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September Recent Arrivals – Books 
Back to the Garden by Laurie King
Clive Cussler's Hellburner by Mike Maden
Desperation in Death by J.D. Robb
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Captive by Iris Johansen
The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
The Orchard by Beverly Lewis
Robert B. Parker's Fallout by Mike Lupica
Still My Forever by Kim Vogel Sawyer  

September Recent Arrivals – DVDs 
Balthazar: Series 4
Blue Bloods Season 12
Bob's Burgers Movie
Cobra Kai Season 4
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Gilded Age Season 1
Hot Seat
NCIS Hawaii Season 1
Outlander Season 6  

September Recent Arrivals – CDs 
Chicago - Born For This Moment
Interpol – The Other Side of Make-Believe
Lizzo – Special
Manafest – I Run with Wolves
Muna – Muna
Muse – Will of the People

Have you ever wanted to hunt for ghosts, bring a karaoke machine to a party or try paper quilling? Then check out our item kits for teens! Teens can choose from a variety of kits including Cookie Cutters, Green Screen Backdrop, Ghost Meter, Laser Tag Game Set and more! How can you check one out? Pick up a card in the teen area and take it to the Reference desk and soon you’ll be on your way to enjoying your kit at home. Once you’re done, return it for others to use and check out another! See them all in our CATALOG

libbyIn early 2023 the OverDrive app will be discontinued. Make the switch to the Libby app to continue to borrow, browse and enjoy our digital collection. If you need assistance our staff is happy to help you get started. 


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.

book"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!      



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August 31, 2022