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The Good House, by Ann Leary

Would you like to see this book at your Platte Public Library? Leave a comment below!

Blogging for a Good Book

houseOf all the villains in modern literature, Daisy Buchanan has always been one I love to hate. As F. Scott Fitzgerald describes her, she’s so insulated from the world and from the consequences of her actions that she has no sense of right and wrong, and there’s no one willing to hold her to account. And that’s when she was surrounded by her social peers. Imagine if she lived in an ordinary place with ordinary people.

Hildy Good is (or was) the top-selling real estate broker in her seaside town. The town has been discovered by Boston’s wealthy, land and house prices have skyrocketed, and the quirky old-time residents are trying to hang on in the face of the invasion. The McAllisters, one of the newcomer families, have profited enormously by Brian’s management of a hedge fund (and other money-making silent partnerships), but they’re regular folks and Hildy is…

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Grave Mercy

This looks interesting! Anyone read this or would like to see at Platte Public Library?

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Best Library Quote Ever

Wilson K.


Will libraries survive the next generation? Only time will tell.

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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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Story Time at the Library

Heart House Village

Heart House Village

For January our library celebrated LOVE during Story Time. Story Time is open to children of all ages, and it is held on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Look in the Platte Enterprise and for signs at the post office in Platte announcing each month’s theme. For February we are meeting on Feb. 22 at 10:30 and our theme will be Getting Healthy with the Berenstain Bears!


So in keeping with the love theme, we made heart houses, exchanged Valentines, and read lots of love-themed books. Check out some of our houses and readers!

Ashelynne read to our group. She is just starting to read chapter books, and for her to have the experience to read to this group was wonderful for her and the other children.
Listening to a good story

Listening to a good story by one of our moms, Corinne

Making the heart houses

Making the heart houses

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A Montage of Library Clips from Old Movies/TV Shows

This video montage cuts through culture with clips from films and television shows featuring libraries in their finest hours. Awesomeness for your weekend!

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Happy Library Lovers’ Month!

Prescott Publishing

Did you know that February is National Library Lovers’ Month? How about celebrating by taking a couple of books (or a whole shelf!) out of cold storage and reading the thoughts between their covers? If I were a book, that would certainly make me happy!
Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out this article for a lengthy list of ideas for supporting your local library and fostering literacy and a love for reading in your own community.

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Let’s Go Hugo! by Angela Dominguez


9780803738645 hugoHugo is not your typical bird.  He prefers the ground and doesn’t fly (and no, he’s not a penguin).  Set in the beautiful backdrop of Paris, Hugo is working on his masterpiece of the Eiffel Tower.  Lulu, a bird passing by, stopped to admire his work and told Hugo that she knew what he was making and that she knew where it was.  Lulu wanted him to fly with her to see it.  Hugo, not liking to fly, begins plotting to stall.

He suggests that they walk around the park first.  While there, they indulge in some popcorn, play in a water fountain and watch a ballet.  Throughout their day, Lulu keeps asking Hugo if he’s ready to go.  Night falls and Lulu points out that if they want to see the Tower, they really need to go soon.  Hugo says that it’s too dangerous to fly at night and…

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The Word ‘Hobbit’

Interesting Literature

The word ‘hobbit’ was supposedly invented by J. R. R. Tolkien. This fact both is and is not true. To explain why this is the case (or isn’t the case) we must do a bit of delving into the world of witchcraft …

hobbit1Tolkien’s book was published in 1937, but since the first part of the film has recently come out, the present moment seems like a good time to reflect upon the word that features in the title of Tolkien’s book. So where did it come from? The famous story is that Tolkien, while marking some of his students’ papers in Oxford one day, came to a blank sheet which had not a single word written on it. Out of nowhere – or so it seemed – he had a flash of inspiration, and hastily scribbled down the sentence, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.’ That line…

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New Books In!


We’ve got some great new books in this week. Come by and check out the selection! You’ll find plenty of reading to snuggle up to this holiday when you aren’t busy baking gingerbread men or wrapping gifts.





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New Books! New Books at the Library!

Attention! Attention! We have several new and exciting titles at the library. Check it out!

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A Homestead Holiday

The Friends of the Library


A Homestead Holiday

November 27 @ the Community Center

  • Themed Dining Tables
  • Full Course Meal
  • Vendor Tables

Guest Speaker and South Dakotan

Author Steve Riedel

Meal tickets to the event will be $15 per person for a full course dinner.

All proceeds will go to buy reading materials for the Platte Public Library.


If you are willing to help the library by decorating a table:

  • You can use any theme–some ideas to get you started include a sports team, pheasants, fishing, a social club, the beach, Christmas, apples, dolls, New Year’s, etc.
  • No charge for decorating a table

If you would like to rent a vendor table:

  • Ideal way to sell your goods & promote your business to holiday shoppers
  • Tables will be provided
  • $15 per vendor

Contact the library @ 337-9869 to sign up & for details

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How to Borrow eBooks from OverDrive Using Your Kindle

This is a short but sweet video giving the play-by-play of checking out eBooks when using your Kindle.

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Classic Print Ads For Classic Books

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Readin’ on the Run!

Did you know?

Listening to audiobooks is a great way to introduce reading in children who are under the age of 5. Research tells us that by listening to audiobooks, non-readers are able to start comprehending narratives by listening to the way a story is arranged. This is a fundamental skill that will encourage reading comprehension as a child begins deciphering printed words.

Need another reason to check out audiobooks?

If you are planning a last-of-the-summer adventure, say to the South Dakota State Fair, the Corn Palace Festival or to the Black Hills for a camping excursion, pick up an audiobook for the ride. Keep the little ones entertained with a children’s classic, such as Fantastic Mr. Fox or the Little House in the Big Woods. Grab something you’ve wanted to read for a while, such as The Hunger Games or Water for Elephants. We’ve got all kinds of audiobooks from classics by Ernest Hemingway to love stories by Nicholas Sparks, all on CD for your convenience.

The Platte Public Library has more than 150 audiobooks on CD!

Some of our most recent additions include:

This is our Book Club YA read for Sept-Oct.

Anne of Green Gables #2

From the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

Read by actress Julia Roberts

Listed by Goodreads as Favorite Chick-Lit/Women’s Fiction Books and on the Best 2012 Spring Break Reads

Historical fiction based on Vlad the Impaler aka Count Dracula
International Horror Guild Award Nominee for Best Novel (2005)

We also have these:

Voted Best YA Audiobooks and YA Books to Die for by Goodreads

The film version stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.
The book is listed as one of the Best Books Ever by Goodreads.

Winner of the Best Non-fiction award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards

Read by the fantastic Roald Dahl himself

#2 of the epic Medieval series of The Pillars of the Earth

Goodreads’ Books that Everyone Should Read at Least Once and Best Young Adult Books

Where the Little House books all began…

Voted as one of the Best Non-Fiction (Non-Biography) and Best Books of the Decade: 2000s by Goodreads

One of the Best Teen Books About Real Problems by GR

If you are looking for a tear-jerker, here you go!

Read by The Highwaymen themselves: Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings

On the GR list of Best Non-Fiction War Books and Best Non-Fiction (Non-Biography)

So if you are looking for a new way to “read” here you go!

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