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Library Happenings – Still time to make effort for Summer Reading prizes

By Angie Georgeff

Our Summer Reading Program for adults will continue through July 15, with the drawing for the grand prize rocking chair and four consolation prize tote bags taking place at close of business. Winners will be notified on Monday, July 17.

The tote by the front door is filling up, but there is still room for more. And if it should be filled, then I will simply get a larger tote!

Keep reading books, watching videos, listening to audiobooks and doing the weekly bonus activities for chances to win! Entry blanks and bonus activity sheets are available at the circulation desk.

Friday Family Fun Day

On Friday, June 30, we’ll close out the month with a party at Fishery Park Pool.  Join us between 6 and 8:45 p.m. for this special event. All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring your entire family. All participants under the age of 18 must be registered by a parent or guardian and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian the entire time they remain at the pool.

Holiday Closing

The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day, but we will be open our usual hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 3. No items will be due on July 4, but you may return books to our drop boxes at any time. They are located at the library in Erwin and at Town Hall in Unicoi.

We wish The United States of America a very happy 241st birthday! With our 250th anniversary now in sight, I guess we’d better get used to the sound of semiquincentennial and start stocking up on bunting!

Spotlight Book

When I was a little girl, going to the beach meant driving down through the Carolinas and Georgia to Daytona Beach, Fla. for the week of the Fourth of July. We always stayed at the Atlantic Waves Motel and would meet up with the same people from Bristol and Madison each year. We ate at the same restaurants and browsed through the same shops, and we loved it! It was delightfully predictable.

In Jamie Brenner’s “The Forever Summer,” Marin Bishop is not enjoying the summer she had expected. She suddenly finds herself without a job and without a fiancé, but with a visitor who claims to be her half-sister. Rachel’s grandmother owns a struggling inn on the beach at Provincetown, Mass., so she persuades Marin to accompany her to Cape Cod to meet part of her family that she never even knew existed. It may not be your typical summer vacation, but it could be just what Marin needs.