Fort Branch & Haubstadt Public Library

Hours & Locations

    • Fort Branch Public Library

      107 E Locust St.
      Fort Branch, IN 47648

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      Phone: 812-753-4212

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Tues: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Thurs: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Sunday: Closed

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    • Haubstadt Public Library

      101 W. Gibson St.
      Haubstadt, IN 47639

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      Phone: 812-768-6005

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Tues: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Thurs: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: Closed
      Sunday: Closed

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Hidden Gems- March Staff Recommendations

Mar 16, 2024 | Hidden Gems

Looking for something new and different to read, look no further than this month’s staff picks! Each month we give a staff member a few prompts to pick some of their favorite books. March’s staff picks were chosen by our library clerk Mikala.

What has been your favorite book of 2023?

My favorite book of 2023 has been Bride by Ali Hazelwood. In truth, I’ve been a bit behind on my reading this year, so I’ve only finished a couple of books. One of the more memorable books I’ve read recently was “Bride” by Ali Hazelwood. This book is para-normally set in a world where Vampires, Werewolves, and Humans live in their own domains and occasionally war with each other or form political truces. This book does get a bit steamy toward the middle and end, which I hadn’t been expecting. Overall, the story was well written, and becomes intriguing with plot twists you won’t see coming.

Bride by Ali Hazelwood is available as a physical copy at Fort Branch as well as on Libby in audiobook and e-book forms.

What is a junior’s book that you think everyone should read?

A junior book that I think everyone should read is the Dear Dumb Diary series. I’ve always loved books in the style of reading someone’s journal or diary. The diary you read in this book belongs to middle school girl Jamie Kelly. The stories told are all in her witty voice and opinion, and includes her drawing depictions of other characters and events as she sees them. I would read this book series every summer when I was in middle school, and even some in high school.

The Dear Dumb Diary series of books by Jim Benton is available in in physical copies at Fort Branch, with some of the titles on Libby in audiobook and e-book forms.

What upcoming release you are excited about?

An upcoming release I am excited about is Murder Road by Simone St. James. It sounds very suspenseful with fun plot twists.

Murder Road by Simone St. James will be available as a physical copy in the library and on Libby in audiobook and e-book forms.