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It's official: We're back with lots to do

The Superior Public Library is officially open.

We re-opened our doors May 29 and are happy to welcome our patrons back to the library. The response to our updates has been overwhelmingly positive. If it's been a while since you've visited the library, you should come and check out our updates. Due to continuing work on Area 2, our public computers are unavailable until further notice. They should be available in mid-June.

The Friends of the Library book corner is also unavailable at this time. We are making progress on our new entrance, meeting rooms, and other areas around the library. The new furniture is scheduled to arrive around the second week of June. We know you'll love the new seating options and work surfaces. Come and take a look at our progress.

Kids and teens up to age 18 can sign up for our summer reading program and have a rockin' good time at the library all summer long. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock!" Reading logs can be picked up at the Youth Services desk. Keep track of your reading hours during the summer and earn prizes along the way. And make sure to stay tuned for details about our summer programming schedule featuring live music, dance, movies, crafts, games and more. The library will have you rockin' all summer long.

LEGO Club is back at the library. Join us 6-8 p.m. every Monday in our expanded Children's Room and create a masterpiece using the library's huge collection of LEGOs. We've got plenty of space and tons of LEGOs for kids of all ages to be creative and hang out with other LEGO builders. It's the coolest club in town.

Tuesday Storytime at returns June 19 in our brand-new Storytime area. Kids of all ages are invited to join us at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday for stories, crafts and fun. Come and check out the updated Children's Room and stick around for Storytime.

Nonfiction: "Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City," "Fascism: A Warning," "Wild and Rare: Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest," "Medical Medium Thyroid Healing," "The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook," "Home of the Braves," "Explore Duluth Outdoors: Hiking, Biking, and More," & "Russian Roulette: Putin's War on America."

Fiction: "The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping" by Aharon Appelfeld, "In the Fall They Come Back" by Robert Bausch, "Burn Bright" by Patricia Briggs," "Gun Love" by Jennifer Clement, "Happiness" by Aminatta Forna, "A Horse Walks into a Bar" by David Grossman, "Shattered Mirror" by Iris Johansen, "The Shape of Water" by Guillermo del Toro, "The Kremlin Conspiracy" by Joel C. Rosenberg and "Twisted Prey" by John Sandford.

Young adult: "Leah on the Offbeat" by Becky Albertalli, "Rebound" by Kwame Alexander, "Stormcaster" by Cinda Williams Chima, "Code of Honor" by Erin Hunter, "Inferno" by Julie Kagawa, "A Court of Frost and Starlight" by Sarah J. Maas, "Tempests and Slaughter" by Tamora Pierce, "Sunny" by Jason Reynolds, "Lumberjanes 1" Beware the Kitten Holy" by Noelle Stevenson, "Seamless Sewing Projects" and "Knitting Projects You'll Purl Over."

Juveniles: "Understanding Politics & Government," "What a Wonderful Word," "Galaxies, Galaxies" "Woodland Creatures," "The Bee Book" "What is the World Cup?" "My First Book of Lacrosse," "Extreme Planet," "Who is the Dalai Lama?" "Drake: Music Star," "I am Harriet Tubman" and "National Geographic Kids Guide to Genealogy"

DVDs: "Firetrail," "The Long Road Home," "A Place to Call Home, season five," "Sniper," "S.W.A.T.: Under siege," "Fifty Shades Freed" and "Battalion."

Audiobooks: "Alter Ego" by Brian Freeman, "The Crooked Staircase" by Dean Koontz, "Shelter in Place" by Nora Roberts, "The Disappeared" by C. J. Box, "DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up" and "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces."

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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. 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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