DELPHOS — September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when the American Library Association (ALA) joins libraries nationwide in reminding everyone that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic success and lifelong learning.

Libraries are also a resource for people of any age to find what they need to transform their quality of life. Libraries are the centers of their communities, places where people of all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use a diversity of resources, all under the expert guidance of librarians.

Today’s libraries expand beyond their traditional roles, providing more opportunities for community engagement and delivering new services that connect closely with patrons’ needs.

Public programs revolve around issues that are relevant to patrons, such as finding reliable health information, acquiring skills needed to thrive in today’s digital economy, succeeding in school and life.

Libraries continue to transform to bring in new technologies to serve their users – including wireless Internet access, e-readers, library apps, 24/7 online reference help, e-books, video streaming and makerspaces.

DVD’s added to the collection for the month

Biggest Little Farm

Captain Marvel

A Dog’s Journey

Escape Plan: The Extractors

Grantchester: The Complete Fourth Season

Hustle

Missing Link

Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Poms

Public

Shazam!

Sun is Also a Star

Teen Spirit

Ugly Dolls

Books on CD

Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

Boulder Dam by Zane Grey

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder and the Trial That Changed America by Chris DeRose

Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin

Willing to Die by Lisa Jackson

Music CD

Blue Roses by Runaway June

Center Point Road by Thomas Rhett

Honky Tonk Time Machine by George Strait

Nothing to Do Town by Dylan Scott

Ten by Susan Boyle

Nonfiction

DIY Crafts & Projects for Your Instant Pot: Lip Balm, Tie-Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Ideas! by David Murphy

The Instant Pot is no longer just for food! This revolutionary home appliance is taking DIY to a whole new level. After going viral with his discovery of how to make wine in the Instant Pot, chef and blogger David Murphy has curated an astounding collection of creative crafts and projects you can make in your Instant Pot! Break out your favorite appliance and everyday ingredients, and learn the insider tips and tricks to make the most of your Instant Pot. These crafts and hacks could even double as homemade gifts! Projects include: Handmade soaps and lotions, Tie dye any clothing item, Homemade lip balm ,Herb-infused olive oil, Infused flavorful liqueurs, wax candle and more!

Dogfight over Tokyo: The Final Air Battle of the Pacific and the Last Four Men to Die in World War II by John Wukov

When Billy Hobbs and his fellow Hellcat aviators from Air Group 88 lifted off from the venerable Navy carrier USS Yorktown early on the morning of August 15, 1945, they had no idea they were about to carry out the final air mission of World War II. Two hours later, Yorktown received word from Admiral Nimitz that the war had ended and that all offensive operations should cease. As they were turning back, twenty Japanese planes suddenly dove from the sky above them and began a ferocious attack. Four American pilots never returned—men who had lifted off from the carrier in wartime but were shot down during peacetime.

AMA Ride Guide to America Volume 2: More Favorite Motorcycle Tours in the USA by American Motorcyclist Association

With topographic road maps and point-to-point route outlines for more than 40 trips nationwide, riders can explore rocky shorelines, breathtaking canyonlands, majestic mountain peaks, and everything in between. Each trip description is detailed with attractions along the way and recommendations for interesting places to stay and eat. Included are trips in: The Pacific Northwest, California, The Rocky Mountains, The Southwest, The Midwest, Texas, Appalachian Mountains, The American South, Mid-Atlantic region, New England. This is a must-have travel book for any rider who dreams of taking two wheels on the best of America’s open roads.

Fiction

The Warehouse by Rob Hart

Paxton never thought he’d be working for Cloud, the giant tech company that’s eaten much of the American economy. Much less that he’d be moving into one of the company’s sprawling live-work facilities. But compared to what’s left outside, Cloud’s bland chain store life of gleaming entertainment halls, open-plan offices, and vast warehouses…well, it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s more than anyone else is offering. Zinnia never thought she’d be infiltrating Cloud. But now she’s undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company’s darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn. As the truth about Cloud unfolds, Zinnia must gamble everything on a desperate scheme—one that risks both their lives, even as it forces Paxton to question everything about the world he’s so carefully assembled here. Together, they’ll learn just how far the company will go…to make the world a better place.

The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave: A Western Mystery by Bill Pronzini

Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana. And that’s just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. Aside from the occasional drunken brawl or minor disturbance out on the reservation; he hasn’t had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years.

That is, until mid-October, 1914, when the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, Reba Purvis’s housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her, and Lucas’s gut tells him that this is only the beginning. It’s not long before the first corpse shows up, bringing the peace in the valley to a thundering end.

The Healing Jar by Wanda Brunstetter

Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties still living at home with her parents and grandparents. She thought love had passed her by until she meets Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. She quickly falls in love with them both and accepts Jesse’s proposal of marriage, but Jesse breaks off their engagement when he realizes he can’t marry only for convenience. Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the note contained inside?

From the Children’s Corner

The Best Seat in Kindergarten by Katharine Kenah (Readers Level 1)

Everyone is new on the first day of school. Sam is also new and he feels unsure about school because of it. He doesn’t know anyone or where to sit. When his new teacher tells the class to go collect something interesting, Sam helps all of his classmates find something they are searching for. A rock for Sophie, a bug for Miguel, and a pinecone for Lily. What did Sam find? FRIENDS!

Click by Kayla Miller (Juvenile Graphic Novels)

Olive clicks with everyone in her fifth grade class—until suddenly she doesn’t. When tryouts for the school variety show are announced Olive is excited at the idea of being part of an act. Everyone in her grade already has an act to join, even her friends. She can’t understand why her friends would form groups without her. Can she find her own way to be a part of the show before the curtain closes? This heartfelt story about changing friendships, leaning on family, and learning to hold your own is sure to resonate with your pre-teen.

Scouts by Shannon Greenland (Juvenile Fiction)

Annie, Rocky, Fynn, and Beans are a group of scouts who are looking forward to an awesome summer together. When the group spots a meteor crashing into the forest, they know they need to go investigate. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but what seems like a simple camping trip will turn into a desperate journey. These scouts face rushing rivers, hungry bears, creepy caves, and sinister kidnappers. Will they survive the camping trip and the summer with their lives and friendships in-tact?

Monkey on the Run by Leo Timmers (Picture Books)

This wordless picture book tells a wild and hilarious story through pictures alone. Young children will love telling their caregivers what is happening in each of the pictures. The book also provides the opportunity to point out colors, number of items, and animals for children to find and learn. Can monkey make it through all of the traffic to get back home? Find out when you pick up this adorable picture book!

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born by Miranda Paul (Picture Books)

This sweet picture book follows a soon-to-be big sister and her parents as they prepare for the arrival of the newest member of the family. Watch how the baby is growing inside and how the family is getting ready outside. The illustrations are meticulously detailed and teach young children how their future sibling is developing in a scientifically accurate yet approachable way. The book ends with the arrival of baby and a happy family. This book handles the topic of pregnancy for young children in a sweet and emotionally appropriate way.

The Science of Oceans: The Watery Truth About 72 Percent of Our Planet’s Surface by Fiona MacDonald (Juvenile Nonfiction)

Have you ever wondered where all the water in the oceans comes from? What causes the tides? Why does the ocean look blue? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating guide to the world’s oceans. This title includes text filled with text, quirky illustrations, and side panels providing more information.