National Crayon Day!

Crayons don’t have feelings, or do they? In the spirit of National Crayon Day (that’s today, March 31), children and adults alike will be opening up a box of crayons and bringing animals, characters and landscapes to life through coloring.

If you need a little inspiration, think of poor Duncan in The Day The Crayons Quit, a bestseller among children’s picture books. When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them. Beige Crayon is tired of being in Brown Crayon’s shadow. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring oceans and clear skies. And Orange and Yellow… well, they are no longer speaking as each thinks he is the true color of the sun.

Whether to appease your crayons and get them back to doing what they do best, or satisfy the needs of your inner artist, let’s color something for all to see on National Crayon Day!

Use #NationalCrayonDay to share your colorful creations on social media.

New titles coming your way!

The temperature outside is finally heating up, and so are your favorite authors with new book arrivals. Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.

Beneath the Attic by V. C. Andrews
Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
One Good Deed by David Baldacci
The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker
Dark Illusion by Christine Feehan
The Attack by W. E. B. Griffin
After Sundown by Linda Howard
At Death’s Door by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Institute by Stephen King
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Cut and Run by Fern Michaels
The Warning by James Patterson


Account email confusion

Yesterday afternoon the company that hosts our online catalog and patron accounts restarted their report function. In doing so, it sent out e-mails from long, long ago that were initially supposed to have been sent, but were not. If you should receive an email that says someone tried to access your account (in the case of password resets), an e-mail that might be for item(s) you’re not expecting, or overdue/lost items fees, please know that it is likely the result of this report function restart. Staff can verify the status of your account to confirm holds and/or fines.

The company is aware that the restart created this problem, and it should not happen again.  We apologize for the inconvenience and concern that this has caused.

Melt your cabin fever away with these hot, new titles

Step right up and jump into the newest crime fighting adventures, heart-pounding thrillers, stories of love and special friendships and more from some of the best authors around. Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.