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Library Happenings – Resources available for child, teen programs

By Stephanie Eller

The curbside book pickups have been quite a success this week! We have enjoyed getting to see everyone that stopped by to pick up their books. Unfortunately, we are still not letting patrons in the building to browse books, but you can browse our book selections in our online catalog by going to We are also letting patrons come to the door to let us make copies and faxes.

The Children’s and Teen Services Coordinators have been making craft bags to go for our “not so normal” summer reading program. The craft bags will be available on Wednesdays to pick up. They will also be posting a book reading to Facebook during their normal storytime program. This is definitely going to be a tough summer not being able to have normal programs, but we will make it work! Lots of brainstorming and creative ideas are being passed around the library.

New Books

For those having difficulties trying to figure out what books to get, here are a few titles of our new books: “The Crow’s Call: An Amish Greenhouse Mystery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter; “The Warsaw Protocol” by Steve Berry; “Long Range: A Joe Pickett Novel” by C.J. Box; “After Sundown” by Linda Howard and Linda Jones; and “A Reasonable Doubt” by Phillip Margolin. We have many more new release books on the shelf. If you would like more information on our new released books, call us at 743-6533. We will be glad to help with your book making decision!

Iced Tea Day

The St. Louis World’s Fair took place on June 10, 1904, where there is hearsay that iced tea was invented at the fair. According to an earlier article in the Nevada Noticer newspaper, iced tea was actually being served to Confederate veterans at a social gathering. The Confederate reunion was held in Nevada, Missouri, in September 1890 where 880 gallons of iced tea were being served with their meal. So the news article is proof that iced tea was not “invented” during the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It was just popularized that day because of scorching hot temperatures. We all know the South was the first among us to serve an ice cold sweet tea beverage. We now know that iced tea has been a favorite among beverages for a long time. Now who doesn’t like a glass of ice cold sweet tea while sitting on their front porch?

Thank you!

The Erwin Monday Club has spruced up the planters by our front door. The new flowers give our front entrance a pop of color. We thank you for your support of the library and your green thumb!