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Having Fun Isn't Hard When You've Got a Library Card!


Arthur is an armadillo created by author and illustrator, Marc Brown. Not only is Arthur a favorite when it comes to books, but his TV show appeals to kids of all ages as well.

Expanding his talents to music, Arthur sings a catchy tune called “Having Fun Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card.” I love the library, too; I love how ‘there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.’

You can come early or you can come late to the library, but if there is something special that you want, remember, ‘the early bird catches the worm’ and you should probably ‘strike while the iron is hot’ to get just the right book, because ‘there is no time like the present.’ ‘All that glitters is not gold,’ however, and ‘you can’t always judge a book by its cover,’ so ‘Carpe Diem,’ because a ‘rolling stone gathers no moss’ and ‘seeing is believing’ when you want a good book to read.

You’ll be happy to find that ‘finders keepers, losers weepers’ applies and the library is not just ‘any port in a storm’ when you check out these new fiction titles, because at JCPL, we ‘share and share alike!’

When a classified terror threat puts the lives of Americans in danger, the credibility of the White House comes into question. As the first woman president of the United States, Charlotte Kramer feels she must make a mark on American history, but the threat of violence during her second term, along with events that seem to be conspiring against her, are forcing the country to question the political elite in “It’s Classified” by Nicolle Wallace.

It is the spring of 1918, and the Spanish flu epidemic is rampant, killing millions of soldiers and civilians all over the world. Working as a military nurse, Bess Crawford discovers that among the many soldiers who have succumbed to the influenza epidemic is a family friend; but the flu was not what claimed his life. Brutally murdered, Bess must report his death, but falls victim to the flu herself before she can. After recovering, Bess begins to piece together the evidence so that justice can be served, but the killer matches wits with her, more determined than ever to cover his tracks in “An Unmarked Grave” by Charles Todd.

Summoned to Jerusalem to examine an ancient document, linguistics professor, Thomas Lourdes is shocked to find his friend murdered and his apartment ransacked. The document, it seems, is a much coveted text that contains a secret that will allow its owner to rule all of Islam. With the help of Miriam Abata, an Iranian-American graduate student, Lourdes sets to work, racing against time to find this elusive document so that he can save the civilization that his enemies are so anxious to destroy in “The Temple Mount Code” by Charles Brokaw.

Merrill Darling is the daughter of billionaire financier, Carter Darling. When attorney, Paul Ross marries into the Darling family, he can’t believe his luck. He is now a part of the elite; high society with a Park Avenue apartment, weekends in the Hamptons, as well as all of the luxuries that money can buy. Fortune is smiling down on Paul Ross, but when tragedy strikes, it propels the Darling family into the media spotlight, and scandal erupts, making Paul question his loyalties. Should he stand by the Darling name and family business, or will he lie to save himself from certain disaster? Find out in “The Darlings” by Cristina Alger.

You’ll find that ‘a good beginning makes a good ending’ when you come to your local branch of the Jasper County Public Library, and when ‘the more the merrier’ is the song you sing as you leave with your stack of books, you’ll find you’re not ‘just whistling Dixie!’