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Library is open during construction

July 6, 2011
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6.

Knitting & Needlecraft group meets Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Construction Activities

We are open during construction. Some have assumed that the parking on the lots is for workers and construction crew but it’s for library users. We are currently having the storm water system installed and the crews need space in front of the library and on Bay Road side for that addition. Keep in mind that during the entire construction, we are open so look for the parking areas.

One of the advantages with the lack of rain is that crews are able to proceed on a regular schedule. We are excited with the progress.


The shelves to the left of the front entrance feature the Classics Collection. There are works that have come to be recognized as having timeless application and worth being read at different stages in one’s life. The Classics Collection offers much for stimulation and hopefully you’ll explore a title each month from this area.


Starting this week, the magazine area is a bit smaller due to a wall being constructed on the second floor. We also, for the time being, lose the bay window for light. This wall will enable the construction crews to have room and access, without interruption of library activities, so that the expansion roof can be connected to the current facility.

Magazines, for a few days, will be with back issues on the archives shelves and then next week will return to shelves on the newly constructed wall.

Stieg and Nesbo

The well known author, Stieg Larsson, wrote Swedish crime novels and his Millennium trilogy became a bestseller in the USA following a similar pattern in Europe. If you read crime mysteries, you recognize the name and even more his works: “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (M LAR). Larsson died in 2004 but his books have continued to sell and over 32 countries have bought the rights to the trilogy and all three books have film adaptations in the works.

One might think it would be hard to follow Larsson but the Wall Street Journal recently made a comparison of Larsson to Jo Nesbo and the comparison is proving to be applicable. What is interesting is that Nesbo is also a Scandinavian crime writer (Norway to be precise) and works published by the same firm as Larsson (Knopf). If you’ve read the Millennium Trilogy, try “The Redbreast” (2007), “Nemesis” (2009) and “The Devil’s Star” (2010), all in M NES. After you’ve digested those you’ll be ready for “The Snowman (2011 on order).

Library Hours

When we are closed, a recorder gives the hours of operation, either on 765-8162 or on 765-8163. Except for holidays, we are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 9 to 1. We look forward to seeing you.



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