Why I Love My Library – by Ashley

The Newton Public Library is a family friendly environment. The staff is exceptionally courteous in helping individuals find specific books, as well as their way around the library. Moreover, they offer “large print” books for those who may have vision difficulties and also for special needs purposes. I just think it is wonderful how they…
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Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2017

The following books were the most circulated nonfiction books of 2017: 10. The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones 9. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 8. The Complete Far Side by Gary Larson 7. Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis by Cynthia Barnett 6. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu 5. Acne…
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Top Ten Young Adult Books 2017

Here are the Top Ten circulated titles from the Young Adult collection: 10. The Selection by Kiera Cass 9. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen 8. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans 7. Crazy House by James Patterson 6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner 5. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 3. Everything, Everything by Nicola…
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Top Ten Middle-Grade Novels of 2017

Here are the top ten titles, by circulation, of middle-grade fiction this year: 10. Dork Diaries: How to Dork Your Diary by Rachel Renée Russell 9. Wonder by R. J. Palacio 8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney 7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney 6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney…
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2017 Top Ten Audiobooks in CD & Playaway

Audio Readers! Here’s what circulated the most in 2017 in CD format: 10. Tom Clancy: True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney 9. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 8. All by Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark 7. The Black Book by James Patterson and David Ellis 6. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly 5. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Jan…
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Top Ten Fiction Books Read at NPL in 2017

Cue the drum roll! Here’s the countdown of the most circulated fiction books in 2017. #10. Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles #9. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich #8. The Fix by David Baldacci #7. 16th Seduction by James Patterson #6. No Man’s Land by David Baldacci #5. Never Never by James Patterson #4. Cross the Line by James Patterson #3. The Whistler by John Grisham #2. Camino Island by John…
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TALK About “Bless Me Ultima”

Gene Chávez to lead book discussion Gene Chávez, founder and president of Chávez and Associates in Kansas City, will lead a discussion of Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, at 7 p.m. on September 20. This is the second book in a three-part “Faith in Fiction: Christianity” series. Bless Me Ultima tells the tale of…
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