It is back to school time, and time to rethink what might go into those lunchboxes and brown bags for the boys and girls to eat. A number of newer titles are available at the Elkhart Public Library, emphasizing quick and easy meals, as well as healthy ones. Ideas and recipes abound, from those promising to be kid-approved to those for vegan and gluten-free diets. Try something new in the brown bag and re-energize your children for an afternoon of learning.
BEATING THE LUNCH BOX BLUES: FRESH IDEAS FOR LUNCHES ON THE GO! by J. M. Hirsch. Rachael Ray Books, Atria, 2013. 641.53 H669
BEST LUNCH BOX EVER: IDEAS AND RECIPES FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES KIDS WILL LOVE by Katie Sullivan Morford. Chronicle Books, 2013. 41.53 M846
THE BROWN BAG LUNCH COOKBOOK by Miriam Jacobs. Globe Pequot Press, c2004. 641.534 J17
5-MINUTE LUNCHBOX: THE BUSY FAMILY’S GUIDE TO PACKING DELICIOUSLY SIMPLE, KID-APPROVED HEALTHY LUNCHES by Kimberly A. Young. Healthy Little Cooks, c2013. 641.53 Y73
THE HEALTHY LUNCHBOX: HOW TO PLAN, PREPARE & PACK STRESS-FREE MEALS KIDS WILL LOVE by Marie McClendon. Small Steps Press, c2005. 641.534 M126
LUNCH BOXES AND SNACKS: OVER 120 HEALTHY RECIPES, FROM DELICIOUS SANDWICHES AND SALADS TO HOT SOUPS AND SWEET TREATS by Annabel Karmel. New, expanded ed. Atria Books, 2007. 641.53 K18
LUNCH IS IN THE BAG!: A CELEBRATION OF THE MIDDAY MEAL by Marion O. Celenza. Cherry Lane Lithographers Corp., c2008. 641.53 C392
LUNCH LESSONS: CHANGING THE WAY WE FEED OUR CHILDREN by Ann Cooper. Collins, c2006. 613.2083 C776
THE LUNCHBOX BOOK by Sandy Harper. New Holland, 2008. 641.534 H295
STEALTH HEALTH: IRRESISTIBLE AND NUTRITIOUS GLUTEN-FREE SANDWICHES, WRAPS AND OTHER EASY TREATS by Tracy Griffith. Page Street Publishing, c2013. 641.5622 G854
VEGAN LUNCH BOX: 130 AMAZING, ANIMAL-FREE LUNCHES KIDS AND GROWN-UPS WILL LOVE! by Jennifer McCann. Da Capo Lifelong, 2008. 641.5636 M122
WEELICIOUS LUNCHES: THINK OUTSIDE THE LUNCH BOX WITH MORE THAN 160 HAPPIER MEALS by Catherine McCord. William Morrow, 2013. 641.53 M131
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR LUNCH? by Mona Meighan. Book Publishers Network, c2012. 641.53 M512
YUM-YUM BENTO BOX: FRESH RECIPES FOR ADORABLE LUNCHES by Crystal Watanabe. Quirk Books, c2010. 641.534 W324
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who borrowed eBooks and audio eBooks in June!
Because of you, we won $2,500 to use for building our digital collection.
To raise awareness of digital library lending, Overdrive, EPL’s digital media supplier, offered $2,500 in content credit as an incentive for libraries to increase eBook/audio eBook circulation by 50% during June. For us, that would have been 1,911 downloads. You came through! Our final total was 1,975 – a 55% increase. We win; you win! Watch for an influx of new titles, coming soon.
Let’s Keep it Going
Day or night, on the go or in the comfort of your home, visit downloads.myepl.org, and start reading or listening to books on your phone, tablet, laptop, or PC.
July is National Ice Cream month. Celebrate summer with any of the tasty treats you can concoct from the books listed below. There are several new arrivals, published this spring. Make your own frozen delights such as salted caramel ice cream or watermelon granita. For gourmet tastes, try recipes for Mocha Pecan Mud Pie or Cannoli Ice Cream Pie. Cheat the heat and cool off with some ice cream, regular or vegan, or frozen yogurt, ices, sorbets or granitas. Chill!
