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The Grove City Library is happy to announce that we are now on Twitter! You can follow us and keep up with all that is going on here. You can find us @GroveCLibrary. Remember to follow and re-tweet 🙂

Reading Takes You Everywhere: The Grove City Library’s summer reading program for 2018

Reading Takes You Everywhere is this year’s summer reading program for ages 3-17 at the Grove City Public Library. Kids are welcome to sign up anytime from June 1 through the month of August.

Everyone who signs up for the summer reading program will receive a book bag, a bookmark, and a Reading Takes You Everywhere game sheet or a Teen Reading Log.

Kids will earn prizes for reaching spots on the game sheet by reading, attending library events, and being active all summer long.  A variety of small prize choices will be available for reaching these goals.  Kids can play the game over and over again all summer.  Reading all summer is important for school readiness in the fall.

Teens have the option of setting a book reading goal for the summer instead of playing the reading game, earning prizes for reaching milestones along the way.

A number of fun events are planned for this summer.  The Reading Can Take You Anywhere Magic Show with Magic Bob and Lynn Marie will be on Monday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the community room.  You may have seen one of his entertaining shows in the past when he went by the name “Professor Marvel.”  On Friday, June 29, Ralph’s World will present a high-energy family concert at 2:00 p.m.  And KARE 11 meteorologist Belinda Jensen will visit the library on Monday, August 13, at 1:00 p.m. with her Bel the Weather Girl books.

The library will be hosting an Intergenerational Afternoon Tea at South Grove Square Senior Living, in the Oak Dining Room. The tea will be on Tuesday, July 10th at 2 pm. All ages are welcome, but space is limited. Sign up at the library to reserve your spot. Participants are encouraged to wear hats.

There will be a family story hour on Monday, July 9th at 2:30. All ages welcome.

Brick Builders will take place on the fourth Monday of each month from 2:30-4:30 pm, June 25, July 30, and August 27. This is a time for free play with Legos.    Table gaming takes place once a month on the second Thursday of the month from 4-8 p.m.  Participants can bring a game from home or play one of the library’s tabletop games.  A light snack is provided.  This activity is open to all ages but especially popular with teens.  There is no need to sign up for any of these activities.

Teens (age 11-18) can sign up for a tacky art contest taking place on Monday, June 11, from 2:30-3:30. Teens are also invited to take a sign-painting class on July 23 at 1:30 p.m., taught by Joy Smith.  Pre-registration is required for the sign painting with Joy. There will also be a teen event (TBA) on August 20th at 2:30 pm.

Stay up to date with all of the library’s activities by liking the Grove City Public Library Facebook page, following the Twitter account GroveCLibrary,  or visiting the website at www.grovecity.lib.mn.us.

We hope to see you at the library this summer!

Coming soon…..Reading Takes You Everywhere!

We are excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading Program which will begin the first of June. We have lots of fun activities planned for the summer of 2018! Youth of all ages can stop into the library and register beginning June 1st. We will have crafts and activities going on

Friday, June 1st and Monday, June 4th

and we encourage youth of all ages to sign-up!

 

Find a Book to Finish the Winter Reading Program

by Beth Cronk, Grove City head librarian

The adult winter reading program runs until the end of March, so if you’ve signed up, you still have a couple of weeks to turn in your book reviews.  The mugs are a really popular prize choice this year.  You will need to read and review six books to get a prize.

What’s new in fiction lately?  Kristin Hannah has a very popular new book, The Great Alone.  In 1974, a former Vietnam War POW impulsively moves his wife and 13-year-old daughter to Alaska so that they can live off the grid.  But the family is completely unprepared for the harsh reality of life in the wilderness.  As winter descends, the father’s mental state deteriorates, and mother and daughter learn just how alone they are.  This one has a bit of a waiting list, but reviews suggest it’s worth waiting for.

Fifty Fifty is one of James Patterson’s newest, written with Candice Fox.  This is the second book in the Detective Harriet Blue series.  In this installment, Harriet’s brother has been accused of murder, and her outburst at his trial gets this Australian detective reassigned to a tiny town in the Outback.  Harry needs to escape a man holding her hostage to save the people in the town from a mass murderer and reach a young woman in Sydney who has the information to exonerate her brother.  Thrilling stuff!

The new Girl on the Train is The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn.  Books with potentially unreliable narrators have been popular since Gone Girl.  The Woman in the Window references Hitchcock movies, with the agoraphobic main character Anna spending her days watching film noir classics, drinking wine, and watching her neighbors.  Anna sees something she shouldn’t while spying on the new neighbors, but is it real or imagined?  The book is in development for a movie version.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones saw a sudden boost in popularity when Oprah picked it for her latest book club selection.  People magazine also named this its book of the week right before Oprah’s announcement.  Newlyweds in Atlanta are starting on successful careers when husband Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  His wife struggles alone for five years and takes comfort with an old friend, and then Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned and he returns to resume his life with her.  Dealing with issues of race, marriage, and loss, reviewers say Jones has written a complex and powerful story.

If you liked Me Before You and After You by Jojo Moyes, you’ll want to read Still Me, the third in the series.  Louisa Clark has moved from England to New York, taking a job with an extremely rich family and trying to make a long-distance relationship work.  This installment is about Louisa learning to be herself, and it’s described as funny and charming.

Winter isn’t quite over yet, and March often brings snowstorms.  Pick up a novel or two and make the best of it.

Happy Pi Day!

Teen Tech Week!

We are gearing up for Teen Tech Week, March 5-9. Some of the activities we will have available for teens are an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, making a smart phone projector, and and old school table games night. There will be prizes for participation, and best Scavenger Hunt photo.

Stop into the library for more information!

ATGC Book Discussion Group

The ATGC Book Discussion Group is currently reading “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. The group will be meeting Tuesday, Feb 20th at 7pm here at the Grove City Library. Interested adults are always welcome 🙂 A copy of the book can be picked up at either the Grove City or Atwater Public libraries.

New Year, New Programming!

As 2017 comes to a close, we can hardly believe a whole year went by that fast!

At the library, we are thinking about programming for 2018. We already have a few ideas for this year’s summer reading program! The Adult Winter Reading Program is just around the corner, and we are planning some special events for 2018 as well. But we are REALLY excited to announce:

 

We will be hosting a Brick Builders program, in which youth (and fun-loving, creative adults) will be invited to build with Legos. The library has a large supply! This program will be offered the 4th Monday of every month from 3 pm-4:30 pm. 

 



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