August Free Events at the Library


Summer Reading Program

Children who are participating in the Library Summer Reading Program (all welcome, join anytime!)  and have met their reading goals can drop by the Library any time in August to pick up their ice cream cone coupon. This program encourages kids to keep up their reading skills over the summer and to visit the library to find new and exciting books to read.  And join in the August library fun with Kung Fu, theater games and making & flying paper airplanes!

Summer Fun Programs for Children: Wednesdays, 3–4 p.m.

August 3:    Indonesian Kung Fu w/Morgan Kent

August 10:  Theatre Games w/Double Edge staff

August 17:   Paper Airplane Party


New Discount Pass for the Norman Rockwell Museum

The Friends of the Belding Library have generously funded a new addition to our Museum Pass program! The new Discount Pass allows admission of two adults at $10 each (regular adult admission is $18) to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA.

The Belding Museum Pass Program, made possible by the Friends of the Belding Library, now provides free or discount admission to ten area museums! Drop by the library to get a list of available museum passes or find info on the Library website @


Magazines at the Library

Summer is a great time to meander through town and drop by the Library for a cool, quiet break to read a magazine. The Library subscribes to about 20 magazines and to the West County Independent newspaper. We appreciate the folks in town who provide donated magazine subscriptions to Belding Library. And we welcome more magazine subscription donations! If you have a favorite magazine you would like to provide to the Library, please contact the Library Director. Also, we are looking for someone to continue our donated subscriptions to the New Yorker (which runs out in October 2016) and Scientific American (which runs out in January 2017).


New Selections at the Library


Youth Fiction and Fact

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

Hilo 2 : saving the whole wide world by Judd Winick (graphic novel)

My Favorite Pets  by Jeanne Birdsall  (picture book)

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto  by Dav Pilkey

Super Simple Cartooning for Kids by Rosa Curto



Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo (Suspense/Amish communities)

Another One Goes Tonight by Peter Lovesey (Mystery)

Belgravia  by Julian Fellowes (Historical fiction/1840s London)

Black Widow  by Daniel Silva (Suspense/Espionage)

A Certain Age  by Beatriz Williams (Secrets & scandal in 1920’s NYC)

Dr. Knox  by Peter Spiegelman (Gritty urban suspense)

Falling: a love story  by Jane Green

Fatal Pursuit  by Martin Walker (Mystery/France)

Guilty Minds  by Joseph Finder  (Political suspense)

The Harrows of Spring: a world made by hand novel by James Kunstler  (Dystopian saga)

House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner (Historical saga)

House Revenge by Mike Lawson (Political suspense)

Let the Devil Out  by Bill Loehfelm (Suspense/New Orleans)

Miss Jane  by Brad Watson (Lyric historical fiction/rural Mississippi)

Night and Day  by Iris Johansen (Suspense/Forensics)

Nine Women, One Dress by Jane Rosen (Humor/Romance)

Siracusa by Delia Ephron (Portrait of a marriage, set in Italy)

Sweetbitter  by Stephanie Danler (Life, love, food & sex in NYC)

White Bone by Ridley Pearson (Suspense/Kenya)

Woman in Cabin 10  by Ruth Ware  (Mystery at sea)



Agnostic: a spirited manifesto  by Lesley Hazleton

Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teaching of plants  by Robin Kimmerer

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: a mother and son on life, love and loss  by Anderson Cooper

Unearthed: love,acceptance and other lessons from an abandoned garden  by Alexandra Risen



10 Cloverfield Lane  (Sci-fi/Horror with John Goodman)

45 Years  (Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay)

Grace and Frankie, Season 1  (Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda)

House of Cards, Season 4 (Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey)

Kung Fu Panda 3  (Animation)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Tina Fey)