By Angie Georgeff

May the Fourth be with you! Our Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults will be starting in about a month. Preparations are well underway and excitement is building.  Since the theme for the first five weeks is space and May 4 falls on Saturday this year, we want to give everyone a preview of Summer Reading fun by celebrating Star Wars Day. Your entire family is invited to join us on Saturday, May 4, from noon until 2 p.m. for games, crafts and snacks celebrating the Star Wars phenomenon.

Costumes are not required, but if you happen to have an outfit that makes you look like a “big walking carpet” (i.e., Chewbacca) or a “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder” (Han Solo), this would be the perfect time to wear it. You know, you might not have many chances to wear an outfit like that. We also welcome droids, but please leave your bantha or tauntaun tethered in the parking lot. The library is simply not big enough to hold them.

Since we are speaking of costumes, the second half of our Summer Reading Programs will be inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies. Like our May the Fourth celebration, they will be events for the entire family. We hope to encourage families to read together, so that children see role models in their parents, grandparents and siblings.

Costumes are never required to attend our programs, but if you enjoy cosplay, you may want to start thinking about an outfit inspired by one of the Harry Potter characters. I already have mine.

New Books!

We placed a sizeable order for adult fiction and non-fiction last week, and it is expected to arrive any day. Ordering books for children and teens is next on our agenda, so be sure to let us know if there is a special book you want to see added to our collection and get your name on the hold list. 

Senior Services

Did you know that we offer home deliveries of books and audiobooks for homebound senior citizens and nursing home residents? Items are chosen by our Senior Services Coordinator with the needs and preferences of each individual in mind. Deliveries are made biweekly, and fines do not accrue to these accounts, so you don’t have to worry about returning something late.

Our Library Senior Services Train patrons are also given the opportunity to participate in our Summer Reading Program for adults. If you or someone you know might be interested in this program, please call the library at 743-6533 on Wednesdays or Thursdays for more information.  Connie will be happy to get you started.