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A cozy hello to everyone from the Bookmobile Lady!

Just to backtrack a little…let me talk about the Mac’s Toy Fund our Bookmobile participated in this year. We visited approximately 7 outreach community areas with overwhelming success. This is the first time our Bookmobile participated in the toy fund, so it was definitely a learning process.

We gave it our all and feel that we brought much joy to those we served. We handed out toys, gloves, socks, hats, candy and much more. It was a long day, but we all came away with a good feeling of accomplishment, so we look at it as a success. Thanks to all who helped us or donated in any way. We truly appreciate you.

So what will January bring to the Bookmobile? Much hot chocolate and cozy books for reading!


I just finished The Judge’s List by John Grisham, which is a super good thriller by an award winning author. It kept me on the edge of my seat with every turn of the page. If you can’t trust a judge, who do you turn to? I won’t spoil it for you, but it definitely has a surprise ending you won’t see coming. I certainly wouldn’t want to be on this judge’s list.

I’m not sure how many of you have ever dabbled into the writing of Jenny Colgan. Here in Raleigh County, you can check out her books in paper format or on CD. So I’m just saying…If you want uplifted; a good laugh and an overall giddy feeling, you just can’t miss her Bookshop series! They are each a delight from start to finish.

I’m getting ready to delve into her book on CD, The Good, the Bad, and the Dumped. Doesn’t the title already grab you? Can’t wait to see where these characters take me…on a hilarious journey I’m sure.

A lot of people know I love to cook. It’s one of my favorite past times. I love being in the kitchen creating new dishes as well as some old tried and true favorites. I checked out a new book at the library, In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Half Homemade, Fully Delicious by David Venable. I have devoured this cook book. I have copied down so many recipes from it; I’ve almost got my own cook book. The recipes are so easy, with ingredients you can find every day. From Sloppy Joe soup to David’s famous chocolate chunk cookies, it’s a great find for any home cook. So if you are your own resident foodie, don’t skip this one, it’s a hit.


The library has been offering a painting class for the last few months. Our own Sarah from the circulation department is teaching the classes aptly named “Painting with Sarah.” I’ve been attending and have actually surprised myself by how my paintings have turned out. Trust me, I can basically draw a stick person; ask my kids ha ha…

But let me say it’s all Sarah. She is a great instructor and has enormous patience with all of us beginners. We’ve done a fall scene, a winter scene, and our next class is scheduled for Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm. “Painting with Sarah” is full for January, but watch the library website and Facebook for upcoming classes and information on how to register. It’s a fun way to spend an hour or so. Come see if you can surprise yourself also.

~Wishing you all a warm and cozy January~

The Bookmobile Lady

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