‘Build a Better World!’
Summer reading begins Monday, June 5, at 2 p.m. with a family movie. Toucan Jam (Still on the Hill) will be providing the “kickoff program” on Tuesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. After the performance, there will be face painting, makerspaces, balloon give-away, crafts with Rachel (Girl Scouts), prize drawings, and coloring city scenes. Participants are invited to bring their own sack lunch to eat outside in the courtyard. Water and Little Debbie snacks will be provided.
Comment on Facebook! There will be an invitation to comment about how you can make the world a better place on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who comment will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card (donated by Birra Vino’s Pizzeria).
Registration for Summer Reading will go from now through Saturday, July 8. Every child 3 years old or older may sign up as long as they or their parents/ guardians have a library card. These participants will be eligible for free incentive prizes. They will also be eligible to sign up for a drawing for free Northwest Arkansas Naturals tickets. Details will be available when participants sign up. All programs will be free and open to the public with the exception of the closing celebration. Sign-up is not required to attend the programs.
Mondays will be “Family Movie Day” with movies starting at 2 p.m. Movies shown will relate to the theme of building a better world. Tuesdays will be “Family Day” with the events starting at 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, June 6 – Toucan Jam
• Tuesday, June 13 – Opera in the Ozarks
• Tuesday, June 20 – Kindersongs
• Tuesday, June 27 – Didgeridoo Down Under
• Tuesday, July 4 – No program as the library will be closed for the 4th of July
• Tuesday, July 11 – Super Science of NWA
• Tuesday, July 18 – NHECM (Wildlife Presenter)
• Tuesday, July 25 – Closing program at 10:30 a.m. at the Family Aquatic Center. This event is for the families whose children and teens have read a minimum of 3 hours and have turned in their reading logs prior to July 21.
The preschool times will be Wednesdays at 11 a.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Julia Wilson will lead Wednesdays and Melody Taylor will lead Thursdays. The elementary programs will meet on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be led by Delilah Williamson. Leah Humphrey will lead the young adult program which will meet Thursday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.
Adults will also be able to participate in “Building a Better World” by attending an author event, by participating in book clubs that focus on this theme, by attending the adult event in July and by turning in titles of books you have read during Summer Reading. Cassie Dandridge Sellick, author of “Pecan Man” will be here Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m. to share about this book, which is the “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book” selection for 2016-17. Both of the library sponsored book clubs have read or will be reading this book. Please bring a friend for this event. The Arkansas State Library is sponsoring this author tour.
The Adult Reading Group is meeting Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss a Hannah Swenson mystery. Bakery owner Hannah Swenson sometimes gets to investigate mysterious deaths in her town of Lake Eden, Minn., in addition to baking for the residents and tourists. We invite you to read a Hannah Swenson mystery of your choice, prepare one of the recipes that are in the back of the book and share your Hannah Swenson creation and thoughts about the book you read.
The Morning Book Club is discussing “Dead Cat Bounce (Home Repair is Homicide Series)” by Sarah Graves Tuesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. This is a cozy mystery based in a small town in Maine. Jakobia “Jake” Tiptree took the plunge from being a Wall Street Broker to a homeowner of a fixer-upper and discovered a dead body in her house.
The Cake, Cookie, and Cupcake Decorating Contest which was tentatively going to be held in July has been postponed to a future date, but we are having an adult event which will be led by Valerie. Come join Valerie as she helps us to upcycle T-shirts by creating our own bag! Check the website, Facebook and the next Library Musings for the date of this event!
The Library has meeting space for use by its patrons and residents of Siloam Springs. Please read the updated policy that is on the city’s web page or give us a call at 479-524-4236 to find out more details. We look forward to increased use of these rooms.
Be sure to check out our new book sections and the display areas for ideas of items to check out and to know what whimsical day is happening.
Please visit the Library’s Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/SiloamSpringsPublicLibrary/, the Library’s website at http://www.siloamsprings. com/library, or call us at 479-524-4236 for more information about what the library has to offer.
And as always, we will see you at the library!
— Dolores Deuel is the library manager at Siloam Springs Public Library. The opinions expressed are those of the author.