NEW BOOKS JUNE 2020
JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN - VICTIM 2117
CHRIS BOHJALIAN - THE RED LOTUS
C J BOX - LONG RANGE
ERICA BOYCE - LOST AT SEA
MARC CAMERON - STONE CROSS
KATE CARLISLE - THE GRIM READER
ROBYN CARR - SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY
HARLAN COBEN - THE BOY FROM THE WOODS
MICHAEL CONNELLY - FAIR WARNING
CLIVE CUSSLER - JOURNEY OF THE PHARAOHS
CLIVE CUSSLER - WRATH OF POSEIDON
JEFFERY DEAVER - THE GOODBYE MAN
TIM DORSEY - NAKED CAME THE FLORIDA MAN
LORI FOSTER - THE SOMERSET GIRLS
AMITY GAIGE - SEA WIFE
CAROL GOODMAN - THE SEA OF LOST GIRLS
HEATHER GUDENKAUF - THIS IS HOW I LIED
KAREN HARPER - DEEP IN THE ALASKAN WOODS
C S HARRIS - WHO SPEAKS FOR THE DAMNED
IRIS JOHANSEN - THE PERSUASION
ANDREA KANE - NO STONE UNTURNED
ALMA KATSU - THE DEEP
SUE MONK KIDD - THE BOOK OF LONGINGS
STEPHEN KING - IF IT BLEEDS
MICHAEL LEDWIDGE - STOP AT NOTHING
MADELEINE L’ENGLE - THE MOMENT OF TENDERNESS
MIKE MADEN - TOM CLANCY FIRING POINT
HILARY MANTEL - THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT
FERN MICHAELS - TRUTH AND JUSTICE
NGUYEN PHAN QUE MAI - THE MOUNTAINS SING
JAMES PATTERSON - REVENGE
IAN PISARCIK - BEFORE FAMILIAR WOODS
BILL PRONZINI - THE STOLEN GOLD AFFAIR
SHEILA ROBERTS - BEACHSIDE BEGINNINGS
JAMES ROLLINS - THE LAST ODYSSEY
DAVID ROSENFELT - THE K TEAM
JEFF SHAARA - TO WAKE THE GIANT
CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT - A WISH IN THE DARK
VICTORIA THOMPSON - MURDER ON PLEASANT AVENUE
STEPHANIE MARIE THORNTON - AND THEY CALLED IT CAMELOT
JENNIFER WEINER - BIG SUMMER
ALISON WEIR - KATHERYN HOWARD THE SCANDALOUS QUEEN
LORI WILDE - THE MOONGLOW SISTERS
KATE WHITE - HAVE YOU SEEN ME
JOANNA GAINES - MAGONILA TABLE
STEPHEN PULEO - VOYAGE OF MERCY
ADULT LARGE PRINT
ELIZABETH BROOKS - THE ORPHAN OF SALT WINDS
WANDA BRUNSTETTER - THE CROWS CALL
LAURA CHILDS - LAVENDER BLUE MURDER
COLLEEN COBLE - ONE LITTLE LIE
JEANINE CUMMINS - AMERICAN DIRT
JEFFERY DEAVER - THE GOODBYE MAN
BARBARA DELINSKY - A WEEK AT THE SHORE
LAUREN ELLIOTT - PROOF OF MURDER
JOSEPH FINDER - HOUSE ON FIRE
ELIN HILDERBRAND - 28 SUMMERS
IRIS JOHANSEN - THE PERSUASION
JULIE KLASSEN - THE BRIDGE TO BELLE ISLAND
MARY KUBICA - THE OTHER MRS.
