Novel Destinations is the theme of the Adult Summer Reading Program for 2011. It runs from May 21 to August 6. The Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Library will explore exciting literary landscapes from the world’s best writers – the Nobel Laureates of Literature.
Remember the week you passed around Judy Blume’s Forever to all your girlfriends, covertly whispering and giggling about “Ralph”? Was it Elizabeth's squeaky-clean image or Jessica's wild streak you admired in Sweet Valley High? What exactly did you imagine Turkish Delight to be in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe? Was Holden Caulfield a hero for the youth of today, or simply a spoiled, directionless iconoclast prone nervous breakdowns?
Students who read over the summer maintain their brainpower and do better in school the following year! This is why at the library, we always offer incentives for those who read.Sign up for Summer Reading Club and get prizes. Sign-ups begin June 1, and to celebrate we are having an all ages party with games, crafts and snacks starting at 4:30 p.m. If you can't make it, stop by to sign up during the month of June.
Our summer programming schedule is finalized! Please see below for times and appropriate age ranges. Please call if you intend to bring a camp or school group, as these programs fill up! We will also be continuing our regularly scheduled story times and rock-alongs through the summer.Martha Speaks! Book ClubTuesdays at 4:30 p.m., July 12 through August 23.
Our Mother Goose on the Loose children's program is more popular than ever. Every Friday we see nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children for our 10 and 11 a.m. programs. It's always an amazing and happy sight to see. However, many of the people who come to Mother Goose do not know the rhymes and songs that we sing. Some of them were not raised with these songs, some of them are not native speakers of English, and some of them just haven't heard them in so long that they have completely forgotten them.