Sure, it's already May and we're ready to start our Summer Reading Program for children and teens (check back here soon for more information!), but don't forget about our reading challenge for adults, 6 in 12. We will have drawings for several eReaders and other assorted prizes, and you have until the end of the year to participate!
Summer is upon us, and school is letting out! What will you do with your kids? Just an FYI, we’ll still be having storytimes during the summer. Boardwalk will take a hiatus from May 22nd to June 5th, but then we’ll be resuming for a summer full of storytelling, crafts, movies, and songs. Check out our storytime schedule, sign up for Summer Reading Program, and check out our other programs. And, it’s all free!!
Almost every day customers come into the Library and ask about a series they’re reading or want to start. Most have a book in their hand and want to know if it’s the first in the series and what comes next. When an author writes multiple series, it can be challenging to keep up with which book goes in which set and in what order they need to be read. I feel you, I’ve been there myself. It seems like every book written these days comes in a trilogy.
School is out, and as far as many kids -- er, boys -- are concerned, so is reading. I know that sounds like a generalization, because many boys do like reading. But studies show that, from elementary through high school, boys in America are reading at lower levels than girls. The fact is many boys are reluctant readers, and we need to do all we can to encourage their reading.
Time to dust off those library cards - Summer is here! Whether you're going on vacation and wanting a good beach read, or the kids are all home and you need to escape (at least mentally), a good book is an essential part of summer. I'm planning on catching up on Charlaine Harris' latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, Deadlocked. What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure...
Most of the time, I guess I’m pretty self-centered when it comes to books. I pick what looks good to me, usually by the cover, and I don’t really think too much about what others are reading. Now, don’t get me wrong. I do put a lot of thought into the books I choose for our Evening Book Club and for those patrons who need book suggestions, but I really don’t think of book readers as a worldwide community.
MCPL has started our annual Summer Reading Program and Teen Summer Reading Program that will run through August 3. As a parent, we bring our children to programs at the Library to enrich their summer and allow them to explore different activities.
Obviously if you love reading, you love the library... at least we like to think so, and we thank you for that in advance. What about all of the other wonderful, FREE enticements? While we have the bestsellers and fun for the kids, the library might just be more than you are picturing.