JENN MCKINLAY - PUMPKIN SPICE PERIL
MARY ALICE MONROE - ON OCEAN BOULEVARD
CARLA NEGGERS - RIVAL’S BREAK
NORA ROBERTS - HIDEAWAY
JAMES PATTERSON - THE 20TH VICTIM
JAMES PATTERSON - HUSH
JAMES PATTERSON - REVENGE
JAMES PATTERSON - TEXAS OUTLAW
TRACIE PETERSON - SECRETS OF MY HEART
SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS - DANCE AWAY WITH ME
PRESTON & CHILD - CROOKED RIVER
DANIELLE STEEL - DADDY’S GIRLS
PETER SWANSON - EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS
SCOTT TUROW - THE LAST TRIAL
KATE WHITE - HAVE YOU SEEN ME
ADULT LARGE PRINT NON-FICTION
ERIK LARSON - THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE
PICTURE BOOKS - EASY
LINDA ASHMAN - WHEN THE STORM COMES IN
CHRIS BARTON - FIRE TRUCK VS DRAGON
HENRY COLE - NESTING
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL - GRANDMA’S GIRL ALL THE THINGS I WISH FOR YOU
LITA JUDGE - WHEN YOU NEED WINGS
LORA KOEHLER - THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW
TIM MCCANNA - IN A GARDEN
MELANIE SHANKLE - PIPER & MABEL TWO VERY WILD BUT VERY GOOD DOGS
ROWBOAT WATKINS - MABEL A MERMAID FABLE
TROY CUMMINGS - THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM: DAY OF THE NIGHT CRAWLERS
ANTHONY HOROWITZ - ALEX RIDER NIGHTSHADE
LOUIS SACHAR - WAYSIDE SCHOOL BENEATH THE CLOUD OF DOOM
J GRAPHIC NOVEL
LINCOLN PEIRCE - BIG NATE BLOW THE ROOF OFF
DK J 745.5 RECY - RECYCLE AND REMAKE CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR ECO KIDS
MARIE LU - THE KINGDOM OF BACK
We've just added over 100 Kids and Young Adult titles to our OverDrive collection. All simultaneous use so there's no wait!
Head on over to northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com
Black Lives Matter: Community Read
OverDrive has announced their Black Lives Matter: Community Read. This program was created to provide simultaneous access to important titles on social justice and anti-racism. Below is a list of all titles currently planned for the program. All titles will be simultaneous access, available on the dates listed.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, is available as an audiobook through July 15, 2020.
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad, is available as an ebook now through July 12, 2020.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is available as an ebook and audiobook now through July 19, 2020.
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo, will be available as an audiobook from June 29 through July 26, 2020.
Front Porch Pickup begins June 15th!
How does Front Porch Pickup work?
Online Holds - Visit lymefreelibrary.org, and search the online catalog for items. Place holds, indicating Lyme Free Library - Chaumont as the pickup location.
Phone Us – Library staff will be happy to assist you with placing holds. We can also browse the shelves and let you know what is currently available. Phone: 315-649-5454. Staff will be at the library during regular business hours: Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 8 and Saturday 10 to 4.
New Materials - Lists of our newly acquired materials will be posted on our website and on Facebook.
Pickup - Library Staff will call you to schedule a pickup time when items are available. Items will be wrapped in plastic and placed in a locker on the front porch. If you are unable to climb the stairs we will make arrangements to place your books in an area that is accessible. Pickups will be scheduled every 15 minutes to allow for 1 person at a time on the porch. We ask patrons to respect 6 foot social distancing and NYS mask requirements.
Returns – Returns may be placed in a box on the porch during regular business hours. Please follow the same steps as above for social distancing. Please do not leave items on the porch when we are closed – we cannot be responsible for their safe return.
Precautions - The building will remain closed to the public during Front Porch Pickup. There will be no physical contact between staff and patrons. To ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons, all returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours, cleaned and disinfected before being checked in. No overdue charges or fines will be accrued during this time.
Wi-Fi – Our Wi-Fi connection has been and will remain active to the public 24/7. We ask that you adhere to 6 foot social distancing and mask requirements when on library property.
