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  • Mary Beth Croft

Explore our library

Greetings from your FH Library. The library hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am-8 pm. We have a great selection of books, DVDs, movies, and puzzles. We have a return cart near the door for you to return borrowed items. There is a large labeled bin for new donations next to the table in the library room as well. Feel free to come and borrow items as you wish.

For Your Consideration

Last month I listed the items available for loan and to donate. The librarians often get questions related to donations. We get a question: "when is the best time to donate items?" Here's my answer but with the caveat that you should bring items when convenient. However, consider this. If you are moving or doing spring cleaning, you may have several boxes of gently used books, large print books, DVDs, audiobooks, and puzzles. Try to bring them Monday - Wednesday. This is because we work weekly shifts, Monday through Friday. On Fridays, we take any older books and duplicates to various places for other folks to enjoy. The goal is to have items donated that week curated, cataloged, and shelved by Friday. The next librarian starts with a clean slate the following Monday. Suppose someone brings in a box or boxes full of books on Friday. In that case, it is very daunting for the librarian working that week to curate all those books and deliver older books to nursing homes, laundry mats, etc. That being said, remember we welcome donations whenever you can bring them!

If you missed last month's article, below is a list of what we accept.

  • Make sure books are clean and undamaged.

  • We do not accept items such as cookbooks or coffee table books.

  • We are looking to build a DVD and Large Print collection. If you have any movies or large print books, we welcome them.

  • Puzzles with all pieces are accepted. Just tape the sides of the box, so pieces don't fall out.

Beverages, Biscuits, and Books

Looking for a good book or author recommendation? Grab your beverage of choice and a snack and read a review from, well… me, Mary Beth Croft. I am going to review an author this month.

Have you ever read a book by Nora Roberts? She has been a #1 New York Times bestselling author for many years! She has written over 200 novels and often does trilogies. Trilogies (a series of three books) make me happy because I hate it when I get to the end of a good book, and I don't want it to end.

The genre here is romance. Now hang on, those of you not into the romance novel genre. Ms. Roberts is not a traditional romance author. She incorporates literary elements of fantasy, suspense, and sometimes even science fiction. Check out her series under her pen name J.D. Robb. Yes, she has a collection of books written under a pseudonym; she is actually 2 authors in one!

Have I piqued your interest? Try one of these books in our library: Chesapeake Blue or Come Sundown. We have Red Lilly & Happy Ever After in the large print section. If you're looking for a good detective "who done it" novel, look to the JD Robb Eva Dallas series, including Faithless in Death, Leverage in Death, or Dark in Death. You will not be disappointed. If you want to donate any Nora Roberts books, please drop them by to share with all F.H. readers!

Our Librarians

We have a great volunteer staff that curates our library, and our librarians do weekly rotations. If you see any of them, say hello and share your favorite author or book!

  • Jennifer Creech

  • Mary Beth Croft

  • Susie DeLong

  • Margaret Hindley

  • Mary Hittner

  • Julie Madisen

  • Nancy Maguire

  • Susan McCrocklin

  • Jackie Moniak

  • Beth Pallen

  • Pam Saupe

  • Cathy Snyder

  • Lorrie Stillwagon

  • Evelyn Thompson

  • Katherine Van Leeuwen

  • Mimi Watrous

  • Frances Wood

  • John Wood

We are so lucky to have all your donated books in our library. It's a beautiful resource, so check out the library next to the POA office! If you have questions or book recommendations, contact Mary Beth Croft at

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