07/12/2024
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By Cara Beth Lewis

Fall is the perfect time to get cozy, curl up, and enjoy a good book. The staff at Bladen County Public Library recommends books for all ages that are perfect for the season that we are in!

Children’s Books:

• Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
• The Luckiest Leaf by Curt Vincent
• How To Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace
• Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
• Scared Silly: 25 Tales to Tickle and Thrill by Dianne de Las Casas
• Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
• The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
• Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Books for Middle Schoolers:

• Coraline by Neil Gaiman
• Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
• Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
• The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
• All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

Favorite Suspense/Psychological Thrillers for Adults:

• Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
• All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
• Rock, Paper, Scissors by Alice Feeney
• The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
• The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The library has lots to offer: A variety of clubs for all ages, storytime for kids, special holiday events, and of course – books. The library staff invites you to come see them so that you can “FALL” into a good book! They are happy to help you with your book selection, or you can stop by the catalog kiosk and search for yourself. If they don’t have what you are looking for, they can get it pretty quickly, as they are part of the NC Live Consortium. Don’t hesitate to ask if you don’t see what you are looking for. As a reminder, the Libby app is a wonderful resource for ebooks and audiobooks. Cardholders have free access to this as well. There are so many ways to find the perfect book for your fall enjoyment!

Check out the upcoming Fall activities at the library:

• The library continues to hold weekly StoryTimes at 10:00 a.m., Thursdays at the main branch for children 0-5 years old.

• Homebound programming will have a table set up at the Fall Outreach for the Bladen County Senior Center at Hollow Municipal Building in Tar Heel on Thursday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

• The Book Mobile will be at the Jones Lake Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00-2:00. Every child who visits them will receive a free book.

• Adults are invited to the Popcorn and a Movie event on Monday, October 24th at 2:00 p.m. They will be showing Where the Crawdads Sing. Free popcorn for those in attendance.

• There will be a Halloween Party for children ages 2-10 at Bridger Memorial Public Library in Bladenboro on Monday October 24th at 6:00 p.m. Call today to register, as space is limited. (910) 863-4586.

• There will be a Trunk or Treat event hosted by the library on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30-8:00 in the parking lot. There will be special guests in attendance.

• There will be a Halloween Party for children ages 2-10 at Clarkton Public Library in Clarkton on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. Call today to register, as space is limited. (910) 647-3661.

• The Bizzy Bus will be at Camp Clearwater on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. giving out candy and library information.

• The Book Mobile will be at Beast Fest in Bladenboro on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 until mid-afternoon. Every child who visits them will receive a free book.

• Teen Programs are offered at the library each month. There is a book club, an anime club, and a gaming club. Call (910) 862-6990 and ask for Jasmine for more information.

• Pastries and Print Book Club continues to meet the 3rd Monday of each month to discuss their monthly book selection. Call (910) 862-6990 and ask for Kim for more information.

• Book Mobile regularly visits Emereau Bladen and Elizabethtown Christian Academy for book circulation.

• Bizzy Bus makes regular book drops at daycares and day schools, offering on-site StoryTimes to classes.

• Homebound Services continue to make drop-offs at resident homes and make visits to nursing home facilities and adult education classes. Visits often include stories, singing, and crafts.

• The library offers one-on-one tech help in 30 minute slots by reservation. Call (910) 862-6990 to make an appointment with one of the library staff members.

You can visit any of the three branches of BCPL to find a great book! The library has updated their hours of operation. View the updated hours below:

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