Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Reading @your Library

The Library Summer Reading Program is not just for kids anymore! Yes, there are still fun and exciting activities planned for children, but there is also a reading program for teens, and an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity for adults as well. Registration is required for each program. Registration begins on June 6, 2011.

The theme of the adult program is Novel Destinations. Each participant will receive a passport to keep track of reading to mark off reading challenges. The Teen program, You Are Here, is specially targeted for reading fun for young adults. There will be such activities as international food fiestas, movie days, prizes, and more. Anyone entering seventh grade through high school can participate.

For the children ages birth through twelve, there is an especially exciting program: One World, Many Stories. Children will receive an age-appropriate list of activities. After finishing ten of these activities, they will receive a prize. Ten more activities completed will earn another prize. In addition, there will be daily events at the library including stories on Monday afternoons for all ages, movies on Tuesdays, visits to area parks on Wednesdays with the Book Wagon, Art Institute on Thursdays, and Multicultural Fridays. Come to the library, and get the whole family involved!

Summer Book Wagon Schedule

June 8 and 29, July 20, August 10

Bicentennial Park 11:00-12:00
Hawthorne Park 12:15-1:00
OK Ward Park 1:15-1:45

June 15, July 7, July 27

Caldwell Park 11:00-12:00
Alameda Park 12:15-1:00
Scardino Park 1:15-1:45
Gate City School 2:00-2:30

June 22, July 13, August 3

Upper Ross Park 11:00-12:00
Raymond Park 12:15-1:00
Fremont Park 1:15-1:45
Indian Hills School 2:00-2:30

Knitting @your Library

Grab your knitting needles and your yarn for World Wide Knit in Public Week. People all over the world will be knitting together June 11 through June 19. World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005. Over the years there have been events held in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, and many more countries.

As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program "Novel Destinations," Marshall Public Library will be participating on Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 in the kids' corner. This program is open to all ages and skill levels. The evening is not just for knitters; other yarn projects are welcome too. FOr more information about Knit in Public Day/Week, go to

Becky Hadley, Readers Advisor

Legos, Camping, and Philippines on Display

This month was an exciting month for displays upstairs in non-fiction! We have gathered together a book display that focuses on camping for the summer months ahead.

This month's Read Around the World case is focussing on the Philippines. Come see the many beautiful items on dipslay from this wonderful country.

For those Lego lovers everywhere, we have two display cases filled with hundreds and hundreds of Legos. Come play the Lego Search and Find Game. While you are reminiscing of childhood days, make a guess as to how many Legos are actually in the cases. In celebration of the summer reading program, the winner will receive a Lego set of a famous U.S. landmark.

Caralee Workman, Reference Librarian