THE CIAO BELLA BOOK OF GELATO & SORBETTO: BOLD, FRESH FLAVORS TO MAKE AT HOME by F. W. Pearce. Clarkson Potter, c2010.
COOKIES & CREAM: HUNDREDS OF WAYS TO MAKE THE PERFECT ICE CREAM SANDWICH by Tessa Arias. Running Press, c2013.
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT: 56 DELICIOUS FLAVORS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME by Nicole Weston. Storey Publishing, 2014.
ICE CREAM SANDWICHES: 65 RECIPES FOR INCREDIBLY COOL TREATS by Donna Egan. Ten Speed Press, 2013.
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAM DESSERTS by Jeni Britton Bauer. Artisan, 2014.
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS AT HOME by Jeni Britton Bauer. Artisan, c2011.
MOLLY MOON’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM: SWEET SEASONAL RECIPES FOR ICE CREAMS, SORBETS, & TOPPINGS MADE WITH LOCAL INGREDIENTS by Molly Moon Neitzel. Sasquatch Books, c2012.
RUBY VIOLET’S ICE CREAM DREAMS: ICE CREAM, SORBETS, BOMBES, AND MORE by Julie Fisher. Hardie Grant Books, 2013.
SCOOPED: ICE CREAM TREATS, CHEATS, AND FROZEN EATS. Oxmoor House, 2014.
SWEET CREAM AND SUGAR CONES: 90 RECIPES FOR MAKING YOUR OWN ICE CREAM AND FROZEN TREATS FROM BI-RITE CREAMERY by Kris Hoogerhyde. Ten Speed Press, c2012.
VEGAN ICE CREAM: OVER 90 SINFULLY DELICIOUS DAIRY-FREE DELIGHTS by Jeff Rogers. Ten Speed Press, 2014.
THE VEGAN SCOOP: 150 RECIPES FOR DAIRY-FREE ICE CREAM THAT TASTES BETTER THAN THE “REAL” THING by Wheeler del Torro. Fair Winds Press, 2009.
Here is a list of area fireworks displays courtesy of WNDU.
Akron – July 4, Dusk – Pike Memorial Park
Baroda – July 3, Dusk – American Legion #345
Bremen – July 4, Dusk – Sunnyside Park
Chapman Lake – July 5, Dusk – Lake Chapman
Dowagiac – July 3, Dusk – Russom Park
Eau Claire – July 4, 10 p.m. – Veterans Park
Elkhart – July 4, 10 p.m. – Rice Field
Goshen – July 6, 8 p.m. – Black Squirrel Golf Course
Knox – July 5, Dusk – Starke Co. Airport
Lagrange – July 5, 10 p.m. – County Fairgrounds
Lake Tippecanoe – July 5, 10:30 p.m. – Lake Tippecanoe
Lake Wawasee – July 5, Dusk – Lake Wawasee
Lakeville – July 4, Dusk – Newton Park
LaPorte – July 4, Dusk – Fox Park, over Clear Lake
Mishawaka – July 4, Dusk – Beutter Park
Nappanee – July 4, 10 p.m. – Stauffer Park
Niles – July 3, Dusk – Apple Festival Fairgrounds
New Buffalo – July 3rd, 8:30 p.m. – Lions Pavilion Park
North Liberty – July 4, Dusk – North Liberty Elementary
North Webster – July 5, Dusk – Webster Lake
Plymouth – July 5, Dusk – Swan Lake Resort
South Bend – July 3, Dusk – Island Park, Century Center
South Bend – July 4 & 5, following the game – Four Winds Field
St. Joseph – July 4, 10:30 p.m. – Shadowland Pavilion
Syracuse – July 4, Dusk – Lakeside Park
Topeka – July 4, 10 p.m. – Topeka
Walkerton – July 4, 10 p.m. – John Glenn High School
Wanatah – July 5, Dusk – Wanatah American Legion
Warsaw – July 4, Dusk – Winona Lake
Winamac – July 3, Dusk – Winamac Town Hall
This list is current as of July 1, 2014.
