Check out the new arrivals at the library

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

Every week the library adds new books to the collection.

Library staff members select books based on a number of factors including whether it is a popular author, receiving good reviews, and if a library patron has submitted a request. If there’s a new book that you are interested in reading, visit peclibrary.org/rfp to submit your request. There are more books published each year than we could ever add to the collection but we work hard to create a balanced collection with books that will entertain and inform you. If you would like to discover the latest books as soon as they are available, consider registering for the library’s weekly email newsletter: New Books & Events. You can sign up to receive it at peclibrary.org/newsletters. We will share a few of the latest titles in this column. If you are interested in reading these titles, call your local branch or email me at liz@peclibrary.org and I will be happy to place the request for you.

Louise Penny is a favourite author of many library patrons. All the Devils are Here is her latest release, and it finds her character Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in Paris. If you have followed Gamache on his previous adventures you won’t want to miss this installment. The Finder by Will Ferguson, is a spellbinding literary adventure novel about precious objects lost and found. The world is filled with wonders, lost objects—all real—all still out there, waiting to be found: the missing Fabergé eggs of the Romanov dynasty, · the last reel of Alfred Hitchcock’s first film, Buddy Holly’s iconic glasses and Muhammad Ali’s Olympic gold medal. How can such cherished objects simply vanish? Where are they hiding? And who on earth might be compelled to uncover them? Both an epic literary adventure and an escape into a darkly thrilling world of deceit and its rewards, this novel asks: How far would you be willing to go to recover the things you’ve left behind?

In children’s books, The Alphabet’s Alphabet by Chris Harris with illustrations by Dan Santat just arrived. It’s a bright and colourful, totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won’t stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other — and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like…one big family. When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. These are just a few of the new books that have arrived at your library this week.

Curbside pickup is still available at every branch of the library, and you’re also welcome to come in and browse the shelves.

-Liz Zylstra