Library hours will change slightly for the holidays




The Clay County Public Library will have teen night this Friday, December 18, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  All teens are invited to join us for an evening of food, fun, and friends.  This month, each teen is asked to bring a dish of food.


The library will change the hours slightly for the holidays.  We will be open on Christmas Eve, December 24, until 12:30, and then close until Monday, December 28.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.


There have been several memorial donations made to the library recently. A memorial donation is a lasting way to remember a loved one and can be made in any amount.  Recent memorials include in memory of Robert Ashlock, given by Shelia & James Coffelt and Family, and Shelia Coffelt and Shirley Kirk.  In memory of Clovis Adrain Brady, given by Claude E. Hamilton.  In memory of Franklin Davis, given by the Celina High School Class of 1979.  In memory of Opal Head, given by Linda F. Smith and Nannie Anderson.  In memory of Norm Lovell, given by Dick and Ann Roberts and Family.  In memory of Paul Scott, given by the Clay County 911 Board.  In memory of Jim Smith, given by Billie M. Collins and children and Freeman Swan, James and Suzie Beason and Family.  In memory of Annie Thompson, given by Geraldine Clark, Billie M. Collins and Children, Dick and Ann Roberts and Family, and Roger and Pat Roberts.  In Honor of Irene Boone for her birthday, given by Kenneth and Linda Hamilton. 


There are several new books in the library this week.  New fiction titles include “Burning Bright” by Tracy Chevalier, “Secondhand Smoke” by Karen E. Olson, “Rat Bohemia” by Sarah Schulman, and “Lonestar Secrets” and “Cry in the Night” by Colleen Coble.  


New nonfiction titles include “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis, “Lincoln:  The Biography of a Writer” by Fred Kaplan, “Virus of the Mind” by Richard Brodie, “Israel is Real” by Rich Cohen, “The Happening:  Nickel Mines School Tragedy” by Harvey Yoder, “It’s My Party Too” by Christine Todd Whitman, and “A Pocket Guide to Horses and Ponies”  by Corinne Clark.  


For our teen readers we have “Among the Barons” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwartz, and “Witch and Wizard” by  James Patterson.  New to the library on DVD is “Night at the Museum:  Battle of the Smithsonian”.  Come in and check us out!


Quote of the Week:  “Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.”  Unknown.