September at the Library

Saturday Storytimes for Families with Young Children are starting again!

September 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ 10:30 a.m.


September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Bring a Friend to the Library!

It has been rumored that some folks in town do not have a library card and, therefore, do not yet have free access to books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, eBooks and museum passes at Belding Memorial Library. This precious and useful commodity, a free library card, also provides access to 150 additional libraries in our Central & Western MA Automated Regional System known as C/W MARS.

So during September, if a friend or neighbor does not have a library card, invite them to visit the library with you and pick one up. Your library card may end up being the most important card in your wallet, saving you money and offering you something new and wonderful to do all year long!

What’s New with OverDrive?? Free Magazines!

The first wave of 50 magazines is now available in the C/W MARS OverDrive catalog. You can access them either through Libby or through the OverDrive app. They can be read online or downloaded for offline reading.

The magazines are all purchased under a “simultaneous use” agreement. This means every magazine is always available. There’s no waiting!  Anyone who wants to read a magazine can read one right away.

OverDrive has even set up a special “Magazine Room” for patrons to go to the magazines without searching through the catalog:

You can read a sample from any magazine before borrowing.

Seeking Volunteers…

To read stories to toddlers and preschoolers at Saturday morning storytimes.

To help with the Raffle and Book Sale fundraisers at Fall Festival in October.

Thank You…

To Sue Fuller, Esther Coler, Lui Collins, Bob Markey, Peter Wildermuth, Isabella DeHerdt, Jean Chernack, Cynthia Mangsen, Will Sussbauer and Nancy Hoff for their time, talent and help in making the “Library Rocks” Summer Children’s Reading Program a huge success!!

New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

Science Comics: Trees, kings of the forest  by Andy Hirsch Ultimate Slime: totally borax free! by Alyssa Jagan (DIY) Catwoman by Sarah Maas (Teen Superhero Fantasy) The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Trials of Apollo #3) Toaff’s Way by Cynthia Voigt (Animal Adventure, ages 8-12) Smiley’s Dream Book by Jeff Smith (“Bone” Picture Book)


Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu (Sci-fi) Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley(Romantic suspense) The Court Dancer by Kyung-sook Shin (Historical saga/Korea) Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger (Mystery/Cork O’Connor #17) Feared by Lisa Scottoline (Suspense/Rosato & DiNunzio #6) Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (Mystery/Royal Spyness #12) A Long Time Coming by Aaron Elkins (Mystery/Art in Italy) The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis (Historical drama) Middleman by Olen Steinhauer (Political suspense) Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper (Family saga/Canada) Our House by louise Candlish (Psychological suspense) Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter (Psychological suspense) Secret of the Irish Castle by Santa Montefiore (Deverill chronicles #3) Summer on the River by Marcia Willett (Family drama) Tailspin by Sandra Brown (Suspense) A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen (Satire/Russia) When the Flood Falls by J.E. Bernard (Mystery/Canada) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Romantic suspense/North Carolina)


Amity and Prosperity: one family and the fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold The Desert and the Sea: 977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast by Michael Scott Moore    Dopesick: dealers, doctors and the company that addicted America by Beth Macy The Fighters: Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq  by C.J. Chivers Fly Girls: how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history by Keith O’Brien Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown The Plot to Destroy Democracy: how Putin and his spies are undermining America and dismantling the West by Malcolm Nance Prepping 101: 40 steps you can take to be…ready and resilient when emergencies arise by Kathy Harrison The Tangled Tree: a radical new history of life by David Quammen


Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios) Isle of Dogs  (Fantasy/drama dir. By Wes Anderson) Orange Is the New Black, Season 5 A Quiet Place (Thriller w/Emily Blunt & John Krasinski) The Rider (Western w/Brady, Tim and Lilly Jandreau)