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It’s time to register your children for the library’s summer programs. The Summer Reading theme is “Libraries Rock” and will feature several weeks of activities, crafts and fun about music and geology! The program begins on Wednesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. for children that have completed the first through sixth grades – register today by calling or stopping by the library! Register also for the Hey Kids! program. This reading program, which continues throughout the summer, requires children to establish a goal of how many library books they can read each week, the books are returned and tracked each week. Every time the goal is met twice children receive a certificate for either swimming or ice cream. Children that checkout books and meet their goal all summer are then eligible for larger prizes in August. Watch for the upcoming library newsletter in your mailbox for more information about all of the library’s summer events and programs!

“The Incredibles” will be shown at the library on Friday, May 18 at 1:35 p.m. The film is rated PG and is 111 minutes. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.

“The Last Stand” is the final completed novel by Mickey Spillane. It was released for his 100th birthday and is available to checkout. A pilot, who is forced to make an emergency landing in the desert, finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters and the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power…..or death.

Other new fiction books are “The Rising Sea” by Clive Cussler, “Every Note Played” by Lisa Genova, “The Girl in the Moon” by Terry Goodkind, “Raspberry Danish Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box, “Truth Or Dare” by Fern Michaels, “The Wolf” by Leo Carew, “The River House” by Carla Neggers and “Gunsight Range” by William Colt MacDonald. “The Summer of Broken Things” by Margaret Peterson Haddix and “The Fates Divide” by Veronica Roth are among new YA titles.

Wyoming author, John Richard Waggener has written “Snow Chi Minh Trail: the History of Interstate 80 Between Laramie and Walcott Junction” which is now available to checkout along with these other new non-fiction books: “The War on Women in the United States: Beliefs, Tactics, and the Best Defense” by Joel T. Nadler and “Trim Healthy Table: More Than 300 All-New Healthy and Delicious Recipes From Our Home to Yours” by Pearl Barrett.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Tank and Fizz; the Case of the Missing Mage” by Liam O’Donnell, “Time Jumpers” by Brandon Mull and “Mystery of the Bear Cub” by Tamra Wight. Some of the newer easy tiles are “I’m a Duck” by Eve Bunting, “The Three Little Pugs” by Nina Victor Crittenden and “The Magician’s Hat” by Malcolm Mitchell.

“Happy Caterpillars = Beautiful Butterflies” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 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.

Check out all of the library’s online resources. Your library card number and PIN will give you access if needed. If you are traveling this summer consider stopping by and checking out the library’s selection of audio books. Digial audio is also available to download at no charge through Overdrive & Libby, Hoopla, RecordedBooks Digital and the 3M Cloud Library. Stop in and we’ll give you a tour of these resources!