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Large Selection of New Large Print Available

Posted 09/10/20

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This week we're highlighting one of our most popular and fastest-growing collections: Large Type. Now wait, before you say "My eyesight is perfect, I don't read large print," check out these benefits of larger print books. Yes, the magnified font size in large type books makes reading easier for those who have difficulties with regular print. But, it’s also proven that the bigger font improves letter and word recognition, aids reading comprehension, and increases feelings of satisfaction when reading.

Try a large type book while exercising!

Large type books are also great for people who like to read while exercising. Work out on a treadmill or stationary bike? Have you ever tried to read a 10pt font size from 3 feet away while exercising? It’s not easy. Grab a large print book an see the difference for yourself.

"But I read on my tablet while I'm exercising." Ah! Well, there's another benefit of large print. According to the latest Nielsen stats, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Eleven hours! Digital eye strain can occur after as little as two hours of digital device use. Grab an easy-reading large type book and try giving your tech-strained eyes a well-deserved rest.

Take a look at some of the newest arrivals to our Large Type collection below - we have some new Romance, some Westerns, Mysteries, and more. Or, browse our online catalog - we have over 8,000 Large Type titles in our collections! If you see something you'd like to reserve for curbside pick-up, call us at 304-232-0244 during our adjusted hours (10 am to 3 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 10 am to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays), or log into your account on our online catalog and reserve materials over the internet. Once the Library staff has completed an online or telephone reserve request, a staff member will call you to schedule an appointment for curbside pickup.

To review all the new arrivals at the library (not just the Large Type), check out our gallery of new books for JulyAugust, and September


Romance:

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

Unyielding Hope by Janette Oke:
Book one in the sweeping companion to the Hallmark series When Hope Calls: As a young girl, Lillian Walsh lost both her parents and a younger sister. Now in her twenties, after enduring the death of her adoptive mother, Lillian must find her place in the world. Just as her adoptive father is leaving for an extended trip to his native Wales, a lawyer appears at the door to inform Lillian that she has inherited a small estate from her birth parents—and that the sister she had long believed dead is likely alive. When she discovers that her sister, Grace, is living in a city not far away, Lillian rushes to a reunion, fearful that the years of separation will make it hard to reconnect. When the two sisters meet, Grace is not at all what Lillian expected to find. 
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the ebook or audiobook through WVDeli
- E-book and audiobook available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

A Long Bridge Home by Kelly Irvin:
Book 2 of the Amish of Big Sky Country series: When a wildfire forces her small Amish community to abandon their Montana homes, Christine Mast makes the decision not to move with her family to her father's childhood home in Kansas. On her own for the first time, Christine works at her uncle's store in St. Ignatius, a small Amish community on the Flathead Indian Reservation. There she meets Raymond Old Fox, and they form a friendship that stretches Christine's world beyond the tight boundaries of her Amish faith. In the second book of her Amish series set in Montana, bestselling author Kelly Irvin explores what happens when two different cultures come together in the wake of a natural disaster.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve Mountains of Grace, Book 1 in the series, through the Library's online catalog
- E-books and audiobooks of the series available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

The Trustworthy One by Shelley Shepard Gray:
Book 4 in the Walnut Creek series: Back in Walnut Creek, Kendra Troyer has a life she never could have imagined: her own design shop, a pretty little house, and a tight-knit group of friends. After she settles down, though, unexpected visitors come knocking and dark memories begin to resurface. Complicating things even further is the ever-present Nate Miller, who owns the hardware store two doors down and whose very presence stirs in Kendra a fierce need to turn away and hide from her past. But Nate is persistent in setting things right between them.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Books 1-4 in the Walnut Creek series available to reserve from the Library
- View Walnut Creek series ebooks available through WVDeli

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano:
Book 3 in the American Heiresses series: In 1886, Beatrix Waterbury's train is disrupted by a heist, scientist Norman Nesbit comes to her aid. He's swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract-including the attention of the men trying to steal his research - and they discover the curious way feelings can grow despite chaos.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all American Heiresses series books available at the Library
- View all American Heiresses series ebooks available through WVDeli
- View all American Heiresses series ebooks and audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

Isaiah's Legacy by Mesu Andrews:
Book 3 in the Prophets and Kings series: At eight years old, Shulle has known only life in a small village with her loving but peculiar father. When Uncle Shebna offers shelter in Jerusalem in exchange for Shulle's help tutoring King Manasseh, Judah's five-year-old co-regent who displays the same peculiarities as her father, she's eager to experience the royal court. But Shulle soon realizes the limits of her father's strict adherence to Yahweh's Law when Uncle Shebna teaches her of the starry hosts and their power.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Books 1-3 in the Isaiah's Legacy series available to reserve from the Library
- View all Mesu Andrews ebooks and audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

Out of the Embers by Jen Turano:
Book 1 in the Mesquite Springs series: Years after her parents were killed, Evelyn Radcliffe is once more homeless. The orphanage that was her refuge and later her workplace has burned to the ground, and only she and a young orphan girl have escaped. Convinced this must be related to her parents' murders, Evelyn flees with the girl to Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country and finds refuge in the home of Wyatt Clark, a talented horse rancher whose plans don't include a family of his own. Suspenseful and sweetly romantic, Out of the Embers is the first in a new series that invites you to the Texas Hill Country in the 1850s, when the West was wild, the men were noble, and the women were strong.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the ebook through WVDeli
- E-book and audiobook available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)


