A book donation is the perfect gift—November, 28, 2008
Do you have names on your holiday gift list that simply defy an easy present answer? Why not give a gift to the whole community and that hard-to-buy-for person, too, by donating a book to the Hastings Public Library in their honor. The holiday gift book table is now ready for your shopping ease.
Many of the books to choose from are children’s picture books, just the perfect choice for a current teacher or a favorite teacher from the past, a grandmother that encouraged you to read or a special babysitter. For stories that evoke days gone by, there are pretty new editions of “Jack and the Beanstalk” illustrated by Matt Tavares and of Jan Pienkowski”s “The Fairy Tales.” There are several children’s titles that contain seasonal stories like “SantaKid” by adult author James Patterson, “The All-I’ll Ever-Want Christmas Doll” by award winning author and illustrator Patricia McKissack and Jerry Pinkney or the fanciful “Santasaurus” by Irish author Niamh Sharkey.
If you wish to honor someone with a book that is a bit more challenging, there are children’s chapter books. Try “Keeping Score” by Linda Sue Park for the Dodgers fan on your list or “Doomwyte” by Brian Jacques for the person who first recommended you read a “Redwall” book.
Both Teen and adult fiction are also represented in the selection. Popular teen author Will Hobbs’ title “Go Big or Go Home” might delight either the extreme sports enthusiast or a rock hound. Melody Carlson’s “Notes from a Spinning Planet – Mexico” will appeal to girls with wanderlust, but also has a deeper message. “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson is an award winning lyrical adult novel set against the stark landscape of Norway. For the lover of vampires and werewolves, Kim Harrison’s “A Fistful of Charms” might be just the ticket.
Come in and shop the Hastings Public Library Christmas gift table for all the hard-to-buy-for people on your gift list. Titles range from $8.00 to $20.00 and the library will reserve the book for you so you can show it to your honoree. All titles on the gift table will be available for check out after the holidays.