Quote of the Month

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  ~John Dewey

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.  ~Ralph W. Sockman

You can get all A’s and still flunk life.  ~Walker Percy

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.  ~Edward Everett

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.  ~Malcolm S. Forbes

Education is the movement from darkness to light.  ~Allan Bloom

Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.  ~William Butler Yeats

You learn something every day if you pay attention.  ~Ray LeBlond

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.  ~Dana Stewart Scott

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  ~Henry Brooks Adams


Activities and Events

Thursday, August 4
10:00 a.m. Summer Reading

Thursday, August 11
10:00 a.m. Summer Reading
NCKLS Book Van

Saturday, August 13
Summer Reading Logs Due

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 Lake House” by Kate Morton
“Kingdom Come” by Jane Jensen
“Killer Weekend” by Ridley Pearson
“Moonlight Mile” by Dennis Lehane
“The Innocent” by David Baldacci
“Uprooted” by Naomi Novik
“The Dog Master” by W. Bruce Cameron
“The Panther” by Nelson DeMille
“Exclusive” by Fern Michaels
“The Forgotten Room” by White, Williams, and Willig
“Tail Spin” by Catherine Coulter
“First Frost” by Sarah Allen
“Whistling Past the Graveyard” by Susan Crandall
“Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor
“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
“Watching Eagles Soar” by Margaret Coel

Large print adult fiction:
“All Summer Long” by Dorothea Frank
Tom Clancy Duty and Honor” by Grant Blackwood
“The Pursuit” by Janet Evanovich
“Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Enigma” by Eric Lustbader
“A Hero of France” by  Alan Furst
“A Certain Age” by Beatriz Williams
“Ghosts of War” by Brad Tsylor
“Here’s to Us” by Elin Hilderbrand
“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
“The House of Secrets” by Brad Meltzer

Adult non-fiction:
“The Baby Book” by Nikki Sims
“Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies The Patriots” by David Fisher
“Shuffle and Deal” by Tara Gallagher
“The 17 Day Diet” by Mike Moreno
“Slim for Life” by Jillian Michaels
“Shred: The Revolutionary Diet” by Ian Smith
“Super Shred: The Big Results Diet” by Ian Smith
“The Doctor Is In” by Travis Stork
“Making the Cut” by Jillian Michaels
“Choose More, Lose More” by Chris Powell
“Choose More, Lose More for Life” by Chris Powell
“The Fast Metabolism Diet” by Haylie Pomroy
“No Excuses” by Brian Tracy
“Killing Reagan” by Bill O’Reilly
“It Is About Islam” by Glenn Beck

Juvenile fiction:
“The World from Up Here” by Cecelia Galane
“Peril at the Top of the World” by James Patterson

Juvenile non fiction:
“The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia” by Clive Gifford
“The Children’s Interactive Story of Art” by Susie Hodge
“Milestones of Flight” by Tim Grove
“My First Gymnastics Class” by Alyssa Capucilli
“My First Soccer Game” by Alyssa Capucilli
“Jake at Gymnastics” by Rachel Isadora

Easy reader:
“Peppermint Patty Goes to Camp” by Charles Schultz

Picture book:
“Sleepytime Me” by Edith Fine
“Daisy-head Mayzie” by Dr. Seuss
“Oh No! A Fox!” by Janet Stocke
“Books Always Everywhere” by Jane Blatt
“The Best Kind of Kiss” by Margaret Allum
“The Adventurers” by Rachel Elliot
“The Night Before Preschool” by Natasha Wing
“Zoe’s Room” by Bethany Murguia