Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Books for Memorial Day

Memorial Day was set aside as a day of remembrance ~ a day to remember those who died while serving in our country's armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May.

It originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. At that time it was called Decoration Day. Over time, Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

If you are looking for some books to share with children, here are a few in our library:

Memorial Day
by Lynn Hamilton
This book examines the history of Memorial Day and describes some of the ways that this holiday is celebrated.  

Civil War! : America becomes one nation 
by James I. Robertson, Jr.
This is the book to go to if you want to know about the causes, major battles, military leaders, and effects of the American Civil War.

Military airplanes
by Melissa Abramovitz
Perfect for young readers who want to look at lots of photos and learn about some of the modern day technology.

by Tony Gibbons 
This book discusses the functions and design features of modern submarines, both conventional diesel-powered and nuclear. It also includes information about such warfare aspects as tactics, missiles, and torpedoes.

by Ian V. Hogg 
If you want to know about the evolution of armored tanks, this is the book to read.  Modern tanks are equipped with computerized electronics, night vision, air filtration, and laser fire control systems. There's also some information about the tasks tanks perform and how they are used in battles.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring Book Sale this Weekend

The annual Spring Book Sale happens this weekend, and the shelves are overflowing with books. There are SO MANY books that the Friends of the Library have already started "boxes by author". Whether it's Tom Clancy or Jane Austen, this is the perfect time to stock up on beach reading, riding-in-the-car books, rainy day novels, poolside paperbacks and it's-too-hot-to-mow-the-lawn books.

You'll find histories, mysteries, sci-fi, crafts, kid's books, cook books, romance, western... enough to fill your book bag and then some. You might even find a DVD or two, maybe a sound recording. There are many treasures to be found, and the Friends of Candor Free Library have been busy sorting and shelving and stacking to make it a bit easier for you to find what you're looking for.

How to make your Book Sale fun and stress-free:
Bring sturdy canvas bags (except for bag sale) - some people even bring rolling suitcases.
Bring smaller bills.
Give kids their own money and let them buy the books they want (there's a kid's section).

Be adventurous:
  • Try an author you've never read.
  • Choose books with a theme: names of states in the title.
  • Choose a book by its cover
  • Choose a book in a genre you've never read

 Spring Book Sale hours are:
  • Friday, May 15 from 10 am - 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 16 from 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday afternoon there's a Bag Sale from 2-4 pm. All you can fit into a brown paper grocery bag for just a couple bucks.