Library Column for June 24, 2022

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Summer is marching right along with very rapid speed with less than a week to go in June. Be sure and stop by the library and pick up a summer reading booklet for yourself and any family members that don’t have one yet. Summer reading will continue until Friday, August 12th with lots of free books to give away, fun programs for kids and families and an escape room for teens and adults. Get your books out and start reading!

We also have lots of great outdoor games to loan for two weeks at a time. Discover Molkky, cornhole, ladder toss, horseshoes (rubber), ring toss and Kubb and that’s just naming a few. So grab a game or two for the weekend, a family reunion or just to spend time outside. And if you have family visiting don’t forget our baby gear you can borrow to make things easier for the family coming. We have a high chair, pack-n-play and a stroller.

And of course we can keep you in books for the summer. Here are a couple of great beach reads. Nancy Thayer’s Summer Love just screams beach read with it’s cover of five adults running into the water together. Twenty six years after four strangers first gathered for the summer of their lives, they again gather at the hotel where they first met, how has life treated them, are they happy, have dreams been fulfilled and can their friendships withstand another summer together?

Holding Her Breath by Eimear Ryan is a coming of age story about a former competitive swimmer with a breakdown in her past who starts hanging out with her English major roommate and her literary friends who know more about her family history than she does due to her famous grandfather who died before she was born.

Lacie Waldon has written an exotic beach read in The Layover as Ava, a flight attendant for the past ten years is on her last flight but mechanical problems require a layover in Belize at a luxury resort with her current enemy and a former pilot. We all know what will happen, but it sure is fun getting there.

Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White are back with another multi-dimensional story set over a century from the gilded age to the present day among the famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island in The Lost Summers of Newport. Start with a modern day makeover, throw in a mining heiress needing a fortune hunting prince and a boathouse with a devastating truth and more secrets will be revealed than any one family should have hidden.

Dealing with legal issues, need to attend a court hearing online? The library can help. We have a computer specifically for legal needs that has been provided to us through Legal Aid of Northeastern Minnesota. Reservations are needed to use the machine, so give us a call if you need to research a case, get legal aid or attend court online.

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