Pardon our dust while we do a little maintenance over the West Virginia Day weekend. We will open back up on Monday the 23rd at 9 am. Come and check out our clean carpets, and freshly painted bathrooms!
This summer the Library is being taken over by SCIENCE! Welcome to the 2014 Summer Reading Program Fizz! Boom! Read! it is open to students who have completed Kindergarten through the 5th grade. We meet every Wednesday at 1:00 for about an hour beginning June 25th. Stop in and get registered.
The Target by David Baldacci
Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
The Keeper by John Lescroart
Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry
Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers
The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters by Gregory Zuckerman
The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System by James Rickards
Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakanomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
We will be holding our annual Tea Party this Saturday (May 17th) at 11:00 am. Join us for stories, snacks and a very fancy craft. Tea Party attire (fancy word for clothes) is encouraged but not required. Hope to see you soon!
Fair tales are classics that we all know and love, but they seem to be getting a lot more love lately. There were two Snow White movies released this year, Disney princesses will just not go away, Pixar entered the realm with Brave and TV has it’s own with Once Upon a Time and Grimm. So why should books be any different?
There has been a great upswing in fairy tale type stories lately. Two recent publications actually take you into the landscape of the all too familiar characters. And I for one love the settings. It’s hard not to compare The Land of Stories; the Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (yes, that Chris Colfer from GLEE!) and Storybound by Melissa Burt, they both have young protagonists who don’t just get lost in their reading, but actually fall into the actual books. Both sets of charachters find that the ‘real characters’…Snow White, Goldilocks, Jack and countless other heroes and villains are busy living out their lives. But the tone and the setting the authors have imagined for their fairy tale worlds take different paths. Both stories involve quests of sort, The Land of Stories is more lighthearted, funny and intended for a slightly younger audience 4-7th grade, Storybound is a little darker and more complex, more middle school 6-8th grades.
We’re trying something new this year and we couldn’t be more excited! This Friday, June 15th we will host our first Family Fun Nigh, Summer Solstice party!
Our Summer Solstice party will serve as the kick off for all our summer programs. We hope you will stop by and get the kids registered for one of our three Summer Reading Programs and take home some great ideas for summer fun for the whole family. And you can return any overdue book fine free on the 15th!
The Glade Creek Girl Scouts will be showing off some fantastic recycled/re-purposed crafts that you can recreate at home. Do you have a favorite recycled or natural craft you would like to show off? Bring it with you and we will display it in our DIY Craft Expo. We hope everyone will leave with at least one fun project idea. Think of it as a real live Pintrest board.
The fun starts at 6, stop by and say hi, have a snack and check out some super cool ideas.