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New Titles on the Shelves

posted May 7, 2015, 7:06 AM by Kaye Janet   [ updated May 7, 2015, 7:14 AM ]

Here is a small selection of new books for adults:


Writing Contest 2015

posted Apr 17, 2015, 6:14 PM by Laura Hollister   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 7:36 PM ]


Multiple submissions are allowed, but each must be from a different work. No entries will be accepted after 11:59 pm on May 16. Submissions can be a short story or part of a larger story, and will be judged on:

o   Creativity (30%)

o   Characterization (25%)

o   Story development (25%)

o   Spelling, grammar, and articulation (20%)

Each submission must be accompanied by the attached cover page. Please do not include any identifying information in the submission itself. Your identity should only be on the cover page. A number will be assigned to your work to anonymously identify your submission. This means anyone may enter the contest, including NDL employees and board members. You do not need a Niles District Library account to enter.

You can submit your entry by emailing it, with the cover page, to laura.hollister@nileslibrary.net or by giving it to Information Desk staff at the library. If you need help converting your file to Word format, please ask the Computer Lab for assistance.

With each submission you agree to allow the Niles District Library to share your story (with proper attribution) as it chooses, both in print and online. Full rules are attached.

New Titles In Children's!

posted Apr 15, 2015, 1:04 PM by Tara Hunsberger   [ updated May 14, 2015, 11:32 AM ]


New Books on the Shelves April 11, 2015

posted Apr 11, 2015, 10:08 AM by Kaye Janet


New Genealogy Interest Titles Available

posted Apr 7, 2015, 12:24 PM by Kaye Janet


New Books on the Shelves

posted Apr 6, 2015, 12:38 PM by Kaye Janet   [ updated Apr 7, 2015, 12:28 PM ]

Just a taste of the some of the new adult books on the shelves.

Tween Book Club

posted Mar 14, 2015, 2:10 PM by Tara Hunsberger   [ updated May 20, 2015, 11:59 AM ]

Tween Book Club

 Thursday, May 28th @ 4:00pm in the Classroom
Ages 8-12
Copies of the book available at the Youth Services Desk.

"A book that is full of surprises...Triumphant enough to make readers cheer; touching enough to make them cry." —Kirkus, STARRED Review

If only getting a new life were as easy as getting a new notebook.
But it's not.

It's the first day of school for all the kids in the neighborhood. But not for me. I'm homeschooled. That means nothing new. No new book bag, no new clothes, and no new friends.

The best I've got is this notebook. I'm supposed to use it for my writing assignments, but my dad never checks. Here's what I'm really going to use it for:

Ratchet's Top Secret Plan
Turn my old, recycled, freakish, friendless life into something shiny and new.

This Florida State Book Award gold medal winner is a heartfelt story about an unconventional girl's quest to make a friend, save a park, and find her own definition of normal.


Upcoming Books!
June 11th- The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
June 25th- Sugar by Jewel Parker Rhodes
July 9th- Cassie and the Woolf by Olivia Snowe
July 23rd- Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George
August 13th- Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
August 27th- The Night Gardener by Jonathan Axler
September 10th- The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
September 24th- Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesel Shurtliff
October 8th- Three Time Lucky by Sheila Turnage
October 22nd- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
November 12th- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trentlee Stewart
November 19th- A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
December 10th- Ghostopolis by Doug Tennapel
December 17th- The Bambino by Nel Yomtov 

New In Young Adult!

posted Feb 5, 2015, 4:58 PM by Nancy Studebaker   [ updated May 14, 2015, 9:44 AM by Tara Hunsberger ]


Twisted Stitches

posted Feb 3, 2015, 7:26 AM by Nancy Studebaker   [ updated Apr 16, 2015, 10:37 AM by Tara Hunsberger ]

Twisted Stitches meets Fridays at 1pm. David can help you with knitting, but you're welcome to bring any kind of handwork!

Teen Book Club

posted Feb 3, 2015, 6:20 AM by Nancy Studebaker   [ updated May 4, 2015, 11:08 AM by Tara Hunsberger ]

Teen Book Club


Thursday, May 28th @ 4:00pm

Copies of the book available at the Youth Services Desk.


In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. 

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

Upcoming Books
June 11th- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
June 25th- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
July 9th- Smile by Raina Telgemeier
July 23rd- Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
August 13th- Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
August 27th- Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
September 24th- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
October 22nd- Legend by Marie Lu
November 19th- Winger by Andrew Smith
December 17th- Feed by MT Anderson 
January 28th- The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices From the Titanic by Allan Wolf
February 25th- Bluffton by Matt Phelan


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