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Thank You!

Schmaling’s Summer Reading Program has now drawn to a close. Every year this program is made possible by donations from area businesses and individuals who are dedicated to bringing summer reading into our community. The Library would like to heartily thank this year’s sponsors:
Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home
Central Bank
Citizen’s First Bank
Community State Bank
Country Orchids
First Gateway Credit Union
Fulton Dental Associates
Horizon Group
Huizenga & Wierenga Insurance
Jo-Carroll Energy
Kiwanis Club of Fulton
Lockhart & Law Insurance
McDonald’s Clinton
Merema Bros.
Parochetti Enterprises -Taco Bell of Clinton
Peterson Plumbing
Wild Rose Casino and Resort
Windmill Realty

Reading Takes You Everywhere!

This summer let Reading Take you Everywhere @ Schmaling. Registration for the children’s (preschool-5th grade), young adult (6th-12th grade), and adult summer reading program runs through Saturday, June 9. The Reading Program kicks off on Monday, June 11 and runs through Saturday, July 7. Check out our Events Calendar to see a listing of all our fun summer reading activities!

June Book Club Selection Soars

Join the River Bend Readers Book Discussion group as they discourse about the book H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald. The book recounts the author’s time spent devoted to adopting, raising, and training a goshawk following the devastating loss of her beloved father. It was also one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year for 2015.

Attention Summer Reading Program Participants: If you read this month's book club selection AND you attend the book discussion, you'll get a BONUS punch in your Summer Reading Club Card!

The group will meet Tuesday, June 27th, from 6 – 7pm.

Copies available at the library.

Short Stories for Sultry Days

When torrid temperatures prevail, why not beat it to a seat with a refreshing short story collection? Some of the collections available here at the library include:

Stories of Mark Twain, by  Mark Twain (F TWA)

Runaway: Stories, by Alice Munro (F MUN)

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, by David Sedaris (813.0108 CHI)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, by Ernest Hemingway (F HEM)

The Turn of the Screw: and Other Short Novels, and The Short Stories of Henry James, by Henry James (PB JAM and F JAM)

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, by Louis L’Amour (LP LAM)

An Anthology of Famous British Stories, edited by Bennett Cerf

Short Stories: Vol. 1 and 2, by Leo Tolstoy (F TOL) *To read one his most acclaimed short stories, How Much Land Does a Man Need?,  which is not contained in these volumes, click here.

The short stories of Oscar Wilde: found in two books of his collected works at 820.8 WIL and 828 .809 WIL

The short stories of Flannery O’Connor (F OCO)