Check the WNDU website for changes or cancellations.
Late April and early May, staff reading slowed down as we shook off the long winter and spent time on outdoor activities. By mid-May, we were back to our books, and the titles started pouring in.
ANGEL’S COMMAND: A TALE FROM THE CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, Brian Jacques (J FIC)
BLOOD KING, Gail Martin (PFAN)
BLUE HYDRANGEAS, Marianne Sciucco (FIC) • This book has been such a pleasure to read. It is written by a new author who has published it independently. From page one you care about this couple, who are dealing with Alzheimer’s, and are seeing the day-to-day struggles faced by a loving couple. It is very timely, as Alzheimer’s is a major issue in today’s world. I’m sure this book will be remembered long after the last page is read. ~ Debbie, Popular Materials
BRIDGE TO HAVEN, Francine Rivers (IF; Audiobook; eBook) • I always enjoy her books! ~ Judi, Newspapers & Magazines
CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, Brian Jacques (J FIC)
DARK HAVEN, Gail Martin (PFAN)
THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR, Karen Ranney (PROM)
DREAMS OF LILACS, Lynn Kurland (PROM)
THE HERO’S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW, Christopher Healy (J FIC)
HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS, Laura Lee Guhrke (PROM)
MARIEL OF REDWALL, Brian Jacques (J FAN)
MATTIMEO, Brian Jacques (J FIC; YA FIC)
MY MANTELPIECE: A MEMOIR OF SURVIVAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, Carolyn Goodman (305.4092 G653)
|ONE LIGHT STILL SHINES: MY LIFE BEYOND THE SHADOW OF THE AMISH SCHOOLHOUSE SHOOTING, Marie Roberts Monville (277.3083 M815) • The author is the wife of Charlie Roberts, the man who shot and killed 5 innocent Amish girls in Pennsylvania. This is her story and how God shines his light into this tragedy. The grace and love that are given to Marie and her family, the Amish and the community are miracles from God. This book affirms my faith! ~ Erika, Newspapers and Magazines|
RAGING STAR, Moira Young (YA FIC)
REBEL HEART, Moira Young (YA FIC)
SPACE SONGS, Myra Livingston (J 811.54 L)
SPLINTERED, A. G. Howard (YA FIC)
SUMMONER, Gail Martin (PFAN)
TRENTON LORD OF LOSS, Grace Burrowes
TRULY WINNIE, Jennifer Jacobson (J FIC)
TWILIGHT OF THE ELITE: AMERICA AFTER MERITOCRACY, Christopher Hayes (305.5209 H417; Audio eBook) I got it from The Elkhart Public Library digital collection. You can find this and thousands of other titles at search.overdrive.com. ~ Celine, Reference
WING NUTS: SCREWY HAIKU, Paul Janeczko (J 811.54 J33w)
WINNIE AT HER BEST, Jennifer Jacobson (J FIC)
WINNIE (DANCING) ON HER OWN, Jennifer Jacobson (J FIC)
THE WITCH OF CLAN SINCLAIR, Karen Ranney (PROM)
WORTH: LORD OF RECKONING, Grace Burrowes (PROM)
THE LOST LORDS series, Mary Jo Putney, in order:
• LOVING A LOST LORD (PROM; eBook)
• NEVER LESS THAN A LADY (ROM)
• NOWHERE NEAR RESPECTABLE (PROM)
• NO LONGER A GENTLEMAN (PROM)
• SOMETIMES A ROGUE (ROM; PROM)
• NOT QUITE A WIFE (ROM)
Every April I choose a section of our Picture Books collection, and read every book on the shelf. It is a “Shelf Challenge” for school librarians, but many public library children’s librarians participate as well. This year I read 149 books of authors starting with J. Highlights included PAPA DO YOU LOVE ME by Barbara Joose (JE), WATER IN THE PARK by Emily Jenkins (JE) and SNOW SOUND: AN ONOMATOPOEIC STORY by David Johnson (JE). ~ Cheryl, YPS