Summer Reading Kick-Off is Friday June 3rd 11-1
Due to safety concerns the board has decided that our new Monday Hours are 12-6
Transform your ideas about the library: Celebrate National Library Week April 10-16
This week, the Eddy-New Rockford Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, use the computers or WiFi, join a book club or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including e-books, digital audiobooks, and videos through Library2Go and from the State Library online homework help, online databases, E-Magazines and downloadable Music through Freegal, that can be accessed in person or online.
Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. At the Eddy-New Rockford Library we are transforming by offering free WiFi, an online catalog where you can search, renew your books and even reserve books for pick-up all with your library card. We also recently received a grant for non-fiction books, movies and audiobooks we are still in the process of purchasing books so if you have any suggestions stop in.
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Susie Sharp, librarian. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”
Libraries are many things to many people. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, GED Classes, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
The Eddy-New Rockford Library is celebrating National Library Week by having hearts for sale at Millers Fresh Foods donate a dollar and tell us what you love about the library, these hearts will also be available at the library.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit the Eddy-New Rockford Library at 10 8th St. North phone at 947-5540 or see the library’s Web site at https://newrockfordndlibrary.com/ or the library’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/NewRockfordPublicLibrary/ Libraries hours are Monday 1-7 Tues.-Fri. 11-6.
Find Her by, Lisa Gardner
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Flora Dane is a victim.
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.
Flora Dane is a survivor.
Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.
Flora Dane is reckless.
. . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
Flora Dane, kidnap survivor, she came back safely, but is she really okay? What happened that last day of her kidnapping? And what is Flora doing now, shouldn’t she be happily living her life after 472 days in the hands of a kidnapper but that isn’t what Flora is up to at all, does she have a death wish? Or is she just reckless? Does she wish her life had ended or does she want to end other peoples?
DD has quite a case on her hands she has one missing girl and now she’s called to a crime scene where the Victim? Perpetrator? Is a former kidnapping victim who is naked and tied up and there is a dead body of a man on the floor. What is going on with Flora Dane? You know DD will figure it out eventually!
Yet again Lisa Gardner gives us a victim who we feel bad for but is she as much of a victim as she would like you to believe? Is Flora a victim or a vigilante?
This is another great thriller from Gardner that kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the end. Flora is kind of an anti-hero; I can’t say I liked her but the way Gardner writes her makes you care.
The reason this review is mostly made up of questions, is because they are questions you will ask yourself while you are reading, also when you are up till 3 am because you can’t put this book down, well you’ll have questions!
I love Lisa Gardner’s books she always keeps me guessing and keeps me on my toes for clues and little things that are said and this one is no exception, DD has her hands full with this case between the confusing Flora, the missing girl, Flora’s FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes and Flora’s mother. DD is trying to figure out just what the heck is going on before anyone else dies or goes missing.
I don’t want to delve too much deeper into this because I want you to enjoy every moment of this fabulous book.