Interests of all readers served at the Hamburg Public Library – The Hamburg Reporter


At the library with Nancy Middaugh

Picture books, beginning readers as well as fiction and non-fiction titles for adults are some of the Hamburg Public Library’s most recent acquisitions.

“Change Sings” is a colorful picture book that encourages all ages to use their abilities to make a difference in the world. The lyrics are a children’s anthem written by Amanda Gorman. A young girl with a guitar leads a troupe of characters on a musical journey.

What does home mean to you? According to the title of a new picture book by Cynthia Rylant, “Home is where the birds sing.” Join a variety of animals and people as they express their interpretation of home.

Mike Berenstain continues a tradition started by his late parents Stan and Jan, the Berenstain Bears. In his latest I Can Read! book, “Share & Share Alike!”, it’s a hot summer in bear country and dad can’t wait to cool off in his own big new pool. Suddenly the cubs don’t find their little pool as much fun as it used to and Dad finds himself sharing with lots of cubs and pets.

Love Finds You is a series of Christian books written by a variety of authors and set in well-known locations across the United States. In “Love Finds You in Branson, Missouri,” Gwen Ford Faulkenberry offers readers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Branson’s outdoor drama The Shepherd of the Hills. The library has several other books in the series if you find them interesting.

Amy Clipston’s “The View from Coral Cove” is a story of hope, healing and relationships. Heartbroken and grieving, a young romance novelist moves to a community where she was happiest as a child to find healing, while operating her great-aunt’s toy store. Maya Robert’s novels have a happy ending, will her life have one too?

Through the pen of Karen Kingsbury, readers have met the Baxter family and followed them through standalone series and novels. “Forgiving Paris” features Ashley Baxter Bailey in a standalone as she and her husband take an anniversary trip to Paris. Will the secrets of Ashley’s past from another time in Paris stay hidden or will she forgive herself? Also available is “The Baxter’s: a Prequel” in which Kingsbury provides insight into where the Baxter saga began.

The final four books in Susan Feldhake’s Enduring Faith series have been acquired, including “From This Day Forward” and “Serenity in the Storm”.

“The Devil’s Half Acre” is the untold story of how one woman freed the South’s most notorious slave prison. After years of research, Kristen Green tells the extraordinary story of Mary Lumpkin, an enslaved woman who frees herself and her children and ultimately establishes one of America’s first historically black colleges and universities.

Written by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics” is also new to the books available at the library. In this essay, Justice Breyer seeks, “in simplified form and through examples, to show how I believe the Court obtained power, the nature of that power, and some of the challenges the Court currently faces.” (Author’s Notes p. 3-4).

The library at 1301 Main Street offers something for every reader as well as free access to e-books.


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