July 24 – Destination Book Club

This week the Library’s Destination Book Club will meet at Copper Falls State Park. If you’d like to carpool, meet at the library at 6 PM. If not we’ll see you down at the Copper Falls Concession Stand area about 6:15 PM. Grab a treat and get ready to discuss, “The Martian” by Andy Weir. The book and place were chosen to compliment Copper Falls’s presentation of “Universe in the Park!” This program is by the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and will include information about astronomy and astronomical news. If the weather cooperates a telescope will be set up to view the night sky.

Summer Reading Programming at the Library will wrap up on Friday, August 9th on Book Lovers Day with a party from 10 AM – Noon.
We’ll play games, have treats, and hold our drawing for the prizes donated by the Friends of the Library. If you have been busy earning reading points you have until August 8th to enter your points. 50 reading points gets you a medal, Pizza Hut coupon, and a chance at the Friends of the Library cash prizes. Each additional 50 points earns you another chance at the drawing.

Thursday, the 25th at 6 pm join us in creating puppets to go with the song, “What a Wonderful World” by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele. The puppets will compliment the ones in the book illustrated by Ashley Bryan. At 7 pm we’ll show the movie, “Wonder”. This movie is rated PG and is 113 minutes long. The library will provide popcorn. You are welcome to bring additional snacks and a beverage.

Tuesday, the 30th is STEAM activities from 10 am to 12 pm. We’ve done a Monarch butterfly session with caterpillars, chrysalises, and milkweed from the Kleczka family, a Meeperbot Lego build with races around an obstacle course, chromatography and straw rockets, Oobleck & fizzing blasts of all sorts. Who knows what next week will bring? Stop by and find out. Check your calendars for the following STEAM activity days at the Library: July 30th and August 6th, 10 am to Noon.

There are 67 children, 5th Grade and under registered and 16 have earned a reading medal, a chance to win $50 or $25 or $10. They will be able to enter the drawing an additional time for each 50 reading point earned. There are 16 students in 6th-12th Grades entered in Summer Reading and half of them have already earned 50 reading points! They may choose to receive a medal and are entered in a drawing for their age bracket with the same prize offerings as above. There are 42 adults in Summer Reading and 24 have entered their names in the drawing for the drawing. Here are the point totals: 5th Grade & under, 2,153 points; 6th -12th Grade, 918 points; and Adults, 2, 730 points.

The Library’s policy committee will meet Tuesday, July 30th at 4:30 PM with the regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting following at 5:30 PM.

Happy Summer Reading!