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Who remembers having a Raggedy Ann doll? Raggedy Andy? We came across a book here in the Library “The REAL-FOR-SURE Story of Raggedy Ann” and it brought back memories.
Yes, it is a juvenile non-fiction book but it is illustrated by the granddaughter of Johnny Gruelle, the man who created the first Raggedy Ann doll for his daughter, Marcella’s birthday.
Did you know that the first Raggedy Ann dolls were stuffed with actual candy hearts inserted inside the chest? Not only did Johnny Gruelle create the dolls but he also wrote stories about Raggedy Ann.
The dolls and books, and yes, even songs were a diversion for the public weary of World War I. They brought joy and delighted people all over the world. Wouldn’t it be nice to hug a Raggedy Ann and/or Raggedy Andy doll right now?
Mark your calendars! Spring Fling will be Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, 2022. The Library will hold their annual Hanging Basket Sale on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Gazebo on the square.
It could be a perfect gift for the special Mom in your life! Chrisman Community Club will also host their annual Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion beginning at 7am. Come and enjoy a wonderful breakfast and shop for hanging flower baskets!

NEW for kids
George the Grasshopper – Cindy Myer
Pete the Cat Storybook Collection – James Dean
Alien Ocean Animals – non fiction – Rosie Colosi – 591.77 COL – AR Level 3.2
Snakes – non fiction – Melissa Stewart – 597.96 STE – AR Level 3.2
Penguins! – non fiction – Anne Schreiber – 598.4 SCH – AR Level 3.8
Spacebusters: The Race to the Moon – non fiction – Philip Wilkinson – 629.45 WIL – AR Level 4.4

NEW Juvenile
Dr. Ernest Drake’s Dragonology – the complete book of Dragons – non fiction – Ernest Drake – J398.24 DRA

NEW FICTION
I’ll Never Forget You – Charles Uribe
The Heiress’s Courtship – Gina Welborn – paperback

NEW MYSTERY
Hangman’s Root – Susan Wittig Albert
Lavender Lies: a China Bayles Mystery – Susan Wittig Albert
Love Lies Bleeding – Susan Wittig Albert
Rosemary Remembered: a China Bayles Mystery – Susan Wittig Albert
An Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries – Susan Wittig Albert
The Chocolate Cat Caper: a Chocoholic Mystery – JoAnna Carl
Mulch Ado About Nothing – Jill Churchill
Fleeced – Carol Higgins Clark
Chopping Spree – Diane Mott Davidson
The Grilling Season – Diane Mott Davidson
Killer Pancake: a Culinary Mystery – Diane Mott Davidson

NEW NON-FICTION
Life is Messy – Matthew Kelly – 158.1 KEL
Salt: a World History – Mark Kurlansky – 553.6 KUR
The Original White House Cookbook – Hugo Ziemann – 641.5 GIL
The Mr. Food Cookbook – Art Ginsburg – 641.5 GIN
Mr. Food Cooks Like Mama – Art Ginsburg – 641.5 GIN
Barbecue, Biscuits, and Beans: Chuckwagon Cooking – Bill Cauble – 641.578 CAU

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