Kick off summer reading with chess, juggling, prizesOne great way to keep your children reading this summer is to have them join the Summer Reading Program.
By: By Sue Heskin, Superior Telegram
One great way to keep your children reading this summer is to have them join the Summer Reading Program. Kids and teens receive reading logs in the Children’s Room between June 17 and Aug. 31 to track their summer reading and earn prizes. Kids 11 and younger earn prizes for every four books they read, and after reading 16 books, they earn a free paperback book. Youth ages 12-18 read eight books in order to receive a new paperback book. It’s as easy as that.
We also have some great programs in store this summer. Chess expert Dane Mattson is back to teach chess strategy June 19 in the library meeting room. All are welcome, but participants must know basic chess moves. Mattson teaches basic chess strategy 2-3 p.m. and advanced strategy 3-4 p.m. he will teach advanced strategy to experienced players.
Prepare to be dazzled by comedian and juggler Truly Remarkable Loon at 3 p.m. June 27 in the library meeting room. People of all ages are welcome to join us for this free hour-long show entitled “Read Books and Juggle Everything Else.”
Summer Storytime begins June 18 in the children’s room storyboat at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories read by members of the Superior Kiwanis Club. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend and no registration is necessary. Storytime continues each Tuesday through July 30.
The Friends of the Library meet at 10:30 a.m. June 17 in the library’s classroom. The Friends are a fun group of people involved in all sorts of activities that support the Superior Public Library. Membership forms are available at the library. Join today.
Large print: “Daybreak” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “The Good House” by Ann Leary, “The Woman from Paris” by Santa Montefiore, “Snow White Must Die” by Nele Neuhaus, “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult, “Bad Blood” by Dana Stabenow and “The Discovery” by Dan Walsh.
Young adult: “The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand” by Gregory Galloway, “Light: A Gone Novel” by Michael Grant, “In Darkness” by Nick Lane, “Every Day” by David Levithan, “How to Lead a Life of Crime” by Kirsten Miller, “Darius & Twig” by Walter Dean Myers, “Shatter Me” by Tahereh Mafi, “Truth or Dare: a Capital Girls novel, by Ella Monroe, “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys, “Zom-B City” by Darren Shan.
Juvenile: “Berenstain Bears. We Love our Dad!” “Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe,” “I Scream, Ice Cream: A Book Of Wordles,” “House Of Secrets,” “Never Say Die,” “Lulu and the Dog from the Sea,” “Herbert’s Wormhole. The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre,” “The Dark is Rising,” “Rosy and the Secret Friend,” “Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain,” “Fyre,” “One Came Home,” “U.S. Army,” “Army Rangers,” “U.S. Air Force,” “Navy Seals,” “U.S. Marine Corps,” “U.S. Navy,” and “U.S. Coast Guard.”
Music CDs: “Love Will” by Trace Adkins, “Precious Memories. Vol. II” by Alan Jackson, “Golden” by Lady Antebellum, “Annie Up” by Pistol Annies, “Love is Everything” by George Strait, “Demi” by Demi Lovato, “Kings & Queens” by Audio Adrenaline, “Barnswallow” by Charlie Parr, “Love Has Come for You” by Steve Martin,“The Beat” by Boney James, “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk, “Under the Influence” by Straight No Chaser, “Need You Now” by Plumb, “More Than Just a Dream” by Fitz & The Tantrums, “Volume 3” by She & Him, “How Mercy Looks From Here” by Amy Grant, “Carry Me” by Josh Wilson, “Save Rock and Roll” by Fall Out Boy.
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. Check out the library’s website at superiorlibrary.org.
Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.