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Book Club Picks for February-March

Our library book club, open to all individuals in the community, will meet on March 18 at 7 pm at the Platte Public Library. The books up for discussion include The Book Thief and Sarah’s Key. Both of these books are based on World War II with a focus on the Nazis in Europe. We are looking forward to an interesting discussion!

These books are available at the Platte Public Library. Also, you can check out The Book Thief on the OverDrive program with South Dakota Titles to Go. If you haven’t signed up for this eBook lending program, contact your librarians today so you can start checking out books on your eReader!




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Book Club Reads for September-October

The masses have spoken!

Platte Public Library Book Clubbers will be reading:

We’re reading an adult fiction and a YA fiction so readers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Join the Book Club by:

  • calling the library at 605-337-9869,
  • shoot us an email @, or
  • sign up at the library

The first meeting will be September 17 at 7:00 pm. We will announce the titles of the books to all Book Clubbers then, and set up a loan schedule for the copies of each book we have at the library, as well as any inter-library loans for books as needed.

We have the following at the library:

  • 1 paperback copy of Anne of Green Gables
  • 1 illustrated copy of Anne of Green Gables
  • 1 audiobook of Anne of Green Gables
  • 1 hardcover copy of The Poisonwood Bible

If you want to order your own copy of either book, Amazon sells them:

Anne of Green Gables used for $4.00 (total cost; shipping included), or 99 cents on Kindle

The Poisonwood Bible used for $6.64 (total cost; shipping included) or $11.99 on Kindle

See you at Book Club!

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The Stats of the Union: 100 Best Ever Teen Novels

List of the Top 100 Young Adult books of all time compiled by NPR

Have you read any (or all) of the books on this list? Let us know your No. 1 pick in the comments below!

C.M. Spivey

NPR recently had over 75,000 people (myself included) vote for their favorite young adult novels ever. The list of choices was immense and I had a really difficult time limiting myself to the maximum ten votes. You can be sure, then, that the list is pretty comprehensive and a decent indicator of the kinds of things people like. Here is the final list they came up with.

While I was reading I noticed some definite trends going on, and I decided that it may be a good idea to actually find out what the statistics were. Were there more male or female authors, more male or female protagonists? What was the most popular genre? When were these novels published?

I have now spent several hours finding out those very things, and I am writing to share my findings with you.


I used the very sophisticated tally method, where I…

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Book Club: September and October Reads

It’s that time again, the season when the air smells crisp and mornings are chill, as the fun of summer fizzles out and the school bells start ringing. Autumn is just around the corner.

What does that mean for the Platte Public Library? Why, Book Club, of course!

The Platte Public Library Book Club will begin in September 2012. Our first meeting will be September 17. We will meet every month on the third Monday at 7:00 pm at the library. We will be reading both adult and young adult novels for each meeting.  Readers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

It’s time to pick the reads for the September-October meeting. The two titles we will choose to read will include:

  • an adult fiction novel
  • a young adult book

Below you will find eight book covers. Click on the books to be redirected to a book summary, if you are unfamiliar with the titles. Don’t forget to vote in the polls at the end of each category; voting ends August 11. The chosen book selections for the upcoming Book Club will be posted here and in the Platte Enterprise by the Loquacious Librarian.

Let’s get started, shall we?

For the adult fiction novel the books up for voting include:

The Things They Carried

The Handmaid’s Tale


The Poisonwood Bible

For the young adult titles:

Anne of Green Gables #1

The Little Prince

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Little House on the Prairie

Great! Now check back by August 12 to see what books were selected for the September-October reads.

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