MENTONE — The Bell Memorial Public Library will recognize Banned Books Week from Sept. 22-28.
Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International, and celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned books and highlights persecuted individuals.
The Bell Memorial Public Library encourages patrons to stop by and get caught reading a banned book.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. There’s still time to join the library’s scavenger hunt before it ends on Sept. 30. To participate, each entrant receives a punch card. Cardholders have their card punched when visiting participating libraries. After receiving card punches, they may return to Bell Memorial Public Library to claim various prizes. Library cards aren’t required for the scavenger hunt. However, library cardholders gain extra entries toward giveaways. Participating libraries include Bell Memorial Public Library, Akron Carnegie Public Library, Argos Public Library, Bourbon Public Library, Rochester Library, Milford Public Library and Syracuse Public Library.
Event sponsors include North Pointe Cinema, It’s Whimsicality, Java Jack’s, Martin’s Supermarket, Terri’s This and That, Deli N Dough, TJ’s Crafts & Home Décor and Pete & Freddy’s Pages Aplenty Bookstore.
Euchre Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23.
Story hour will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Story hour takes place in the children’s room. The story this week is “Llama Llama, Home with Mama” by Anna Dewdney. A craft activity will follow story hour.
New to Hoopla Digital? Log on today to check out audiobooks like “Proof of Life” by J.A. Jance; “Indistractable” by Nir Eyal; and “Pretty Guilty Women” by Gina LaManna. For the kids and teens, check out “How the Crayons Saved the Unicorn” by Monica Sweeney, Feronia Parker Thomas and “My Weird School Goes to the Museum” by Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot.
The library has new books coming soon. Titles include, “After We Collided” by Anna Todd; “After We Fell” by Anna Todd; “All Out War” by Sean Parnell; “An Amish Cookie Club Christmas” by Sarah Price; “An Amish Second Christmas” by Shelly Shepherd Gray; “Bad Kitty Searching for Santa” by Nick Bruel; “Before” by Anna Todd; “Bloodthirsty” by William H. Johnstone; “Bloody Genius: by John Sanford; “Blue Moon” by Lee Child; “A Book of Bones” by John Connelly; “Bullets Don’t Argue” by William H. Johnstone; “The Candy Cane Caper” by Jose S. Kilpatrick; “Child’s Play” by Danielle Steel; “The Christmas Dar” by Lori Wilde; “Cowboy Christmas Homecoming” by June Favor; “Cowboy Wolf Trouble” by Kait Ballenger,;“The Deception” by Kat Martin; “Dragon Ball Super 8” by Akira Toriyama; and “Elevator Pitch” by Linwood Barclay. Please note that some books are pre-ordered. The Bell Memorial Public Library does not receive them until after they are published.