TAKE N’ MAKE – ANIMAL SAFARI JUNE 18th
We are going on an animal hunt! 3-5 year olds, stop by the library and pick up a Take n’ Make pack starting June 7 in the Children’s department, watch the program on Facebook (will be available to watch from 10:00 AM on June 18th through June 21 at 12:00 PM) make the craft, then visit the library to find the animals hiding in the windows. Animals will change each Friday. A limited supply of packs are available for this program!
TAKE N’ MAKE – BIRD HOUSE JUNE 30TH
Kindergarten through 6th grade, sign-up in the Children’s department starting June 7 to participate in this program. Packs will be available starting June 23 with supplies to decorate a birdhouse. Get some ideas for using your supplies by watching the Wednesday’s Kids program on Facebook (will be available to watch from 2:00 PM on June 30 through 3:00 PM July 3). Program is limited to 30 participants. Hot glue gun or glue not provided.
SUMMER READING CLUB STARTS JUNE 7TH
Summer Reading Club is open to all youth from preschool to 12th grade who have a library card. Check out and read books, fill out log sheets and return them to receive incentives throughout the program. Each log sheet you return allows you to put a ticket into the GRAND PRIZE drawing. This year you will get to pick which prize drawing your tickets will go into: All About Animals; Movie Night; Gamers; Into Nature.
The first 90 students who sign up for the Summer Reading Club this year will receive a prize just for signing up! Return your completed first reading log and you will get to pick a paperback book to keep AND receive a Pizza Hut coupon.
Reading log goals:
Nonreaders (Prek-K) 10 easy picture books read to them
Beginning (1st-3rd) read 10 easy picture books-chapter books count as 2 books
Chapter(3rd-6th) 300 pages per log, minimum book size 60 pages/may read 1 graphic novel per log for 1/2 page count (ex-130 page book=65 pages)
Youth(7th-12th) 500 pages per log, minimum book size 100 pages
Adapted reading logs are available for students with reading disabilities. Please talk to the Children’s Librarian.
The 2021 Coretta Scott King Illustrator book awards have arrived and are ready for check-out. This year the winner is, R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Carole Weatherford. Three books received honors: Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration illustrated by Kaylani Juanita, written by Samara Doyon, Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks illustrated by Cozbi Cabrera, written by Suzanna Slade, and Me & Mama illustrated and written by Cozbi Cabrera.
The 2021 Randolph Caldecott Medals for most distinguished American picture book for children have arrived and are ready for check-out. This year the winner is, We Are Water Protectors illustrated by Michaela Goade, written by Carole Lindstrom. Four Honor books were also awarded; A Place Inside of Me illustrated by Noa Denmon, written by Zetta Elliott, The Cat Man of Aleppo illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, written by Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha, Me & Mama illustrated and written by Cozbi Cabrera and Outside In illustrated by Cindy Derby, written by Deborah Underwood.