Quote of the Month

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.  ~Woodrow Wilson

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Activities and Events

Saturday, July 2
Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 4
Independence Day

Thursday , July 28
Summer Reading Begins

Mark the calendar and plan to attend this year’s family summer reading program “Get On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during July and August. This year’s theme is all about teamwork, good nutrition, and exercise.

Our first session will be Thursday, July 28th, at 10:00 A.M. at the First National Bank Annex on Main Street in beautiful downtown Hope. Milford Nature Center will share stories featuring real live animals. Bring the whole family to see what creatures they will bring this year!

Our second meeting will be Thursday, August 4th, at 10:00 A.M. again at the Annex. Our program will be local Hope resident Nancy Lorson showing us how to be “The Best Me Possible”. Nancy, a certified aerobics instructor, has something very special planned for all ages. Join us to find out what the surprise is!

Our third and last event will be Thursday, August 11th, also at 10:00 A.M. at the Annex. We are excited to have someone from the Dickinson Soil Conservation District office come to share things from our local environment that go along with our theme. You will be amazed!

Sign-up for the Hope Community Library summer reading program will be on-site at the first session. Please come and join us to discover what “Get On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” is all about. SEE YOU IN THERE!


Recent Acquisitions

Adult fiction:
“The Forgotten Girl” by David Bell
“Cross My Heart” by James Patterson
“Calling Me Home” by Julie Kibler

Large print adult fiction:
“Predator” by Wilbur Smith
“Eligible” by Curtis Sittenfeld
“Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen
“Titans” by Leila Meacham
“Beyond the Ice Limit” by Preston & Child
“A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker
“Everybody’s Fool” by Richard Russo
“Heat and Light” by Jennifer Haigh
“Troublemaker” by Linda Howard
“War Hawk” by James Rollins

Adult non-fiction:
“Family Fun Night” by Cynthia Copeland
“The Simple Diet” by James Anderson
“Dr. A’s Habits of Health” by Wayne Anderson

Young adult fiction:
“Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here” by Anna Breslaw
“The Forbidden Orchid” by Sharon Waller
“The Serpent King” by Jeff Zentner
“The Steep and Thorny Way” by Cat Winters
“The Last Star” by Rick Yancey
“The Crown’s Game” by Evelyn Skye
“Summer Days and Summer Nights” Stephanie Perkins, editor

Juvenile fiction:
“Slacker” by Gordon Korman
“Mutt’s Promise” by Julie Salamon
“The Scandal” by John Grisham
“Summer of Lost and Found” by Rebeca Behrens
“Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk

Juvenile non fiction:
“Baseball” by SI Kids
“Brave Like Me” by Barbara Kerley
“Farm Animals” by DK
“My First Book of Baseball” by Beth bugler
“Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows, and Purples” by DK
“Rising Above” by Gregory Zuckerman
“The Rock and Gem Book” by Dan Green

Picture book:
“Baby Wren and the Great Gift” by Sally Lloyd-Jones
“Everyone Can Ride a Bicycle” by Christopher Raschka
“Playground” by Mies Van Hout
“On Bird Hill” by Jane Yolen
“Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night?” by Brianna Sayres

“What’s in the Bible?” volumes 4-11