Registration for Summer Reading Program

School is almost over— like I actually need to remind anyone of that — but have no fear: Schmaling’s SUMMER READING PROGRAM begins JUNE 1 and runs through JUNE 27.  Registration for “Read to the Rhythm”, this year’s theme for the reading and multi-activity program, begins TUESDAY, MAY 26.
IMG_20150518_174107[1]So march your way over to the library to register for a month full of crafts, story times, a musical petting zoo, Wii time, and prizes galore! When you register, please remember that a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign up children under 14.  At that time you will receive the informational packet and calendar of events.  And remember, the reading program isn’t just for kids: there are teen and adult reading incentives and activities as well.
And just a heads up: anyone who reads June’s Riverbend Book Club selection — A Wedding in Hawaii, by Julia Alvarez — AND attends the discussion on June 23 at 6pm, will receive DOUBLE the points in the program thereby accelerating them towards the attainment of the coveted $50 prize.

Summer Reading Program: A Musical Theme

The staff is excitedly planning and preparing for the this year’s upcoming SUMMER READING PROGRAM! We were pleased to find out the theme will be “Read to the Rhythm“; a musical theme has so many applications and opportunities for some real fun and learning.

Stay tuned here or on facebook for all the program
details and scheduling.

New Large Print Editions

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New Large Print Editions!

14TH DEADLY SIN (Women’s Murder Club), by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
A SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT, by Tracie Peterson
KINGBIRD’S PURSUIT, by Max Brand
BETTING THE RAINBOW, and ONE TRUE HEART: A Harmony Novel, by Jodi Thomas
NEW USES FOR OLD BOYFRIENDS, by Beth Kendrick
THE BIG DRIFT, by Patrick Dearen
THE MEMORY HOUSE (Honey Ridge), by Linda Goodnight

New Children’s Books

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Some new selections and some staff favorites are currently displayed downstairs in the children’s department:

Katje the Windmill Cat, by Gretchen Woelfle – a fictional spin on the historically true St. Elizabeth’s Day flood in 14th century Holland

Stick and Stone, by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld – a humorous  lesson on kindness and friendship

T is for Titanic: a Titanic Alphabet, by Michael and Debbie Shoulders

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet – a mixed media treat that delivers the story of how Peter Roget’s fascinating life and list building mania led him to produce his well used and known thesaurus.