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|The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving|
*A New York Times Editor’s Choice
*A Washington Post 'Notable Works of Fiction' Pick
Ben Benjamin used to be a stay at home father. Now, he has lost everything. His wife is gone and so is his livelihood. In an effort to make a living on his own, Ben takes a class on how to care for disabled people. When he is assigned to an angry 19-year-old with muscular dystrophy, he realizes that his classroom time did little to prepare him for reality.
“Allow me to add my voice to the chorus of praise that has greeted The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving…Grimly hilarious.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“An entertaining picaresque and a moving story of redemption.”
—The New Yorker
|Crazy Horse & Custer|
| *A current #3 New York Times Best Seller
Sioux leader Crazy Horse and Calvary leader General Custer both came into power at young ages. Both men lost their power and both tried to earn it back. This spellbinding story about their battle against each other brings the strengths, weaknesses and humanity of both men back to life.
"Movingly told and well written . . . a fine contribution, one that will be read with pleasure and admiration by general reader, student and scholar alike. Ambrose has breathed new life into the familiar facts."--Library Journal
|Dara Palmer's Major
|*A People Magazine 'Kid Pick' for August 2016
Dara Palmer dreams of being a star. When she is not picked for her school's production of 'The Sound of Music', it can't possibly be because she is not the best actress. She decides the reason has to be because she is adopted and from Cambodia.
"Dara's larger-than-life personality and true-to-life middle grade issues command center stage until the curtain falls" - School Library Journal, starred
"By turns playful and poignant, in both style and substance, this coming-of-age novel will hook readers from the first page to the last." –School Library Journal Starred review
|The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin|
Ten-year-old Antoinette requires constant care and attention. She has a severe form Autism and she has never spoken. Her challenges come with an amazing gift: the power to heal. Antoinette's family starts to realize that each time the young girl helps someone, her own health deteriorates. They decide that they must do everything possible to protect Antoinette.
“The originality of the plot in Knipper’s debut will keep readers turning the pages.”
Suggestions for eBooks From Freading - Try an eBook today!
Freading has over 70,000 eBook titles, with more being added weekly available to our library card holders for FREE. Just register with your library card and get started. Below are some suggestions:
|August is 'Read-A-Romance Month'|
Freading has countless romance novels that you can take with you anywhere you go this summer. Some suggestions are below:
Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley
* 2016 RITA Finalist for Best First Book and Paranormal Romance
*2016 HOLT Medallion Winner for Best Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy
Leif is under attack by wolverine creatures when Naya comes to his rescue. He recognizes and immediate bond between the two of them but Naya quickly disappears again. Can he find her?
"...perfect for paranormal romance readers who are looking for something different. " - Publishers Weekly
Devil And The Deep by Julie Ann Walker
-* A USA Today Best Seller
Maddy grew up in a wealthy family and Bran was raised by a father with a temper. Their romance takes time to bloom as Bran is afraid he will end up acting out as his dad did. When Maddy is suddenly in danger, Bran has no choice but to put all his fears aside to help her.
"Walker's plot is mere backdrop for the hilarious capture of two of the most commitment-phobic men imaginable in this thoroughly enjoyable adventure.
" - Booklist
Love's Sweet Revenge by Rosanne Bittner
* An RT Book Reviews Top Pick
The latest by the USA Today best selling author is the story of Jake and Miranda Harkner who have survived countless trials together. Now, they think that have finally found peace on their ranch in Colorado. Danger is just around the corner though, and Jake will stop at nothing to keep his family safe.
"A hero to set feminine hearts aflutter...western romance readers will thoroughly enjoy this." -Library Journal
More Romance Picks:
To Love A Wolf by Paige Tyler
"..this series is as much about the love lives of the werewolf team members as it is about their cases. There's an added level of emotion with this entry that makes the romance more challenging." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Test Drive by Marie Harte
"It is always refreshing and endearing to be introduced to a man who is hard and tough on the outside, but sensitive and vulnerable on the inside. Each character is well written and fully developed, without taking attention away from the main leads. Harte has written yet another compelling novel with characters who readers have no choice but to cheer for." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Rose Bride by Elizabeth Moss
"The characters in the story are well defined and likable, and the passion between them burns off the page. A great steamy read!" - RT Book Reviews
Rock Steady by Dawn Ryder
"Ryder's second Rock Band contemporary (after Rock Me Two Times) is an intense, emotionally charged…battle-of-wills…A smoothly flowing story and a made-for-each-other couple will enthrall series fans and new readers alike."
