The Daily Star
---- — A few months ago, we added email notifications for our borrowers. When you give us your email address you’ll be notified two days before your materials are due at the library. People have told us they love this new system, because they can print out the list of items coming due and run around the house to collect them.
You’ll also be notified when a hold you’ve placed for books or other materials become available for you. If you forget to return your items, we’ll even send you a notice to remind you that things are overdue and that you can bring them back quickly before fines accumulate.
If you haven’t already given us your email address, we’ll be glad to add this to your account. Just bring photo identification and your Huntington Memorial Library card and we’ll get you set up right away.
Rollie Waters learned a lot of tricks from his con-artist father. He’s used that knowledge to make a living as an undercover Marine. When he is pulled off an assignment and tossed in the brig, he doesn’t know why until they mention the name of his father. A huge sum of government money has gone missing and officials think Dan Waters took it. Rollie has to track him down in the novel “Caravan of Thieves” by David Rich.
“The Pickled Pantry” by Andrea Chesman contains 150 recipes for pickles, relishes, chutneys and more. Recipes are for varying quantities from single jars to multiple. Whether you have just a little bit of produce to preserve or a lot, you’ll find just the right recipe.
Em Hansen is terrified of water in any form. She hasn’t told her new husband this. When Fritz tells her they are going on a month-long white water rafting trip for their honeymoon with 14 others, she just can’t tell him. Just before the trip, Fritz ends up in the hospital and Em has to go without him. Things go awry almost immediately. One group member disappears and a dead body washes up downstream. Em is determined to figured just what is going on in “Rock Bottom,” a novel by Sarah Andrews.
Football fans will want to read “The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book.” This book contains the history of the game decade by decade. There are hundreds of photos, artifacts and quotes from players. Many have never been seen in print. You can lose yourself in this book for hours.
Children love the Spot books and the latest one is for the very young. “What Do You See, Spot?” by Eric Hill is filled with all the different things that Spot sees when he goes out. Children can help identify these items, too. There is a surprise at the end of the book that will delight everyone.
There was a lonely dragon who wished he had a friend. There was a little girl who wished she had a friend. When they meet, what fun they have in “Lovabye Dragon” by Barbara Joose. The rhyming text is fun to read, especially with the made up words.
Do your children ever ask you what’s in the ground when they are outside? You’ll find out in “Underground” by Denise Fleming. There are all manner of creatures and things that you can see in this book, and children may even be inspired to go out and dig around to see what they can find in their yard.
Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.