New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By Rachel F. RSS Mon, July 31, 2023

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August.

Young Children (up to 2nd Grade)

Rocket Says Speak Up! () by Nathan Bryon; illustrated by Dapo Adeola

When Rocket finds out that her town's library is closing, she knows something must be done. Inspired by the activism of Rosa Parks, Rocket rallies support from her peers, and together they lead a peaceful protest that spreads awareness and raises enough money to save their beloved library. This is the third in a great series of STEAM-focused adventures.

Older Children (3rd Grade to 6th Grade)

Breaking The Mold: Changing the Face of Climate Science () by Alison Dana Levy

As high temperatures and strong storms make headlines, these are some positive profiles of sixteen scientists who are changing the face of science and the future of Earth through their research.

Teen Fiction

The Narrow () by Kate Alice Marshal

A ghost haunting her boarding school uncovers a teen girl's best-kept secrets in the Queen of Scream's deliciously terrifying new novel. Everyone has heard the story of the Narrow. The river that runs behind the Atwood School is only a few feet across and seemingly placid, but beneath the surface, the waters are deep and vicious. It's said that no one who has fallen in has ever survived. Eden White knows that isn't true. Six years ago, she saw Delphine Fournier fall into the Narrow — and live. Delphine now lives in careful isolation, sealed off from the world. Even a single drop of unpurified water could be deadly to her, and no one but Eden has any idea why. Eden has never told anyone what she saw or spoken to Delphine since, but now, unable to cover her tuition, she has to make a deal: her expenses will be paid in return for serving as a live-in companion to Delphine. Eden finds herself drawn to the strange and mysterious girl, and the two of them begin to unravel each other's secrets. Then Eden discovers what happened to the last girl who lived with Delphine: she was found half-drowned on dry land. Suddenly Eden is waking up to wet footprints tracking to the end of her bed, the sound of rain on the windows when the skies are clear, and a ghostly silhouette in her doorway. Something is haunting Delphine — and now it's coming for Eden, too.

Adult Fiction

The Love Script () by Toni Shiloh

A Hollywood hairstylist: Nevaeh Richards loves making those in the spotlight shine but prefers the anonymity of staying behind her stylist chair, where no one notices her. But when a photo of Nevaeh and Hollywood A-lister Lamont Booker goes viral for all the wrong reasons, her quiet life becomes the number-one trending topic.

The silver screen's latest heartthrob: Lamont Booker's bold faith has gained him a platform, and the authenticity of his faith is well known... until the tabloids cause the world to question everything he claims to be. With his reputation on the line, he finds himself hearing out his agent's push for a fake relationship — something he never thought he'd consider in a million years.

A love that goes off-script: with their careers at risk, Nevaeh and Lamont have to convince the world that their scripted romance is more than just an act. But when fake seems to turn into something real, can Nevaeh trust her heart in a world where nothing is ever as it seems?

Adult Nonfiction

When Crack Was King: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era () by Donovan A. Ramsey

This is an account of the crack cocaine era and a community’s ultimate resilience told through a cast of characters whose lives illuminate the dramatic rise and fall of the epidemic.

DVDs and Blu-rays

You Hurt My Feelings 

Release Date: May 26, 2023

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Arian Moayed, Owen Teague, Jeannie Berlin

After overhearing her husband's honest reaction to her latest book, Beth, a successful novelist finds her long-standing marriage to Don in jeopardy. As she struggles to come to terms with his criticism, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about her life and her relationships. With the help of her friends and family, she must find a way to move on from this setback and rebuild her life.

You can find these new titles and many more great books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music in our catalog and at a neighborhood library near you!

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Why do you guys never have manga series on the Libby app the day of release? Even popular titles like Komi Can't Communicate and My Dress-up Darling seem to not be updated. Is everything slow nowadays because I distinctly remember you guys being pretty good with drops like these. It is rather disappointing since you guys were so good with manga titles until now.
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