"Ryder proves she is a serious contender in the world of rock romance with the sophomore entry of her Rock Band series…Ryder incorporates a good dose of jealousy, greed and frustration in this excellent portrayal of life on the road." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
How Many AZ Children Live in Poverty? Access the Kids Count Statistics to Find Out
New county-level statistics compiled by Children’s Action Alliance, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, show a detailed insight into child poverty, academic achievement, child safety and juvenile crime in Arizona. The 2016 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book analyzes five years of data from 2009 – 2014, comparing conditions for kids and families from a difficult economic period during and after the nation slowly emerged from the Great Recession. The report also includes a look into the lives of Arizona families affected by public policies.
To view the entire report, click here.
To access the Navajo County statistics directly, click here.
Book Readers Live Longer!
A recent study published in the Social Science and Medicine Journal reveals the finding of scientists that people who read books live on average two years longer than people who read no books at all. Magazines and newspapers had some benefits but not as much as reading books. Read more about the study in this New York Times blog.
August 9 is National Book Lovers Day, so take time that day to start developing a habit of reading books if you don't already!
Get in Touch with the Outdoors! Go Geocaching!
Need Help With Technology? Show Low Library Computer Lab has Classes.
Lots of free classes for all ages are offered at the Show Low Public Library Computer Lab on Mondays and Tuesdays - Basic Windows, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, email, Facebook, genealogy and more. Check the Event Calendar for dates and times.
Book Bundles - Grab and Go!
Navajo County Library District's federal LSTA grant to advance early literacy in Navajo County is well underway, and the libraries are busy getting book bundles ready for the public to check out. These book bundles, which contain four picture books, make it easy to read with your child about certain topics such as colors, shapes, adoption, potty training, national parks, the alphabet, zoos, brothers and sisters and many more subjects. Winslow Public Library, Show Low Public Library, Holbrook Public Library, and Snowflake-Taylor Public Library will have bundles available. We hope they will make it easy for busy parents to find great books to read to their children as they work on increasing early literacy. Pictured below are pictures from Winslow and Show Low:
Any Soldier is a non-profit organization that takes in care packages for members of the military and distributes them to those who do not receive support from home. The response has overwhelmed the recipients, as well. AnySoldier updates from the men and women in service express gratitude, joy and awe at the support they receive. For more information about this organization, visit them here.
The Big Picture for Arizona's Little Kids
Read 20 Minutes a Day to Your Child
Navajo County Library District and its member libraries are busily implementing a new federal grant awarded to the Library District to add new children's books to their collections which will give parents and caregivers new selections to read with their children. Many of these new books will be grouped in bundles that deal with certain topics such as adoption, the desert, sharks, gardening, dinosaurs, autumn, and many more. The bundles will make it easy for parents and kids to focus on certain subjects for their "reading together" times. The best way to improve your child's vocabulary and school readiness skills is to read to him or her. Your public library offers story hour as well. Pictured below is a story hour at the Rim Community Library in Heber.
Check out our latest eBooks Available - Comics and Graphic Novels!
Navajo County Library District now offers unlimited access to over 18,000 popular and classic comic books and graphic novels online to library card holders.
There is also a link to ComicsPlus on the Digital Downloads page.
ComicsPlus eBook Additions
We are pleased to announce the addition of IDW Publishing to the Comics Plus collection that Navajo County Library District subscribes to and can be downloaded 24/7.
IDW Publishing offers comics and graphic novels as well as 281 series for all ages—including Transformers, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Garfield, My Little Pony, Dexter’s Laboratory, Star Trek, X-Files, G.I. Joe, and Godzilla.
Get great do-it-yourself tips about a host of home remodeling and repair from the Rosie on the House website, an Arizona homebuilding and remodeling industry expert for 25 years.
Notable Books List 2016
The new Notable Books List for 2016 has been released, naming the top 26 titles published in the U.S. for adult readers. A panel of librarians from RUSA, a division of the American Library Association, select the "best of" titles of adult fiction, adult nonfiction and poetry. Click here to access the Notable Books List.
