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'Build a better world' through reading

School is out for the summer and it's time for summer reading. Come to Superior Public Library and pick up a reading log in the Children's Room. Kids and teenagers will earn prizes throughout the summer. Plus, all Summer Reading Program finishers will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a LEGO set. Join us for free events and programs all summer long. Help "Build a Better World" through reading.

The library will be offering free movies throughout the summer. Join us June 10 at 11 a.m. for "A Dog's Purpose." We'll be showing "Sing" at 2 p.m. June 12. Both of these movies are rated PG. Join us June 19 at 6 p.m. for "The Sense of an Ending" starring Jim Broadbent and Michelle Dockery. This movie is rated PG-13. Light snacks are available at all movies.

The Lake Superior Zoomobile will come to the library June 14 with a very special guest, Webber the African fruit bat. At this free program, kids will learn what it's like to be a bat, as well as why bats are important in their own backyards. Each child who attends will receive a free bat activity book and pencil. "Bats in Our Backyard" starts at 2 p.m.

Children are invited to join us at 2 p.m. June 21 for "Build a Better World through Acts of Kindness," a free program that will help them learn how their small deeds can have a big impact on the world. They'll paint random act of kindness rocks, make stress balls for Harbor House create appreciation bags for police officers, and more. Bring the kids to this free program and help them make the world a better place.

Put on your PJ's and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library June 22 for Pajama Storytime and Stuffed Animal Sleepover. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with Storytime. Your stuffed animals are invited to stay overnight for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Stop by the library the following day (June 23) afternoon to pick up your stuffed animal and a photo of their sleepover fun.

Local musician Tom O'Keefe is performing at the library at 6 p.m. June 27. All are invited to join us for this free concert with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. O'Keefe has performed in the Twin Ports for years, including a recent appearance at Dylanfest and a regular gig at Red Mug Coffeehouse. You'll enjoy his renditions of classic hits performed on acoustic guitar.

LEGO Club and Children's Storytime continue throughout the summer. LEGO Club meets 6-8 p.m. every Monday in the Children's Room Storyboat and Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, also in the Storyboat.

New DVDs: "I Am Not Your Negro," "A Dog's Purpose," "Fences," "Gold," "A Kind of Murder," "La La Land," "Passengers," "The Founder" and "Paterson."

New fiction: "The Lost Order" by Steve Berry, "Spirits of Pepin" by Barbara Deese, "Marathon" by Brian Freeman, "The Gargoyle Hunters" by John Freeman, "Walking on My Grave" by Carolyn Hart, "The Book of Polly" by Kathy Hepinstall, "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff, "Since We Fell" by Dennis Lehane, "The Fallen" by Eric Van Lustbader, "The Girl Who Knew Too Much" by Amanda Quick and "Devoted in Death" by J. D. Robb.

New nonfiction: "Option B: Facing Adversity," "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," "Common Backyard Weeds of the Upper Midwest," "This Fight is our Fight: America's Middle Class," "The Sleep Solution," "Big Impact Landscaping," "Moon Handbooks: Montana & Wyoming," "The Holocaust: A New History" and "Prince Charles."

Call (715) 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit superiorlibrary.org.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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