Check It Out! Archer Public  Library

Gretchen Abernathy-Kuck 

The Archer Public Library was used by three hundred and twelve patrons during the week of February 17th – February 21st. Two hundred eighty-four and books and one hundred and seventy-two videos were checked out during the week.

On March 15th, TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced that it is making its family of online libraries available for free to our public library until at least August 31, 2020.

Its flagship product, TumbleBooklibrary (www.tumblebooklibrary.com) is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world.

TumbleBooks can be accessed by our patrons from the comfort and safety of their homes! The sites are easy to use, and access is completely unlimited.

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

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Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews' friend, Abigail, is trying to match-make even though Margot has all but given up on romance. She loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she's made in New Bern; she just never thought she'd still be single on her fortieth birthday.

It's a shock to the entire town when Phillip A. Clarkson turns out to be Philippa. Truth be told, not everyone is happy about having a female pastor. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in--finding ways to ease the townspeople's burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. When tragedy threatens to tear Margot's family apart, that bond--and the help of her quilting sisterhood--will prove a saving grace. And as she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot begins to realize that it is the surprising detours woven into life's fabric that provide its richest hues and deepest meaning. . .

Check out “Ties That Bind” by Marie Bostwick at the Archer Public Library’s website archer.ploud.net via TumbleBooks

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Growing up in a picturesque Newfoundland fishing village "should" be idyllic for sixteen-year-old Kit Ryan,but living with an alcoholic father makes Kit's day-to-day life unpredictable and almost intolerable. When the 1992 cod moratorium forces her father out of a job, the tension between Kit and her father grows. Forced to leave their rural community, the family moves to the city, where they live with Uncle Iggy, a widower with problems of his own. Immediately pegged as a "baygirl," Kit struggles to fit in, but longstanding trust issues threaten to hold her back when a boy named Elliot expresses an interest in her.

Check out “Baygirl” by Heather Smith at the Archer Public Library’s website archer.ploud.net via TumbleBooks

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