Children’s Programming

 

 

June

 

 

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on June 7, 14, 21, and 28. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details. (Note: Tiny Tots Storytime will not be held during July and August – it will resume in September)

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes stories, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6 and will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. The last Preschool Storytime Program will be on June 30 and Preschool Storytime Program will resume in September.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, June 30 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Registration is required for all Storytimes.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!!!! The last Game Day will be on June 24. Game Day will resume again in September.

 

DISPLAY – The Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection on Sea Glass and Sea Shells. The exhibit was organized and developed by Ms. Carol and we thank her for loaning it to the library. The exhibit includes a wonderful collection of artifacts from the beach. Ms. Carol hopes you like her display and it gets you in the mood for summer.

 

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SATURDAY SPECIALS – June 11, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Come to the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

June 18, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING KICK-OFF! – School is out! Come and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. You can drop in anytime between noon and 2:00 p.m. to register. Our Summer Reading Program is for any child up to the age of 12. Refreshments will be served! Do not worry if you can’t make it because sign-ups will continue thru Friday, July 1. For more information, please call Ms. Carol 231-5150 x3.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS!  - Thursday, June 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:30, make a craft, and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon. The last Homework Express session will be held on June 9 and the Homework Express will resume operating in September.

 

STUDENT AMNESTY - The Libraries of Smithfield are once again conducting the Student Amnesty Program. This means that any student in the Smithfield School System may return their overdue books to their school library. During the student amnesty period, which runs from June 1 to the last day of school, there will not be any fines for overdue books.

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Registration for our annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 18 and continue through July 1. The program will run from July 5 thru August 11. The theme for this summer's program is “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!” Come to the library and immerse yourself into the wonderland of reading and participate in the East Smithfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Children will explore the world through stories, songs, games, and other activities. Everyone will have fun as they interact with the performers and their friends. Some of the exciting features of this year’s Summer Reading Program include:

 

·         Opportunities to earn coupons to local attractions and other surprises.

·         Being creative with arts and crafts.

·         Join Katie Fairhead for an interactive music performance.

·         Meet Malik, the Magic Guy.

·         Popcorn Olympics

·         Explore the science of sport with Mad Science.

·         Relax, move your body, and laugh as you learn Yoga.

·         Join the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) and explore Biomimicry – Nature Inspired Design and build your own Catapults and Paper Airplanes.

·         Storyteller Joe Theroux will help to crown the World Champion of the Animal Kingdom.

 

The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

Evidence shows that the reading program is a fun-filled adventure. In order to join the program, come to the library during registration week to sign up. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 6 hours. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met their goal(s). Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Registration for our Teen Summer Reading Program 2016 will begin Monday, June 20 and continue until Friday, July 1. You may register in person or online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpgetinthegame/home/registration. The theme for this summer’s program is “Get in the Game: READ! Young adults entering grade 5 and above are invited to participate. Each teen will get a reading log and book review form. For each book recorded and reviewed, participants will receive a ticket. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize at the final drawing of tickets! Teens may either e-mail (Michael.cardin7@gmail.com) or stop by the library to show your log and review form to Mr. Mike. Tickets may also be gained by attending the special events. Sign up for this entertaining and thrilling program. A flyer detailing all of this summer’s activities will be available when you register. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (5:30-7 p.m.) and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about the AskRI service. **NOTE – The final homework help session will be on June 8, 2016. We hope that these homework sessions helped students achieve their academic goals. The homework help sessions will be restarting in September.

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. Children are invited to enjoy a free literature-based art program. We will be using many different methods and materials in the creation of various art projects and crafts. Join us for some fun as we explore projection and technological art. Simply call 231-5150 x3 to register or just drop on in!

 

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MAKING MARBLE MAZES – Tuesday, June 21, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us as we take common household items (shoe box covers and straws) and create challenging mazes that will test your agility, visual perception, and tracking. Bring a shoe box cover if you can. Registration is required.

 

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ATTENTION ALL SPORTS FANS! – The East Smithfield Public Library now has “free” passes to The Sports Museum at TD Garden. The pass includes “special” area tours of TD Garden along with the “standard” Sports Museum tour. (more than a half-mile of exhibits celebrating Boston sports!) Spice up your summer with a visit to this amazing sports complex.