Westerns:

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

The White Streak by Max Brand:
A Circle V Western: Twenty-one-year-old Jimmy Babcock, a former football star, is now working at the local bank run by William Parker in the town of Dresser, which has changed from cattle country to one made up of oil and alfalfa fields. When Parker fires Jimmy, all Jimmy can think is how much it will hurt Muriel Aiken, his fiancée, who wants to marry. When his father signs over the old family homestead to him, Jimmy feels a little better. But when Parker requests a meeting, Jimmy is convinced that Parker wants him back. When he learns what Parker really has in mind, Jimmy finds himself recalling the stories he has heard from his father about the notorious robbers, the White Streak and Utah Billie. He has to make a hard decision.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Circle V Westerns available through the Library

Cottonmouth by Sean Lynch:
Book 2 of the Guns of Samuel Pritchard series: It's 1874. Strangers have arrived in Atherton, Texas. Hard-eyed men with guns. Someone has placed a bounty on Pritchard's head: $10,000 in gold, deposited anonymously in a Wells Fargo bank, payable to anyone who puts the legendary pistolero in a pine box. This is the story of Samuel Pritchard. A small-town sheriff with a larger-than-life reputation, lightning-fast guns, and a long list of enemies who'd love to see him dead.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve Death Rattle, Book 1 in the series, through the Library's online catalog
- Guns of Samuel Pritchard e-books available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

Preacher's Frenzy by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone:
Book 26 in the First Mountain Man series: There are two kinds of traps in the Old West. One is the kind that Preacher and his buddy, Charlie, use to catch a mountain-load of fur pelts. The other is the kind that Charlie steps into—a trap set by a low-life gambler and his seductive partner in crime to swindle Charlie out of his fur money. Preacher hates to see a good friend get robbed. So he sets off after the grifters—on a riverboat bound for New Orleans. First, he infiltrates the criminal underworld of the French Quarter. Then, he's enslaved on a pirate ship heading straight to hell. Now there's only one way out for Preacher. Start a mutiny. Take over the ship. Then return to New Orleans to reunite Charlie with his money—and not to get butchered in the process.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all First Mountain Man series books available through the Library
- View all First Mountain Man series ebooks available through WVDeli
- View all First Mountain Man series ebooks and audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

Cow Thief Trail by Bennett Foster:
Tramparas Range ... Mean Country ... Rustler Country ... A country of dry canyons and stony mesas ... A country that could hide whole herds of stolen cattle ... and did! That was the country Miles Trask rode back into ... alone, bitter and spoiling for trouble. On his hip was a gun and in his pocket a commission from the Texas Rangers. He was one man against a land full of killers, a land too wild for the law. Miles had one job to do ... tame it!
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog

Ranger Daring by Bradford Scott:
A Walt Slade western: Walt Slade rides back to Echo, Texas - the scene of a past showdown - to find he must challenge a new and deadlier desperado gang! The safety of the town and Walt Slade's friend hangs in the balance while the greatest of the Texas Rangers meets his match in a hail of bullets on a hellfire range.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Walt Slade westerns available through the Library


Mysteries/Thrillers:

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg:
Book 3 in the Marcus Ryker Series Political and Military Action Thriller: With the unexpected death of Russian President Aleksandr Luganov, and Iran's efforts to acquire fully operational nuclear warheads successfully thwarted, American President Andrew Clarke decides the moment has come to unveil his comprehensive proposal to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. However, when a series of senior American officials involved in the peace process are assassinated, Clarke orders Marcus Ryker and a team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end. What Ryker uncovers is a chilling plot to kill the American president himself, but at first, it's unclear who is the driving force behind the plot. 
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- View all copies of the book available through the Library
- View all Marcus Ryker series books available through the Library
- View Marcus Ryker series ebooks available through WVDeli
- E-books and audiobook available through Hoopla: Book 1 (The Kremlin Affair) | Book 2 (The Persian Gamble) | Book 3 (The Jerusalem Assassin)

The Stolen Gold Affair by Kelly Irvin:
A Carpenter and Quincannon mystery: In response to a string of gold thefts in a Mother Lode mine, former Secret Service agent John Quincannon goes undercover as a newly hired miner to identify and capture the men responsible. Meanwhile, Sabina Carpenter finds herself not only making plans for her and Quincannon's wedding, but also investigating both an audacious real estate scam and an abusive young man's villainous secret.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Carpenter and Quincannon mystery books available through the Library
- Audiobooks of the series available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry:
Book 15 in the Cotton Malone series: In New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's latest Cotton Malone adventure, one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world. From Bruges, to Wawel Castle, to an ancient Polish salt mine, Malone is caught up in a deadly war -- the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve regular or large type book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Cotton Malone series books available at the Library
- View Cotton Malone series ebooks and audiobooks available through WVDeli
- View Cotton Malone series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

