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Library Happenings – New juvenile books arriving soon (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)

Because of the way state and federal funds for libraries are disbursed, we place only one large order per year for books aimed at children and young adults. That order was placed last week and 336 new juvenile books are starting their journey to our shelves.
Kristy and Cindy have been compiling their lists for months and it took me several days just to enter them. It will take time for Kristy to get them cataloged and Leanne to get them processed, but they should be available for checkout soon. So we are expecting a busy, but Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Half Price!
If you have returned books or DVDs late and have fines on your account, now is the time to clear them up. During December only, we will clear fines for half price. If you pay us one dollar, we will gladly remove two dollars in fines. This includes fines assessed for late returns and for lost items, so take advantage of this rare opportunity while it is still available. It’s always good to start a new year with a clean slate.
Lego Club
Our kids’ Lego Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Since our space and materials are limited, preregistration is required. Please call the library at 743-6533 to make your reservation for this special Christmas program.
Holiday Hours
The library will be closed for Christmas on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, but we will be open our normal business hours on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26 and 27. We will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.
Spotlight Book
Judging from reader reviews, Richard Paul Evans has perfected the Christmas romance with “The Mistletoe Promise.” Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing, but the holidays can be an especially lonely time for those who are alone.
Elise Dutton knows that too well, three years after her husband cheated on her with her best friend. When a stranger who lives in her building approaches her at the mall food court one November day, she considers his proposition. Successful attorney Nicholas Derr suggests they form a platonic liaison just for the holidays. That way they each will have a date for all of the season’s festivities.
They sign a contract to ensure the relationship will not become awkward: no probing personal questions, no drama, no telling and the contract is void on Christmas Day. Will Christmas Eve be the end?