March 1, 2024

I write this newsletter and it is a very bittersweet moment for me. The past 2+ years have been amazing and we have accomplished so much here at the library for the community. With a heavy heart I am informing you that I will be leaving the library at the end of the month. This was a truly difficult decision, but a new opportunity awaits me. We have Solar Eclipse glasses. There are limited numbers and they are one pair per person. This is on a first come first serve basis. All children who are of the age of preschool through senior year of high school will receive their glasses after the collaborated school event at the end of the month. We will not be passing out glasses to any children except for those families who homeschool, or their child does not attend the preschool at either two schools in Monroeville. Children under preschool age will not be eligible to receive eclipse glasses. You may pick up a pair of glasses starting Monday March 18th if you are a Monroeville Public Library card holder. All others will be able to pick up 1 pair of glasses starting Monday the 25th of March. We thank you in advance for your understanding. Finally, We have purchased a ToniesBox and 7 different Tonies characters to start with for patron use. They are able to be checked out individually for 2 weeks for Monroeville Public Library cardholders only. These collection materials can be found in the Children’s Department. ~Kate MONROEVILLE Public Library Monthly Newsletter Director's Letter N MARCH 1, 2024 VOL. 27

PHOTO BY MARTIN R. SMITH MARCH 2024 VOL. 27 Staff Book & Show Picks 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN! Kate: Butcher & Blackbird by Brynne Weaver A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair Bonnie: Upside Down by Danielle Steel Madi: Sleepy Sheepy by Lucy Ruth Cummins Lydia: The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella Sam: It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Programming Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday March 23rd @ 11 Join us for our annual egg hunt in the library! We will begin the hunt at 11 sharp! kids will hunt around the whole library in search of eggs filled with different treats! Ages Pre-K to 8th Grade are Welcome! Please call ahead and let us know how many kids you plan on bringing! No Limit! Storytime with Lydia: Storytime is cancelled for March 1st! We will resume the following week! Join us on Fridays at 11:00am! Pre-K and Under welcome! An ongoing passive program for anyone ages newborn up to the night before kindergarten. Stop by the library to sign up and get your tracking sheet. For every 100 books, stop at the library to get a new tracking page, and be added to the star wall for your achievement. Once reaching 1,000 books come claim your special prize! Read with Echo: Thursday March 28th @ 4pm Echo is a Certified Therapy Dog and will be here from 4-5 with her handler Kat. Anyone is more than welcome to stop in and read to her during this timeframe. As Echo has only been in the library a couple of times we ask that you are understanding if she needs to leave early!

Fiction A Game of Retribution by Scarlett St. Clair (Book 4) A Touch of Malice by Scarlett St. Clair (Book 2) A Game of Gods by Scarlett St. Clair (Book 6) A Touch of Chaos by Scarlett St. Clair (Book 7) Never Too Late by Danielle Steel Three-Inch Teeth by C. J. Box The Inmate by Freida McFadden End of Story by A. J. Finn A Brighter Dawn by Leslie Gould Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman Court of Ravens and Ruin by Eliza Raine (Book 1) Court of Greed and Gold by Eliza Raine (Book 2) Court of Monsters and Malice by Eliza Raine (Book 3) Court of Serpents and Secrets by Eliza Raine (Book 4) Hedging Your Bets by Jayne Denker The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angles by Janice Hallett The Graham Effect by Elle Kennedy The Summer Book Club by Susan Mallery Come and Get It by Kiley Reid The Clinic by Cate Quinn Holmes, Marple & Poe by James Patterson Random in Death by J. D. Robb The Good Part by Sophie Cousens Mr. Fixer Upper by Lucy Score Good Girls Don’t Die by Christina Henry Mockingbird Summer by Lynda Rutledge The Women by Kristin Hannah Good Material by Dolly Alderton Seasons of Harvest by Lauraine Snelling The Waters by Bonnie Jo Campbell February Book List Non-Fiction Sharing Too Much: Musings from an Unlikely Life by Richard Paul Evans Here For It by Amy Weatherly Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton You Can Crochet with Bella Coco by Sarah Jayne Fragola Our Hidden Conversations by Michele Norris Capote‘s Woman by Laurence Leamer Masters of the Air by Donald L. Miller Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa TerKeurst I‘ll Start Again Monday by Lysa TerKeurst Legacy by Uche Blackstock MD Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don‘t Know by Adam Grant Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum by Antonia Hylton The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill by Brad Meltzer DVDS The Hill The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Mudbound The Color Purple Wonka All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 Miss Scarlet and the Duke Season 4 Joe Pickett Season 1

February Book List Juvenile Fiction The Misfits: A Royal Conundrum by Lisa Yee Middle School: Million Dollar Mess by James Patterson Slugfest by Gordon Korman Juvenile Non-Fiction The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison Little Legends by Vashti Harrison I am Helen Keller by Brad Meltzer I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer I am Sacagawea by Brad Meltzer I am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer I am Marie Curie by Brad Meltzer I am Sonia Sotomayor by Brad Meltzer I am Anne Frank by Brad Meltzer I am Malala Yousafzai by Brad Meltzer What Was the Boston Tea Party? by Kathleen Krull What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? by Jim O’Connor What is the Super Bowl? by Dina Anastasio What Were the Salem Witch Trials? by Joan Holub What Was D-Day? by Patricia Brennan Demuth What Are the Ten Commandments? by Yona Zeldis McDonough What is a Presidential Election? by Douglas Yacka What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan Demuth What Was the Holocaust? by Gail Herman What Was the Hindenburg? by Janet B. Pascal What Is a Solar Eclipse? by Dana Meachen Rau What Was Ellis Island? by Patricia Brennan Demuth What Was the Underground Railroad? by Yona Zeldis McDonough What Was the Plague? by Roberta Edwards What Is the Constitution? by Patrica Brennan Demuth What Was Pompeii? by Jim O’Connor What Was World War I? by Nico Medina Picture Books The Donkey Who Carried a King by R. C. Sproul The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel The Crayons Love Our Planet by Drew Daywalt Sleepy Sheepy and the Sheepover by Lucy Ruth Cummins Lola by Sarah Cullen Rory by Sarah Cullen Escargot and the Search for Spring by Dashka Slater I Promise by LeBron James When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni Bear Finds Eggs by Karma Wilson Book! by Jason Hendrickson Grumpy Monkey Spring Fever by Suzanne Lang Grumpy Monkey Party Time by Suzanne Lang Who’s New At Lou’s Zoo by Joann M. Dickinson Love Is by Diane Adams Big by Vashti Harrison Love and Hugs: Spring by Drew Daywalt Ten Little Rabbits by Maurice Sendak Books Make Good Friends by Jane Mount Fiona and the Easter Egg Hunt by Zondervan Young Adult The Grace Year by Kim Liggett Lightlark by Alex Aster (Book 1) Nightbane by Alex Aster (Book 2) The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith (Book 1) The Way I Am Now by Amber Smith (Book 2) My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak Missing by Savannah Brown Once a Queen by Sarah Arthur Graphic Novels Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder by Dav Pilkey InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T.: From Badger to Worse by John Patrick Green Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic! by Stephen Shaskan