Librarian's Corner

Late June 2024

Picture of library director Chris Libby

It’s finally time! Summer reading is just around a corner, with our Kickoff event happening on June 29th (which is also Ducky Day)! Here’s a little preview of what we’ve got planned for the summer.

This year’s theme: Adventure Begins at your Library.

Everyone who signs up for the Summer Reading Program will get a bingo card, and a card for a free kiddie cone at Bobby Sue’s, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Over the course of Summer Reading (June 29th-August 3rd), get a bingo on your card and receive a $10 gift card to either Amazon.com or Bobby Sue’s. Preschoolers and kids also receive a free book for getting a bingo—up to three times on their bingo card!

If you’re feeling artistic, decorate a vehicle to go on our front desk display, or submit a design for this year’s Bookmark Contest. We’ll also have a collaborative sticker poster up for folks to work on when they visit the Library, so there will be plenty of opportunity to display your artistic creativity.

In addition to our normal weekly programs—Mah Jongg, Cribbage, and Crochet with Amanda—we’ll also have special weekly programs during the month of July. On Wednesdays, we’ll have two programs running concurrently: Preschool Story Hour, and Kids Corner, which is a program for elementary-aged students. On Thursdays, we’ll have Game Night, which is open to teens and adults. On Fridays, we’ll have Fun Friday, which is a craft for elementary-aged kids, and Family Movie Night—popcorn included!

We’ve got a couple of special programs planned for Old Home Week as well, including a visit from Wildlife Encounters on July 31st at the elementary school gym, and a performance by one-man show The Silver Circus on August 2nd upstairs at the Town Hall.

And don’t forget the annual Book & Bake sales put on by the Friends of the Library during Old Home Week. Those will be on August 2nd and 3rd.

For more information on anything that’s happening at the Library, grab a calendar of events when you visit, or check out the Summer Reading page of our website. We hope to see you this summer, and celebrate a bingo with you, too!


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