Children’s summer programming begins in earnest next week. Call now to register your children for the “Be Creative @your Library” Summer Reading program which begins June 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. through July 8. Yvonne has lots of creative stories, crafts and activities planned for children that have completed the first through fifth grades. The Hey Kids! program also begins the first of June, with this program children create a goal of a number of books or pages to read each week. Once they do that twice they receive a gift certificate for a free ice cream cone at the BarBQ Corral or a free day of swimming at the town pool. We keep track of everything; all you have to do is sign up and report the progress each week. Call today for more information.
Thursday afternoon movies begin on June 4 with “The Tale of Despereaux” showing at 1 p.m. This animated feature is rated G and is 93 minutes long. “The Tale of Despereaux” features a little mouse that is born tiny, wheezy and with comically oversized ears and is very different from his family. His love for a princess leads him on many adventures. The movies are free and open to the public, popcorn will be provided, but be sure to bring your own beverage.
New on the fiction shelf is “Lavender Morning” by Jude Deveraux. When Jocelyn “Joce” Minton is 5 years old her mother dies and her father remarries. Considered an outcast within her new family, Joce befriends an elderly neighbor, Edilean Harcourt. When Miss Edi dies she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. As Joce digs into Miss Edi’s secrets she discovers some shocking surprises.
Other new fiction books include “Borderline” by Nevada Barr, “Dare to Die” by Carolyn Hart, “Just Take My Heart” by Mary Higgins Clark, “First Family” by David Baldacci, “Love in Bloom” by Sheila Roberts and “Belong to Me” by Maria de los Santos.
New non-fiction books are “You and Your Baby: Zero to Three Better Baby Care” published by the Wyoming Community Foundation, “Growing up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah Diabetes” by Mary Tyler Moore and “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment” by Steve Harvey.
A new young adult book is “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman and the Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Onie the Roanie” by Diane W. Keaster and “The Disapperance of Dinosaur Sue” by Joseph Kchodl. New picture books are “Batman Saves the Day” by Jennifer Frantz, “Meet Ahsoka Tano” by Kristen Mayer and “The House in the Night” by Marie Swanson.
“Dog Days” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 4. Storyhour is held on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year from from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 3 through kindergarten.
334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!