Book of the Week:

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena


A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away.

It’s winter in the Catskills and Mitchell’s Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing–maybe even romantic–weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity–and all contact with the outside world–the guests settle in and try to make the best of it.

Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead–it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic.

Within the snowed-in paradise, something–or someone–is picking off the guests one by one. And there’s nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm. . . and one another.*


*Taken from Amazon Reviews

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Gifts or donations of any material will be evaluated for inclusion in the collection. If we deem that the material is right for the collection, we will add it to our shelves. If the material is not right for us, we will either sell it at our annual book sale, offer it to the public in our free book section, or direct the person to other organizations that may accept the item.

General guidelines on materials the library will and will not accept:
Books and materials the library WILL accept:
Classics and children’s books in good condition
Fiction that has been popular in the last 5 years
Non-fiction on topics such as knitting, cooking, gardening that are in good condition.
Non-fiction on topics that date quickly (health, law, technology, science) that are less than 5 years old
Paperbacks in fair condition with genres of western, romance, mystery, and science fiction
DVDs that came out in the last 5 years
Books and materials the library is unable to accept:
We do not accept books or DVDs that are in poor condition, outdated, or older than 5 years

Summer Reading Prizes

Announcing our summer reading prizes! Teens have a chance to win a Fujifilm Polaroid Camera Kit, a Kindle, or a tablet! Kids ages 6-12 have a chance to win a VW Camper Van Tent, walkie talkies, or a Nintendo DS!Build a Better World Scorecard

Teens can earn prizes by completing tasks on the scoresheet. You need 100 points to enter the raffle. The teen with the highest score at the end of the summer will get their choice of first prize!


R2F 6-12 (1)

Kids 6-12 just have to reach their Read to Feed goal to be entered in the raffle to win a VW Camper Tent, walkie talkies, or a Nintendo DS. The person who raises the most money will get first pick of the prizes.

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