Check It Out! Archer Public  Library

Gretchen Abernathy-Kuck

The Archer Public Library is now offering curbside pick-up during regular library hours! You can browse our book catalog at https://archercity.booksys.net/opac/acpl/ , and make a reservation online, by phone, or by email. If you prefer to simply call and get a recommendation, I’m happy to help! We are also offering printing and fax services via curbside pick-up, call for details. (940) 574-4954

Visit our website at archer.ploud.net to access our virtual collections! *********************

A boy who loves baseball must get past his hard-working immigrant parents—and the rhino in the outfield—to become a batboy in this laugh-out-loud middle grade novel in the tradition of The Sandlot.

Nick wants to change his life. For twelve years, he’s done what his hard-working, immigrant parents want him to do. Now he’s looking for his own American dream and he thinks he’s found it. The local baseball team is having a batboy contest, and Nick wants to win.

But the contest is on a Saturday—the day Nick has to work in his father’s shop. There’s one other tiny—well, not so tiny—problem. A 2,000-pound rhinoceros named Tank. Nick and his friends play ball in the city zoo—and Tank lives just beyond the right field fence. Nick’s experience getting the ball out of Tank’s pen has left him frozen with fear whenever a fly ball comes his way. How’s a lousy fielder going to win the contest?

Nick practices every day with his best friend, Ace, and a new girl who has an impressive throwing arm! But that’s not enough—to get to the contest, Nick has to lie to his parents and blackmail his uncle. All while dodging the school bully, who’s determined to win even by playing dirty. Nick will need to keep his eye on the ball in this fast, funny story about a game that can throw you some curveballs—just like life!

Check out “The Rhino in Right Field” by Stacy DeKeyser at the Archer Public Library

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A serious comedy about the value of family and friendship, the importance of self-forgiveness, and the special healing joy that comes to those who know how to "drink life to the dregs."Deep in the Heart, adapted from the award-winning comedy-drama The Deer and the Antelope Play, tells the story of an East Texas family--a mother, daughter, and grandmother--who face tragedy and assorted misfortunes head-on with the help of the strange young woman, believed to be a former prostitute, who comes to live with them.

Check out “Deep in the Heart” by Mark Dunn at the Archer Public Library’s website archer.ploud.net via TumbleBooks

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