Off the shelves


The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Descriptions are provided by the publisher, unless otherwise noted. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit

Fiction: “The Measure” by Nikki Erlick

People around the world receive a small wooden box telling them the exact number of years they will live.

Nonfiction: “Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood through One Singular Career” by Keith Phipps

Critic and journalist Keith Phipps draws a portrait of Nicolas Cage by looking at the enigmatic icon’s expansive filmography.

Youth: “Wind Riders: Rescue on Turtle Beach” by Jen Marlin

After discovering Wind Rider, an abandoned magical sailboat, Max and Sofia arrive on a beach in Hawaii where, with new friend Laila, they rescue newly-hatched sea turtles. Includes facts about sea turtles.