Show Off Your Library Card

Month is at hand

Sept. 1 marks the beginning of "Show Off Your Library Card Month." Owning a library card has its obvious benefits: free books, cassettes, CD's, magazines, computer usage, etc. Throughout the month of September, however, there will be additional benefits to owning a library card.

The following establishments will participate in our celebration by offering an extra benefit for being an official card-carrying library user. Just present your Plum Creek/Rock County card at these Luverne businesses and reap the benefits.

  • Country Kitchen: Free appetizer/dessert card with purchase

  • Dairy Queen: Free 16-ounce soft drink with any purchase

  • Palace Theatre: Free small popcorn with admission

  • Pizza Hut: Free medium soft drink with any purchase

  • Pizza Ranch: Free beverage with purchase

  • Subway: Free cookie with purchase of value meal

  • Taco John's: 50 cents off purchase of combo meal

    If you don't have a library card yet, now is a good time to get one. All you need to do is fill out our application form and provide proof of residency. Then a whole new world will be open to you.

    New on our shelves, just in time for the Labor Day holiday, is "The Bear and the Dragon" by Tom Clancy.

    Jack Ryan has found that being president has gotten no easier: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to take out the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Things are unstable enough in Russia without a high-level assassination, but even more disturbing may be the identities of the potential assassins. Were they political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or Ryan wonders, is something far more dangerous at work here?

    Ryan is right. For even while he dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions. If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same. If they fail - the consequences will be unspeakable.

    Also new on the shelf is "It's Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong.

    This is the inspiring journey of world-class hero Lance Armstrong, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and beyond.

    In 1996, 24-year-old Lance Armstrong was ranked the No. 1 cyclist in the world. But that October, "The Golden Boy of American Cycling" was sidelined by excruciating pain. Tests revealed advanced testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. His chance for recovery was as low as 20 percent.

    Armstrong embarked on the most aggressive form of chemotherapy available and underwent surgery to remove cancer that the treatments couldn't reach. Five months after his diagnosis, he resumed training under a cloud of uncertainty. It took a ride with friends through the mountains of North Carolina for Armstrong to rediscover his genuine love of the sport and to rededicate himself to its pursuit.

    Scarred physically and emotionally, Lance Armstrong considered his cancer "a special wake-up call." Filled with the physical, emotional, and spiritual details of his recovery, this book traces the wondrous journey of one of America's greatest athletes to a singularly inspiring appreciation of life lived to the fullest.

    Special Alert: The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.
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