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by Sandra Murphy


The Lighthouse Library is celebrating Bertie’s tenth anniversary at the library. A big storm is coming so as soon as the cake’s cut and eaten, guests head for home. For Lucy, that’s a short commute as she lives above the library in the lighthouse itself. The bright light of the beacon doesn’t bother her but on this particular night, between flashes, she sees a light bobbing in the water, like a boat being tossed by the waves.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Walk through the doors of the new Betty Rodriguez Library and you’ll walk into the future. Enter another world; one with limitless possibilities at your fingertips.

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Libraries of Reedley

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andHometown History,
andJim Bulls,
andReedley News
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by Jim Bulls


When asked to write this article, I pondered where to start and in which direction to go. I decided that I would start somewhere in the middle—the day I went to get my first library card to be exact.

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Ink and Bone By Rachel Caine

IN THE July 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andFantasy & Fangs
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by Cynthia Chow




In the year 2031, the Great Library of Alexandria exists as the only legal repository for original books in the world. To own a book is to risk death; the library enforces its proclamations with the ruthless Garda who conduct raids without mercy. Even personal journals are ultimately owned by the library, as the Doctrine of Mirroring allows rare Obscurists to recreate every book in print to be housed within the library.

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by Cynthia Chow


As winter descends on Chilson, Michigan, no one knows the value of the district library’s bookmobile more than its assistant director, Minnie Hamilton. Having lost a grant, and with an expected bequest being contested by disgruntled heirs, Minnie has only six months of operating funds to keep her beloved bookmobile running.

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by Sarah Peterson



Another long, hot Central Valley summer has finally come to a close, bringing with it cooler temperatures and a fall season ripe with activity. The Big Fresno Fair is in full swing, and haunted attractions are popping up all over the Valley like zombies from their graves, in anticipation of the year’s spookiest season.

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Codex Born By Jim C. Hines

IN THE September 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Wouldn’t it be cool to reach into a book and pull out…a working ray gun, or…Harry Potter’s Cloak of Invisibility? In Jim C. Hines’ Codex Born, second book in the Magic Ex Libris series, that’s libriomancy, a magical art invented by Johannes Gutenberg. If it’s in a book, you can get it, with some exceptions. Some writers just have their characters use magic to do whatever they want. The Libriomancer series has a magic system with rules and limits, and there are physical and societal consequences for breaking the rules.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Books are the magic that can effortlessly transport us to places near, far and in between.
Step through the doors of the newest branch of the Fresno County Public Library, and you’ll be greeted by the cool air, accented with the sites and sensations that only books can bring. Books can transport you to places where you can live, dream and discover the wonder within the words. Located in northwest Fresno at Teague Elementary School, this recently opened branch of the Fresno County Public Library provides a world of fun, fiction, information, and technology, all at your fingertips.

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Library For London Project

IN THE August 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCommunity,
andKathy Eide Casas
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by Kathy Eide Casas



There is simply no better way to describe Robert Isquierdo, Jr. and the Ambassadors for the Library for London Project, than as that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens who really are going to change the world. In fact, they’ve already begun! Their first project of change is underway in a big way in the tiny community of London, California.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Welcome to the cool comfort of Sierra Vista Mall. Step through the western doors of the mall and you’ll see its new and extraordinary tenant, complete with glistening glass walls, colorful signs and books galore…it’s the Sierra Vista Library!

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Past Due: Mystery Short Story

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
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by John Clark


I tried not to roll my eyes as Delia handed me the phone and gave me one of her half stressed, half ashamed looks before bolting out the door. She hadn’t bothered to explain her abrupt departure. There was no need. We had been through this same scenario at least once every other week since the local employment coach had referred her to me.

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Have Fun At The Reedley Library

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andReedley News
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for fun free things to do, there’s nothing better than the library. Reedley library has several fun things going on right now.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for fun and free ways to enjoy this Halloween season why not check out your Fresno County Library! Branches throughout the area are providing fun events for Halloween this year from crafts, to scary movies, to costume swaps and much more.

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by Cynthia Chow


While school psychologist, Skye Denison, is completely overwhelmed with her plans for her post-Christmas wedding to Police Chief, Wally Boyd, the rest of Scumble River is more occupied with discussing the practices of temporary librarian, Yvonne Osborn. It seems that her unwavering adherence to rules and uh, generously proportioned figure, have made her the talk of the town, and not in a good way.

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