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Aug 26

Shmoop Homework Help

Posted by heather in Link of the Month

As schools get ready to get back in session, there are kids everywhere dreading the 'H' word... homework. ;-)

Thankfully, Shmoop is available to help!

From their website:

"Shmoop wants to make you a better lover (of literature, history, poetry and writing). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time. Our mission: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age."

Aug 25

Books for Reluctant Readers and Adult Literacy

Posted by heather in New Books

The Columbia County Rural Library District has purchased new books for children and teens that are reluctant to read.  These reluctant reader books are reading levels first grade through high school.  Many of the books purchased are new graphic books as well as non-fiction and fiction books.  Also purchased for the adult readers are High Interest, Low Reading level books – fiction, nonfiction, and graphic books.

The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library generously gave Columbia County Rural Library District $4,000 for the 2011 year to purchase Reluctant Reader and Hi-Lo Interest Reading level books for the Dayton Memorial Library.  Books have been selected by the staff and purchased quarterly.  The new adult literacy books have just arrived.  More graphic books for children and teens will be purchased later this fall.

Aug 25

September is Library Card Month @ Your Library

Posted by heather in Announcements

September is library card sign-up month @ your library when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.  Come to the Dayton Memorial Library to get your new library card.  If you have lost your library card, you can replace it free during the month of September.  Normal cost to replace a library card is $1.00.  Please call the library if you have questions about getting a library card.  382-4131 or email

Aug 24

Audiobooks for 25 August 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Love You More (Gardner)
  • Keep a Little Secret (Garlock)
  • The Sacred Vault (McDermott)
  • Dreams of Joy (See)
  • Killer Angels (Shaara)


  • In the Garden of Beasts
Aug 24

Adult books for 24 August 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Catering to Nobody (Davidson)
  • The Red Queen (Gregory)
  • The Eagle Has Landed (Higgins)
  • The Undomestic Goddess (Kinsella)
  • House of Guilt (Rosenberg)


  • Autobiography of Benjamin Frankling
  • Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
  • Depression
  • Fodor's Australia
  • Healing Grief
  • Jefferson's Writings
  • Provence and the French Riviera
  • Stage Performance

Large Print:

  • Split Second (Coulter)
  • Gamble (Francis)
  • The Ideal Man (Garwood)
  • Justice (Robards)
Aug 24

Teen books for 24 August 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Nyx in the House of Night (Cast & Cast)
  • The Other Countess (Edwards)

Graphic Novels:

  • Bleach vols 8-9
  • One Piece vol 10
  • Reborn vol 3
  • Witch & Wizard vol 1
Aug 18

Audiobooks for 18 August 2011

Posted by heather in New Books

Fiction on CD:

  • Deliver Us from Evil (Baldacci)
  • The Journey (Brunstetter)
  • Home Free (Michaels)
  • Touching Spirit Bear (Mikaelsen)


  • A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Block)
  • Crunch Time (Davidson)
  • Dead Reckoning (Harris)
  • Buried Prey (Sandford)
  • Lover Unleashed (Ward)
  • Bel-Air Dead (Woods)
Aug 18

Adult books for 18 August 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • The Mostly True Story of Jack (Barnhill)
  • Girls in White Dresses (Close)
  • With Every Drop of Blood (Collier)
  • The Ideal Man (Garwood)
  • Victory & Honor (Griffin)
  • San Andreas (MacLean)
  • Rendezvous (MacNeill)
  • Twisted Tree (Meyers)
  • The Glory Field (Myers)
  • Acceptable Loss (Perry)
  • The Geometry of Sisters (Rice)
  • The Reader (Schlink)
  • The Harvest of Grace (Woodsmall)


  • Big Burn
  • Death by China
  • Downunder Horsemanship
  • Extra Lean
  • Greater Journey
  • How to Build Your Own Greenhouse
  • Justice
  • Lessons Well Learned
  • On China
  • Prime Time
  • When China Rules the World

Graphic Novels & Non-Fiction:

  • 100 Artists
  • 100 Athletes
  • 100 Events
  • 100 Military Leaders
  • 100 Scientists
  • 100 World Leaders
  • Adventure Athletes series
  • American History series
  • Carrie Underwood
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Illustrated Classics series
  • Malcom X
  • Strange but True series
  • Trailblazers series
  • City of Glass (Auster)
  • Wobblies! (ed. Buhle and Schulman)
  • I-spy, E-spy (Greene)
  • An Eye for an Eye (Lorimer)
  • Scavenger Hunt (Lorimer)
  • A Deadly Game (Lorimer)
  • Tuesday Raven (Lorimer)
  • Whatever Happened to Megan Marie? (Schraff)
  • Once Upon a Crime (Schraff)
  • Where's Dudley? (Schraff)
  • When Sleeping Dogs Awaken (Schraff)
  • The Hunter (Schraff)
Aug 17

Friends to do Book Sale in October

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Friends of the Library have scheduled a book sale for October 8th, and are currently accepting donations.

Should you wish to donate, please remember the following:

  • No Readers' Digest Condensed books
  • No old textbooks (books from college math or science classes, for example)
  • No musty, moldy, or stale books
  • No old travel guides -- however, guides from the current year are okay

Questions? Please contact Lois Hemphill at 520-8838.

Aug 12

Adult books for 12 August 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Death in High Places (Bannister)
  • By His Majesty's Grace (Blake)
  • Edge of War (Bond)
  • Back of Beyond (Box)
  • The Stranger from Abilene (Compton)
  • How to be an American Housewife (Dilloway)
  • The Wild Rose (Donnelly)
  • A Murder in Tuscany (Kent)
  • Touching Spirit Bear (Mikaelsen)
  • Cold Vengeance (Preston & Child)


  • 21st Century Lifeskills: Consumer Spending
  • Country on the Move
  • End of Christianity
  • How to Tutor Your Own Child
  • In the Garden of Beasts
  • Other Barack
  • Secret Knowledge
  • Titanic
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