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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 • Posted May 26, 2010

The Mason Study Club recently donated $1,000 to the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The original Mason County Library was founded by the Study Club in 1936 with 18 books donated by the club’s members. The library’s current collection consists of over 16,000 books, audio books, computers, magazines, newspapers, and movies. Last year the library had over 24,000 visitors, almost 20,000 check-outs, and over 170 new library card-holders. The Study Club works tirelessly to raise money for and awareness of the library. Thank you Mason Study Club for the start and the continued support!

The Summer Reading Program is scheduled for the month of June with registration beginning Tuesday June 1 at the library. Pre-school through high school are invited to read great books, get a certificate, and have a chance to win some super prizes. The Read-To-Swim program for students also begins June 1.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

Innocent by Scott Turow (F TUR). Legal Mystery Fiction. "…continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty’s wife."

Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers (F RIV Mar.1). Christian Fiction. "The first in an epic two-book saga, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world."

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry (F BAR). Psychological Fiction. "Zee Finch, a psychotherapist, has come home to Salem to take care of her ailing father and to try to figure out her own life after the suicide of one of her patients, which was made even more difficult by Zee’s past—her mother committed suicide herself, in front of her."

The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick (973.8 PHI). Nonfiction. "The bestselling author of Mayflower sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West, reminding readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations."

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (F GIF). Psychological Fiction. "Following a tragic accident, two women—Tessa Russo, a renowned pediatric surgeon, and Valerie Anderson, an attorney and single mother—living in the same Boston suburb but with relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children converge in ways no one could have imagined."

War by Sebastian Junger (958.104 JUN). Nonfiction. "…on-the-ground account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley."


Story Time is taking a Summer vacation but will be held again in the Fall.

The Library will be closed Monday May 31 for Memorial Day.

Library Information - Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; Fax: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site:

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