Wizards, waves await youth in reading program
By: Janet Jennings, Superior Telegram
Our Summer Reading Program begins on June 21 and runs through Aug. 7. This year’s theme is “Make a Splash — Read” for children preschool through fifth grade. Our Teen Read program’s theme is “Make Waves @ Your Library” for grades six and above. Prizes and books will be awarded. Reading logs can be picked up in the Children’s Room starting June 21 and must be completed by Aug. 7. Our reading programs are sponsored by the Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund.
Robert and Lynn Halbrook presents “Wizard School” 2-3 p.m. June 22 in the library meeting room. This costumed, interactive show features eight to 10 great books, lots of audience participation and amazing magic. This program is free and open to children of all ages.
Summer story-time starts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Children’s Room. This half-hour program will be available to children ages 3-6 every Tuesday through Aug. 3. Join us!
The Friends of the Library meet at 10:30 a.m. June 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the library classroom. They will be planning future programs, and a vintage magazine sale. Please consider donating your books and audio visual to the library, after (or before) your next rummage or estate sale, for the Friends to sell.
Thanks to Trista Jonas, 3, and Hannah Nielsen, 5, for helping paint the Children’s window!
New non-fiction includes: “Why Good Kids Act Cruel,” “100 Venison Recipes,” “Psychic: My Life in Two Worlds” by Sylvia Browne, “Real Food Has Curves,” “Monster Fire at Minong,” “Picture Duluth: Photographs of the Zenith City,” and “Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions!”
New fiction includes: “Cross Roads” by Fern Michaels, “My Name is Memory” by Ann Brashares, “Mistaken Identity” by Dianne Fanning, “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Objective” by Eric Van Lustbader, “Climate of Change” by Piers Anthony, and “Improving the Silence” by Peter Turnbull.
New books on CD include: “Oprah” by Kitty Kelley, “Eight Days to Live” by Iris Johansen, “The Pacific” by Hugh Ambrose, “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci, “This Body of Death” by Elizabeth George, “Blue-Eyed Devil” by Robert Parker, and “Savor the Moment” by Nora Roberts.
New DVD’s include: “Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall,” “The Lost JFK Tapes,” “Brothers,” “Faith Like Potatoes,” “Darwin’s Darkest Hour,” “The Lovely Bones,” “No Greater Love,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” “It’s Complicated,” “T.A.M.I. Show,” “Knit and Crochet Today,” and “Leap Year.”
New children’s books include: “Annie and Snowball and the Magical House,” “The Peace Bell,” “Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome: A 9-year-old Boy’s Story in His Own Words,” “The Eye of the Fry Cook: A Story About Getting Glasses,” “Emily Stew,” and “Alligators and Crocodiles.”
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 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon.
Janet Jennings is the director of the Superior Public Library.