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News from the Morris Public Library

After three months of repairs, the library is open once again – welcome back!

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6. You will not want to miss this sale. In addition to books, there will be magazine issues, video cassettes and audio tapes available for a minimum charge.

Most of the sales will take place Friday and Saturday, but items will be available for purchase through the end of the month. For the best selection, shop early and shop often. All proceeds are used by the Friends of the Library to support Library programs, collections, and equipment.

As a result of the water damage, all of our video cassettes (movies) were deleted from the collection. Most of these titles sustained water damage. At the same time the decision was made to delete our audio tape book collection. Both of these actions have freed up space to expand our DVD, audio CD and young adult collections, which is a good thing.

There will be an open house celebration, Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments and videos of the repair process. There will also be a guest book to sign and we ask that you consider how you would answer the following questions:

1. How have your reading habits, computer use been affected?

2. How did you survive the summer without access to the library?

3. What did you miss the most about the library being closed?

4. What are you most looking forward to in the re-opening of the library?

5. What positive changes have you seen in the library building?

The Library display case this month features the Salt and Pepper collections of Jenny Nellis and Anne Barber. The display case was a gift from the Friends of the Library and has been a popular feature of the library since 2011. If you have a collection you would like to share with the community, please contact us at 320-589-1634 to schedule a time to display it.

Please note that the Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day.

We welcome your comments and look forward to serving you again. Come in and see all of the good reads you may have missed while we were closed.

• Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough - fiction

• Born of Fury by Sherrilyn Kenyon – science fiction

• Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson - thriller

• Family: The Good F Word by Troy Dunn – nonfiction

• Mean Streak by Sandra Brown – fiction

• Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – science fiction

• Sea Garden by Marcia Willett – fiction

• Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger – mystery

• You are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Joe Dispenza – non-fiction

• Your Face in Mine by Jess Row – fiction