December 2020

The current status of the library

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, Bancroft Public Library will be reverting to Phase 2 of our Reopening Plan.  Building access will be suspended for all patrons, but all materials will remain available for curbside pick-up and inter-library loan will continue.  Please call the library (518-854-7463) with any questions you may have.

Bancroft Library Reopening Plan
Please note that this is a working document and may be altered as the situation evolves.
Video Tutorials
We wanted to remind you of these short videos illustrating how to use some features of our website and the online catalog.  They're useful at any time, but especially with limited library browsing!
How to find the library's newest materials on the library website
How to use the online catalog to find materials and place holds
I Spy... Windows
While strolling through town, from now through New Year’s, take a few minutes to see how many items you can spot!
Crafts for Kids and Adults
Kids Crafts To-Go are available for pick-up every Wednesday.  They can be found on top of the book drop, no need to sign up in advance.

Adult Carry-Out Crafts are available on a monthly basis.  Watch our Facebook page or website for information and to sign up. 
Here are the newest additions to the Bancroft Public Library catalog - these are the items we've added during the months of November and December (to date).  You can always find the newest materials by visiting the What's New portion of the library website.

Adult Fiction 
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop, Fannie Flagg 
Hidden in Plain Sight, Jeffrey Archer 
The Dirty South, John Connolly 
Fortune and Glory, Janet Evanovich 
A Christmas Resolution, Anne Perry 
The Christmas Table, Donna VanLiere 
The Law of Innocence, Michael Connelly 
The Kingdom, Jo Nesbo 
In the Lion’s Den, Barbara Taylor Bradford Marauder, Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison 
Daylight, David Baldacci 
Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon, Marc Cameron 
Piece of My Heart, Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke 
The Flip Side, James Bailey 
The Orphan’s Guilt, Archer Mayor 
Deadly Cross, James Patterson 
The Brightest Star, Fern Michaels 
Christmas at Holiday House, RaeAnne Thayne 
The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow 
The Silence, Don DeLillo 
Dark Tides, Philippa Gregory 
War Lord, Bernard Cornwell 
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab 
The Awakening, Nora Roberts 
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley

Adult Non-Fiction 
The Best of Me, David Sedaris 
Humankind: A Hopeful History, Rutger Bregman 
The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War, Delphine Minoui 
The Iron Sea: How the Allies Hunted and Destroyed Hitler’s Warships, Simon Read 
First Principles: What America’s Founds Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How that Shaped Our
 Thomas E. Ricks 
Dearly (New Poems), Margaret Atwood 
We Keep the Dead Close, Becky Cooper 
A Promised Land, Barack Obama 
No Time Like the Future, Michael J. Fox 
Frontier Follies, Ree Drummond 
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, Fareed Zakaria 
The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2021 
The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science
, Seb Falk
Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, Pope Francis
Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans, Catherine Grace Katz

Large Type Fiction 
Truly, Madly, Deeply, Karen Kingsbury 
The Second  Wife, Rebecca Fleet 
Shakeup, Stuart Woods 
Marauder, Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison 
All That Glitters, Danielle Steel 
Royal, Danielle Steel 
The Sentinel, Lee Child & Andrew Child 

Adult Audio Books 
A Time for Mercy, John Grisham 
Troubles in Paradise, Elin Hilerbrand 

Young Adult Fiction 
Instant Karma, Marissa Meyer 
This is Not a Ghost Story, Andrea Portes 
Above All Else, Dana Alion Levy 
The Way Back, Gavriel Savit 
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, Holly Black 
The Cousins, Karen M. McManus
Admission, Julie Buxbaum

Children’s Fiction 
Class Act, Jerry Craft 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End, Jeff Kinney 
The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem, Shannon Hale & Dean Hale 
Cozy, Jan Brett 
Click, Clack, Good Night, Doreen Cronin 
The Little Mermaid, Jerry Pinkney 
Bedtime for Superheroes, Katherine Locke 
The Couch Potato, Jory John 
Find Fergus, Mike Boldt 
Two Many Birds, Cindy Derby 
Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote, Andrea Beaty 
Once Upon a Winter Day, Liza Woodruff 
Turtle Walk, Matt Phelan 
The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Chris Grabenstein
Never After, Melissa De La Cruz
Cat Kid Comic Club, Dav Pilkey
Pirate Stew, Neil Gaiman

Children’s Non-Fiction 
Surprising Spies, Karen Gray Ruelle 
Tiny Monsters, Steve Jenkins & Robin Page 

Bill & Ted Face the Music 
The Crown, Third Season 
Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea 
Wild Kratts: Adventures on the African Savannah 
Fancy Nancy 
Shimmer & Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls 
Butterbean’s Café 
Peppa Pig: Princess Peppa 

Library Board Meetings

The next regular monthly meeting of the Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

This meeting will be held virtually. Members of the public should please email if they would like a link to attend. If you have an issue you would like addressed at the meeting, but are not able to attend, please email any board member.

Previous meeting minutes and agendas are available by clicking the Board of Trustees link under the “About Us” category in the menu bar on our web page.
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