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Best Kids Books of 2015 December 16, 2015

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Season’s Readings! Here are some of the best kids books of 2015:

Picture Books:

beekle.jpgThe Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Dewalt

Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Caldecott Award Winner)

I will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen

Lenny & Lucy by Philip Stead

Chapter Books:

crossover.jpgThe Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

George by Alex Gino

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud

Circus Mirandas by Cassie Beasley

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbury Award Winner)

The Best Reads for 2015 – Adult Fiction December 8, 2015

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There have been lots of choices this year for intriguing reading; from the predominant authors to independent releases, there is no end of new stories to enjoy.

fatesandfuriesThe best of the year (all are in no particular order):

Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train

Susan Barker – The Incarnations

Kathleen Alcott – Infinite Home

Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

M.O. Walsh – My Sunshine Away

Ludmila Ulitskaya – The Big Green Tent

The best from the popular authors:

Harlan Coben – The Stranger

Jonathan Franzen – Purity

Sue Grafton – X

David Mitchell – Slade House

Toni Morrison – God Help the Child

Louise Penny – The Nature of the Beast

Salman Rushdie – Two Years Eight Months Twenty-Eight Nights

The best from debut authors:

Katherine Heiny – Single, Carefree, Mellow

James E. McTeer II – Minnow

Bill Clegg – Did You Ever Have a Family

Angela Flournoy – The Turner House

New AV at Steele – November 2015 December 4, 2015

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termgenNEW DVD:

  • SWAT Firefight
  • Texas Rising
  • The Beast Master
  • Wishmaster-Prophecy Fulfilled
  • Wishmaster 3
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Southpaw
  • Pixels
  • Tall Tale
  • Life After Beth
  • Vacation
  • Spy
  • Inside Out
  • Vatican Tapes
  • The Wolfpack
  • Tomorrowland
  • Z For Zachariah
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story
  • Beverly Hills Cop I & II
  • tomorrowlandJurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2
  • American Wedding
  • Aloft
  • Self/Less
  • Out of Reach
  • Mad Cow
  • Hooked Up
  • Porky’s I & II
  • Return To Sender
  • Containment
  • Sci-Fighters and Terminal Rush
  • The Old Gun
  • Unexpected
  • Cabinet of Souls
  • Chain of Command
  • Journey Home
  • Love & Mercy
  • Welcome To Happy Valley
  • Beyond The Mask
  • macgruberSummer Slam 2015
  • MacGruber
  • The Virginian
  • Hero Factory Rise of The Rookies
  • Boo York, Boo York
  • Distant Drums
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Seasons of The Smokies
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Monkey Kingdom
  • Zipper
  • Komodo vs Cobra
  • Boa vs Python
  • Decoys
  • Big Sky
  • Entourage The Movie
  • Results
  • Swat:Unit 887
  • Bottle Shock
  • Dark Places
  • Sharknado 3
  • sharknado3The One I Wrote For You
  • The River Niger
  • Insidious
  • Insidious 2
  • Insidious 3
  • Ask The Dust
  • What We Did On Our Holiday
  • Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron
  • Last Shift
  • Almost Famous
  • We Are Still Here
  • Johnny Cash A Concert
  • 10,000 Saints
  • Barbie A Perfect Christmas
  • The End of The Tour
  • Dead Rising:Watchtower
  • Action Star Christmas
  • Christmas Tail
  • Saving Christmas
  • Max
  • Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
  • ultronHolmes
  • Tremors 5
  • Nazareth-No Means of Escape


  • Alan Jackson Precious Memories
  • Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart
  • Maddie & Tae Start Here
  • Slayer Repentless
  • Brooks & Dunn Greatest Hits
  • Duran Duran Paper Gods
  • David Cook Digital Vein
  • Hollywood Vampires Hollywood Vampires
  • Pistol Annies Hell On Wheels
  • Leona Lewis I am
  • Brett Eldredge Illinois
  • Jewel Picking Up The Pieces
  • Mud Digger 6
  • New Order Music Complete
  • Celine Dion Collectors Series vol.1
  • Hozier Hozier
  • alanIrish Tenors Heritage
  • Gregg Allman Live Bacon to Macon, Ga
  • Queensryche Condition Human
  • Battlecross Rise To Power
  • Joe Jackson Fast Forward
  • Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Dead Weather Dodge and Burn
  • Blackmore’s Night All Our Yesterdays
  • Doro Fear No Evil
  • Killer Dwarfs Dirty Weapons
  • Demi Lovato Confident
  • Death Dealer Hallowed Ground
  • With The Dead With The Dead
  • Metallica Master of Puppets
  • Metallica Ride The Lightning
  • XYZ Letter To God
  • Asleep At The Wheel Havin’ A Party
  • Hunter Hayes Project 21
  • Voodoo Hill Waterfall
  • Alan Jackson Here In The Real World
  • Alan Jackson A Lot About Livin’
  • jewelAlan Jackson Good Time
  • Alan Jackson Don’t Rock The Jukebox
  • Trans-Siberian Orch. The Lost Christmas Eve
  • Tans-Siberian Orch. Christmas Attic
  • Trans-Siberian Orch. Night Castle
  • Armored Saint Win Hands Down
  • Y & T Ultimate Collection
  • Y & T In Rock We Trust
  • Soul Surfers Soul Rock
  • Herb Albert Come Fly With Me
  • Brian Setzer Orch. Rockin’ Rudolph
  • Tim McGraw Damn Country Music
  • John Scofield Past Present
  • Michael Ray Michael Ray
  • Avant The VIII
  • Clint Black On Purpose
  • Travis Scott Rodeo
  • Apollo Brown Grandeur
  • Wasp Golgotha
  • Janet Jackson Unbreakable
  • hunterhayesKC and the Sunshine A Sunshine Christmas
  • Dangerous Toys Ultimate
  • Doro Raise Your Fist
  • Nathaniel Rateliff Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Helloween My God Given Right
  • Saigon Kick The Lizard
  • Stryper Fallen
  • Zombies Still Got That Hunger
  • Disturbed Immortalized
  • Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits II
  • Rattleshake Rattleshake
  • Dire Straits Dire Straits
  • Glen Miller Essential


