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Summer reading programs wind down

Sue Heskin

Summer Storytime has been such a delight with volunteer readers from Kiwanis Club of Superior reading to an often packed Storyboat. The last story time of the summer takes place at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26 Children’s Room Storyboat, and we are sad to see it come to an end.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and families for making it such a great season. Thankfully, there is only a short break with Fall Storytime starting Sept. 23 at the same time and place every Tuesday until Nov. 25. As always, we have lots of fun stories and crafts planned, so be sure to mark your calendars.

We also want to remind you of two deadlines that are fast approaching. Reading logs for our Summer Reading Program are due Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room. We still have lots of great prizes to hand out. An even bigger prize can be yours if you choose to compete in the Superior Public Library’s 125th Anniversary Video Contest. Just produce a short 3- to 10-minute video highlighting the libraries of Superior, old and new, and send it in by Aug. 31. First place wins $250. Keep it simple or go all out — it’s up to you. Complete rules and forms are available on the library website.

Everyone likes to receive hand-made cards because they are unique, personal and much more special than store-bought cards. On Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room, kids will have a chance to make their own teddy bear-themed greeting cards with Lisa Markon. Using embellishments, kids get to add that special touch, making cards to suit any occasion.

Lisa isn’t the only talented one in the Markon family. Her husband Joel — Superior Police Officer Markon —will be at the library to present “Police and Some of their Tricks” at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the library’s meeting room. He dazzles children ages 5-12 with a mixed bag of card tricks, chemistry experiments and fossil discovery.

The library is closed for Labor Day — Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Regular hours resume Sept. 2. Have a happy and safe Labor Day holiday.

On your next library visit, be sure to check out August Artist of the Month Ian Bass’ sketches and designs. A recent graduate of Superior High School, Ian plans to attend the College for Creative Studies in Detroit this fall to study transportation design. To see more of his work and to view his blog, visit

Juvenile: “P is for Potty! Lift the Flap Book,” “Peanut Butter & Cupcake,” “Caillou Goes Apple Picking,” “School is Awesome!” “I Can Be a Gymnast,” “Pete the Cat and the New Guy,” “Hermelin the Detective Mouse,” “Bats in the Band,” “I Feel Five!” “No Nap! Yes Nap!” “Oh No! A Fox!” “When a Grandpa Says “I Love You,” “Judy Moody, Mood Martian,” “Athena the Proud (Goddess Girls)” “Twin Spins! (My Sister the Vampire)” “A Pinch of Magic (Never Girls).”

Fiction: “Inside Man” by Jeff Abbott, “The Visitors” by Sally Beauman, “Echo’s Bones” by Samuel Beckett, “Steal the North” by Heather Bergstrom, “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” by Chris Bohjalian, “Transhuman” by Ben Bova, “Night Heron” by Adam Brookes, “The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara” by Terry Brooks, “Wayfaring Stranger” by James Lee Burke, “The Sweet Spot” by Stephanie Evanovich, “Sniper’s Honor” by Stephen Hunter, “The Director” by David Ignatius and “In Search of Murder” by Roderic Jeffries.

Nonfiction: “Top Piano Hits for Dummies,” “Mountain Bike Training,” “1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die,” “Learn Swedish Weaving and Huck Embroidery,” “Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers’ and Artists’ Companion,” “The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking,” “Beethoven: The Man Revealed” and “Michael Jordan: The Life.”

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Superior; 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Solon Springs; and 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Lake Nebagamon. Call 715-394-8860 in Superior, 715-378-4452 in Solon Springs, or 715-374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public