Bomber's Moon by Archer Mayor:
Book 30 in the Joe Gunther series: The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team. It is said a bright and clear bomber's moon is the best asset to finding one's target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. A malevolent force, the common link in all this death and chaos, is hard at work sowing mayhem to protect its ancient, vicious, very dark roots.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Joe Gunther series books available at the Library
- View all Joe Gunther series ebooks available through WVDeli
- View all Joe Gunther series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

Long Range by C. J. Box:
Book 20 in the Joe Pickett series: In the new Joe Pickett novel, the Wyoming game warden must investigate an attempted assassination on his own turf... Wyoming's Twelve Sleep County is shaken when a would-be assassin takes aim at a local judge. Their shot narrowly misses, severely wounding the judge's wife. All local law enforcement officers - including game warden Joe Pickett - are called in to track down the shooter.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Joe Pickett series books available at the Library
- View all Joe Pickett series ebooks and audiobooks available through WVDeli
- View all Joe Pickett series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

Credible Threat by J.A. Jance:
Book 15 in the Ali Reynolds series: Years after her son's fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may have grown out of damage suffered at the hands of a pedophile priest while he was in high school. Looking for vengeance, she targets the Catholic Church's most visible local figure, Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When the archbishop begins receiving anonymous threats, local police dismiss them, saying they're not credible. Ali Reynolds and her team at High Noon Enterprises must race against the clock to save the archbishop yet another "incredible" (Suspense Magazine) installment of J.A. Jance's New York Times bestselling series.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Ali Reynolds series books available at the Library
- View all Ali Reynolds series ebooks and audiobooks available through WVDeli
- View all Ali Reynolds series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)


Genre Roulettee - Random Large Type Selections:

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans by JoAnna Carl:
A Chocoholic Mystery book: When a house near Lee and Joe's home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee's aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But when a long-hidden gun is found behind a pipe in the Baileys' basement, Lee begins to suspect a mystery is afoot. In this seventeenth mystery in the national bestselling Chocoholic series, a dive into house flipping becomes a deadly flop.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- View all copies of the book available through the Library
- View all Chocoholic Mystery books available through the Library
- View Chocoholic Mystery ebooks available through WVDeli

The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe:
Emmy-award winning gadfly Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America's #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of memories, ruminations, illustrations, and insights. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains--they're all here. Delivered with Mike Rowe's signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic--a memoir full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike's own remarkable life and career.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- E-book and audiobook available through WVDeli 

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

In the Country of Women: A Memoir by Susan Straight:
In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Once back in Riverside, at driveway barbecues and fish fries with the large, close-knit Sims family, Straight—and eventually her three daughters—heard for decades the stories of Dwayne's female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Susan's family, too, reflects the hardship and resilience of women pushing onward—from Switzerland, Canada, and the Colorado Rockies to California. A Pakistani word, biraderi, is one Straight uses to define a complex system of kinship and clan—those who become your family. An entire community helped raise her daughters.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- E-book and audiobook available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)

Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell by Thomas Clavin:
The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

Lake of the Ozarks by Bill Geist:
Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author Bill Geist spent summers in the Sixties during his school and college years working at Arrowhead Lodge — a small resort owned by his bombastic uncle — in all areas of the operation, from cesspool attendant to bellhop. Geist takes readers back to a bygone era and reflects on his coming of age in the American Heartland.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- E-book available through WVDeli

Solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano:
Book 3 in the Saturday Night Supper Club novel series: Analyn Sanchez can handle the long hours and arrogant clients that come with her job as a crisis management associate at Denver's largest publicity firm. The high-powered job, expensive condo, and designer wardrobe are all part of her plan to prove to her family that her life choices haven't been in vain. But when she's asked to cover up a client's misdeeds with serious moral and legal ramifications, she can no longer sacrifice her conscience for her career . . . and the cost is no less than her job.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Saturday Night Supper  Club novel series books available at the Library
- View all Saturday Night Supper Club novel series ebooks available through WVDeli
- View all Saturday Night Supper Club novel series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever!)


Guess what?

This is just a small sampling of the new large type books we've put on our shelves in the last month!
To review all the newest arrivals at the library — large type, regular type, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, even magazines! —check out our gallery of new books for August and September

As always, if you don't see anything in our above or there's a new book you'd like to check out that we don't have yet, you can always call us and make a request for a title. And don't be afraid to ask if we can order a book in large print!

Looking for something new? Our reference staff can also make suggestions for new books if you're looking for new authors and series to read.

Digital CollectionsAnd even though large type books can increase comprehension and prevent eye strain, we know some of you are ebook devotees. And we love that! We believe that any way of reading is a perfect way of reading. For those of you that prefer your screens, remember that, with your library card, you always have access to our digital collections where you can stream and download e-books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and more directly through your computer, smartphone, or tablet. All for free!

If you need help getting started with WVDeli (for smartphones use the Libby app - iPhones: App Store | Android phones: Google Play), Hoopla (iPhones: App Store | Android phones: Google Play), or RBDigital (iPhones: App Store | Android phones: Google Play), call the Library and one of our staff members will walk you through the process.

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