Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer is Finally Here!

...Or, at least it's really starting to feel and look like it around the library!

Hello! My name is Stanley!

Fizz! Boom! READ!

Even Beaker and Professor Honeydew are hanging out with us this summer!

Teen's can "Spark a Reaction" this summer with their own programing planned!

A "Steampunk" feel is all over the place! Like the art? You can print your own coloring pages!

While we're putting the finishing touches on the summer decor, we'd like to take a moment to remind you about all of the stuff happening this month!

First, Summer Reading Logs are on their way! They'll be available at the front desk on Monday, June 9th for both Youth (11-and-under), as well as the teens (12-18). Youth should fill out at LEAST 6 in order to receive their free book while Teens should fill out 8! For the adults, Carnival Cards are available already; for every returned card you'll be entered in a drawing for a fabulous (as yet, unknown) gift --and as always, a book! Final logs and cards must be turned in by August 9th for counting, please!

Secondly, we are currently taking book donations for our book sale in July! We will take used books, so long as they are in readable/sell-able condition. We will NOT take Reader's Digest Condensed books though --they are the only books we will not accept (however we can probably suggest some really cool book crafts if you're interested!). Donations can be dropped off at the library during our regular open hours. If you have a particularly large donation (more than 3 boxes), please call us.

Lastly, there is a Friends of the Library meeting on Tuesday, June 10th at 6 PM. If you've been thinking about getting involved at the library or within the community, Friends is a GREAT way to do so --and as a bonus: Friends of the Library no longer requires yearly dues as part of membership! Stop by and learn how you can help us out!

As for the rest of the summer, it is JAM PACKED! Our first program of the summer will be June 14th when Chris Karraker stops into teach us a little bit about one of his favorite hobbies --Falconry! Then on June 17th, the Reptile Lady from Nature Connection will be in to teach us about animals with "scaly skin".

Youth programs will take place on the following dates:

And as for the teens:

Our final, off-site programs are as follows:

Summer Reading Program Party @ Lake Eau Claire, Friday, August 15th
9:30 AM. Special Guest, science magician Merlin Kadin!
Open to all ages! Prizes and awards for youth, teens, and adults will be announced at this event, but you do not need to present to receive!

Binocular Stargazing, Thursday, August 14th.
Location still to be announced, but the fun will begin at dusk! Staff is currently planning to be on-site at about 8:30 (after the movie that night). Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars as our supply to lend will be limited. We will be doing a special drawing for attendees to win a free pair of binoculars --must be present to win!

Popcorn and Movie will start on THURSDAYS this year, July 10th with a movie starring our favorite blocks of plastic by the same name! Some other titles are still pending for this summer, so stay tuned!

So, WOW --that is a lot of stuff and I know for a fact that I missed some things, so be sure to keep an eye on the PowerPoint TV or pick up one of our Summer Events brochures at the front desk. You can also keep tabs on what's happening at our Facebook page!

This summer is going to be awesome and I can't wait to get started!

Happy Summer Reading!,

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