Books for our youth and youthful.
The Cordova Public Library has been striving to bring a complete collection of materials to all ages of our community. Through a subscription service with a company called Brodart we’ve been able to bring new best sellers for Adults and Young Adults; now we are pleased to join in with the Junior Library Guild.
The Junior Library Guild was founded in 1929 as the Junior Literary Guild, a commercial book club devoted to juvenile literature. Today, JLG is the leading book review and collection development service that helps thousands of K12 school and public libraries acquire the best new children’s and young adult books.
The Guild’s mission still follows editorial board member Eleanor Roosevelt’s mantra to put the right book in the hands of every reader – fostering the love of reading and learning as a path to lifelong success.
JLG books have a gold label on their spine and will be found in each of our youth sections. Here are a few that Youth Services Librarian Anna Hernandez picked out for you to look for:
These are some of the new books that are on the shelves for December:
The first library in Cordova began as a “reading room” within the cozy walls of the Red Dragon. Rev. Eustace Ziegler thought it important to offer the men working on the Copper River and Northwest Railway proper recreational opportunities and ran an informal lending library in the clubhouse. “A fireplace in the center of the room was kept burning for cheer,” stated Ziegler.
Located on donated railroad property, the Red Dragon still stands as a testament to Ziegler’s efforts. In June of 1925 the women’s guild of St. George’s Episcopal Church opened the book collection to the public creating Cordova’s first public library. Since that time the library has occupied the Adams building and the Windsor Hotel before moving to the Centennial Building in 1971. In November 2015 the library moved to The Cordova Center, a spectacular multi-purpose facility designed to meet the needs of Cordovans well into the future!