Access the Internet Free @ Your Library!
Clay Springs Public Library patrons get in some online time at the library. All of Navajo County Public Libraries offer free Wi-Fi also if you have your own device.
Rim Community Library Manager Receives Award
Kathleen Shea, the dedicated hard-working volunteer library manager for the Rim Community Library, received the Volunteer of the Year award at the State Library Conference recently. Nominations are submitted from all around the state. Kathleen certainly deserves to be chosen the Volunteer of the Year as she has steered her library forward and implemented so many programs, all on her own time. She received her award at the Library Conference Awards Luncheon held in Flagstaff.
Geneva, County Librarian, Kathleen (center) and Holly Henley, Deputy Director of the Arizona State Library. Geneva submitted the nomination to the AZLA committee.
That All May Read
by Christine Tuttle
If you're an avid RV'er, here's a site you'll want to bookmark or add to your favorites!
Woodall’s North American Campground Directory http://www.woodalls.com/
Also known as Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Directory, this website features descriptions and ratings of campgrounds with an emphasis on travel by RV (recreational vehicles). The facilities rated include RV parks, resorts, and rentals in addition to private tent campgrounds. The directory can be searched by location, names, or browsed and is an excellent resource for families or retired persons planning vacations or extended winter travel. Each entry has detailed information about the facility, sites, nearby recreation, and other amenities. Includes National Forest and National Park campgrounds as well with detailed information about fees and facilities.
Author/Publisher: Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory
Arizona's only toll-free resource for parents, caregivers and professionals who have questions or concerns about the development of children ages birth to 5! Expert staff is available to assist with a host of issues. Share this number with anyone you know who may have questions about their baby or toddler.
Great Sources for Grantwriting information
If you're thinking of applying for grant funding and want to learn how to write a winning proposal and find out more about funding sources, the Foundation Center has an informative website that has lots of helpful information Take a look at GrantSpace for some grantwriting pointers.
Another helpful website for grant seekers is The Grantsmanship Center.
The University of Wisconsin's Libraries have developed a great webpage with a number of very useful websites for information on grants.
Check Out the New eBooks Available to You!
Navajo County Library District now subscribes to eBooks through 3M Cloud Library to bring you current, new bestsellers and other eBooks. 3M Cloud Library offers a platform for quick and easy downloading to get you the eBooks you want with the minimum of effort. You will need a library card from one of our public libraries. Just download the app for the eReader you use, click on the title you want, and start reading. A title can only be checked out by one patron at a time so you may have to place a hold on a popular title. To follow the links above to the 3M Cloud page and to see the book jackets, please upgrade your Internet Explorer browser to version 10 or 11 or use Chrome or Firefox recent versions. To get the App for your eReader click here. Then click on the link on the left for "Find My Library".
Navajo County Library District is able to provide eBooks to you and the public libraries in Navajo County as a result of being awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant for $28,700 from the Arizona State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
eBooks are also available through Freading, which offers a wide selection of ebooks from small and independent presses.
View New Panda Webcams from Explore.org
Explore.org features four live webcams of pandas in China:
WOLONG GROVE was named in honor of the original Wolong Center. Its resident is Ao Ao, a four-year-old adult male.
HAPPINESS VILLAGE was named in honor of the village of Xingfucun. Here we see two yards, one with one-year-old giant panda toddlers Sen Sen, a male, and Xin Xin, a female; the other houses Zheng Zheng, an adult male.
GENGDA VALLEY was named in honor of the new center. Its resident is Jia Jia, 2-year old female.
DRAGON POND VILLAGE was named in honor of the village of Longtancun. It resident is Yi Ran (aka Dottie), a two-year-old female.
Helping Struggling Readers
Bookmobile Fun Times
Playaway Views - More added to the Libraries' collections
Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book
The Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book delves into Arizona county-level statistics regarding the health, security, and education of our children. Some of the statistics in the research include:
- The rate of juveniles arrested for violent crimes dropped by almost half from 2000 to 2013
- 12 counties had more than half of their children living in low income families
- 67 percent of Arizona 3 and 4 year olds are not attending preschool, ranging from 54% in Coconino County to 82% in Santa Cruz County
- Arizona ranks 46th in the nation on overall conditions for children – only one spot better than in last year's Data Book
Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book summary one pager
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Tap into the expertise of the Britannica Encyclopedia Online!
