By Kathy Harrington

The Ferris Public Library’s Annual Food For Fines is in full swing and will continue until Wednesday, December 20. During this time the library will waive $1.00 off your account for any past due fines you have when you bring in one non-perishable food item. Books/DVDs MUST be returned. All food collected will be given to our local food bank.

Look around the house, under beds, behind the couch and find that long overdue book or movie, return it to the library and we can tell you how many items you need to bring in to clear your account. No matter how long items have been past due, you can get your library card back in good standing.

Not sure if you have any outstanding fines? Give us a call at 972-544-3696 and we will be happy to check your account. This food drive will help local families and be greatly appreciated. We accept all non-perishable food items that anyone wants to donate.

After-school Game Time is every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5:30 for children ages 7-17. This program is held in the Aubrey Trussell Memorial Meeting Room using the large screens with Wii and PS4 games.

Story Time is held each Wednesday at 11:00. Bring your child to be treated to a story and enjoy a craft or activity. Refreshments are served and each child gets to choose a toy from the Treasure Chest. A library membership is not required and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

New Books: “Look Behind You” by Iris Johansen, “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware, “Watch Me Disappear” by Janelle Brown, “Secrets of the Tulip Sisters” by Susan Mallery, “The Wilding Sisters” by Eve Chase, “Haunted” by James Patterson, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!” (Dewey 641) by Ree Drummond, and “The Sun and Her Flowers” (Dewey 811) by Rupi Kaur.

Fun Holiday: November 22 is “Go For a Ride Day” so take your car, bike, Segway, unicycle, kayak, horse or your tractor for a spin. While the origins of this holiday are unknown, it’s safe to say that it was meant to encourage people to get out of the house and take a ride. Go For a Ride Day is the perfect excuse to explore parts of your neighborhood and town that you have never seen before or simply ride around and enjoy the view!

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