January Library News

January 2021 Northwood Public Library Newsletter

Happy January library friends! We hope 2021 is off to a good start for you. The library is continuing to serve the community, so please stop by to see us during our modified open hours: Mondays and Fridays 1-5:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-6:00, and Saturdays 10-2:00. Hopefully we will be back to normal hours soon.

Thanks to an anonymous donation, the library will be offering kids two snowy to-go craft kits this month! Stop by today to pick up your snowman knockout craft and then stop by again later in the month for a faux snow globe craft! We greatly appreciate this generation donation. Thanks for spreading joy to our youngest patrons!

Every year the Iowa Center for the Book announces its All Iowa Reads (AIR) selections. The purpose of the AIR program is to foster a sense of unity through reading by encouraging Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. If there was ever a year to come together as a community, this is it!
This year’s AIR adult fiction selection is “Little Faith” by Nickolas Butler. Set over the course of one year, “Little Faith” is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own. 

The teen choice is “Patron Saints of Nothing” by Randy Ribay which is a powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder. And finally, the kid’s choice is “Pie in the Sky” by Remy Lai a laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy’s immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks. All three are now available for checkout at the library!

Other new books at the library this month are…
Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction: “The Jane Austen Society” by Natalie Jenner, “My Name is Anton” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, “NYPD Red 6” by James Patterson, “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” by Marie Benedict, “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama, “How to Raise an Elephant” by Alexander McCall Smith, “Under the Alaskan Ice” by Karen Harper, and “The Wrong Family” by Tarryn Fisher.
Large Print: “Summer at Lake Haven” by RaeAnne Thayne, “The Heart of a Hero” by Susan May Warren, “Shadow of the Dragon” by Marc Cameron, “The Scholar” by Dervla McTiernan, “The Water Keeper” by Charles Martin, and “Troubled Waters” by Susan May Warren purchased by Semper Fi in memory of Clarice Hagen.
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