Thursday, June 2, 2011

School's Out for Summer

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown

Today is the last day of school until September. I hear shouts of joy coming from the kids out there, and sighs coming from the mothers. Or maybe the sigh is just coming from me. How does a parent prevent themselves from going crazy over the next few months when they're used to less commotion during the day? I know!! Find them a great library program that will encourage them to read. While they're reading, there's a bit more silence in the house! It's a win/win. Not only are you helping to prevent summer brain drain, but you're also getting some quiet time.

We had book club here last week for the adults. One of our regulars under the age of 13 was asking a bunch of questions when we started (it may have had something to do with the cookies and dessert being served.) After the adults left, a group of kids came up to the desk to ask some questions about getting a book club started for themselves. Hip Hip Hooray!! We've decided to start one up here at our little library. We will be discussing Holes by Louis Sachar on June 16th at 2:30. Our young patrons decided to hold book club every other week this summer at the Marble Public Library. This book club is only open to people 8 - 12 years old! I'm looking forward to it. I'm glad they suggested it.

For the younger crowd, we also have the summer reading program starting on June 16th. (Everyone remembers the theme, right?) Thursdays from 1:00-2:00, June 16th to July 21st at the Marble Public Library we'll have stories, games, and fun. (And perhaps some moms can have a few moments of silence during that time.) On our last day we will be handing out prizes for all the reading that has been done.

If can't fit either of these activities into your summer schedule, stop on in and we'll point you in the direction of some books of activities for you and your child/ren.

School may be out for the summer, but it isn't out forever--no matter what Alice Cooper says.

Even if you are no where near the town of Marble, MN--chances are that your local library has a summer reading program for the kids. My guess is that there is more than just the summer reading program going on at your local library, give them a call a find out for yourself.

If you're closer to Coleraine, MN than Marble, MN--I run the summer reading program over there too. Same days/different time (10-11am).

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