NEW! Navajo County Library District provides access to the online Britannica Library for all of its patrons. Britannica Library is divided into three easy to use sections; Children, Young Adult, and Reference Center, which has the most detail. Search for Snow or search for Snowden, Britannica Library has thousands of detailed articles that are more researched and more accurate than Wikipedia. Get the facts you need with your Navajo County public library card. Let's get started!
Announcing TumbleBooks in Spanish
Images of the Arizona Capitol Museum
|American Community Survey Released by U.S. Census Bureau|
The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010-2012 American Community Survey in mid-November, and has made it available on the American Fact Finder website. The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about all communities in the country. The American Community Survey gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Retailers, homebuilders, police departments, and town and city planners are among the many private- and public-sector decision makers who count on these annual results. You can search for Navajo County information or facts about the cities and towns in the county or anywhere across the U.S.
Most Popular Baby Names Registered with SSA
How Healthy is Navajo County?
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OneClickdigital Audiobook Support
Just a friendly reminder that OneClickdigital provides live toll-free technical support to patrons needing assistance with OneClickdigital audio books. So if you are having trouble with a mobile device or tablet, feel free to call 1-877-772-8346, and rest assured, they will take care of it. Support is available Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm (Eastern).
Featured Websites to Encourage Your Child to Read
Constant Reader iPhone App
There is a new iPhone/iPad App called Constant Reader which allows you to track your reading by keeping lists and rankings of books you are reading or would like to read or just keep track of. Why not give it a try. You can download it free in the Apple app store. The Navajo County Library District is not associated in any way with this app - just letting readers know about it.
Foreign Language Learning with Mango
On your Mobile Phone or in your Browser
A Literary Map of Arizona
Check out Reading Arizona; The Literary Landscape at http://www.readingarizona.org. One hundred favorite titles that help tell the story of our state are plotted on an interactive map. With a variety of genres, the literary map has something for readers of all ages.
Also included on the website are many more titles that were suggested that couldnâ€™t fit on the map. Youâ€™ll even find a place to submit more suggestions for the list of books about Arizona: http://www.readingarizona.org/booklist.
1940 United States Census Released
The 1940 U.S. Federal Census was released on April 2, 2012. Click here to access it. Ancestry Library Edition, to which the Library District subscribes, will start loading and indexing the info this year. This database can be searched in the library from the Genealogy link on the navigation bar. On April 2, 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living in America. Today, 87 percent of Americans can find a direct family link to one â€“ or more â€“ of them. You now have a window into every one of those 132 million lives...their names, where they lived, who shared their house, even where they were five years earlier. Pictured below: a Census enumerator in a farmer's field collecting information, a tabulating machine, and Census Bureau employees checking punchcard data of the 1940 Census.
Downloadable Audiobooks - A New Download Site
Genealogy Database Adds Collections
New, notable collections include:
Read a book, give a book
Do you want to encourage your kids to read and at the same time help out a worthy cause? We Give Books is an online initiative created by the Pearson Foundation and Penguin Books. Your child can read a book online and then choose a charitable organization to which We Give Books will donate a book. The selections are award-winning books that are both fiction and nonfiction for children up to age ten. Read a book, get a book donated! - Itâ€™s that simple! Some examples of campaigns that can receive books you donate are Hope for Haiti, Jumpstart for Young Children, and Room to Read. If you have the Internet at home, just get started, or use your libraryâ€™s Internet access. Check out www.wegivebooks.org!
Are you interested in historical newspapers? The Library of Congressâ€™s Chronicling America project gives you free full-text access to many newspapers from 1860-1922 from several states. Arizona is one of them. Click here to read about events reported when they actually happened (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) and find out more about our stateâ€™s history. Get better prepared for the Centennial coming up in 2012.
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- Commuters love Playaways because they do not have to change CDs or tapes on the go!
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- Children love them because they can hear their favorite Kidz bop songs, ghost stories, nursery rhymes over and over without losing any tapes or CDs.
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