we've got this!

Our Summer Reading is coming up again the last weekend in May. We’re again hosting a Touch-a-truck (with a local tractor, police car, ambulance, and fire truck), 4-H animals, face painting for the kiddos, as well as a HUGE yard book sale (fingers crossed for good weather).

Summer Reading 2014 themes:
Kids: Fizz, Book, Read
Teens: Spark a Reaction
Adults: Literary Elements

Our Summer Reading program, which is for all ages Birth-Adult, will again be 6 weeks long, and positively packed with over 60 activities for all ages. The things we’re most excited about for the kids are: Mr. Molecule, a performer who combines science/magic/comedy into a show that got very high reviews from EVERY ONE; a local “turtle lady;” a Lego Robotics class taught by a local institute that teaches the connections between Legos and science/math; and a Space Lab, which will be brought to us from the Toledo Imagination Station. 

The Teen/Adult programs that we’re excited about are: Bigfoot, Paranormal Investigations, UFOs, and the History of Local Cemeteries. While some libraries only do programs that fit with the themes, we choose to offer whatever we can, things which will get people in the doors and interested. Though our kids programs do fit the science theme, we’re jokingly calling the Teen/Adult speakers on Bigfoot, UFOs, and the Paranormal part of our “Science of Myths!”

Our Summer Reading Kick-Off planning is nearly complete; our letters for donations have gone out and donations have begun coming in; we have all events on the calendar for June and July and Prairie Dawn is coming up with the specific activities; my office is claustrophobically stuffed with nearly 1,500 books for the used book sale. 

Things are right on track.


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