Exciting summer continues at library

This week's library column sheds light on its exciting summer programs.

Summer Reading Club 2016 is well underway and what an exciting summer it’s been.

So far we have covered topics such as the jungle, your own backyard, the ocean and the forest. The five to eight age group loves playing games and making crafts, while the nine to 12 year olds could sit and listen to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl all day. A huge thank you to goes out to each person and business that donated to the Reading Club. Your support has made this one of the most successful years yet. Another big thank you to the Medicine River Wildlife Centre that came yesterday and had an incredible session. It was great getting to see Sophia the Owl and learn all about her and the habitat she came from. Summer Reading Club participants have already read roughly 19500 minutes. Keep up the good work.

With summer in full swing, the library is busier than ever. Many patrons are coming in to take out DVDs for their camping trips, audio books for the long drive to their holiday destination and, of course, books to enjoy for a lazy summer day. This is the perfect time to read that book you have been wanting to read but never had the time to read it. If you do have a book in mind, please stop in at the library or give us a call and we can reserve a copy for you.

The library has a great space in the back room that has been used only for storage, mostly books for the yearly book sale. It has been decided that this space could be better utilized for programming, meetings and other ventures. So, with that being said, we no longer will be having a one-time book sale in the fall, instead we will have an ‘ongoing book sale’. We have dedicated a section for this on the shelves, which includes books for all ages and interests. We will change out the selection every few weeks so make sure you check it out often. We will maintain the same system we used for the book sale, ‘take what you want, donate what you can’. All proceeds go to the free membership program.

The microfilm machine was returned back to the Fort Ostell Museum after being housed at the library for quite a few years. It will still be available for use at the museum at 5320 54 Street (north end of Centennial Park).

Looking for some tips on gardening or reaping the rewards of your gardening? The library has several books on gardening, landscaping, flower arranging, canning/preserving, not to mention cookbooks for new recipe ideas. Check us out.

 

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