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Spooky Story Winner

Spooky Story Youth Contest Winner, Age 11 and Under: "The Invitation"

By Theo C.
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by Heather M
Nov 6, 2023

The Invitation

By Theo C., grade 4

(transcribed by his mom)

It was a dark and stormy night. I had gotten an invitation to this scary haunted house for free. I thought, “Oh, this is gonna be so lame, like the other haunted houses.” Then, something on the paper appeared in one of the blank spaces. It read “This is going to be like Nothing you have ever experienced.” So I thought, “Letters appearing out of nowhere? Maybe this will be a good haunted house after all. I might even scream.” 

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Cover of Where the Dead Sleep by Joshua Moehling

Where the Dead Sleep

By Joshua Moehling

Rated by Gregg W.
Oct 31, 2023

Hello and welcome to #NoWaitWednesday, where we turn the spotlight on a book on the New Release shelf that's hot, available, and ready for a lucky patron to check it out. No one likes waiting in line for the newest bestseller, but there's always quality authors that are lurking just under your nose at your local Library. 

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Book cover

The He-Man Effect: How American Toymakers Sold You Your Childhood

By Brian "Box" Brown
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Chris K.
Oct 26, 2023

He-Man was my high school swim team's mascot. Not officially, and not in any way that really concerned me. I don't even know the story; I just know that some of the guys a year or two older than me had a little He-Man figure they took to all of our meets to joke around with. It was entirely ironic, meant to be silly. But He-Man was always there.

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Cover of Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward

Looking Glass Sound

By Catriona Ward
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Gregg W.
Oct 24, 2023

With the climax of the spooky season just around the corner, we thought it might be fun to spotlight a spooky read here at #NoWaitWednesday. For that, there were some recent horror novels that were excellent contenders for the spotlight, but Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward really jumped off the shelf, primarily because it isn't, technically, a horror novel - it's more of a dark, atmospheric psychological thriller with some horror elements lurking around the edges.

Staff Review
Cover of Charm City Rocks by Matthew Norman

Charm City Rocks

By Matthew Norman

Rated by Gregg W.
Oct 17, 2023

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of #NoWaitWednesday, where we take a look at a title from our adult New Release shelf that's just waiting for a lucky patron to discover it. Fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thriller, horror - we look at all kinds of books here at #NoWaitWednesday, however it's been a while since we've looked at romance in this space. It seems all of Kansas City is buzzing about the relationship between Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and Taylor Swift, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.

Staff Review
Cover of "The Paris Deception" by Bryn Turnbull

The Paris Deception

By Bryn Turnbull

Rated by Gregg W.
Oct 10, 2023

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of #NoWaitWednesday where we take a look at a great book on the New Release shelf at a local branch that's just waiting for you to place your holds. We know that patrons don't like being 432nd in line for the latest New York Times blockbuster, but there's always plenty of great stuff to read right under your nose.