Summer Reading Program
This year summer reading for ages 6 to 12 will look a bit different. Participants will pick up craft and reading packets to be completed during July & August. First pickup is July 7th. Reading times will be recorded, and children will be able to earn Barnes & Noble gift cards based on their participation. Sign up is required by July 3rd. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.
Preschool Story Time
Our new take & make summer story time for children ages 3 to 5 will begin on July 8th. Children will be able to pick up story time packets on the porch each Wednesday from 10 to 4. Sign up is required - Parents must sign children up at least 1 week in advance for packets to be available for their children the following Wednesday. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.
TumbleBooks - Free eBooks for Kids!
Log into Tumblebooks to access your choice of over 1,100 K-6 ebooks. Free and always available. Perfect for summer! This curated database is a constantly growing collection of: talking animated picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, math stories, plus fun games and puzzles. Follow the link on our website:lymefreelibrary.org.
How Does the Town of Lyme Benefit?
The results of the 2020 Census will help make decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country for the next ten years. Funding for hospitals, fire departments, schools, libraries and other critical programs and services will be determined based on the number of people in living each community. Your response matters!
Lyme Free Library Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6pm.
Please note date change- July meeting will be held on the 6th
New Book by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Release Date August 4, 2020
Launch Party August 6th at 7pm
If social distancing allows, the launch party will be held at the Chaumont Fire Hall.
If social distancing does not permit a physical gathering, we will host a
Zoom meeting, same date and time.
THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is set in the Philadelphia tenements during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. It’s the story of a young German immigrant, Pia Lange, who loses her mother to the virus and must take care of her twin baby brothers until her father returns from the war. But with no food at home, Pia is forced to venture into the quarantined city to search for supplies, leaving her brothers behind. It’s also about a woman who uses her hatred of immigrants as an excuse to tear families apart when they’re at their most vulnerable.
The Spanish flu pandemic that swept the world in 1981-1919 infected one third of the planet’s population and killed an estimated 50 million people over the course of two years. Some believe it killed twice that many. Approximately 675,000 citizens of the United States died and 28% of the population was infected. That’s more than all the deaths of American soldiers in the 20th century combined. More U.S. soldiers died from the 1918 flu than were killed in battle during WWI. Many of the men who came home from the war found their families dead.
The first wave hit in the spring of 1918 and was generally mild. The sick experienced typical flu symptoms, usually recovered after several days, and the number of reported deaths was low. But a second, particularly cruel and highly contagious wave hit in the fall of that same year, killing victims within hours or days. People would be fine one minute and incapacitated and delirious the next, with fevers rising to 104 to 106 degrees. Death was quick, savage, and terrifying. The virus resurfaced in November when people gathered to celebrate the end of the war, then lingered into 1919.
No other pandemic has claimed as many lives, not even the black death in the fourteenth century or AIDS in the twentieth century, yet the Spanish flu is seldom mentioned. 1918 is often called the year of forgotten death.
The Spanish flu did not originate in Spain, though news coverage of it did. It most likely started in Kansas in March 1918, when U.S. soldiers and civilians around Fort Riley rapidly became ill. The Spanish, meanwhile, believed the virus came from France and called it the “French Flu.”
The New York City health commissioner tried to slow the transmission of the flu by ordering businesses to open and close on staggered shifts to avoid overcrowding on the subways.
Despite warnings from the city’s health officials to avoid crowds, the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, brought 200,000 people together on the city’s streets on September 28, 1918. Over the next six months, more than half a million people contracted the virus and more than 16,000 perished.
Hospitals and morgues quickly became overcrowded in some cities, with bodies piling up by the dozens, and many left for days on sidewalks and front lawns. Carts traveled the streets, their drivers calling for people to bring out their dead.
People used folk remedies to protect themselves from the Spanish flu. They tied garlic around their necks, ate extra onions, and sucked on sugar cubes soaked in kerosene. They took formaldehyde tablets, morphine, laudanum, and chloride of lime, and gave whiskey and Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup to babies and children, despite the fact that it contained morphine, alcohol, and ammonia. The American Medical Association called the syrup a “baby killer” in 1911, but it wasn’t removed from the market until 1930.
