• September 26, 2016

New releases a big hit at library

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Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:53 pm

New books are flying off the shelves just as fast as they are put up at the Copperas Cove Public Library. Luckily for the library staff and visitors, there are plenty of books still being sorted that have yet to be made available for check out.

“Our circulation has been very strong,” library Director Kevin Marsh said. “I have to go out almost every day to restock the ‘New Books’ shelf.”

One thing in particular Marsh is happy about is the fact that many of the summer’s new releases and best sellers have also been purchased by the library, and visitors are eagerly snatching them up.

On the calendar for the final week of September is a square dance tonight hosted by the Double C Square Dancing group. Marsh said he usually sees about 40 people attending the square dances.

“The dances bring in lots of square dancers from the surrounding communities,” he said. “Some people even bring in snacks to share, and everyone just has a great time.”

Also coming up this week are Toddler Time and Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

For the month of October, the library plans to start several new programs for visitors. One of the programs Marsh is particularly excited about is an e-book consultation time.

“If people don’t quite understand how to get e-books the library buys onto their devices, they can come in and talk to someone who can show them what they need to do,” Marsh said. “A lot of people are choosing to read on e-book readers now over physical books, and we will have office hours to help people get started in using that technology.”

Marsh said office hours for consultation time will be at 2 p.m. Tuesdays beginning in October.

Also starting next month, the library plans to have a regular rotation of staff members in the children’s reading room after school lets out for the day.

“This way kids or parent’s that have question about new books or series can ask someone who will be able to offer them reading suggestions right in the room,” Marsh said. “Most of the time we hope to be able to have the children’s program coordinator, Martha Dye, in there.”

Also in October, residents can expect to see all monthly programs continuing. There are no breaks planned for the month.

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