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November Recent Arrivals – Books
Better Off Dead by Lee Child
The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
Down the Hatch by M.C. Beaton
Forgiving Paris by Karen Kingsbury
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich
Gated Prey by Lee Goldberg
The Nameless Ones by John Connolly
The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipman
The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
The Unheard by Nicci French

November Recent Arrivals – DVDs
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Joe Bell
Justice League
Mare of Easttown
A Quiet Place Part II
Seal Team Season 4
Superman & Lois Season 1
Young Sheldon Season 4

November Recent Arrivals – CDs
Chvrches – Screen Violence
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Imagine Dragons – Mercury Act 1
Killers – Pressure Machine
Lindsey Buckingham – Lindsey Buckingham
Needtobreathe – Into the Mystery


October Recent Arrivals – Books
2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson
The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Foul Play by Stuart Woods
The Judge’s List by John Grisham
Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
Silverview by John Le Carre
State of Terror by Louise Penny

October Recent Arrivals – DVDs
Doom Patrol Season 2
Shameless Season 11
Soulmates Season 1
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Umbrella Academy Season 1
Walking Dead Season 10

October Recent Arrivals – CDs
Barbra Streisand – Release Me 2
Chris Young – Famous Friends
Chrissie Hynde – Standing in the Doorway
David Crosby – For Free
Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere
John Mayer – Sob Rock


September Recent Arrivals – Books
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
The Beginning by Beverly Lewis
Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb
Hemlock by Susan Wittig Albert
The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves
High Stakes by Iris Johansen
The Magician by Colm Toibin
Matrix by Lauren Groff
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney      

September Recent Arrivals – DVDs
C55 Steps
American Gods Season 3
Another Round
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Born a Champion
Discovery of Witches Season 2
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 4
The God Committee
Keeping Faith Season 3

September Recent Arrivals – CDs
21 Pilots – Scaled & Icy
Barenaked Ladies – Detour de Force
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – A Few Stars Apart 
Modest Mouse – The Golden Casket
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Want to see the latest movies on DVD with no wait?
Fredbox is a faster way to watch recent, in-demand DVDs rather than through the traditional checkout. For a $2.00 rental fee (sales tax included), you can get the most in-demand movies for three days from fredbox. There are no reserves or renewals and fredbox DVDs must be returned to Fredricksen Library. Regular late fees apply ($2.00 per DVD per day).
You can still check out DVDs the traditional way. We will have an additional copy available of each of these movies in the regular DVD section, which will circulate for free, but the hold lines on those copies are frequently long.  New DVDs will be regularly added to the fredbox collection.
Fredbox, like Leap the Line, enables you to spend a little to benefit the library while getting brand new DVDs faster. Look for the fredbox display in our checkout area! 


Purchase Suggestions

Looking for a new book, audio or DVD that isn't owned by a Cumberland County library? If you've checked the online catalog for a title that has been published/released and we don't own it, suggest it HERE.

"Books to Go" Displays

Visit Fredricksen Library and check out our beautiful book displays, "Books to Go" shelving, which enables us to display books covers out, just like at a book store.  These handsome pieces of furniture were donated by Gretchen Miller, in loving memory of her husband Richard, and their daughter, Heidi Miller Crawford.  Watch for changing display themes!





Leap the Line!

Tired of waiting through long lines of “holds” at the library?  Does your favorite bestselling author come out with a new book while you’re still waiting for the old title?  Do you get frustrated waiting for a new DVD?  Why not Leap the Line?


  • Fill out the form on our brochure instructing the library to Leap the Line for that title. (To qualify as a Leap the Line item, the item must exist in the catalog AND have holds on it. If the item does not exist in the catalog, you can complete a purchase suggestion form instead.)
  • As soon the form is received, your name Leaps the Line to the top of the holds list. 
  • Within 1 week, the item is purchased and received, and you are notified.
  • You pay just $10, (Large print - $20) and the library pays the balance. 
  • You borrow the item for twice the normal borrowing time (books for 4 weeks, DVDs for 2 weeks). 
  • When you return the item, it goes into our regular collection, and the long holds line resumes.

By Leaping the Line, you enable the library to add high-demand titles while making a donation. You receive the item first, for a longer borrowing period. You have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped the library. Thank you and enjoy your Leap!      



Page Updated

October 12, 2021