It is time for summer reading!
Day Monday May 29th - Closed
Summer Reading Program
They're right around the corner-those lazy, hazy,
creative days of summer. Creative? You bet! We know you don't want to
sit by and watch your child's brain slide into a summer stupor. We
have designed a program to help prevent it. Our 2017 "Reading By
Design" Summer Reading program invites all children from age 4
thru 6th grade to keep their minds active this summer and earn fun
rewards at the same time. Children simply read (their choice of
material), log the number of minutes and collect prizes-all while
building brain power! And there is no cost for Summer Reading so
everyone can join. Sign-up
begins May 15th at the library. Prevent summer stupor
by "Reading By Design."
Summer Reading Kickoff!
Please join us as we launch our exciting "Reading
By Design" 2017 Summer Reading program on Monday, June 5th at 10:00
a.m. with professional magician Jonathan May. One of
the Midwest's busiest entertainers, Jonathan will present astonishing
feats of magic designed to astound and entertain all ages. You don't
want to miss this stunning show. Come and be amazed! Everyone is
Teen Summer Reading Program
All teens 7th grade through high school are encouraged
to enter our
Teen Summer Reading Program - June 12th through August
5th. This is your chance to read what you want to
read, and enter your name into a weekly prize drawing each time you
finish a book. Prizes include gift cards to Knight's Action Park,
Barnes and Noble, iTunes, AMC Theaters, and more. One lucky teen will
even win a 3-month summer YMCA membership just for signing up by
Sign-up begins May 15th.
Littlest readers like to be included in the Summer
Reading fun as well. So for little ones birth through age 3 we have
designed the Rubber Ducky Club. Simply read 30 books to your little
one and they too will get a prize.
Sign-up begins May 15th at the
Announcing: Book Camp!
In addition to our Summer Reading program, the Library
is now offering BOOK CAMP for children 4 years to 6th grade. Each
day, children will participate in games, crafts, and reading
activities centered on the "Reading By Design" theme.
Children will try their hands at building, science experiments, and
design of all kinds. Book Camp will cost $1 for district residents
and $5 for non-residents. We offer one session for children in 5th
and 6th grades. For children Preschool to 4th grade (must be 4 years
old by May 31, 2017) we offer two sessions; you choose either the
June or July session. Please see the available dates below.
Registration is required and begins May 15th. Register early as the
number of participants is limited.
**Please be aware that signing your child up for Book
Camp does not sign your child up for Summer Reading but children are
encouraged to participate in BOTH programs!
5th and 6th Grades
June 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th
Programs run 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
3rd and 4th Grades
Pick ONE Session:
June 12th, 14th, 16th OR July 24th, 26th, 28th
Programs run 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
1st and 2nd Grades
Pick ONE Session:
June 19th, 21st, 23rd OR July 17th, 19th, 21st
Programs run from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Pre-K and Kindergarten
Pick ONE Session:
June 26th, 28th, 30th OR July 10th, 12th, 14th
Programs run from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Teen Volunteer Meeting
The Library's summer reading programs are popular and
well attended, but we could not offer such activities without teen volunteers.
We love our teen help! Teens
14 years and older who are interested in volunteering must attend one
of our training/informational sessions in order to qualify to help
with Book Camp programs. If you are available to help
with programs on Monday,
Wednesday or Friday mornings from June 12th through July 28th, 9:45
a.m. to 11:45 a.m. we need you. You may sign up for
the days you are available at the informational meeting.
Interested teens need to attend ONE of
these mandatory, one-hour meetings:
Wednesday, May 24th @ 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3rd @ 1:00 p.m.
Before June 1st, special arrangements may be possible
if you are unable to make either of the meetings but would still like
If you prefer not to work with children, other tasks are
available by appointment. Call the Library with questions.
Tuesday Evening Book Club
May 9th, 6 p.m.: A
Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (1998)
Following his return to America after twenty years in
Great Britain, the author decided to reacquaint himself with his native
country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which provided
him with the opportunity to test his own powers of ineptitude while
witnessing the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
OUTER EDGE BOOK CLUB
May 15th, 6 p.m.: The
Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as
the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien
plague, with most of the
population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The
planet's refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator--created by
the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders--emits a
Spice of Life Book Group
May 2nd, 6 pm.:The Last Kiss Goodbye
by Karen Robards
Assisting a hysterical woman who claims she was forced
to commit murder, serial murder expert Dr. Charlotte Stone
reluctantly draws on her ability to communicate with the newly dead
to uncover the work of a sadistic serial killer.
Bite Into a Good Book
May 17th, 12 noon: First
Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by
Kate Andersen Brower
Author Brower, a former White House correspondent,
draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources to give the reader
an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies - from Jackie Kennedy to
Our Writers' Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of
each month at 6:00 p.m. We welcome writers of all levels of experience
and genres to join us for critique of member's pieces, writing
exercises, and discussion. Our upcoming meeting will be on May
24th. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Free Movies at the Library!
11 and Up
Movies for anyone 11 years old and up
Middle School the Worst Years
of My Life
Tuesday, June 6th @ 2:00 p.m.
Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or
Wednesday, June 7th
*Double Feature* -- showings @ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Book A Librarian
Need help researching a topic, researching genealogy or
local history, or downloading ebooks to
your digital device? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a
librarian for help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library to
schedule an appointment on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and
open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab at 10:00 a.m. on
the following days. Registration is not required. There will be no
computer class in June.
Facebook Privacy - May 20th, 10:00 a.m.
We will go over who can see your information, how to unfollow and block people, and walk through the
privacy settings of Facebook.
Library Board News
Future Library Board meetings will be held at
7:00 p.m. on May 15th and June 19th.
Christine Westerlund -
James Burgdorf - Vice-President
Leslie Ross - Secretary
Deborah Schumer - Treasurer
Susie Fairfield, Michael Roubitchek,