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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 5

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Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing. We will also be giving away a George Foreman grill at the end of our Guess the Librarian games, so keep guessing!

  • Week Five Winner: Danielle Evers

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!

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Free YA Audiobooks

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Every summer AudioFile Sync offers free YA audiobooks. From now until the end of July, we can download two new audiobooks every week! Their selections are a  mix of fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary reads, and a variety of genres.

To get started, visit the Audiobook Sync website and enter your email into the registration form. From there, you’ll get instructions on how to access the audiobooks through the Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You can also sign up for email or text reminders, so you get a notice every week when new titles are available.

This week’s titles are Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, a contemporary mystery novel, and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater, a work of true crime nonfiction. These two titles will only be available to download until May 6th, but they will remain in your Sora app once you’ve downloaded them.

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Happy Listening! Emily

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Cozy Up With A Good Read

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Thanks to one of our generous Friends of the Library, we have an influx of cozy mysteries! Here are some of the new titles cozy readers can enjoy. You can put any of these books on hold using Plum Creek’s online catalog, or by calling or emailing the library. If you haven’t put a book on hold online before, you can watch our tutorial to learn how. We’re at the library for curbside pick up service Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 11am-6pm.

  • Pride, Prejudice & Poison by Elizabeth Blake
  • Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
  • Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper
  • Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • One Little Secret by Cate Holahan
  • Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  • The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
  • Invitation Only Murder by Leslie Meier
  • Read or Alive by Nora Page
  • Dead on the Vine by Elle Brooke White

-Emily

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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 4

784CE5B9-76F1-40F2-84EC-7DD2824F7541Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing. We will also be giving away a George Foreman grill at the end of our Guess the Librarian games, so keep guessing!

  • Week Four Winner: Jodie Minet

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!

 

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Census Storytime

Today we have a special storytime all about the Census! State Demographer Susan Brower read The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

If you have any questions about the 2020 Census, the library is a designated Questionnaire Assistance Center. Wi-Fi is always available from the library parking lot. If you need a device to fill out the Census, we have iPads for use on premise Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11am-6pm. We have special hours this Saturday, April 25th from 10am-12pm to help with any Census needs. Let’s get counted!

Census Saturday

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Reads for Animal Lovers

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This week’s Guess the Librarian theme is animals—one we love, one we hate, and one we’d love to be. Here are some stories featuring prominent animal characters.

Middle Grade Books

  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  • Moo by Sharon Creech
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Call of the Wild & White Fang by Jack London
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Young Adult Books

  • Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
  • Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Adult Fiction

  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad
  • The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  • Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt

Nonfiction

  • Marley and Me by John Grogan
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter

-Emily

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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 3

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Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing.

  • Week Three Winner: Marissa Erdman

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!