Summer is quickly wind-ing down. The library’sreading program was againvery successful. A total of 315 children joined the six-week program this year; 22teenagers joined the Teen-Read portion of the readingprogram; and 146 childrencompleted the entire pro-gram and were invited to apool party. Special activi-ties were held on Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays dur-ing the program, bringing inlots of families to use thelibrary. Children read a totalof 2,599 hours, or 155,940minutes! It’s always good tosee so many individuals tak-ing advantage of all that thelibrary has to offer. And, par-ents, remember to keep thosekids reading all through theyear, not just in the summer.15 new DVD titles wereadded to our collection thismonth:Big MiracleJohn CarterJourney 2 The MysteriousIslandKiara The BraveThe Legend Of Hell’sGateLife’s A JungleA Little Bit Of HeavenLove BeginsLove’s EverlastingCourageMirror MirrorOne For The MoneySentimental ReflectionsSignsThis Means WarTo Kill A Mockingbird
FICTIONDead Scared – S.J.Bolton
When a rash of suicidestears through CambridgeUniversity, DetectiveConstable Lacy Flint isrecruited to go undercoveras a student to investigate.Although each student’s deathappears to be a suicide, thepsychological histories, socialnetworks, and online activi-ties of the students involvedshare remarkable similarities,and the London police are notconvinced that the victimsacted alone. They believe thatsomeone might be preying onlonely and insecure studentsand either encouraging themto take their own lives oractually luring them to theirdeaths. As long as Lacey canplay the role of a vulnerableyoung woman, she may beable to stop these deaths, butis it just a role for her? Withher fragile past, is she draw-ing out the killers, or is sheherself being drawn into adeadly game where she’s aperfect victim?
Die A Stranger – SteveHamilton
Late one night, a planelands on a deserted airstrip.Five dead bodies are foundthere the next morning. Andnow Vinnie LeBlanc is miss-ing. Vinnie is an Ojibwa trib-al member, a blackjack deal-er at the Bay Mills Casino,and he just might be AlexMcKnight’s best friend. He’scome through for Alex morethan once in the past, and henever ever misses a day of work. So Alex can’t help butbe worried. There’s a dead-ly crime war creeping intoMichigan’s Upper Peninsula,leaving bodies in its wake,and Alex wouldn’t think fora minute that his friend couldbe involved. But when anunexpected and unwelcomestranger arrives in town, Alexwill soon find out that thestakes are higher than he evercould have imagined.
The Red Thread – AnnHood
In China there is a belief that people who are destinedto be together are connectedby an invisible red thread…After losing her infant daugh-ter in a freak accident, MayaLange opens The Red Thread,an adoption agency that spe-cializes in placing baby girlsfromChina with Americanfamilies. Maya finds somecomfort in her work, until agroup of six couples sharespersonal stories about theirdesire for a child. Their pain-ful and courageous journeystoward adoption force Mayato confront the lost daughterfrom her past.
To The Ends Of TheEarth – Elizabeth Lowell
Photographer Cat Cochranhas been to exotic placesmost peopleonly dreamabout—andall she wantsis to settledown andget her life inorder. But firstshe must photo-graph the mys-terious and elu-sive ship designerT.H. Danvers andhis awesome cre-ations. Danvers isdangerous—a mil-lionaire with anathlete’s body: theenigmatic charmer can breakdown Cat’s well-constructeddefenses with a buccaneer’sflourish. But Cat must resist.Experience has taught herthat pain is the price of thepleasure to be found in thearms of such a man.
The Next Best Thing –Jennifer Weiner
At twenty-three, RuthSaunders left her childhoodhome in Massachusetts andheaded west with her seven-ty-year-old grandma in tow,hoping to make it as a screen-writer. Six years later, shehas hit the jackpot when thegets The Call: the sitcom shewrote, The Next Big Thing,has gotten the green light,and Ruthie’s going to be theshowrunner. But her dreamsof Hollywood happiness arethreatened by demandingactors, number-crunchingexecutives, an unrequitedcrush on her boss, and hergrandmother’s impendingnuptials.
