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Books & Games!
Wow! During the week the remnants of Hurricane Irma blew through town, we had well over a thousand books donated to the library! Since they were dropped off on our front porch and left unattended, many of the books got wet before we had a chance to sort through them. Sadly, most had to be disposed of. We love donations, and must insist that all books be brought into the library during our open hours (T, Th 3–6pm, Sat 9am–12pm). All books MUST be in clean condition, with no damage, mildew or odor.
Hundreds of the donated books that we were able to salvage are romance novels, so we’re selling them for a dime a book. Come by and browse through them, as well as all the other books in a variety of genres which are part of our ongoing book sale. And please stop by our booth at Colorfest to say hi and browse our collection.
Do you enjoy chess and other games of strategy? On Saturday mornings from 10-12, come to the library to find a partner! Age does not matter—these are intergenerational games! We have both "young" and "mature" players who enjoy the fun of strategy... It's a great way to make new friends!
Welcome to Fall!
Hello folks, hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Pretty soon our fall colors will be coming and that crisp autumn air will be upon us. As the days grow shorter your Community Library has loads of books and DVDs for those long nights.
Also, this month Moon Lake Elementary school is having their Children's Book Fair Night at the library and the public is invited to attend on September 12th from 4-6pm. Proceeds go to support the school so come out and join us. Books make great Christmas presents! Here are our newest additions to the library this month, enjoy!
House of Spies
This is the latest from author Daniel Silva. A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva’s bestseller The Black Widow was one of 2016’s biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, Gabriel Allen is back and out for revenge-determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.
Use of Force
Bestselling author Brad Thor returns with riveting international intrigue and high-stakes espionage. The world’s most ruthless terrorists have sent a horrific message to Americans-nowhere is safe now Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvard is about to deliver a deadly message of his own.
The incomparable Danielle Steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth-century England, where a high-born young woman is forced out into the world and begins a journey of survival, sensuality, and long-sought justice.
Based upon the dramatic real-life manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, this action-thriller follows Police Sargeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) as he joins brave survivors, first responders, and investigators in a race against time. Rated R
Ghost in the Shell
Scarlett Johansson stars in this visually stunning action-packed adventure set in the future world where people are enhanced with technology. Packed with “heart pounding excitement,” TIME, it’s the movie critics are calling “classic in the making.”, NERDIST. Rated PG-13.
A thrilling action-adventure set in the future world where society has been divided into five distinct factions. But Tris will never fit into any one group-she is Divergent, and what makes her different makes her dangerous. Rated PG-13
The second movie in the Divergent series, Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches fro answers and allies in this star-powered, action-packed second adventure. Rated PG-13
The Jungle Book
The original version of this well-known tale paints an exotic world of primitive peasant villages, dark, dense jungles, and alluring lagoons-all of which compose the surroundings of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves. Not Rated
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other stories
Five of Eric Carle’s most popular stories bring the wonders of the world around young children into focus. Gentle, colorful music not only enhances the beautiful jewel-like animation, but delights the senses as well. Ages 5 and under.
Imagine My Surprise!
I’m a reader. As a child, libraries were kin to sanctuaries to me. I loved the smells and the silence. I appreciated the simplicity and enormity of the card catalog, each drawer a box of unknown wonders. I sometimes played “librarian” when I was alone at home, checking my real library books in and out…to myself!
I’ve lived in Mentone for many years now, but only recently learned another one of its many “secrets.” All these years, I’ve been buying books to read, or borrowing books from the Kindle library. I don’t know exactly why, but I never ventured into our community’s little library, other than to donate books for their book sale.
Imagine my surprise when I learned the true nature of the Moon Lake Community Library. It is not part of the DeKalb County library system, as I’d presumed it was. Rather, it is an independent library run by a volunteer board. Once I heard this, I was enormously impressed, and the next day I dropped in to be a supportive neighbor.
I met Dianne Kuehl, who’s really the rock of our library. She supervises librarians, coordinates a group of dedicated volunteers, and has served on the community library’s board since its inception 15 years ago. Dianne mentioned they were in need of a librarian, and I bit the hook. In late July, I started my new part-time “dream” job as the librarian at Moon Lake Community Library. And I’ve loved every day of it.
For any of you who may be as uninformed as I was: “Moon Lake Library” serves as Moon Lake Elementary School Library during school hours. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and on Saturday mornings, when it opens to the public, it serves as Moon Lake Community Library. It is one of two shared library systems in the state.
In 2002, the DeKalb County school system constructed the building, largely aided by substantial donations from local folks; these donations were matched by a generous patron.
Since then, a board of directors has made it possible for the library to serve the larger local population. The board raises funds through patron donations, book sales, and sponsorship of a free annual calendar. These funds are used to purchase new books and DVDs, pay the community librarian’s salary, and pay the summer power bills, so the books are able to stay in a year-round climate-controlled environment.
Moon Lake Community Library has more than 4,000 books in its holdings, including a special collection of local history. More than 800 DVDs are available to borrow, and hundreds of donated books are for sale. Such a valuable resource!
Come on in and see what jumps off the shelf—it may be just the book you “need” to read. Our hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. See you at the library!