New & Old Book Project

The library is currently undergoing a collection refresh project called weeding. Weeding is a process within libraries that helps us keep our collection fresh and up to date. Once a year, we look through our shelves and pull books from the catalog while following specific criteria. Books that have not been circulating are falling apart or outdated; all get withdrawn and replaced with shiny, new, current materials! When rummaging the stacks, we follow the foundation of a commonly used acronym: M.U.S.T.I (Misleading, Ugly, Superseded, Trivial, Irrelevant). They may be brand new books with accurate and up-to-date information and attractive covers, but for some reason, these items aren’t of interest to the library’s community. 

Some of the books we take out will be available in our book sale for purchase or out for free on our side porch. We also have been partnering with Better World Books to help give said books a second life! Better World Books is a company that gives back to communities and libraries worldwide by donating to schools, charities, and libraries. Books that don’t sell, undesired, or are “too loved” get sent to the proper facilities to be recycled. 


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This is where the paperbacks were until recently. Before that, audiobooks lived there. Before that I don’t know, but maybe it was DVDs. Things change in the library, lately at a more rapid pace. Some of the changes are subtle, and someone has to point them out to me. Some I know about in advance, but some are surprises, which always adds more fun to a day. This used to be a big, white bookshelf, and it still is, underneath it’s fancy new display. Someone worked magic on it, and we now have a place for you to share your experiences and stories about your time in the library!

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Here Come the Shad!

It’s not April yet, but it’s close. I was crossing over the free bridge to Pennsylvania the other day, and traffic was slow enough that I could look out at the scenery, and I was happy to see yet another harbinger of spring–a small boat, anchored near the bridge, line fishing. They were fishing for shad!

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Thomas the Tank Engine Day 2024!

We had a blast at Thomas the Tank Engine Day! A massive thank you to everyone who attended and to those who pitched in to make this day a success. See you all next year for more train-tastic fun! -Ms. Danielle

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Let’s Get Baking!

It’s the beginning of spring! On this second day of the season, it seems more like a winter day. The wind is blowing, the trees are swaying, and there is more than just a small chill in the air. Thinking about the weather, and how I wish it were warmer, it strikes me that there is a wonderful way to warm up—baking! -From Annie

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