BOOKMARKS Children read and `Friends’ give

December 10, 2005

Hood River County Library celebrated Children’s Book Week Nov. 14-19.

More than 1,600 children’s materials were checked out between Hood River, Cascade Locks and Parkdale libraries.

Children were encouraged to enter a drawing naming their favorite books. Waucoma Book Store generously donated a $20 gift certificate as the grand prize.

The winner, out of 119 entries, was a Hood River resident whose favorite books are in the Tintin series by Herge.

The 19th Annual Oregon Book Award Finalists have arrived at the Hood River County Library. Oregon Book Awards are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers’ literature.

The Hood River County Library has the following titles:

“Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000” by William G. Robins

“Leaving” by Laton Carter

“Lost Lake” by Phillip Margolin

“Resistance” by Barry Lopez

“Spirited Men: Story, Soul, and Substance”by Brian Doyle


The Friends of the Library has made some wonderful contributions throughout the year to the Hood River County Library. Thank you Friends of the Library!

Friends Annual Report 2005:

$14,063 in gifts - 1,925 volunteer hours

Children’s activities: Programs and concerts, $2,330; books and readers, $1,716.

Branches: Shelving for Parkdale and Cascade Locks, $1,140; six children’s chairs/Parkdale $251; table/Cascade Locks, $145.

Adult collections: recorded books, $3,416; genealogy software, $580; videos $112.

Furnishings: window shades for the meeting room, $1,332; four book carts, $684; chairs, $400; table lamps for the reference room, $213.

Programs: Adult programs, $1,038; 200 copies a month of book pages $288; receptions, $161; seasonal decorations, $122; Downtown Business Association membership, $125.

Funds come from membership donations, resale of donated used books, and program support donations from members of the Friends and community.

Coming soon: Friends’ new “Hood River County Reads” project, Spring of 2006.

New titles at the library:


“The Art of Uncontrolled Flight” by Kim Ponders

“Bangkok Tattoo” by John Burdett

“Breath of Snow and Ashes” by Diana Gabaldon

The Codex by Lev Grossman

“Devil’s Corner” by Lisa Scottoline

“Dune” by Frank Herbert

“One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Todd” by Jim Fergus

“Painted Drum” by Louise Erdich

“Predator” by Patricia Cornwell

“The Sacrifice” by Beverly Lewis

“Shaman’s Crossing” by Robin Hobb

“Toxic Bachelors” by Danielle Steel

“The Twelfth Card” by Jeffery Deaver

“Vanishing Moon” by Joseph Coulson

“A Wedding in December” by Anita Shreve

“Winter Moon” by Mercedes Lackey


“Building an Affordable House: trade secrets to high-value, low-cost construction” by Fernando Pages Ruiz

“Don’t get too comfortable” by David Rakoff

“Headwraps: A Global Journey” by Georgia Scott

“How to expand love: widening the circle of loving relationships” by Dalai Lama

“Inside the mind of Scott Peterson” by Keith Ablow

“Jesus Land: a memoir” by Julia Scheeres

“Magical Beginnings: a guide to pregnancy”by Deepak Chopra

“Man without a country” by Kurt Vonnegut

“My FBI: Bringing down the mafia, investigating Bill Clinton and fighting the war on terror” by Louis J. Freeh

“Strength Training Over 50” by D. Cristine Caivano

“Symptoms of withdrawal: a memoir of snapshot” by Christopher Lawford

“Universe in a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality” by Dalai Lama

“Voice of Knowledge” by Miguel Ruiz

“Waking up to what you do: a Zen practice for meeting every situation with intelligence and compassion” by Diane Rizzetto

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