Library Events July 13-18

It’s the very last week of Summer Reading 2009!  Can you believe it?  Seems like the past six weeks have absolutely FLOWN by.  We have had LOTS of fun here at the libraries, I sincerely hope you have had fun reading and visiting the library for various events.

Another quick reminder: The deadline to turn in any book reviews or Adult Bingo Cards is July 16 at 12noon in order to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawings.

Return the Teen Book Review Forms, Adult Bingo Cards and Adult Book Review Forms to either library by 12 noon on July 16 to make sure your name is entered.  We need to have some time to collect all the names from both libraries and make sure everything is correct.  We will hold the drawing during the Block Party on July 16 between 6-7:30pm, probably around 6:45pm.   If your name is drawn and you are not present, we will contact you on Friday to make arrangements with you to redeem your prize.

The last day to redeem prizes for Kids Book Logs, individual Teen Book Reviews, and completed adult Bingo Cards is July 17 at 5pm when the libraries close that day.

Also, this week has a couple of BIG Events!  On Tuesday July 14 at 10am we will have a performance of the play “The Diva’s Demise” by some of our teen patrons.  This is a mystery play where the audience will try to determine ‘whodunnit!’  If you can, please come by and support our teens as they have worked very hard on this endeavor this summer.

Our BIG summer reading finale will be Thursday, July 16 from 6-7:30pm at the Main Library’s Rotary Park.  Rotary Park is the park located beside the Main Library.  You will be able to access the party through the Main Library or by entering the gated fences on both Lafayette and College Streets.  We have a lot of fun things planned, including ice cream, live music provided by the band Ghost Town Blues, and fun activities for all!  You may redeem your prizes from reading logs and we will hold the Grand Prize Drawing around 6:45pm.  Please join us for this fun ending to a great summer.

Here is what is going on this week at the libraries:

Main Library:
Monday, July 13, 2:30pm.  Tween/Teen Craft Time, Reverse Tie-Dye T-Shirt.  Bring an old colored tee-shirt and give it new life by drawing patterns on it with a bleach pen.  Little Friends Room.

Monday, July 13, 5pm.  Art Class with Mr. Poppelaars.

Tuesday, July 14, 10am.  Play Performance of “The Diva’s Demise.”  Come watch a teen group present the Play “The Diva’s Demise” and then guess who did it.  Will it be you?  Program Center.  All ages invited.

Tuesday, July 14, 9:30am.  School Age Storytime.

Tuesday, July 14, 10:30am.  Preschool Storytime.  We will be reading about dancing!

Tuesday, July 14, 2pm.  Art Class with Mr. Poppelaars.


Thursday, July 16 6-7:30pm.  Summer Reading Finale, Block Party!  Main Library at Rotary Park.

Friday, July 17, 9:30am.  Reading with Red Storytime.

Friday July 17, 10:30am.  Preschool Storytime.  This is a special storytime as we will have a special guest.  Debbie Frey, will be presenting a workshop to parents called “Love.  Read.  Learn.” which is a grant provided by Dollar General.   During the workshop, parents will hear tips on how to improve literacy skills with the children and will receive a parenting pack containing a scholastic book, and assorted games and suggestions.  The kids will stay in storytime with Miss Liz and Mamie while any parents interested in attending the short workshop may do so in the Program Center.

Friday July 17, 5pm.  Today is the last day to redeem prizes for reading logs.

Library North:
Tuesday July 14, 11am.  Preschool Storytime.

Wednesday July 15, 11am.  Preschool Storytime.


Friday July 17, 5pm.  Today is the last day to redeem prizes for reading logs.

Thanks again for a great summer!  We’ll be posting a survey on the blog in the next week or so, please check back to complete it.  We strive to improve the program each year and your feedback is most important to us in learning on how we can do this.