Wartime restrictions on communication www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/12/20/1918-flu-pandemic">http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/12/20/1918-flu-pandemic">had deadly effects during WWI, including in the United States. President Wilson’s Committee on Public Information and the Sedition Act passed by Congress both limited writing or publishing anything negative about the country. Posters asked the public to “report the man who spreads pessimistic stories, and newspapers refused to print flu warnings from medical professionals. To maintain morale and hide additional loss of life from their enemies, wartime censors curtailed early reports of the Spanish flu and mortality in Germany, Britain, France, and the United States. But newspapers in Spain were free to report the epidemic’s effects, creating the false impression that Spain was especially hard hit, leading to the nickname Spanish flu.
Philadelphia was the American city with the highest, most rapidly accumulating death toll. The death toll in St. Louis, Missouri, which immediately closed schools, churches, movie theaters, factories, and banned public gatherings, was one-eighth of Philadelphia’s. In many cities, trollies forbid anyone not wearing a mask to board, funerals were not allowed, and libraries put a halt on lending books. People were also advised to avoid shaking hands and to stay indoors.
The Spanish flu infected Walt Disney and Woodrow Wilson. It also killed Donald Trump’s grandfather.
At first people blamed the Germans for the epidemic, claiming they were spreading poison clouds, or that Bayer, a German owned company, had infected their aspirin.
To fight the Spanish flu, medical professionals advised patients to take up to 30 grams of aspirin per day, a dose now known to be toxic. It’s now believed that many of the October deaths were actually caused or hastened by aspirin poisoning.
Some newspapers reported that influenza posed no danger because it was as old as history and usually accompanied by foul air, fog, and plagues of insects.
The Board of Health advised people to ward of the virus by keeping their feet dry, staying warm, eating more onions, and keeping their bowels and windows open. Phonographs were advertised as machines guaranteed to drive away influenza because listening to records you’d never know you had to stay in nights.
Posters went up that read: “When obliged to cough or sneeze, always place a handkerchief, paper napkin, or fabric of some kind before the face,” or “Cover your mouth! Influenza Is Spread by Droplets Sprayed from Nose and Mouth” and “Spitting Equals Death”. Some cities ordered all citizens to wear gauze masks in public. Signs read: “Obey the laws and wear the gauze, protect your jaws from septic paws.” In San Francisco, people without masks were fined $5.00 and were called “mask slackers.”
Lyme Free Library is closed until further notice due to concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19)
After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing situation in New York concerning novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Lyme Free Library is closing until further notice.
Please Note -
Due dates for ALL materials will be waived until after the library reopens.
You will NOT be fined for materials! Any fines or fees that occur during the closure will be forgiven.
If your account becomes inactive for any reason please contact the library at 315-649-5454.
During the closure library patrons will be able to:
- Access WiFi on our porch or in our parking lot 24 hours a day. No password is needed. Simply click on: chapublic, and Continue to the Internet.
- Download free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines through the library system. Simply click on the OverDrive button on our website: lymefreelibrary.org. You can also download the Libby and OverDrive apps to your devices; both of them are free.
- Access educational and informative databases including Universal and Artist classes and Resume help at lymefreelibrary.org
- If you do not have a library card, you can sign up for one online at www.ncls.org/">http://www.ncls.org/" target="_blank">www.ncls.org. (North Country Library System), or clicking on the graphic below.
Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?
You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.
North Country Library System patrons will now be able to access the entire catalog right from their smartphones. The App allows patrons to search for and reserve books across the system and manage their account. It can act as a digital library card, as it is able to be scanned to check out books. The app has information on all 65 branches in the system, including hours and locations. The calendar feature, which sorts events by county, allows patrons to explore neighboring libraries. Our favorite feature is the ISBN scanner. If you see a book in a store you think you might like to read, scan the barcode on the book and it will tell you if it’s in our catalog. The North Country Library System app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.
