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From the Librarian's Shelf
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 • Posted July 9, 2008

Sometimes it’s hard to know what kind of gift to get for someone, whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or other occasion. In that case, the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library has a suggestion for your consideration. The library’s Junior collection has some classic and favorites that are very worn and need replacing. For a $20 donation you can have one of these important items in the collection replaced in honor or memory of a person you choose. A card will be sent in your name and a bookplate will be placed in the book. You can have the card sent now, at Christmas, or another date. So come by the library and select a book from the list at the front desk. This will truly be a gift that will continue on through the years.

The Summer Activity Program for children who have completed Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade is scheduled for Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25 from 1:30-2:30. It’s a free program sponsored by the library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This year’s program entitled “World Wide Words” will feature crafts, activities, music, new books, prizes, and FUN! A child can registered for the program any Monday through Friday at the library.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Beach House by Jane Green (F GRE). Domestic Fiction. “Disregarding local gossip that pegs her as an eccentric, sixty-five-year-old Nantucket widow Nan skinny-dips in unattended pools and steals her neighbors’ flowers before her dwindling funds force her to take in boarders, a change that brings an unexpected visitor.”

Rogue by Danielle Steel (F STE). Romantic Fiction. “Meet Maxine Williams, a dedicated doctor with three great kids, a challenging career, and the perfect new man in her life. Her only problem? Her irresistibly charming, utterly infuriating ex-husband, aka the Rogue, who wants her back is his life as a partner in a humanitarian project that could change countless lives.”

America America by Ethan Canin (F CAN). American Fiction. “Corey Sifter is befriended by the wealthy Metarey family, a politically powerful dynasty in New York, and becomes an aide to New York senator Henry Bonwiller as he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination during the Nixon era.”

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Plu.14). Mystery Fiction. “Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her motley companions—including Grandma Mazur, vice captain Joe Morelli, and Bob the Dog—become entangled in an adventure involving the Burg’s premier funeral home and a family pot roast.”


Story Time is taking a Summer vacation. Check at the library for Summer Reading programs.

Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

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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