Everyone has been busy reading and winning prizes! We have one month to go before Summer Reading is over, so you still have lots of time to join in.
Check out our Teen Flickr photosets for some artsy shots of Dance Dance Revolution players! Next week's program is Recycled Crafts; come make a wallet from an audiocassette or a Hawaiian lei out of grocery bags. (Really!)
Kids, please tell all your parents! Ohio Libraries are in big trouble - Governor Strickland is planning to reduce funding to our libraries - which may mean that our library won't be able to have all of the fun programs, great books and movies and more that we want to be able to lend to you this year. We only have until Thursday, June 25, so hurry and tell them to call or email their congressmen and representatives. The address to email them is on the front of the website. Thanks kids!
There are some tight races in the baseball standings. Changes occur quickly this season as players become injured and previously injured players start playing again. A-Rod and Joe Maurer are back and Grady Sizemore is now injured. Manny Ramirez is suspended until early July. This week's leaders are:
1st Base- Jason Morneau - 72 pts
2nd Base - Orlando Hudson - 64 pts
Shortstop - Derek Jeter - 47 pts
3rd Base - Evan Longoria - 75 pts
Catcher - Victor Martinez - 60 pts
Outfield - Jason Bay - 72 pts
Kids! School's out and it's time to come join me at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library for our summer reading program! This year it is called "Reading and All That Jazz!" We will have lots of fun being creative at the library and using our imaginations. There are big programs every day, and lots of prizes to win for reading (or if you are a preschooler or baby - being read to). Come in starting June 15 to sign up.
Be sure to stop in the library this summer to participate in our teen summer reading program, Express Yourself @Your Library. Fill out an entry form (available soon on our website) for every book, magazine, graphic novel or audiobook you read or listen to this summer. And win prizes! Click here for all the details. Plus we've got great programs this summer for teens, from videogaming to tie-dying and more!
Fantasy author Tamora Pierce spoke at the library recently, about her books (Bloodhound is out now!), her cats, her writing life, and even showed us her tattoos! She was a funny speaker who enjoyed answering any question the audience threw her way, and she stayed until late to autograph books and talk some more with fans. See photos on the Teen Flickr Photos page.
On May 1, Miss Lydia donated 12 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids - a special organization that provides wigs for children who have lost their hair permanently, usually because of a disease or burns from a fire. On the same day, Diana who works in the Adult department downstairs, donated 14" of her hair to another organization that does the same thing Locks of Love! If you would ever like to donate yours - here are the addresses:
Wigs for Kids - must have at least 12 inches in a ponytail