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Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for June

  1.  AV Grant

From a formal standpoint the New City Library is officially done with the AV Grant.  New York State Library Development sent to the Library the FS-10 Approved Report, the official sign-off by the State.

On the furniture front, the new table top for the children’s computer table was finally delivered.  The installers should have the replacement table top in position by close of business, July 11.  Note that it’s the third one—we hope they got it right this time, and we can close the book on the furnishings for the Children’s Room.  Also two chairs that were delivered did not have their cut-outs match the chairs that were originally ordered.  The supplier has been notified, and we trust that this will be resolved—but if the future is like the past, it will not happen quickly.

Other than these couple of issues in the children’s room that will be resolved, let’s put the grant behind us and move on to other initiatives now.

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Fiction Audiobooks July 2014

BCD Binchy
      Chestnut Street
by Maeve Binchy.  Read by Sile Bermingham,  10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Bond
     Ruby
by Cynthia Bond.  Read by the author.  9 discs.  11+hours.

BCD Brown
    Starfire
by Dale Brown.  Read by William Dufris.  12 discs. 14 hours.

BCD Butcher
     Skin Game
by Jim Butcher.  Read by James Marsters.  13 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Clare
     City of Heavenly Fire
by Cassandra Clare.  Read by Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner.  17 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD Clarke
     A Single Breath
by Lucy Clarke.  Read by Shaun Grindell and Fiona Hardingham.  8 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Clarke
     Sting of the Drone
by Richard A. Clarke.  Read by Ari Fliakos.  7 discs. 9 hours. 

BCD Cunningham

Mystery Audiobooks July 2014

BCD Mystery Atkins
     Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot
by Ace Atkins.  Read by Joe Montegna.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Beaton
     Death of a Policeman
by M.C. Beaton.  Read by Graeme Malcolm.  5 discs.  5+ hours.
   
BCD Mystery Beaton
     Death of a Scriptwriter
by M.C. Beaton.  Read by Shaun Grindell.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Mystery Bradley
     The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
by Alan Bradley.  Read by Jayne Entwistle.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Mystery Bruen
     Purgatory
by Ken Bruen.  Read by Gerard Doyle.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

BCD Mystery Castle
    Deadly Heat
by Richard Castle.  Read by Robert Petkoff.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark

AMELIA EARHART

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.  Amelia was an adventurous and curious child, who enjoyed exploring with her sister.  In 1920, she took an airplane ride at the Long Beach air show and immediately wanted to learn how to fly.  She was the 16th woman to get a pilot's license.  In 1928, she became the first female to fly across the Atlantic.  Amelia soon became a celebrity but didn't stop there.  At the age of 40, "she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator." 

Learn more about this American icon by visiting these websites:

www.ameliaearhart.com

www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org

New Large Print for July 2014

Fiction 

The Escape by Mary Balogh

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

The Promise by Robyn Carr

Power Play by Catherine Coulter

For All Time by Jude Deveraux

Her Irresistible Protector by Michelle Douglas

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

Terminal City by Linda Fairstein

Jennifer Faye by The Return of the Rebel

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman

Sniper's Honor by Stephen Hunter

Kiss and Tell by Fern Michaels

The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller

Invisible by James Patterson

Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson

The Red Room by Ridley Pearson

New DVD Releases for July 8th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, July 8th.  They are:

Bad Words (Jason Bateman)

Week-End, Le (Jim Broadbent)

New DVD Titles, July 2014

THREE DAY DVDS                                                 SECTION

 

300: Rise of an Empire                                                 Drama

Alan Partridge (Foreign Film – U.K.)                                Foreign

Great Books on the Big Screen July 8 at 6:30

Movies, Laser Tag, Games, Snacks and more for teens.  On July 8 at 6:30 pm, enjoy a movie and have your picture taken with Elrond.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call to register, 634-4997 ex. 125 or 126.  You can also register online.  See you Tuesday!  Locked in the library starts at closing at 9 pm and the evening will end at 9:30.

 

New Mysteries July 2014

Possibility of Violence by D.A. Mishani
Night Searchers by Marcia Muller
Strangers by Bill Pronzini
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion Returns in Mr. Campion's Farewell by Mike Ripley
Identity by Ingrid Thoft
Denial of Murder by Peter Turnbull
Eyes on You by Kate White
Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie
Sorrow Bound by David Mark
All the Things You Are by Declan Hughes
Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber
Shots Fired by C.J. Box
Competition by Marcia Clark
Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo
Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley
No Stone Unturned by James W. Ziskin
Engaged in Murder by Nancy J. Parra
Rest Assured by J.M. Gregson
Catered Fourth of July by Isis Crawford
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Downloadable Music: Freegal

The New City Library has discontinued its subscription to the Freegal music service.

There were a few reasons for this decision. 

Freegal is a rather expensive product for the library to keep supporting given the number of patrons who actually used the service.  We have noticed, over the last year, that usage levels have continued in a downward trend. Another reason for discontinuing Freegal is budgetary constraints we now find ourselves under.  The cost, per download, for each song was quite high for the library. The third reason is simply a matter of the number of free streaming music services on the web which everyone has access to.  Some of these are Pandora, last.fm, 8track.com and Spotify.  There are many more streaming music services that patrons can get by going online.

Again, we are sorry to have to discontinue Freegal.  We hope our patrons understand our reasons for doing so.

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