Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July's Adult Reading Challenge “Clues”


July means there are 5 months to complete this year’s Adult Reading Challenge. We want to remind everyone of the prize level requirements. The first level this year is the Boatswain which requires 15 stamps, 9 of them for pre-printed clues and 6 monthly released clues. The second level is the Privateer and requires 30 stamps, 20 pre-printed clues and 10 released clues. The final and third level is Swashbuckler and you must have 60 stamps to reach this level. I hope everyone is having fun and well on their way to the level of their choice.
The clues this month are:

Sherlockian Book must be about or contain the character of Sherlock Holmes. The book does not have to be written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Cats Book must have the word cat in the title, have a picture of a cat on the cover or contain a cat in the story.

Island/At Sea The book must be set on an island or at sea.

July Author Read any book written by an author born in the month of July. Mary Kay Andrews, Kathy Reichs, Mark McGarrity and Clive Cussler all share birthdays for this month.

The released clues this month are:

# in the Title This clue requires you to read a book with a number in the title. Any number so long as it is part of the title of the book.

Western- The second additional clue for July will come from the map of the library you received when you signed up for the challenge. We have put up graphics on the shelves to match the map and make it easier for you to find these areas in the library.

The area you are looking for is #10 on the map-Western Straits. You must read a book that comes from this section of the library. One way to know a book works for the challenge is if it has a Western sticker on the spine. Remember you are looking for these decals; (1) will be on the end caps of the shelves and (2) will be on the spines of the book.

(1)    (2)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Painting the town REaD!

Recently, your Library staff got out of the Library and “took it to the streets” with a tent at the Decatur-Morgan Hospital’s 100th Anniversary block party.  We had balloons, all the information about Summer Reading, and we raffled off a $20 gift card to Panera Bread Company.  We thoroughly enjoyed the chance to get out of the building and mingle with our community, and we got to tell many people about the services we provide.

We liked it so much, in fact, that we’re doing it again.  This Friday, June 19th, we will have a “booth” at 3rd Friday Downtown!  We will be in Jones Park on Second Avenue near the fountain and this time we’ve got even MORE fun planned for those who stop by to visit us.   We’re going to have a Lego table set up for kids (of all ages) to create something fun.  We’ll have balloons, bubble gum, and of course, lots of information about the library and what it has available for YOU.  If you take a minute to fill out our very short survey, you’ll get a free gift AND an entry into a raffle for a $25 Starbuck’s gift card!

3rd Friday has become a tradition in our town and it always offers lots of fun, food and music.  We hope to see you there!