September Free Events at the Library

Storytimes for Families with Young Children: Saturday, September 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Informational Planning Session on  the upcoming Capital Campaign to fund a new roof for the library building: Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m.

Library Exhibit: Laundering, Mending and Stitching items from the collection of Katherine Fait Bakey


Saturday Storytimes Starting Up Again!

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 for the start of our Fall Storytimes!


Ruth Craft Children’s CD Audiobook Collection!

Belding Library has added 76 new audiobooks on CD for children, funded by donations made to the Library in honor of Ruth Craft. Ruth was a longtime book-lover and enthusiastic library advocate.


Still Got Classics?!

The library is expanding and updating our well-used classics collection and we need your help. We would like to replace many tattered and crumbling volumes by authors such as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf.  Please drop by the library to see a complete list of classic titles we need. The library would especially appreciate hardcover books in good condition. Thank you!


New Selections at the Library

Children’s Fiction

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-lot by Dav Pilkey

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Old Wolf by Avi

Power of the Fire Dragon by Tracey West (Early reader)

Ratscalibur by Josh Leib

The Golden Vendetta (Copernicus Legacy #3) by Tony Abbott

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss



Badlands  by C.J.Box (Suspense)

Brush Back by Sarah Paretsky (Mystery)

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (Historical Fiction)

Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein (Suspense)

The Devil’s Seal by Peter Tremayne (Ancient Ireland mystery)

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh (Historical Fiction)

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (Cooking drama)

In the Dark Places by Peter Robinson (Mystery)

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig (“on the road” story; author’s last work)

Long Upon the Land by Margaret Maron (Mystery)

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Literary Fiction)

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny (Mystery)

One Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler (Suspense)

The Patriarch by Martin Walker (Mystery)

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs (Mystery)

Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami (Early novels, newly published)

X by Sue Grafton (Mystery)



Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Last Love Song by Tracy Daugherty (Biography of Joan Didion)

The Reason for Flowers  by Stephen Buchmann (Natural History)

Voracious: a hungry reader cooks her way through great books by Cara Nicoletti



Far From the Madding Crowd (Carey Mulligan)

George Gently, Series 6

Gore Vidal: the United states of Amnesia (Documentary)

Insurgent: Divergent series #2 (Shailene Woodley)

Last Tango in Halifax, Season 3 (Derek Jacobi)

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 8  

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (Documentary on Internet eCommerce)

Tangerines  (War story from Estonia)