How do I sign up for a library card online?
Go to https://catalog.ncls.org/client/en_US/nclscat" target="_blank">ncls.org and click on the button in the center of the page that says Register Online for your library card. This will bring you to the application form – you’ll enter your contact information, create a PIN, and select a home library. A six-digit number will be generated, and you’ll use this as your library card number when you access OverDrive and other online resources of the North Country Library System.
What online resources can I access with my NCLS card?
https://northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com/" target="_blank">OverDrive (link is external): Patrons can enjoy access to over 7,000 e-book titles and almost 2,000 e-audio titles in the NCLS OverDrive collection, with curated collections for https://northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com/library/kids" target="_blank">children (link is external) and https://northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com/library/teens" target="_blank">teens (link is external). Additionally, the NCLS OverDrive collection includes access to 25 different magazines. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/1451?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-1451-mod..." target="_blank">Learn more here (link is external).
https://databases.ncls.org/universalclass" target="_blank">Universal Class: Learners have access to over 500 different self-guided courses, including subjects in general education, teacher resources, office skills, and hobbies. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/1857?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-1857-mod..." target="_blank">Learn more here (link is external).
https://ncls.rbdigital.com/service-details/education/artist-works" target="_blank">ArtistWorks (link is external): Learn a musical instrument online! Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. Lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/3384?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-3384-mod..." target="_blank">Learn more here (link is external).
https://ncls.rbdigital.com/service-details/education/transparent-language" target="_blank">Transparent Language (link is external): Explore a new language using any Internet-connected device. Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/1240?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-1240-mod..." target="_blank">Learn more here (link is external).
Fold3: Features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/8425?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-8425-mod..." target="_blank">Learn more here (link is external).
ReferenceUSA: Offers the most up-to-date data available in the market for small business owners and marketing professionals. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/378?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-378-modal..." target="_blank">Learn more here (link is external).
Cypress Resume: Jobseekers can build a resume with an easy-to-use template that provides concise, professional language to describe core tasks of a multitude of professions. https://my.nicheacademy.com/ncls/course/4083?modalId=klu4nx8r7a-4083-mod..." target="_blank">Learn more here. (link is external)
Additional free resources
https://abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources" target="_blank">Abdo Books (link is external): Free distance learning resources available through June 2020.
https://pbskids.org/" target="_blank">PBS Kids (link is external): Educational videos and games, plus a newsletter you can sign up for that provides daily activities and tips for learning at home.
www.pbslearningmedia.org/">https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/" target="_blank">PBS Learning Media (link is external): Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
www.summerreadingnys.org/online-and-e-resources-for-families-students-an...">http://www.summerreadingnys.org/online-and-e-resources-for-families-stud..." target="_blank">Summer Reading @ New York Libraries (link is external): Compilation of free online resources, including myON digital library.
www.tech-talk.com/">https://www.tech-talk.com/" target="_blank">Tech-Talk (link is external): Articles and videos on technology by top training experts for busy professionals and aspiring students. (username: free-learning; password: free-learning)
www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77">https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77" target="_blank">TumbleBooks (link is external): Free e-books, videos, and games
www.ilovelibraries.org/article/amazing-library-collections-explore-online">http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/amazing-library-collections-explor..." target="_blank">Library collections to explore online (link is external): Including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the British Library, and more!
Check out your local library or BOCES website for more resources and activities!
www.boces.com/o/P%20P%20Dev/page/covid-19-resources-for-libraries">https://www.boces.com/o/P%20P%20Dev/page/covid-19-resources-for-libraries" target="_blank">Jeff-Lewis BOCES School Library System (link is external)
www.potsdamlibrary.org/content/learning-home">https://www.potsdamlibrary.org/content/learning-home" target="_blank">Potsdam Public Library