5 Keys to Improving Circulation

1. Exercise. Walk to Mott Public Library. Begin at North Dakota, search ABCDEFG.  HIJKLMNOP. Continue past World History, Art and the Biographies. QRSTUV, WXY and Z. Now you’re at the Paperbacks, check out quick no turning back. (ABC song)

2. Stretch. Stretch your right hand up, stretch your left hand down, grab a book in each hand then you check them both out. You put them in the green bag then you smile and dance around. That’s what it’s all about. (Hokey Pokey)

3. Say yes to spice. If you want to be a patron, have to get you a card. Check out is so easy. Choosing books is hard.  Romance, thriller, western, a crooner or the bard. Inspiration, business, check out with your card.  (Spice Girls, Wanna Be)

4. Relax. Here’s a little book I read, you might want to read it to the end, just read it, you’ll like it. On every shelf we have some stories, some are fun and some just gory, just read it, you’ll like it. (Bobby McFerrin, Don’t Worry, Be Happy)

5. Avoid Restrictive Clothing. We have a lot of books, so wear your comfy clothes,  just hang, your jacket up, you gotta get your read on. There is a big tv and lots of dvds, come see, the fun kid cave, and maybe play some wii games. (Nelly, Hot in Herre)

7 Books for 7 Days

Ebooks-Fields of Wrath, Mark Wheaton–Father Luis Chavez returns to his old stomping grounds after his ordination. He teams up with a local DA to bring down a human trafficking ring.    The Hundred Year Flood, Matthew Salesses–Tee, a young Korean American moves to Prague hoping to distance himself from the 9/11 and his uncle’s subsequent suicide. Prague’s impending hundred year flood causes Tee to contemplate his life.  Sherlock Holmes in America, Martin H. Greenburg–Sherlock and Dr. Watson cross the Atlantic to solve crimes from coast to coast and meet some of America’s most famous figures.

Children and Junior Fiction Books–The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, Shirley Nietzel–Rhymes and rebuses about the clothes children must wear to play in the snow. Athlete vs. Mathlete, W.C. Mack–Owen and Russell, one a jock and one a brain, could not be more different. Can they put their differences aside or will they be sidelined? The Game of Lives, James Dashner–Number 3 in the cyber adventure trilogy. Gamers must save the world as the lines between the virtual and real world become blurred.

Nonfiction–I am Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and was shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai. The story of a 15 year old girl who speaks out for change in the world. This book is available as an ebook. Adult and Young Reader (6th grade plus) editions.

Your Librarian, Carol Kunnerup