 

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SUMMER HOURS - With summer just around the corner, we would like to notify our patrons that our summer hours of operation will go into effect on July 1. The summer schedule is the same as our regular schedule, except that we will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

STREAMING VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE – Streaming video is now available to enjoy from the library’s website, http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com. Library card holders have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, children’s favorites, and more with a modern, easy-to-use viewing experience. Users may browse the video selection on the library’s website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and stream on most mobile and desktop devices. All videos will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

 

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FATHER'S DAY - Happy Father's Day to all of our dads (Sunday, June 19). Hope you have a relaxing day.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Captain Jack and the Pirates – Peter Bently

The Night Parade – Kathryn Tanquary

Alice the Fairy – David Shannon

How Do Apples Grow?– Betsy Maestro

Mark of the Thief – Jennifer A. Nielsen

Glow – W.H. Beck

The Lightning Queen- Laura Resau

So You Want to Be a Jedi? – Adam Gidwitz

Some Bugs – Angela DiTerlizzi

A Child’s Calendar – John Updike

Shelter Pet Squad: Merlin – Cynthia Lord

Nest – Esther Ehrlich

Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish – Barry Deutsch

Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile – James Patterson

How to Track a Cougar – Norman D. Graubart

Super Hockey Infographics – Jeff Savage

Planet Jupiter – Ann O. Squire

The Day the Crayons Came Home – Drew Daywalt

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Raphael – Brian Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

Summer Reading Program Activities:

 

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Theme: On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! @ the

East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Stop by the library this summer and explore the many ways that reading may get you started on interacting with other people, exploring new places, and getting involved in stimulating activities. Excitement and adventure await you at the library when you read stories about amazing people, places, and experiences that will thrill you, make you cry, and hopefully make you a better person. Storytellers will amuse and amaze you with their unique and heart-warming stories. You will participate in performances and programs that will “inspire” you! But most of all, you will have some fun and learn a little more about yourself and your place in this wonderful world of ours.

 

Question: What has fun activities, cool prizes, and hours of enjoyable reading?

 

Answer:          The East Smithfield Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. Evidence collected from past participants of the Summer Reading Program will show that this is truly a fun-filled adventure!

 

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Where:           The East Smithfield Public Library

50 Esmond Street

Smithfield, RI 02917

Phone: 231-5150

Fax: 231-2940

Web address: http://www.eastsmithfieldpubliclibrary.org/

                       

When:             Early July – Mid-August

 

How It Works:

In order to join the program, come to the library during registration period (6/18-7/1) to sign up. The program runs from July 5 to August 11. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 6 hours. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met the goal. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward! Remember: “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ.”

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

Ages: The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

 

Performances and Special Events

Performances last for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children up to 12 years old (unless otherwise noted). Registration is recommended due to space limitations. If, after signing up for a program, you are unable to attend, please notify the library.

 

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Thursday, July 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

Mad Science of Southern MA & RI – Mad Science of Southern MA & RI provides exciting hands-on / minds-on science "edutainment" to spark the imagination and curiosity of young minds. Join us on a scientific journey as we use hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations to explore the science of sport. Learn the physiology of our response to exercise and explore how inertia and gravity interplay with sports.

 

 

Friday, July 15, @ 10:30 a.m.

Diane Du of Do Music – This wonderful music program is for children 5 and younger (and their caregivers). This interactive music program explores music of the seashore including birds, crabs, seashells, waves, seals, and whales. This program includes chants with finger plays, sing-a-longs, dancing, instrumental jam, and parachute play.

 

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Thursday, July 21 @ 1:00 p.m.

Malik the Magic Guy is a comedy magician with over 20 years of experience. There will be magic with sports equipment, demonstrations of activities, and games from other cultures and more surprises.

 

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Monday, July 25 @ 1:00 p.m.         

Let's Wiggle, Giggle, Shake and Shout! - Join Miss Katie for an interactive music performance. Kids will get to join the fun by helping sing and write songs; keeping rhythm by playing percussion; and last but not least, dancing! Together, we will get active by getting silly. We'll sing songs about dancing, traveling, and even vegetables! Katie Fairhead is owner and lead playscientist at playSCIENCE, where she leads hands-on science and music programs for kids. Learn more at www.playSCIENCEri.com.

 

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Friday, August 5 @ 11:00 a.m.

Yoga Fun! - Nora Brennan has been teaching children yoga for over 6 years. She uses movement and story to help children learn yoga, meditate, and breathe. Children who practice yoga have shown increased focus, relaxation and even better sleep patterns. Nora Brennan will give the children the tools to relax, listen, move their bodies, and laugh! Nora is certified through ChildLight Yoga and Yoga FIt Kids. She cannot wait to share this gift with your child!

