Halloween transformed some of our staff into....

Disney's Haunted Mansion, where 999 happy haunts reside! From her eerie portraits to the signs welcoming "Foolish Mortals", and warning of "Hitchhiking Ghosts, to the flickering floating candles and cracking plaster, this was one fun ensemble. "There's always room for 1 more ghost at the Haunted Mansion". Any...volunteers?"

We were also visited by a pair of wise and cunning gypsy ladies...ready to recommend dangerously fortuitous adventures for your reading pleasure.
 
 
It's that time of year again in Alaska when animals and humans alike are prone to hibernate. Our staff picks for October all have one thing in common: they are good in bed!
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The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author's works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written.

"Just the best. Something you look forward to reading." - Crystal

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The Ruins  of Gorlan
by John Flanagan

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

"An epic adventure any age would enjoy dreaming about." - Heidi


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At Home in Mitford Series
by Jan Karon

Rich comedy series about ordinary people and their ordinary lives set in a charming village with pure air and high, green hills.

"Calm, slow-paced stories packed with warmth and humor." -Kaitlin

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Pajama time!
by Sandra Boynton

Good-night book with an irresistible cast of characters.

"Grandkids favorite!" - Teri


 
 
A library is not just a building where groups of people come find a book. A library is where individuals socialize, attend free interactive programs, check out materials for relaxation or learning, work on resumes, homework, or recreational projects. In many instances, a visit to the library requires more individual assistance from staff than a simple welcome. Comparing a library to any other business is not a true reflection of a library's function in the community.

Comparisons of similar size Alaska libraries, including the Mat Su Borough Libraries, shows Palmer Library is very competitive when considering our smaller numbers for budget, library size and full-time employees (FTEs).  Although Palmer’s customer service resources are smaller than similar libraries, it’s very competitive in circulation, programs and patron visits. One could say doing more with less applies to the Palmer Library! 


Did you know?...you can now pay library fines online with a credit or debit card through the card catalog. Not sure how? Find a tutorial HERE.
Did you know?...Palmer Library staff undergoes regular customer service training. We can't top other libraries for budget, space, or staff, but we strive to provide the best customer service in the state!
Did you know?...A library card gives you free access to all the materials in the Palmer Library, plus online books and audiobooks, as well as most other library collections in the state, and special requests out of state!
Stop in the Palmer Library today, with your photo ID,
to sign up.
~HD/BS