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Mar-Apr 2016 Newsletter



 LIBRARY HOURS - Tues. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - - Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - -Wednesday evening 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

 Board – Mindy Smykle, Dotty Zales, Niki Knapp, Ryan Schuknecht, and Kerry Barrett

Staff - Jeannie Frerichs, Mary Campbell, Lora Pierce

Volunteers - Sally Miller, Carol Pies, Pat Dennison, Nancy Tindall


Akron Book Club - 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.  All are invited.  The library has the books.  Stop and pick one up and join the lively discussion.

Mar 15 – A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman. Heartwarming, funny, moving and uplifting debut novel tells the story of love and community. 

Apr 19LILA by Marilynne Robinson. 2016 ALL IOWA READS.  Return to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood living on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder. Lila enters a small-town church in Iowa and her life is changed forever.

 Preschool Story Time -   2nd and 4th TUESDAY

Story time at the library can help develop early literacy skills plus a love of books.  It can be a successful socialization activity for young children.  This year’s theme is NUMBERS.  Come to story times at either 10 or 11 a.m. for approximately ½ hour.  We have covered numbers 1 – 12.  Now we will have fun with stories that have BUNCHES OF NUMBERS.  Remember these dates: March 8 and 22 - April 12 and 26

FAMILY GAME DAY - On the first Wednesday of every month, the library meeting room is open for Game Day from 2:30 to 4:30.  Play Wii, board games, puzzles, and family games. Bring your own or use what is offered.

 FAMILY MOVIE DAY - On the 4th Wednesday of every month at 2:30 the library meeting room is open for a Kid’s movie day.  Kids of all ages are invited.  March 23 is INSIDE OUT. April 27 is TREASURE BUDDIES. Snacks will be provided.  The movies are FREE. 

MOVIE TIME @ the library - On the 4th Wednesday at 6:30 and the following Thursday afternoon at 2:30. SAFE HAVEN will be Mar.23 at 6:30 and Mar. 24 at 2:30. MCFARLAND USA will be Apr 27 at 6:30 and Apr 28 at 2:30.  The movies are FREE.



New Non-Fiction

THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY: by Pope Francis. In a conversation with a Vatican reporter, the pontiff explores his faith.

TRAIN TO NOWHERE: inside an immigrant death investigation by Colleen Krantz. 

LIGHTS OUT: a cyberattack: a nation unprepared: surviving the aftermath by Ted Koppel.

THE FINEST HOURS: the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue by Mike Tougias.

FRESH START: the new you begins today by Joel Osteen.

GITCHIE GIRL: the survivor’s inside story of the mass murders that shocked the heartland by Phil and Sandy Hamman.



NAVY SEAL DOGS: my tale of training canines for combat by Mike Ritland.


New Fiction

COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer. The sixth and penultimate book of the Clifton Chronicles brings the Cliftons and the Barringtons into the 1970s.

FIND HER by Lisa Gardner. The detective D.  D. Warren hunts for a missing woman who was kidnapped and abused as a student and may have become a vigilante.

NYPD RED 4 by James Patterson. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner pursue a cold-blooded killer.

THE REVENANT: a novel of revenge by Michael Punke.

BREAKDOWN by Jonathan Kellerman. The psychologist Alex Delaware and the L.A.P.D. Lt. Milo Sturgis search for the missing son of a troubled actress. BLUE by Danielle Steel. A woman whose life has been shattered befriends a homeless boy.

BREGDAN CHRONICLES by Ginny Dye. Eight book historical fiction series, time period Civil War.

SHAMELESS by Joan Johnston.


THE MAN WITHOUT A SHADOW by Joyce Carol Oates.

EARNEST by Kirstin Von Kreisler.

BEYOND THE SILENCE by Tracie Peterson.

BROOKLYN by Colm Toibin.

THE REVOLVING DOOR OF LIFE by Alexander McCall Smith.

THE GUEST ROOM by Christ Bohjalian.

THE QUALITY OF SILENCE by Rosamund Lupton.



During the month of MARCH, Lisa Wilcox will display ANGEL GOWNS that she has made.  Wilcox provides love, support and dignity to families who have suffered a tragic loss of an infant by transforming graciously donated wedding dresses into beautifully crafted “Angel” gowns.

 The APRIL bulletin board will feature AKRON GIRL SCOUT TROOPS.  Akron has troops from K-5 and the mission is “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.” To join contact or contact  a local leader for more information.


Libraries Transform

National Library Week April 10-16, 2016

 Libraries are a resource for people of all ages to find what they need to transform their lives. Turn to your library to learn, grow, and achieve your dreams. In addition to offering books, eBooks, computers, and other resources, your library is expanding beyond its traditional roles and providing opportunities for community engagement and delivering new services for everyone in the community.

Thanks to a grant from the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PLYMOUTH COUNTY the Akron Library has handicap accessible entrance.  Push the button and the heavy door will open automatically.