NON-FICTIONAre Your PrescriptionsKilling You? – Armon Neel& Bill Hogan
Pharmacist Armon Neel ison a mission to help patientsunderstand how the medi-cations they take can affectthem—for better or worse.As a consulting pharmacist,he visits hospitals and nurs-ing homes daily and coun-sels patients on how theirprescriptions may be inter-acting dangerously withone another, and how theycan reduce the number of medications they’re taking.Armon’s recommendationshave been estimated to save$2.5 million a year in health-care costs, and more impor-tant, he’s saved thousands of lives. This gripping narrativeprovides essential informa-tion for anyone who dependson prescription medications,and reading it may save aloved one’s life.
Sabrina Soto HomeDesign – Sabrina Soto
The popular TV personal-ity and designer gives youassess to the foolproof inte-rior design process she calls“layering”—an easy-to-fol-low method for creating adesign made of decorativeelements layered one on topof the other. First, she showsyou how to understand yourspace and plan your design,then she guides you throughchoosing colors, selectingsurface treatments, integrat-ing storage to organize yourspace, editing your furniture,picking colors, illuminatingyour design, and, finally,adding accents. She showsyou how to save money, time,and effort—without sacrific-ing style.
Chris H. Olsen’s FiveSeasons
Discover how easy andaffordable it is to make yourhome unique and stylish allthrough the year! Nationallyknown home and gardendesigner Chris H.Olsen will inspireyou to dream andcreate beauti-ful home décor,indoors and out,for the four sea-sons and thatprecious fifthseason whereall holi-days reside.Sharingideas devel-oped for hisown home,Chris dem-onstrates howto make small re-inventionsthat feature your home’s mosttreasured items in differentways throughout the year. Hissimple and practical explora-tion of textures and colors is just the push you need to stopdoubting yourself and enjoymaking your home and land-scape a thrilling place to be inany season!
MEMORIALSStorey’s Guide ToRaising Beef Cattle –Heather ThomasRaising Beef Cattle ForDummies –Nikki Royer &Scott RoyerIn memory of:
The DivineDivas of Delphos Red HatLadies
Little Goose—DavidMrazChalk & Cheese –TimWarnesTake Me Out To The BallGame – Jack NorworthIn memory of:
Andrew andRyan Aldrich
Bizzy Bear: Fun On TheFarmFarm Tractors On TheMove –Kristin NelsonIn memory of:
Great Grandpa& Grandma Stocklin
American HorticulturalSociety Encyclopedia of Plants & FlowersIn memory of:
Green ThumbGarden Club
Emma Lea’s MagicTeapot – BabetteDonaldsonForever Young – BobDylanIn memory of:
Juergen andKathy Waldick
She Came Home –Maggie Ann RossIn memory of:
Grandma andGrandpa Klausing
Bizzy Bear: Let’s Get ToWork!Peekawho?The Lily Pond—AnnikaThorHoward B.Wigglebottom LearnsAbout Sportsmanship—Howard BinkowAll About Grandmas –Roni SchotterIn memory of:
Dan and RoseMorris
Growing Up In Heaven –James Van PraaghThe Columbus Affair –Steve BerryBichon Frise – RichardBeauchampCeltic Folk And FairyTalesPompeii: The History, Life And Art Of The BuriedCityThe Celtic Conspiracy –Thore HanseniIn memory of:
Patricia Rickerand Teri Wiechart
FROM THECHILDREN’S CORNER:Pete The Cat: RockingIn My School Shoes By EricLitwin
Pete the Cat is one cooldude! He is off to his firstday of school at Cat CityElementary with a great newpair of red high tops andof course he sings his waythrough the day. On the bus, inthe classroom, in the library,lunchroom, playground andfinally back home on the busPete grooves and moves inhis rocking school shoes! Thepublisher (Harper Collins)has a freedownload-able songat their website andother supercool thingsfor Pete theCat fans.
Spots’ FunFirst Words, A Slide-And-See Book ByEric Hill
Spot loversare going to likethis new novelty board book.All the pages, including thecover, have doors that slideto reveal words that go alongwith the pictures. Each pageshows a different friend.Steve the monkey shares thetoys he likes to play with (atoy boat, bucket and noisydrum) and Tom the alligatorshows us what her like toeat (carrots, ice cream andapples). The added fun to thisbook is that toddlers love toslide the doors to see what’sbehind.
