Library Column for July 7, 2023

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Hope you and yours had a wonderful Independence Day celebration and are ready for the dog days of summer! I have always felt like sunny, summery June days were a bonus and that July and August were summer. Grab a book or two and escape outside to read, hopefully the bugs aren’t too bad. Enjoy the warmth, the breeze, and the sun as you relax and enjoy a good book.

The library book club will meet on Monday, July 10th at noon. Come prepared to talk about what you’re reading or have read recently. No assigned reading, just talk about what you liked or didn’t like about what you read. Hear from others what they’ve been reading. You are welcome to bring a lunch with you.

Crafting time is Tuesday from 11am – 1 pm for any who wants to have a regularly scheduled time to work on projects. No pressure, just bring whatever you are currently working on and share in good conversation and progress made on your current project.

Tuesday afternoon, July 11 at 3:30 pm is BUBBLE WONDERS! All ages are welcome to enjoy this uplifting program of bubbles and more! Be inspired to follow your dreams and make your voice heard in this program full of surprises. The Arrowhead Library System sponsored this program.

The rest of the week will include our regularly scheduled summer programs with Libratory on Wednesday at 11 am, storytime on Thursday at 10:30 am and Big Play on Friday from 10:30 – noon. Come and enjoy our summer delights as we explore the world together.

Of course, don’t forget to bring your reading log back into the library and claim your free book for every four tasks completed. We have lots of books and enjoy giving them away.

Upper elementary and middle school students might enjoy some of our new fiction including  An Especially Weird Week with Tess by Anna Woltz is the story of two kids Sam and Tess and one week on a small island. Josephine Cameron’s Dog Friendly Town will appeal to any dog lovers as the town prepares for a week long celebration for being names America’s #1 Dog-Friendly town. Spoiler alert – no dogs die in this book. Kids who enjoy the outdoors and getting outside might find Out of Range by Heidi Lang an intriguing idea for a story. Three sisters have gone from best friends to mortal enemies and their parents have had it. They are sent to a ‘back to nature’ camp to re-discover their love for one another. But when disaster strikes and they find themselves lost and alone in the wilderness, all they have is each other. The Switch by Roland Smith is a dystopic tale that ponders how far a person will go to survive. And Moongarden by Michelle Barry is the first book in a new science fiction series set far in the future, centuries after earth turned deadly and humans took to space to cultivate new homes and lives.

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