Ho, ho, ho! I hope everyone is having a very merry holiday season. Even though it doesn’t quite look like the Christmas season outdoors, your library is still a fantastic place to relax during the coming winter months.

In the holiday spirit, we have some new books for our youngest patrons to enjoy while they are out of school. Recent additions include: “Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues,” “Thomas and Friends-Best Day Ever!” “Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail,” “Angelica-The Angel Fairy,” “Geronimo Stilton-The Treasure of Easter Island,” these four titles in the “Thea Stilton” series: “Thea Stilton and the Missing Myth,” “Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage,” “Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure” and “Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters;” “Fancy Nancy Candy Bonanza” and “Fancy Nancy Super-Secret Surprise Party.”

For readers who are a little more advanced we have “Warriors Power of Three Outcast,” “Warriors Power of Three Eclipse” and “A Mad Zombie Party” by Gena Showalter.

Maybe the most interesting new book we have is “The Explorers Guild-Volume One” by John Baird and Kevin Costner and illustrated by Rick Ross. And before you ask, yes, it is that Kevin Costner, the award-winning actor, producer and director. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the Explorers Club is a mysterious organization of explorers who journey to the places in the world “in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth.” The book is a combination of novel and graphic novel and looks to be something fans of Rudyard Kipling or “Indiana Jones” would love. It will definitely be on my list of books to read in 2016.

If you prefer the spoken word to the written word, we have these new audio books: “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly, “The Guilty” by David Baldacci, “Depraved Heart” by Patricia Cornwell, “Corrupted” by Lisa Scottoline and “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham.

Your library also has a good selection of new novels ready for the holiday season, so please be sure to check out our displays by the front door. If you have a book you are interested in but don’t see, be sure to check at the circulation desk. We can add it to our list of future purchases or simply get it through interlibrary loan.

We will be showing a holiday movie today, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. in the children’s library. Stop in for some popcorn and fun. Hope to see you then!

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