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2021 Reading Challenge

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2021's Challenge is Reading Through the Decades! Read a book published in each decade beginning with the 1900s and ending in the 2010s. You can start at the beginning, or you can go in reverse. You can even scramble it up, but we're going to go in chronological order with our suggestions starting with these titles written in the 1900s! Visit LitHub's Century of Reading series to see some of this decade's best reads!


(clicking on the titles below will take you to their listings in our catalog)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (1901)

Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)

Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)

On Display: 1921 Rewind; A Call for Books!

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Click on Books to see them at Project Gutenberg These titles are available on ProjectGutenberg.com   Click on Books to see them in our catalog These titles are available at the library

The Birds' Christmas Carols

by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The Crisis

by Winston Churchill


Aesop's Fables


by Jean Webster


Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

by Wallace Lew

En español 

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Los Cuatro Jinetes Del Apocalipsis)

by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez


The Deerslayer

by James Fenimore Cooper

Lady of the Decoration 

by Frances Little


Little Men

by Louisa May Alcott

Tales from Shakespeare

by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

The Lame Little Prince

by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik


Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan

The Little Minister

by J. M. Barrie


The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

by Jr. John Fox


Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Lovey Mary

by Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice


Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Man Without a Country

by Edward Everett Hale


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne


by Maksim Gorky


The Spy

by James Fenimore Cooper

Mother Carey's Chickens

by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin


The Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

by Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice


Tales from the Arabian Nights

translated by Andrew Lang

Potash and Perlmutter: Their Copartnership Ventures and Adventures

by Montague Glass


Treasure Island

by R. L. Stevenson


by Helen Hunt Jackson


Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of LIfe at Sea

by Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Red Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang


The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

by Owen Wister

Rollo at Work

by Jacob Abbott




Rollo at Play
by Jacob Abbott


Standish of Standish: A Story of the Pilgrims

by Jane G. Austin




Tanglewood Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne




To Have and To Hold

by Mary Johnston




Trail of the Lonesome Pine

by Jr. John Fox




Two Little Confederates

by Thomas Nelson Page




Uncle Remus, His Songs, and His Sayings

by Joel Chandler Harris




The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

by Charles Kingsley




Widow O'Callaghan's Boys

by Gulielma Zollinger



Fine Free January

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Do you have an unsightly stack of library books in the corner of your home gathering dust? Are you afraid to return them because you don't know just how overdue they may be? Worried about the long overdue or lost item fees? Do you want to start over? Well have I got a deal for you! Sweep away all those fines by returning your items by the end of January 2021! No fines and no questions asked! Well, some questions... if there is a $10.00 collection fee, this cannot be waived; also, this waiver does not include books that are returned damaged, but, overall, mostly no questions! As a BONUS, you will again be able to check out items both virtually and physically once these items are returned! Happy 100 Years!


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On Display: LET IT SNOW!

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On Display! (Select the book graphics to see the titles in our catalog)



by John Banville

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

by Melissa Bashardoust

Snow Angel: A Novel

by Jamie Carie

Snow Day: A Novel

by Billy Coffey

Let it Snow

by John Green

Snow in August

by Pete Hamill

A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Stitching Snow

by R.C. Lewis

Last Snow

by Eric Van Lustbader

The Snow Bride

by Debbie Macomber

Blood on Snow

by Jo Nesbo

Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel

by Helen Oyeyemi

Watercolor Basics. Painting Snow and Water

by Jack Reid

Snow Angel Cove

by RaeAnne Thayne

Snow Blind

by P.J. Tracy

Snow Hunters

by Paul Yoon


Tech Help!

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Did you get a new cellphone or E-reader? Did you go from a laptop to an iPad? Do you just want to know more about a device you have had for a while? Would you like to sit with someone who can walk you through how to use your technology? You can now use the form on our website to request a one-on-one tech help session with Rich! (click on the logo above!)


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Begining on October 15th, Storytime will take place INDOORS due to the cold weather expected. Children 3 and older are required to wear masks per Miss Darbie!

Interlibrary Loan!

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Genealogy Library: Brown Bag Lunch

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During this Brown Bag Lunch, we will use the KIC scanner in the Memory Lab to digitize some of the Library's photo albums in order to show the process and how easy it is to digitize the memories you may have already lovingly compiled! You can even bring your own scrapbooks, and let us help you start your digitizing project! Because this is hands-on using the Memory Lab, Zoom is not available for this Brown Bag. Please wear your mask if you choose to attend!


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Little Free Libraries!

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LIttle Free Libraries are all over Duncan! Take a book and leave a book. When you finish a book, leave it in one of these little libraries for someone else to enjoy! If you know of one we don't have listed, let us know!

Please remember that the books in these little libraries are protected only when they are inside and the doors are shut. Sadly, we've discovered a few ruined books that were left out in the wind and the rain.

Ancestry Library Edition From Home!

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You can now access the Library Edition of Ancestry.com from your home computers! You must use the link available to you once you log into your library account; links elsewhere on the site will not allow access. As always, if you need help, please don't hesitate to call us at 580-255-0636!

Resolution 1706

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