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Costume drive underway at GBPL
Elizabeth Dukelow WEB
Elizabeth Dukelow

It just seems like this month is flying by. We have had so many events happen recently and it has just been amazing what we have accomplished here at the Great Bend Public Library.
At the end of September we sent off 153 Crocheted and Knitted infant hats for the The Kansas Childrens Service League.
The first week of October kicked off our 1 District 1 Book Nights at the Library for grades K-6. The kids got to build and devour a delicious banana boat and got to meet and learn about animals with Pam Martin from The Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlands Education Center. We had over 90 kids attend.
This past week we had our Friends of the Library Book Sale that started on Sunday Oct. 8 and ended on Wednesday, Oct. 12. We are thrilled that so many items found a good home this past week.
We also were proud to host the Relay for Life bake Sale at the same time to help raise money for this wonderful cause.
Next up, we are collecting Costumes for our Costume Drive on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1-3 p.m. Please drop them off at the front desk.
If you missed the book sale you can always come in and check out our small bookstore that we have in the library across from the welcome desk. We also have a wide variety of new items in so come over and check a few out.

Newly Added Fiction Items
“A Gathering of Shadows,” by Victoria Schwab
“All the Missing Girls,” by Megan Miranda
“Arcadia,” by Iain Pears
“The Contractor,” by James Work
“Underground Airlines,” by Ben Winters
“Strands of Sorrow,” by John Ringo
“Sweet Tomorrows,” by Debbie Macomber
“Rat Queens Vol 2,” by Kurtis J. Wiebe
“I Almost Forgot About You,” by Terry McMillan
“Fables book 2,” by Bill Willingham
“Dark Matter,” by Blake Crouch
“Day Shift,” by Charline Harris

Newly Added Non Fiction Items
“A Poisoned Passion: A Young Mother, Her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder,” By Diane Fanning
“Best. State. Ever. : A Florida Man Defends His Homeland,” by Dave Barry
“Ghost Talkers,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“Give Your Child the World: Rising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time,” by Jamie C. Martin
“Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly
“In Such Good Company: Eleven years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox,” by Carol Burnett
“Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Newly Added Audio Items
“Amos ‘n’ Andy: Radio’s All Time Favorites,”-CD
“An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood,” By Jimmy Carter- CD
“Angel,” By James Patterson- CD
“Cross Bones,” by Kathy Reichs-CD
“Deliver Us From Evil,” by David Baldacci-CD
Newly Added Feature and Family Movies
“Love & Friendship”-DVD
“Money Monster”-DVD
“Pele: Birth of a Legend”-DVD
“The Bronze”-DVD
“The Conjuring 2”-DVD

Newly Added TV Series
“The Night Manager: Season 1”-DVD
“Hell on Wheels: Season 5” -DVD
“Crimson Fields: Season 1”-DVD
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 3”-DVD

Elizabeth Dukelow is the Circulation Assistant and Sunday Supervisor at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at