book and put it on a portable device to enjoy your favorite titles while traveling or any other time when you want the convenience of a portable electronic device.

Browse Audiobook Selection

 
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