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The Book Nook: The library reopens Monday
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Greetings from the Great Bend Public Library! We are excited to be reopening Monday, June 8, with adjusted hours. Please check our website and Facebook for exact details. I’m sure many of you will be excited to pick up something new. You may be overwhelmed with choices. In keeping with our Imagine Your Story summer theme, I thought I would suggest a few fantasy-themed books that we have at the library to check out.

The first book I would like to recommend is from something many of you might be familiar with, since many of us have been at home watching a lot of Netflix. The Witcher series is a Polish fantasy book series, based around a witcher named Geralt. Witchers are beast hunters with supernatural abilities, allowing them to fight off mythical monsters others can not defend themselves against. The first book, “Blood of Elves,” introduces us to a world at war between humans, elves, dwarves, and gnomes. Geralt our titular witcher is awaiting the birth of a prophecy child, who has the potential to change the world for better or worse. But Geralt is not the only one who knows of the prophecy child, and the great power they will possess. Will Geralt be able to protect the child from those who would use them for evil? Pick up a copy of “Blood of Elves” to find out!  If you’ve seen the series on Netflix, or even if you haven’t, I would recommend this series to any fantasy genre fans, looking for some action-adventure with great characters and a fantastic imaginative world. 

The next book I’d like to recommend would fall into the comedy-fantasy genre. This book happens to be by one of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett. If you are looking for some brevity during these difficult times, look no further than “Making Money.” This fun novel takes place in the Disc World Series, revolving around Moist von Lipwig, a former con man, who has just been put in charge of the city’s royal mint and bank. Mr. Lipwig must try to whip the bank and mint back into shape, all the while contending with vampire coworkers, assassins, and a dog for a chairman. Not to mention having a name like Moist. If you like absurdist fantasy or are looking for a laugh, you can’t go wrong with “Making Money.” 

I hope these gave you some ideas on what to check out when we reopen on Monday. Be sure to watch our website,, and Facebook page for more information on our reopening, including updated hours.

Have questions? We are here to help. You can message us on Facebook or email us at

Hannah Grippin is the outreach and marketing manager for the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at