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April Newsletter


            Book Sale – Book Sale – Book Sale!!!

The Friend’s Annual Book Sale and Membership Drive will be April 15, 16 & 17.  Remember to bring your gently used books to the library for this fundraiser.  Keep us in mind as you sort books, clean your homes, or as you finish reading a book you don’t intend to keep.  Reminder – we do not accept text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, old books, magazines, music, or miscellaneous items.            Please note that this is also the time for you to renew your Friends of the Library membership.  It is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family and you will receive a library coffee mug or cut out.  Also, this year when you purchase $15.00 worth of books you will get a library book bag.  There will be coffee, cookies and juice on Thursday and Friday in celebration of National Library Week. 


            The following members of the Kling Memorial Library have given us gifts during the month of March.  Our thanks to these patrons who help us keep our collection fresh and interesting.  We received books, puzzles, and memorial money from - Arlyne Buchanan; Stacey Lyman; Cindy Haefner; Clarks Museum; Nancy Stensland; Brenda Brown; Annie Grimm; Ellie Yoder; Gloria Kuester; Sheila Freese; Max and Rosanne Girres; Doris Flater; C.J. Thompson; Betty Wolthoff; Jim and Ken Mutch and Viola Vasey.



            Child Abuse Prevention month has been observed each April since 1983.  Since that time, individuals and organizations have joined together during April to raise the public’s awareness of child abuse and the need for its prevention.  As individuals and as a community we must partner to support and encourage parents and families.  Please partner with Grundy County Public Health, Seeds of Hope and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa to promote and support safe, healthy families and help create a community that truly values all children.



Adult Fiction - Summer Hideaway, Susan Wiggs; Morning’s Refrain, Tracie Peterson; The Wild Zone, Joy Fielding; Game Over, Fern Michaels; One True Love, Lori Copeland; The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova;  Secrets of Eden, Chris Bohjalian; The Disciple, Stephen Coonts; Hush, Kate White; House Rules, Jodi Picoult; Shadowrise, Tad Williams; Blood Vines, Erica Spindler; With Extreme Pleasure, Alison Kent; Not a Sparrow Falls, Linda Nichols; Don’t Say A Word, Barbara Freethy; Shattered, Joan Johnston; Trail to Cottonwood Falls, Ralph Compton;  The Defense, D.W. Buffa; Hard To Hold, Stephanie Tyler; Storm Winds, Reap the Winds, Iris Johansen; Hell Gate, Linda Fairstein; The Silent Sea, Clive Cussler; As Young As We Feel, Melody Carlson: Capitol Betrayal, William Bernhardt; Shoot to Thrill, Nina Bruhns; Shattered, Karen Robards; Think Twice, Lisa Scottoline; Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers; Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman;  Down to the Wire, David Rosenfelt; The Spellman Files, Lisa Lutz; Kelly’s Chance, Wanda E. Brunstetter;  Kade, Arianna Snow;  Caught, Harlan Coben;  Take Three, Karen Kingsbury; Dark Deceptions, Dee Davis; Exclusive, Fern Michaels; Thousand Pieces of Gold, Ruthanne Lum McCunn; No Distance Too Far, Lauraine Snelling; The Black Cat, Martha Grimes; The Telling, Beverly Lewis; Nowhere to Run, C. J. Box; Miss Julia Renews Her Vows, Ann B. Ross; Strong, Sleek and Sinful, Lorie O’Clare; A Kiss to Kill, Nina Bruhns; Prelude, B.J. Hoff;  The Long Way Home, Robin Pilcher; and The Last Time I Saw You, Elizabeth Berg.

 Adult Non-Fiction - Southern Living Christmas Cookbook;  Iowa – Spaces, Places, Faces, Carson Ode; Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, Chelsea Handler; The Politician, Andrew Young; The Road to Wealth, Suze Orman; Manuscript Submission, Scott Edelstein; Building Fiction, Jesse Lee Kercheval; 1,818 Ways to Write Better and Get Published, Scott Edelstein; Courage and Consequence, Karl Rove; and Jantsen’s Gift, Pam Cope.

Juvenile - The Shadow Project, Herbie Brennan;  The Secret Garden, Martha Hailey; Anne of Green Gables, Kathleen Olmstead; A Little Princess, Tania Zamorsky; Camp Alien, My Cousin, The Alien, and Alien Expedition, Pamela F. Service; Tales of Zoftic, Andrea Macvicar; Win or Lose, Volcano!, Snowboard Duel, Shipwreck!, Skateboard Save, Shark Attack!, Off the Bench, Blizzard!, Jake Maddox; Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica; Woods Runner, Gary Paulsen; Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin; A Season of Gifts, Richard Peck; The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, Rodman Philbrick; and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly.

Easy Fiction - The Mud Fairy, Amy Young; Born Yesterday, James Solheim; and  Red Sings from Treetops, Joyce Sidman.

Juvenile Non-Fiction - The Hoover Dam, The Rocky Mountains, The Golden Gate Bridge, The Gateway Arch, The Everglades, The Erie Canal, The Empire State Building, The Grand Canyon, The Great Lakes, The Redwood Forests, The Capital Building, Yellowstone National Park; German Shepards, Beagles, Boxers, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Miniature Schnauzers, Poodles, Portuguese Water Dogs, and Yorkshire Terriers; Yellow Everywhere, White Everywhere, Red Everywhere, Silver and Gold Everywhere, Blue Everywhere, and Black Everywhere, Kristin Sterling; Let’s Look at Brown Bears, Let’s Look at Bats, Let’s Look at Prairie Dogs, Let’s Look at Pigeons, Let’s Look at Snails, Let’s Look at Iguanas; Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians; Birds, Fish, and Insects.

Large Print - Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro; The Wolf at the Door, Jack Higgins; Where Grace Abides, B.J. Hoff; The Hidden Flame, Davis Bunn and Janette Oke; Fields of Grace, Kim Vogel Sawyer; Summer by the Sea, Susan Wiggs; The Humbling, Philip Roth; I, Sniper, Stephen Hunter; Impact, Douglas Preston; Lanigan and the Silent Mourner, Ronald Martin Wade; Daughter of Evil, H.H. Cody; Anderson’s War, Jackson Davis; The Avengers of San Pedro, Edwin Derek; Divided Loyalites; Ethan Flagg: Coyote Deadly, Lance Howard;  Path of Death, P. McCormac; Sharp Shooters in the Hills, Ron Watkins; and Tate, Linda Lael Miller.

DVD - Up in the Air, Planet 51, Where the Wild Things Are, 2012, New Moon, Bratz, The Princess and the Frog, and The Blind Side.

CD Books - Testimony,  Anita Shreve.

Genealogy Records - Vital Records Index Western Europe.




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