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This section contains specifics as to special services to readers that the Pioneer Library System provides through the hometown libraries.

Also includes regular articles highlighting the collections as well as book reviews written by staff and patrons.


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New Book Discussion Kits Available

Book Discussion KitThere are 10 new Adult Book Discussion kits available for check out.  You don't know what a Book Discussion Kit is?

Pioneer Library makes holding a book discussion easy.  All you have to do is gather the friends and open the book.  We do the rest for you. PLS maintains Book Discussion kits that have everything you need to have a successful group reading experience.  Each kit contains 10 - 14 copies of the listed book, bookmarks, a manual containing discussion questions, reviews and articles and information about the book and information about the author all in a bag to carry them home.  Each kit can be checked out for 6 weeks.

To browse the book discussion kits go to For Book Lovers under Services (on the right side of the web page) and click on Adult or Teen Book Discussion Kits.  Holds can not be placed on the book kits through the catalog.  Book discussion kits are booked in person.  This allows us to make the kits available to as many customers as possible, when needed for their club's use.  To reserve a kit for pickup at your hometown library This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please allow at least 3 working days for delivery.  Kits may be reserved months in advance.

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Anne Frank's Birth Anniversary

June 12th is the birth anniversary of Anne Frank. Anne's family moved to Amsterdam to escape the Nazis, but after Holland was invaded by Germany, they had to go into hiding. In 1942 Anne began to keep a diary. She died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Her father published her diary after the war, and it became one of the most famous pieces of literary work.

If you are interested in learning more about Anne Frank, check out some of the following titles:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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