The Archer Public Library was used by four hundred and twenty-eight patrons during the week of May 13th – May 17th. Two hundred and eighty-one books and one hundred and fifty-nine videos were checked out during the week.
Thank you to Cheryl & Ronnie Beesinger, Johnye Murphy & Family, Randy & Katherine Jackson, and Ricky & Melissa Graves for their donations in memory of Cheryl Martin. Also, thank you to Cheryl & Ronnie Beesinger, Donna Haile, and Ricky & Melissa Graves for their donations in memory of John Bell. Further, thank you to Karley & Scottie Buerger, Jan Edge, and Ricky & Melissa Graves for their donations in memory of Diana White
It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.
Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together.
Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.
Check out “The Night Diary” by Veera Hiranandani at the Archer Public Library
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.
Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.
Check out “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel” by Mary Ann Shaffer at the Archer Public Library.