We would like to thank Charles R. Walker for donating a copy of his Vignettes of Orr History to our Reference Collection. I hope he does another printing someday because we would love to snag a circulating copy. Response has been very complimentary and everyone wants their own copy. We would also like to thank The Kirkpatrick Foundation for donating a copy of their Oklahoma Animal Study.
We received Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You Will Go and Horton Hatches the Egg too late to celebrate his birthday but we really should celebrate Dr. Seuss all year long!
Not all of what I call Carolyn Brown’s sweet “Healdton Trilogy” (probably most of world thinks of it as her Dreamers and Drifters Trilogy) made it out of cataloging for this picture but we do have all three – Morning Glory, Sweet Tilly, and Evening Star. More romance can come your way with Dorothy Garlock’s Sunday Kind of Love and Shelley Shepard Gray’s Christian romance Christmas Bride in Pinecraft.
We replaced our copy of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a chilling novel about stranded schoolboys and their descent into savagery. We added the YA novels The Outsiders and That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton and the first two books in Heather Brewer’s The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd. Last but far from least we added the latest offering from Neal Gaiman – his retelling of Norse Mythology.
In the YA Paranormal genre we added Brittany Geragotelis’ Life’s a Witch and What the Spell and in Adult Paranormal we caught up on Angie Fox’s Demonslayer series. For the thriller lovers we added Stuart Woods’ Below the Belt and James Patterson’s Never Never. For all our romantics out there we bring you Danielle Steel’s The Mistress and popular Christian Romance writer Shelley Shephard Gray’s Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn. We also added a new copy of Frank J. Dobie’s Tales of Old Time Texas and My Folk’s and the One-Room Schoolhouse from Cappers Press.
March celebrates both Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Women’s History Month and we have plenty of books for both! We have plenty of tongue twisting action from our Seuss collection and books that celebrate the early pioneer women of Oklahoma, the women who contributed to the development of our nation’s space program, amazing women inventors and so so many more.
Wow, the 13th Death by Chocolate, Gleason Memorial Library’s annual fundraiser could not have been held on a more perfect day (okay, it was a little windy but this is Oklahoma). People really turned out to support us. $2,194 was raised for the library. Pam Bell manned the Chocolate Sundae Table and Donna Butler took care of the Chocolate Fountain. Anna Kay McGowan, Frances Jackson, Angel Martin, Donna Butler, Marilyn Lester, Desiree Allen, Geree Thompson, Suzanne Pogue, Linda Law, Donna Hildebrant, Betty Howard, Cindy Hildebrant, Dona Brooks, Jan Medley and Rikki Gandy donated the mouthwatering desserts that made it all possible. I am so sorry if I missed anyone, we tried to keep up as best we could! Dakota Zachary and his ag students helped us set up for the event and Tommy and Cindy Hildebrant, Al Schneider, Malane Grace, Lester Vansill, Biff Jackson and Susan Marks helped with clean up.