Basketball And OtherBall SportsSwimming And DivingTrack And FieldGymnastics all by CliveGifford
These four titles are part of an Olympic Sports series thatare just in time to welcome theOlympic Games 2012. Eachtitle breaks down its specificarea and gives a 2 page textabout the event. For example,Swimming and Diving haschapters on ‘Breaststroke andBackstroke,’ ‘SynchronizedSwimming’ and ‘WaterPolo.’ If you have kids whowould like to brush up onsome of the history and rulesinvolved in the events theywill be watching, check outthis series.
Rush For The Gold ByJohn Feinstein
Feinstein has created asuccessful niche in junior fic-tion by combing sports andmystery. This newest titlefeatures Stevie Thomas andSusan Carol Anderson, teenreporters, who fall into andsolve mysteries at each of thesports events they are sent tocover. From the Final Fourto the Army-Navy Game andnow to the Olympic Gamesin London, England, thrills,dilemmas and hidden vil-lains present them with newintrigue each time.An added bonus inthis story: SusanCarol is there tocompete also, inthe 200-meterbutterfly.
Racing TheMoon By AlanArmstrong
This storytakes placeshortly afterWWII, just as thenation was begin-ning to have an interest inspace travel. Alex (Alexis)Hart and her older broth-er Chuck set out to buildtheir own rocket. Soon theymeet Captain Ebbs, an armyscientist also interested inspace travel. This friendshipleads to some unforgettableadventures (meeting Germanrocket scientist Wernher vonBraun and getting to watch asecret military rocket launch)but it’s what Ebbs does forChuck in the end that chang-es their lives forever.
Library Summer Reading Programserves 315 children, 22 teens
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e-mails about him and itdidn’t click that he was myancestor until later. It saidthat he was born on April14, 1836, in Carrollton andgraduated high school at age15. Kids were so much moremature back then. After that,he got into typesetting at anewspaper and then even-tually moved to Delphosand started The Herald. Hisbrother, Isaac Tolan, was theprinter and his son took overfor him later. The Tolans heldthe Herald for 41 years, from1869 to 1910.”Through further researchinto David Tolan’s life andthe rest of her family tree,Hodgson found her predeces-sors were directly involved inarea history.“David Tolan was mayorof Delphos from 1872 until1874,” Hodgson said. “Hewas also called to witnessthe hanging of AndrewBrentlinger in January of 1872. He was elected theAllen County Clerk of Courtsin 1887 and filed for pub-lic office in 1890. Davidhad another brother, namedThomas Jefferson Tolan, whowas an architect, along withhis son Brentwood.“Together, they designedmany of the courthouses andchurches in Ohio, Indiana andIowa. They designed the VanWert County Courthouse andthe Allen County Courthousein Fort Wayne. I believe theydesigned the Van Wert UnitedMethodist Church and TrinityUnited Methodist in Delphosand so much more.”Hodgson says she believesshe is the last Tolan living inthe Delphos area today.“My brother John lives inCalifornia, my half-brother,Lloyd Tolan, lives in Idahoand my sister, Ellie Wright,lives in Oklahoma,” she said.“I have a deceased brother,Tom Tolan, and a deceasedhalf-brother, Charles Tolan.My cousin, Jim Tolan, livesin Celina,”Having read about theaccomplishments of her fore-bears, Hodgson says she’samazed by the amount of things they managed to getdone.“Nowadays when peopledon’t do much, you hear themcomplain about their work-load,” she added. “You lookat everything people accom-plished back then and it’s justamazing. This has all beenvery exciting for me.”Hodgson lives in Delphoswith her husband, Harold.Their children are HarryHodgson Jr., Jon Hodgson,Jesse Hodgson and JamieSpieldenner. They have twogranddaughters: Brooke andLeah Hodgson.
Candy theftsuspect found
LORAIN (AP) — Police innorthern Ohio have arrested a17-year-old boy suspected of stealing hundreds of dollarsin peanut butter cups from agas station store over the pastsix months.Police spotted the teen out-side the store early Thursday,and a clerk identified him asthe thief. Lorain police saythe boy was charged withdelinquency theft and wasreleased to his parents pend-ing a court appearance.Store employees hadreported a young man wouldcome in usually after mid-night, snatch Reese’s peanutbutter cups and exit the storebefore they could call police.Employees once tricked thebandit by cutting open thebottom of a box of candy sohe fled with an empty con-tainer.In all, officers say about$600 worth of candy was sto-len.
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