September at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

Weekly Storytime starts again on Saturday, September 10 @ 10:30 a.m.


Display your treasures at the Library!

The Library display case is now available to showcase your special collection of…ANYTHING! Recent displays have included dice, mahjong sets, bookmarks, vintage book plates, Happy Meal collectibles, Native American artifacts, antique medicine bottles and haiku with original illustrations. Please talk with library staff about any and all display ideas.


Got Books you don’t want?

Please donate your used books to the Friends of the Belding Library Fall Festival Book Sale!

All clean books in good condition accepted; no magazines, textbooks or encyclopedias, please. Last day for drop off is October 5.


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 at


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction and Fact

The Beauty of Darkness  by Mary Pearson (Adventure/Fantasy)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Fantasy)

Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure  by Jeff Brown (Early Reader)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two*

*a play by Jack Thorne based on a new story by JK Rowling

The Last Cherry Blossom  by Kathleen Burkinshaw (Historical fiction/Hiroshima)

Night of the Ninth Dragon  by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House adventure)

Riverkeep  by Martin Stewart (Adventure/Fantasy)



Behind Closed Doors  by B.A. Paris (Suspense)

The Book That Matters Most  by Ann Hood ( Family secrets and book clubs!)

Bright Precious Days  by Jay McInerney (Literary fiction/Family life)

Dead Joker  by Anne Holt (Mystery/Norway)

The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis (Mystery/Ancient Rome)

Chance Developments  by Alexander McCall Smith (Short stories)

Crowned and Dangerous  by Rhys Bowen (Mystery)

Damaged  by Lisa Scottoline (Suspense)

The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs (Historical drama)

Heroes of the Frontier  by Dave Eggers (Road trip drama/comedy)

Killer Look  by Linda Fairstein (Mystery)

Leaving Lucy Pear   by Anna Solomon (Historical drama)

Missing, Presumed  by Susie Steiner (Mystery/England)

The More They Disappear  by Jesse Donaldson (Mystery)

Murder on Brittany Shores by Jean-Luc Bannalec (Mystery/France)

The Muse  by Jessie Burton (Historical suspense)

The Second Death  by Peter Tremayne  (Mystery/Medieval Ireland)

Sting  by Sandra Brown (Suspense)

Think Wolf by Michael Gregorio (Suspense/Italy)

To the Bright Edge of the World by Ivey Eowyn (Historical adventure)

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Psychological fiction/Family life)

The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead (Historical odyssey)

When the Music’s Over  by Peter Robinson (Mystery)

You Will Know Me  by Megan Abbott (Suspense)



The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals & breakthroughs in modern art  by Sebastian Smee

Book of Spice: from Anise to Zedoary by John O’Connell

Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis  by J.D. Vance

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything by Rosa Brooks

Idiot Brain: what your head is really up to  by Dean Burnett

The Kite and the String: how to write with spontaneity and control  by Alice Mattison

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees  by Robert Penn

Seinfeldia: how a show about nothing changed everything by Jennifer Armstrong

Threading My Prayer Rug: one woman’s journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim by Sabeeha Rehman


Books on CD

First Comes Love  by Emily Giffin; read by Emily Foster and Catherine Taber

Hamilton: the revolution  by Lin-manuel Miranda; read by Mariska Hargitay (and the author)

Lilac Girls  by Martha Kelly; read by Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati & Kathrin Kana

The Storm King, Volume 2: Stories, Narratives and Poems  by Pete Seeger

The Things They Carried  by Tim O’Brien; read by Bryan Cranston

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante; read by Hillary Huber

Three Sisters, Three Queens  by Philippa Gregory; read by Bianca Amato



Allegiant (Divergent series 3; Shailene Woodley)

The Angry Birds Movie (Animation)

April and the Extraordinary World (French/Canadian animated sci-fi fantasy)

Boy & the World  (Brazilian Animation)

Elvis and Nixon (Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon)

Endeavour: Complete Third Season  (BBC/PBS)

Hologram for a King (Tom Hanks)

Inspector Lewis, Season 8  (BBC/PBS)

The Magicians: Season One (SyFy; Fantasy series)

The Man Who Knew Infinity  (Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons)

Mountains May Depart (Family Drama from China)

Murdoch Mysteries: Season Nine

The Nice Guys  (Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe)

The Promise (BBC mini-series, set in Palestine & Israel)

Sing Street (Irish Musical)