Longview library
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Longview Library – Oct 2020

The library would like to welcome Nicki Majchrowski to our team. Nicki will be working a few days a month and filling in for Lynda, our librarian. We would like to thank Lisa Penner for her time with us, and wish her luck in her future endeavours.

The library is up and running. Many libraries are currently operating with reduced hours and staff, so the system is running a little slower than usual. Books are being quarantined at Marigold and in Longview, which also contribute to delays. Because of this, your library is extending the period of fines for 4 days. Marigold is experiencing a backlog of holds, many of which were placed before the shut down. Your holds will not be cancelled, but will just take longer.

Free Masks for Albertans, a collaboration between the Albertan Government, Public Library Services Branch and your library is providing our library patrons with masks. These masks are for every one, not just library users. Please don’t forget to use hand sanitizer at the door. The drop in box is for library books only. Do not put donations in this box.

If you haven’t already discovered the Story Walks on the pathway just west of Longview, take a walk with your family and friends, read the story and get some exercise at he same time!

New book in: Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump (donated by Susan Raby-Dunne). There are 200 holds on this. But if you are a member of our library, you won’t have to wait that long.

Now that school is back in, remember to cultivate the love of reading in your children. Reading enhances the students performance in school, and, enhances self confidence, as does all acquired skills. But most of all, it provides them with hours of quiet pleasure in a stress filled world all of their lives. A suggested read is New School For Charlie by Courtney Dicmas. Charlie, a dog finds finds himself in a new school filled with cats. He finds that he must learn to communicate with his new classmates and in doing so, he makes new friends and learns how to do new things. The book teaches children how to navigate new places and meet new friends.

A light summer read is The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay. It is a novel reminiscent of Water For Elephants. It is an historical fiction about the vaudeville days in early America. It is about four sisters who are entertainers, who travel back and forth across America. Each chapter is prefaced with a quote from popular entertainers of the day: Bob Hope, Will Rogers, George Burns and many more. If you like this book, Fay has written seven others.

Happy Reading!

Sylvia Binkley, sliv@telus.net

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