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Metcalfe Co. Public Library

Allyson Dix

Jobe Publishing, Inc.


Kids and adults alike are in for a treat this month at the Metcalfe County Public Library (MCPL) with numerous events and new books coming soon!

The library hosts a fun and exciting program for subscription book boxes where books are selected for readers of all ages.

The library staff takes the time to handpick a special book for each reader that registers, however, the books are checked out to you and they must be returned.

It may come as no surprise given the library ladies’ generosity, but also included are treats that are yours to keep!

Registration for the winter book boxes began on January 9th and can be done either in-person or online at where you will find a place to enter your reading preferences, which helps staff choose the book perfect for you.

When the crafty-decorated boxes are ready to distribute, the library will contact the individuals who have registered for pick up, which will begin on January 23. Availability is limited.

If you are fond of surprises, especially when it comes to books, this program is for you! This is especially fun for the young readers because incorporating surprises and literacy is always a win for the kids.

 Other regular occurring activities the library hosts: Yoga Class on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., Toddler Time for ages 2 and under on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and Story Hour on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 and up.

 Keep an eye out for the Book Watch section in the Edmonton-Herald News where new books will be shared that are coming soon to Metcalfe Public Library.

“Without a Trace” by Danielle Steel is an irresistible story of the risks two people are willing to take in exchange for a chance at the life they’ve always wanted.

 “The House of Wolves” by James Patterson and Mike Lupica. When Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a billion-dollar empire–and a family more ruthless than Succession’s Roys and Yellowstone’s Duttons.

“The Villa” by Rachel Hawkins is a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set at an Italian villa with a dark history.

 “In the Upper Country” by Kai Thomas. The fates of two unforgettable women intertwine in this sweeping, deeply researched debut set in the Black communities of Ontario that were the last stop on the Underground Railroad.

 “Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubika. A husband’s disappearance links two couples in this twisty thriller.

* Metcalfe County Public Library is located at 200 S. Main St. in Edmonton. Please note the library will be closed on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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