 

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Thursday, August 11 @ 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the 2016 Summer Reading Animal Olympics! Storyteller Joe Theroux shares the stories of eight animals who battle in a single elimination tournament to be crowned the World Champion of the Animal Kingdom! This collection of high energy original tales is inspired by folklore from all over the world. For more information, you can visit Joe online at 401Stories.com or follow him on Twitter @401Stories. Refreshments will be served after our summer wrap up program.

 

Fun Programs:

HERITAGE BALLET’S “RHYTHM AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT DANCE CLASS – Wednesdays, July 6 thru August 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. This program is for children ages 4-6. Through the use of games, stories, and songs that teach rhythm, coordination, balance, and basic ballet steps, children will explore movement in a fun, creative, and imaginative environment. This is a six week program. Class size is limited so be sure to register early.

 

STADIUM OLYMPICS WITH MRS. LORI KANE – Monday, July 11, @ 1:00 p.m. Come and learn about the stadium Olympics of Ancient Greece. You will make a torch and head wreath to take home. This program is for children in 3rd grade and older.

 

POPCORN OLYMPICS – Monday, July 18, @ 6:30 p.m. This fun program will be all about popcorn! There will be a popcorn distance throw, popcorn cup catch, and you will even create your own popcorn mix to enjoy as a snack. This program is for children in 1st grade and older.

 

HULA HOOPS – Friday, July 22, @ 1:00 p.m. Come and decorate a hula hoop and then participate in some fun hula hoop games. You will be able to take your decorated hula hoop home with you!

 

SUMMER LANTERNS – Friday, July 29, @ 1:00 p.m. Come and make a beautiful summer lantern out of glass jars with artist Donna Walker. You will be able to take your lantern home with you to enjoy. This program is for children in 3rd grade and older.

 

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SEA GLASS DISPLAYThe Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection of Sea Glass collected by Carol Derosier and her family. Ms. Carol has been collecting Sea Glass for many years. She likes to take trips to the ocean during the off season to hunt for Sea Glass.  She especially enjoys taking these trips with her family to see who can collect the most Sea Glass.  She hopes you enjoy this colorful display of ocean treasures.  Happy Summer! 

 

Sponsored by:

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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Storytimes

For children ages 3-12.

(Registration required for all programs)

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

‘GUEST READER’ STORYTIMES – Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m. The Tuesday morning “Guest Reader Storytimeswill be held on July 5, 12. 19. And 26. Come and listen to stories read by local authors and community members. There will be a different “guest speaker” on each Tuesday.

 

EVENING PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, July 7 and August 4 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun. We will enjoy stories and a related craft.

 

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Other Summer Programming and Activities

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Theme: Get in the Game: READ @ the East Smithfield Public Library

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The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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How Do I Participate?

It’s Extremely Easy!

Guide to Get in the Game: Read @ East Smithfield Public Library

Registration continues

First, you will need to fill out a registration form. Between the time you register and Wednesday, August 10, all you need to do is fill out a short form stating whether or not you liked the book you read. This form can be submitted in person at the library or online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpgetinthegame/. For each book you read, you will be given a ticket. At the end of the program the librarian will put all of the participants’ tickets into a basket. If the librarian picks out your ticket, you will win a prize. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Tickets can also be gained by attending the special events. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program.

 

What Should I Read?

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpya2012/_/rsrc/1323130024646/b-what-should-i-read/reading_flashlight.jpg?height=188&width=200You can read ANY books you want to read for the summer reading program. Do you need suggestions? You can stop by the library and speak with the youth services librarians about what books you like to read. If you choose to read books covering “Get in the Game: READ”, try these topics: Biographies, Real Heroes, Superheroes, Villains, and Comic Strips.

Visit:

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpgetinthegame/  for further information.

Still need a recommendation?

Visit:

http://esmyareviews.pbworks.com/ or visit http://catalog.oslri.net/. Click on Find an Article, and then click Novelist.

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Special Events

 

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Tuesday July 5th @ 4:00 p.m.

8-bit Game Night – Old School Style Video Games

Join us as we dust off the original NES Nintendo game console. You will play with the non-ergonomic controllers. The cartridges are big and clunky and the graphics are pixilated, but the fun never ends. Play some classic titles with Mario, Yoshi, and Link. Registration is required.

