At the LibraryGet ready for summer reading club!
My favorite time of the year in our library is the summer. Kids are out of school and coming in by the truckload, people duck in to checkout a book between purchases at Farmers Market, and there is a fun informality that takes hold due to the steamy weather and all of the exciting events taking place in town. Some of the most exciting events taking place this summer are going to be happening in our very own library as part of the Summer Reading Club.
First, a disclaimer: I can take absolutely no credit for the spectacular programs and events that await you when you visit the Washington library this summer. Our youth programming staff – Jolisa Weidner, Jenisa Hanson, and LeAnn Kunz – get full credit for planning the Summer Reading Club events and making it all happen. Almost all of this is done with funds donated or granted to the library from individuals and organizations that care deeply about our goal of creating young readers. There is a board listing all of these fabulous donors at the front entrance to the library.
Along with weekly club meetings, families (and individuals!) can attend our free special events such as the juggling and mime duo, Laughing Matters (Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.); IPTV jokester Dan Wardell (Tuesday, June 11 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.); mountain “dulcimer guy” and storyteller, Mike Anderson, performing “The Times of Abraham Lincoln” (Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.); ventriloquist, magician and comedian Chris O’Brien (Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m.; and a special handwriting analysis program for teens and adults the same day at 4 p.m.); and Pete the Cat (Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m.)!
We want to pack the library this summer, so please make sure to attend one of our special events and, while you’re here, be sure to thank our spectacular youth programming staff for making it all happen!
Gifts & Memorials
Zero Hour by Clive Cussler, The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer, That Certain Summer by Irene Hannon, and The Quarryman's Bride by Tracie Peterson given in memory of Pauline Basinger by the Hills Bank & Trust Company
The Mystery by Garth Nix donated by the Washington Rotary Club to honor the April 2013 Rotary program speakers Angela Freese, David Mitchell and John Ockenfels
Inferno by Dan Brown, Storm Front by Richard Castle, Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz, A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara
Large Print Fiction
A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara
Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health & Home by Andrea Butje, True Brews by Emma Christensen, Photoshop for Artists by Sylvie Covey, Mini Farming by Brett L. Markham, You're So Invited by Cheryl Najafi, Photocraft by Susan Tuttle
Titanic by Simon Adams, Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey, Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy, Big Nate: Game On by Lincoln Peirce, Big Nate: Genius Mode by Lincoln Perice, Stand in My Shoes by Bob Sorenson
All of Baby Noes and Toes by Victoria Adler, I'm Not Reading by Jonathan Allen, If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, Yoo-Hoo Lady Bug! by Mem Fox, Toys in Space by Mini Grey, Betty Bunny Didn't Do It by Michael B. Kaplan, Give Up, Gecko! by Margaret Read MacDonald, Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish, The Happy Owls by Celestino Piatti, The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli, The Three Little Pigs & the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague, Storm Song by Nancy Viau, Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon