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Library Happenings – Elks golf tournament to help library (July 29, 2015 issue)

For me, fun is more enjoyable when it has a purpose beyond pure amusement. Erwin Elks Lodge 1985 is hosting a golf tournament to benefit our library’s Summer Reading Programs for children. The event was postponed from June 27 due to storms and is now scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. Bring your own three-man team, A and B divisions. The cost for the tournament will be $25 per player and that price includes a tasty lunch. Call up your buddies and come out to the links Aug. 8. While you exercise your golf skills, you can help kids maintain and even build their skills in reading, math and science during the summer long school vacation.
If any business or individual would like to sponsor a golf hole to support Summer Reading, please contact Cindy at 743-6533. And for those who already have done so, we thank you for your support!
I want to congratulate and thank Miss Cindy and Miss Katrina for a job well done. Our six-week Summer Reading Programs for children and teens were a big success. Cindy and Katrina will be taking a well-deserved break from craft projects and science experiments during August, but they are using this time to advantage. We just completed our Summer Reading Program for 2015 and we already are planning SRP 2016. Our Wednesday story times, American Girl Club and Lego Club will resume in September. In the meantime, kids, keep reading. We wish you all a Merry August and a Happy School Year!
Spotlight Book
In recent years the oil boom has taken the Badlands of North Dakota from prairie dogs to pipelines and pumpers. Sadly, the newfound prosperity that has come with the oil has brought drugs and crime along with it. Cassie Dewell, the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad, has been assigned to deal with the crime.
Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is perceived by most in his hometown as a “slow” child, but he is willing to work in order to achieve his dreams. Every morning he gets up early and rides his bicycle to deliver newspapers to customers on the worst paper route in town. After witnessing an accident in the pre-dawn gloom, Kyle finds himself in possession of a large bundle of cash and white powder. Is this his golden ticket out of Grimstad or a whole lot more trouble than he can imagine?
As a gang war evolves from the accident, Cassie begins to wonder why a boy everybody seems to dismiss always turns up when something is happening. Check out this new stand-alone novel from C. J. Box for the answers.