What’s Happening at the Library
Thanks to everyone for participating and reading some good books this summer! We were happy to have 197 people participating in the reading program and 364 people attending our summer events. In June and July, 116 people attended our regular programs, and 79 attended library outreach events. Thank you to our library patrons and to our sponsors and supporters for making this such a successful summer!
We still have open slots available for Paws for Reading on Thursday, August 15th and Thursday, August 29th, starting at 3:15 p.m. Children in pre-K through 5th grade can sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a retired leader dog with the expert guidance of trainer Jill Moore. Paws for Reading will help children practice their reading skills, and pre-readers are also welcome to participate with a parent or caregiver reading to the child. Call the library at 765-478-3335 to schedule your appointment.
Mother Goose and the two book clubs are taking a break during August and will resume in September.
Ask us about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! The concept is simple, and the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten. Your child receives a book when they sign up and a book for every 100 books they read. When they reach 1,000 books they receive a special prize. Sign up at the front desk.
Last week, we added five new bestsellers, nine new children's books, and seven other new books. The new bestsellers this week include "Chances Are: A Novel," "Never Have I Ever: A Novel," and "Game of Snipers."
Congratulations to all of our drawing prize winners for the summer reading program.
-In the pre-K through 2nd grade category, Essmae Brewer won a Space Adventure Play Tent; Ruby Ingram won a set of Dr. Seuss’ Beginner Books; and Charlotte Keen won a Lego Classic Set.
-In the 3rd – 5th grade category, Abagail Garvin won an I Survived Collector’s Toolbox; Jonah Cornett won a Lego Creator Space Shuttle Kit; and Kailey Parsley won a telescope.
-In the young adult category, Sydney Gerkin won an Amazon gift card; Autumn Heuser won $25 cash; and Abi Dalrymple won a telescope.
-In the adults’ category, Katie Fisher won a #9 Grill gift certificate; Bonnie Grewe won a Lumpy’s gift certificate; and Kathy Short won a Cutshaw’s gift certificate.