The month of September is "National Library Card Sign-Up Month," and those who do not already have a library card are encouraged to visit one of the 10 Barry-Lawrence Regional Library branches to sign up. Residents of Barry or Lawrence Counties, or those who pay property taxes in either county may sign up for a library card for free. Those who do not live in or pay taxes in Barry or Lawrence Counties may also sign up for a non-resident card for a yearly fee.
"Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read," will be recognized at the Monett Branch Library during the week of Sept. 30 thorough Oct. 6. "Banned Books Week" serves as a reminder to celebrate the freedom to read and express ideas, as well as having open access to information. Special displays and activities are being planned at the library during the week.
New adult fiction titles available at the Monett Branch Library include: "Swipe," by Evan Angler; "What Women Want," by Fanny Blake; "The Lost Night," by Jayne Castle; "The Orchardist," by Amanda Coplin; "The Tombs," by Clive Cussler; "Sentinel," by Matthew Dunn; "The Unholy," by Heather Graham; "The Prophet," by Michael Koryta; "Big Sky Mountain," by Linda Lael Miller; and "The Last Kind Words," by Tom Piccirilli.
New non-fiction titles include: "Talking Back to Facebook," by James P. Steyer; "Unglued," by Lysa TerKeurst; "The Promise of Israel," by Daniel Gordis; and "No Easy Day," by Mark Owen.
New youth titles include: "Angel Eyes," by Shannon Dittemore; "The Golden Lily," by Richelle Mead, "Thirteen Plus One," by Lauren Myracle; "The Ask and the Answer," by Patrick Ness; "Little Miss Red," by Robin Palmer; and "UnWholly," by Neal Shusterman.
New DVDs include: Battleship, and The Lucky One.
For more information call 235-6646 or visit http://tlc.library.net/bll.