New Toys and Storytime!

The new toys have arrived at the library!  We recently added building blocks, cars, farm animals, a magnetic letter and number board, a bead maze, a gear puzzle, and two floor puzzles to our children’s area.  We will be removing some of the older toys that are wearing out.  Come play with them at our evening story time on Thursday August 28th at 6:30 PM!

New toys at the library!

New toys at the library!

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Evening storytime coming soon!

We will be starting a new monthly storytime on Thursday August 28th. Join us with your kids at 6:30 PM for stories and activities.  The program will last about 45 minutes.

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New Books for August

Power Play – Catherine Coulter

Landline – Rainbow Rowell

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

First Time Knitting – Carri Hammett

First Time Sewing – Creative Publishing

A Perfect Life – Danielle Steel

Last to Know – Elizabeth Adler

Remains of Innocence – J.A. Jance

Wayfaring Stranger – James Lee Burke

Born Reading – Jason Boog

Your Left-Handed Child – Lauren Milsom

Have a Nice Guilt Trip – Lisa Scottoline

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End of Summer Teen Program!

If you have been reading books and turning in SPARK A REACTION bookmarks, you are invited to our end of the summer Teen party!

On August 1 at 5:00 PM we will have pizza, games, and prizes.  If you turned in at least 2 bookmarks, your name will be in a drawing for a Kindle!

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More New Books for July

The City – Dean Koontz

For All Time – Jude Devereaux

The Sweet Spot – Stephanie Evanovich

Shots Fired – C.J. Box

Eden in Winter – Richard North Patterson

The Heist – Daniel Silva

Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen – Genevieve Davis

Secret Life, Secret Death – Genevieve Davis

Sight Unseen – Iris Johansen

Cut & Thrust – Stuart Woods

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New Books for July

Shattered by Kevin Hearne

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Top Secret Twenty One by Janet Evanovich

Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer

Invisible by James Patterson

Cop Town by Karen Slaughter

The Beekeepers Ball by Susan Wiggs

Deserves to Die by Lisa Jackson

Gentle Yoga for Arthritis by Laurie Sanford

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New books

Field of Prey by John Sandford

Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler

Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

Resistant by Michael Palmer

Keeper by John Lescroart

Wild Storm by Richard Castle

Total Recovery by Gary Kaplan

Shelf by Phyllis Rose

Strength Training by Hollis Liebman

Yoga by Steve Kane

Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson

Starfire by Dale Brown

End of Always by Randi Davenport

People of the Morning by Kathleen Gear

Bees by Laline Paull

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Summer Reading for All Ages!

Reading is an important skill that requires practice.  The more you do it, the better you become.  Children shouldn’t stop reading at the end of the school year.  If they keep it up, they can retain and grow their skills!  Summer reading isn’t just for kids.  Adults improve reading skills through reading as well.

Abbotsford Public Library’s summer program aims to help reading continue over the summer.  We would like to invite everyone to join us for our 2014 summer program: Fizz! Boom! Read!

Kids can sign up to join in the fun and get their activity folder starting June 6th.  If kids are too young to read on their own, parents can do activities and read with their kids.

Our Mondays @ 2 program will run from June 9th to June 30th.  Kids of all ages can come in for activities.  On June 23 at 2 PM, instead of an activity, we will be hosting magician Jim Lenz!  We will end with a Lego party and prizes on June 30th.  Kids can bring their folders in weekly to show their progress and get a prize.

All readers are welcome to come in and Read to Rover!  Starting June 11th, every Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:00, we will have a friendly dog in the library.  Feel free to come in and sign up to read aloud to Rover for 15 minutes.  The owner will be present to help with hard words if needed.

Teen readers can sign up June 6th as well.  Read a book and fill out a book review to get your favorite books on display at the library.  Recommend your favorites to other readers and get your name in a drawing for prizes.  Anyone that fills out 2 book reviews in paper or online can come to our party for games, pizza, and prizes in August.  The online form is at .

Skills improve with practice no matter your age.  Adults can sign up for our Summer Reading Program starting on June 6th as well.  Pick up some book review slips to get started.  Fill one out for every book you read over the summer and get your name in a drawing for prizes!  Review the book and recommend reads to the next person that picks it up.  We will display reviewed books in the library.

We will be continuing our Free Family Movie Night through the summer, so watch the community calendar in the local paper for dates.  The next movie is on June 13 at 7PM.  It is about a lonely garbage collecting robot that meets a new friend.  Kids can bring snacks if they like.  You can also call the library at 715-223-3920.

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New Books – May

The first new books for May are in!
The Collector by Nora Roberts
Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald
The Egyptian Myths by Garry J. Shaw
All Fishermen are Liars by John Gierach
Welcome to the Real World by Lauren Berger
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett
The Target by David Baldacci
Strange Glory by Charles Marsh
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The Confabulist by Steven Galloway
Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen
A Family Affair by Fern Michaels

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New Books – April

Here are the new books that came in during the month of April.
Knit Your Own Zoo by Sally Muir
Redeployment by Phil Klay
The Commandant of Lubizec by Patrick Hicks
The Time Traveler’s Almanac by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
Little Needle Felt Animals by Gretel Parker
Know the Night by Maria Mutch
Unmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein
The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu
Dance of the Reptiles by Carl Hiaasen
1st Steps for Parents by Lara DelMolino
75 Flowers for Cake Decorators by Helen Penman
Feast by Sarah Copeland
Shadow Warfare by Larry Hancock
Love in the Land of Dementia by Deborah Shouse
The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck
Wedding Cakes by Mich Turner
Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn
Be the World’s Smartest Traveler by Christopher Elliott
Got Teens? by Logan Levkoff
John Wayne by Scott Eyman
Checklist for Family Survivors by Sally Balch Hurme
Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
Life, Animated by Ron Suskind
Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods
Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates
The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis
Smithsonian Book of Air and Space by Amy Paston
Murderers and Nerdy Girls Work Late by Lisa Boero
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
The Plover by Brian Doyle
Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline
The Kept by James Scott

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