By Angie Georgeff

I’m writing this more than a week before you are reading it in The Erwin Record. Glancing out one of the panes of glass in my office, I notice the trees in the distance shimmering in the heat rising from the rail yard.

Of course some of the glass is 93 years old and through its lens everything always appears distorted, but this is a replacement pane. Summer has finally arrived and I am glad—at least until I get my electric bill. Come to your library to celebrate the season.

Teen SRP

Youth between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to welcome summer with an Ice Cream Social at What’s the Scoop. Meet at the library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, to celebrate the solstice with a sweet treat to beat the heat.  Please note that the program will start at the library and then the assembled group will walk the short distance over to What’s the Scoop together.

Adult SRP

For those past their 18th birthday, our Summer Reading Program for adults is ongoing.  The grand prizes are themed gift baskets that are on display atop the “Spanish” bookcase which is located on the right as you enter the library. Any book, eBook, audiobook or DVD you enjoy during the six weeks of our Summer Reading Program entitles you to one entry in our prize drawing.

Entries also may be earned by participation in an adult activity such as a word search or a coloring bookmark.  Simply deposit your completed entry blanks in the tote located in front of the Spanish bookcase, which is where Spanish language books are shelved.  If you prefer the “How Does Your Garden Grow” basket over the other two– or vice versa–please note your preference on the form.  Entry blanks, activity sheets and information are available at the circulation desk.  Good luck!

Family Fun Friday!

The theme for Summer Reading 2018 is music and the slogan is “Libraries Rock!” I certainly won’t argue with that. I have no doubt the Library of Alexandria was the place that rocked the hardest in all of ancient Egypt (at least until it was destroyed), and this week’s Family Fun Friday carries on in that venerable tradition.

Bring your entire family and join us at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22, for an all-ages dance party with Matti Tilson. We will be rocking Erwin’s Town Hall that afternoon since it allows us more space than the library, but our Monday through Thursday programs are still held in the Children’s Room at the library and they rock, too!