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Nancy's Notes - June 12, 2014

Summer Reading Program: July 1 - Insect Zoo, July 8 - Harness the Wind, July 15 - the Hanson Family, July 24 Magician, TumbleBooks.

Summer is officially here! School was dismissed early on Wednesday and the students are ready for vacation. Without school in session our public computers are now fairly full until mid-afternoon. If you are wanting computer time either call and reserve one or come in later in the day.
    We have several fun activities lined up for our young readers this summer.

On July 1 we will sponsor the ISU Insect Zoo. Those in attendance will hear about different insects and then get a chance to be “up close and personal” with them.

July 8 UNI students will read the story “Harness the Wind” and have some wind activities for the youngsters.

July 15 brings the Hanson family of Kanawha to our library. They will have juggling, unicycle riding and some other tricks up their sleeves.

July 24 Magician Extraodinaire Rick Brammer will be here. He recently entertained preschoolers with his balloon art, so I’m sure there will be lots of great tricks.

Our final session will be held on July 29. Bruce Voigts from the Wright County Soil and Conservation will be on hand with activities.

All of the above will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. They will be held on Tuesdays with the exception of Rick Brammer who only had the Thursday date available.

Our other exciting news is the availability of free graphic novels for students to download through our web site. TumbleBooks is offering a free subscription this summer  for middle school and high school students. They hope to encourage them to keep up their reading skills and enjoy graphic novels at the same time. Go to the library web page and there will be an icon. These can be downloaded on a smart phone or tablets.
    Come see us: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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