By Selena Harmon
Our Friends group is off to a good start, but we still need your help. We are asking folks to invest in our library and work with us to build something great. Community is our commitment. That means raising funds, writing grants, volunteering hours, and paying dues to build a library of useful books, educational support, cultural programs, better access to technology, and a host of other community-focused offerings.
Would you like to see more new books on the shelves or a wider variety of audiobooks? What about more blockbuster or indie movies? All membership dues, donations, and funds raised will go toward growing collections that suit and benefit our community. How’s that for a return on investment!
With all this in mind, please consider joining. You control your levels of involvement, time, and money. However, we are seeking motivated, library-loving people to serve on the Friends of the Library Board.
If you are interested, contact Selena Harmon by calling 743-6533, emailing [email protected], or stopping by 201 Nolichucky Ave., Erwin.
Don’t forget that curbside is now available Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Simply give us a call, and we’ll take care of the rest. Curbside is but one of many ways the library is working to better serve our patrons.
Another way we help is by acting as a hub for accessing important information; Election Day is just around the corner. Please feel free to contact the library for information on voter registration statuses, voting locations, and candidates. You may also use our free wi-fi or public-access computers to help yourself. Remember, we’re in this together.
This week’s selections speak to the season and to the interests of Horror fans. Dean Koontz’s “Devoted” is an unsettling story that centers on a mute boy, a determined dog, and a pervasive evil force. If you’ve read Koontz’s “Watchers,” you’ll recognize some of the same themes in this work. If not, you’ll still be able to enjoy the sinister storyline.
“If it Bleeds” by Stephen King is a compilation of four, previously unpublished, darkly toned novellas. The title story is a sequel to King’s popular book “The Outsider,” which features familiar character Holly Gibney, who is on a solo mission this time. The other stories offer up Twilight-Zone-type scenarios, Faustian references, supernatural elements, and creepy trends. Be brave and pick one or both up from the library today. Happy reading!