 

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Monday July 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

Get in the Game: Game Coding!

You’ve played the game, but why not learn how to build a game. We will be using resources from Code.org. This organization’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Participants will use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through the Minecraft World, build a galaxy with code, learn to program droids, and create their own Star Wars game with Rey, Princess Leia, BB-8, C-3PO, and R2D2 in a galaxy far, far, away. You can code with Anna and Elsa and join them as they explore the magic and “Frozen” beauty of ice. Registration is required.

 

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Tuesday July 19th @ 6:30 p.m.

Family Feud at the Library

You have watched Family Feud for years on TV. Now is your chance to play Family Feud at the Library. Come on down with your family and friends to form teams to face off against other teams trying to guess the correct survey answers to win points. Be a player or audience member. There will also be prizes. The game will feature 4 teams of five who will face off against each other to get to the final champion team. Parents also welcome. Registration is required.

 

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Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Biomimicry – Nature Inspired Design

Examine different materials and building techniques used by animals and insects and then try your hand at a few – such as recycled paper and woven materials. Weather permitting, we will go outside and each participant will build a structure in their designated area using only the materials they can find within an arm’s reach. Site specific sculptures will be toured and photographed for posterity – but not brought home.

 

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Monday, August 1 @ 6:30 p.m.  

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Leonardo Da Vinci Catapults and Paper Airplanes

Darts is a good game, and it's played throughout the world. But what if you not only had to hit the bullseye, but you also had to build your own "dart"* -launching machine or even the "dart"* itself? Now that's a game that involves both brains and muscle! Join RIMOSA to build your own mini catapult and see if you can use it to hit the bullseye! Design and construct paper airplanes to loop, or fly fast, or land on a small landing strip (or all three!) Take your creations home for further experiments. *No actual sharp objects will be thrown in the library. Less potentially painful items will be used. For ages 8 & up, with a focus on middle school students.

 

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Tuesday, August 9 @ 6:30 p.m .

Pictionary at the Library

Come on down to the library as we give this popular game. Of drawing and guessing. Think you have great drawing skills? Are you adept at coming up with the correct answer? You will be in placed on a team, and will have to sharpen your mind and pencil. Parents also welcome.

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 10 @ 6:00 p.m.

Splendid, Enormous, Superlative, Ice Cream Spectacle of Awe and General Amazement

Today is the wrap-up of the Young Adult Summer Reading Program. All those who participated and read books for the summer reading program are invited. Use your hero powers and creativity as you decorate your ice cream sundae with a dazzling array of toppings. Prizes will also be awarded to those who actively participated in this summer’s program.

 

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HOT, HAZY, HUMID WEATHER – If you do not have air conditioning in your home and want to get some relief from those hot, hazy, and humid days, visit the library, relax, and cool off. You are welcome to stay with us during our normal hours of operation.

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BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT - Stop by the library and check out a favorite book, CD, DVD, or videocassette. Then find a cool spot, put up your feet, enjoy a refreshing drink, and forget about the hot weather.

 

SUMMER HOURS - During the months of July and August, the library will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

OTHER NOTABLE JULY CURIOSITIES –July is National Recreation and Parks Month, and National Ice Cream Month, July 28 is Beatrix Potter’s Birthday and July 30 is Henry Ford’s Birthday.

 

NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

The 39-story Treehouse Andy Griffiths

Believe Your Eyes – Cori Doerrfeld

Guess Who, Haiku Deanna Caswell

Bounders – Monica Tesler

Walter the Baker – Eric Carle

I Am Pan!Mordicai Gerstein

Written in Stone – Rosanne Parry

Don’t Throw It to Mo! – David A. Adler

A Blind Guide to Stinkville – Beth Vrabel

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics – Chris Grabenstein

Mango, Abuela and Me – Meg Medina

Let’s Go Dinosaur Tracking – Miriam Schlein

More Bones – Arielle North Olson

Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan – Jeanette Winter

Completely Clementine – Sara Pennypacker

Explore Fossils – Cynthia Light Brown

Alphabet School – Stephen T. Johnson

Penguin’s Big Adventure – Salina Yoon

Milo Speck: Accidental Agent – Linda Urban

How to Track a Black Bear – Norman D. Graubart

Racing’s Greatest Records – Heather Moore Niver

Planet Mars – Ann O. Squire

Hurry Up Houdini! – Mary Pope Osborne

 

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