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Blaine County Library


June 30, 2021

Blaine County Library will be closed Monday July 5th in observation of Independence Day. Regular programs will resume Tuesday July 6th. Rebecca Stroh will be our Summer Reading guest and will be talking to the kids about being a Rodeo Queen.

Thank you to Mitchel Smith for sharing his experience being a Navy Sailor last week. The kids were really interested in Mitchell's stories and videos. A shout out to Kylee Minnis who talked to the kids about being a firefighter yesterday. We are so thankful that community members have agreed to take time to come talk about their jobs to our Summer Reading kids!

It's not too late sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. For every two hours read, they will be able to enter their name into our Summer Reading prize drawings. There will also be small prizes awarded for every two-hour entry and a certificate to the Creamery after completing 15 hours of reading. Pre-readers are encouraged to participate by having someone read to them. The final day to turn in reading logs will be 5:00 p.m. Friday August 13th. We will draw for prizes that day and determine the winner of the pizza party. The reader in grades K through 6 with the most hours read will win the after-hours pizza party. Computers are available for taking Accelerated Reader tests so kids will be able to get a head start on AR points for the fall.

This year we are offering a prize for grades 9 through 12 and a prize for adults to enter with every book read!

We are excited to continue our Traditional Storytime this summer which is tailored to the needs and interests of a younger age group and is a wonderful opportunity for your younger children to get involved with our Summer Library activities. This program will take place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. and will last around 45 minutes. Each week we will read stories, sing songs, have dance parties, and use musical instruments and scarves.

We will have a Story Walk at the Meadowlark Mondays and Thursdays during the Summer Lunch pickup, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. Beat the Heat Movies will be Mondays at 1:30 and Hangout for 7th and 8th graders will be from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Hangout for 5th and 6th graders will be Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. LEGO/STEAM Club will be Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. We will have LEGOs, STEM toys and art projects available.

We have one non-fiction book and three novels ready for checkout this week. "The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, A Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War" by Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history.

Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the "Bomber Mafia," asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In "The Bullet" by Iris Johansen, Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn must protect the life of a brilliant scientist so that she can live long enough to bring her discovery to the world. In "Golden Girl" by Elin Hilderbrand, Nantucket novelist, Vivian Howe has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl. "Legacy" by Nora Roberts is the story of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat.


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