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Celebrate July 4th with the Capital Mysteries

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Who Cloned the President?Celebrate Independence Day with the Capital Mysteries by Ron Roy.

Follow best friends KC and Marshall as they solve intriguing mysteries at famous landmarks in Washington D.C. This early chapter book series is a fun and patriotic way for emerging readers to learn about our nation’s capital.

The complete Capital Mysteries series is available from the Troy Public Library Youth Services Department. Check out these great books today!

Spectacular Summer Book Sale

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The Friends of the Troy Public Library are holding a Spectacular Summer Book Sale on Saturday, June 29, from 10 am to 4 pm (Members Only Pre-sale, 10 am to 12 pm); and on Sunday, June 30, from 1 pm to 4 pm, in the Library’s Meeting Room.

The sale features a unique collection of high quality books, in like-new condition, generously donated by the estate of long time Troy resident and Library supporter, Mark Solomon. There will be books on all subjects, including: Civil War and U.S. history, Judaica, science fiction, mysteries, sports, cooking, art and much more. For previews of what is available, visit the Friends on Facebook at

The Friends of the Troy Public Library is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has been promoting and supporting the Library through fundraising and advocacy for over 50 years. Friends’ proceeds fund all programs at the Library, and such special projects as the Youth Tech Farm and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system for the Library’s Meeting Room.

Not a Friends member? Individual Memberships are only $10.  Membership forms are available at the Friends Gift Shop in the Library, and will also be available at the sale.

Do not miss this truly unique opportunity to add to your collection and at the same time support the award-winning Troy Public Library.

Books About Dad

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Book Cover for Dan Gets A MinivanWith Father's Day right around the corner, now is the time to devote a little extra thought to dear old dad. Stop by the Adult Information Department at the Troy Public Library to celebrate dad by revisiting some famous literary fathers. Check out a list of some of literature's most famous dads, including To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, here.

If you are a veteran father looking for humorous accounts of parenting, or a new dad looking for tips, we have an assortment of books about fatherhood. Interested in real-life stories of everything dad? Browse these father-themed biographies here and check one out today!

Win Prizes for Sharing Summer Reads

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Groundbreaking readsIt's that time of year again, when escaping with a good read on a summer's day can win you a great prize, during the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Troy Public Library! 

Groundbreaking Reads runs from June 15 – August 8 (register online beginning June 8) and will feature weekly prizes of $25 Somerset Collection gift cards and a grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi and case, all courtesy of the Friends of the Troy Public Library

To qualify for the weekly and grand prizes, simply submit a brief review of each title you read (in print, eBook, or audiobook). Winners will be chosen at random from all reviews received. The more books you read, the better your chances of winning. 

For ideas about what to read, check out our Bookletters book lists, pick up a copy of BookPage from the New Books shelves in the Adult Information Department, or stop by the Adult Information desk. Good luck, and happy reading!

Remembering Bernard Waber

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LyleBeloved children's author Bernard Waber passed away on May 16 at the age of 91. 

Waber gave us the lovable Lyle of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Funny, Funny Lyle, Lyle at the Office, and more. In addition, he helped us through the common childhood experiences of the first sleepover and our best friend moving away in Ira Sleeps Over and Ira Says Goodbye. Waber's use of humor and empathy, along with gently whimsical cartoons, have made his books childhood favorites for decades.

Take a stroll down memory lane, or introduce a young child to the world of Waber through the picture book collection at the Troy Public Library.

New Popular Authors Available in eBooks

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In our ongoing effort to provide a great selection of downloadable eBooks, the Troy Public Library now offers an expanded list of titles from Hachette Book Group through the Library's ebook vendor, OverDrive.

This includes previously-unavailable works from bestselling authors including James Patterson, David Sedaris, Alice Sebold, Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Walter Mosley, and Kate Atkinson. 

These titles have greatly expanded the Library's eBook catalog. Click here and use your valid Troy Library card to get started today.


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