by Dee Hare, Librarian
New memorial and donation books that we have recently received include:
Just in time for the start of football season, we have Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time by Neil White. Donated by the staff of the Banner Independent to honor Coach Bill Ward, it ranks the greatest football players from the greatest football state from 1-100. It also rates Mississippi’s all-time offensive and defensive players, and lists every Mississippian in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.
Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Most Savage Barbarian by Roy Thomas was purchased with monies donated by the Booneville Woman’s Club in memory of Dr. Webster Cleveland. This first-ever illustrated guide to Robert E. Howard’s most beloved character is a genuine treasure chest of Conan lore, following the character through the ages through novels, comic books, and movies.
Rita’s Culinary Trickery by Rita Konig was purchased with monies donated by Ruth Galloway in memory of Helen White. This book about entertaining gives tips on how to get dinner on the table, whether it’s for two people or a crowd, even if you can’t cook! It helps you create an easy, relaxed setting to serve delicious, but never fussy, meals.
We’ve had several donations this summer for our youngest readers. Laurie and Mitch McBride donated Sam McBratney’s In the Light of the Moon and Other Bedtime Stories in honor of Emery Elaine Dukes. It is a collection of eight stories, including the humorous “Bunty the Daydreaming Tooth Fairy”, just right for reading aloud at night. Also donated by the McBrides was Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine by Daniel Postgate. The devious main character of this story steals the dreams of sleeping children until the tables are turned when a child has a nightmare of the thief himself. It was donated in honor of Reed Lindsey.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.