  • Baldacci, David The Guilty
  • Brown, Dale Iron Wolf
  • Brunkhorst, Alex The Girl of Matilda Duplaine
  • Chiaverini, Jennifer Christmas Bells
  • guiltyClifford, Stephanie Everybody Rise
  • Cline, Ernest Armada
  • Cornwell, Patricia Depraved Heart
  • Crais, Robert The Promise
  • Cussler, Clive The Pharaoh’s Secret
  • Dicks, Mathew Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend
  • Diffenbaugh, Vanessa We Never Asked For Wings
  • Du Brul, Jack The Lightning Stones
  • Evanovich, Janet Tricky Twenty-Two
  • Flynn, Vince The Survivor
  • Forstchen, William One Year After
  • Galbraith, Robert Career of Evil
  • Garlock, Dorothy Twice In A Lifetime
  • Goolrick, Robert The Fall of Princes
  • Grisham, John Rogue Lawyer
  • Hallberg, Garth City On Fire
  • Harrison, Kim The Drafter
  • Jance, J.A. Dance of The Bones
  • Jong, Erica Fear of Dying
  • bones.jpgKing, Stephen The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  • Macomber, Debbie Dashing Through The Snow
  • Mitchell, David Slade House
  • Morton, Kate The Lake House
  • Moss, Todd Minute Zero
  • Nye, Bill Unstoppable
  • Penny, Louise The Nature of The Beast
  • Perry, Anne Corridors of The Night
  • Preston & Child Crimson Shore
  • Roberts, Nora Stars of Fortune
  • Robb, J. D. Devoted In Death
  • Sanderson, Brandon Elantris
  • Scottoline, Lisa Corrupted
  • Stewart, Amy Girl Waits With Gun
  • Toll, Ian W. The Conquering Tide
  • Weiner, Jennifer Who Do You Love

Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – BookMyne December 1, 2015

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Have you ever had a conversation about books or movies and thought to yourself ‘When I get home I will search on my computer to see if I can borrow the book or movie from the library’, then when you get on your computer, you’ve forgotten the title or author? If you have a smart phone or tablet, I suggest that you download and install BookMyne.

What is BookMyne?

BookMyne is a mobile app that allows users to search and place holds on items contained within the Southern Tier Automated Regional Catalog (STARCat). The app is available on both Android and IOS (Apple) platforms.

How Do I get it?

Go to the Play Store (for android devices) or the App Store (for iPhones or iPads) and download to your smartphone or tablet.

How do I set up?

1. After installing the app, tap on “Find Library” toward the bottom of the screen.


2. Tap on your library from the list and then tap on “Add This Library”.


I’ve installed BookMyne, and added my library now what?
Tap on “My Account” (you will be prompted for your library card number and PIN). Once logged into your account you can view and renew checkouts, view/edit/remove/suspend holds, and view fines and profile info.



Can I search for books?
1. Tap on Search.
2. Type desired keyword(s) in the search box (1).
3. Tap one of the limiter fields (2) (Note: All Fields is the default).
4. Tap the search icon (3)


If you are in a bookstore, You can even scan the book’s barcode.
1. Tap on “Barcode Scanner”.


2. Scan the book’s UPC barcode with your smartphone or tablet’s camera.


Can I place holds with BookMyne?
Yes you can!
1. Tap on an item in your search result (Note: You can tap on the check boxes for multiple items as well.)
2. Tap on “Place Hold” (if you have not already done so, you will be prompted to login to your account.)


3. When prompted to select pickup location (this corresponds to the library you chose when you first installed the app), tap “Save”.

3. Tap on “Place Hold”.


Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor

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