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Registration is now being taken for the library’s summer reading program, “Build a Better World.” Call or stop by with your child to register for the six-week program that begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 and continues through July 12. “Build a Better World” will feature activities, crafts, experiments and lots of fun! Children will also set a goal of how many library books they can read in a week and the books will be logged when they are returned. Registration is also being taken for the companion program, “Hey Kids!” which continues through August 18. Books read for the summer reading program will also count toward the “Hey Kids!” program. “Hey Kids!” requires children to set a weekly goal of how many library books, pages or chapters can be read in a week. Every time the goal is met twice a certificate for either swimming at the Tiger Plunge or ice cream from the Outpost Café will be awarded. Call (307-334-3490) or stop by the library for more information.

Kay Hooper’s new novel is entitled “Wait for Dark.” In Clarity, North Carolina seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens. There is one thing that seems to link these deadly co-incidences – a cryptic note received by the victims 24 hours before they meet their end. The Special Crimes Unit team is called in to help but their team leader, Hollis Templeton, is soon targeted – and not even her partner, Reese DeMarco, can protect her.

Other new fiction books are “Western Double” by Max Brand, “Her Secret” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “If Not for You” by Debbie Macomber, “The Black Book” by James Patterson, “Bound Together” by Christine Feehan, “Man Overboard” by J. A. Jance, “Fighting Blood” by Gordon Young, “Silver & Salt” by Elanor Dymott and “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See. “The Hunt” by Megan Shepherd is among new YA titles.

Bret Baier’s “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” is now available in the non-fiction section along with “Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front” by Mary Jennings Hegar and “Caring for the Dying: the Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death” by Henry Fersko-Weiss.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “A Hero for WondLa” by Tony DiTerlizzi, “Love, Ish” by Karen Rivers and “Skateboard Party” by Karen English. Several newer easy titles are “Hey, That’s My Monster” by Amand Noll, “Dormouse Dreams” by Karma Wilson and “Mighty, Mighty Construction Site” by Sheri Duskey Rinker.

Gardening fun is on tap for Storyhour on Tuesday, May 23. Plan now to join Children’s Librarian, Tina Kitras for “Planting a Garden!” Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-a-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Library online resources, as well as local history and genealogy information is available by going to our website. Your library card number and PIN will give you access.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.