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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:27 pm

As the calendar turns to May, it is time to start thinking about Summer Reading at the library. We are hosting a month filled with many learning opportunities. Early sign-up starts Monday, May 20 and will continue until the start of the program June 3. If you don’t get signed up, don’t worry, you can still attend our programs and sign up when you get here. Early sign-up helps us get an idea of how many will be coming so we are sure to have enough space and materials for all who wish to participate.

The theme is “A Universe of Stories” which focuses on planets, solar systems and more. We will have rock painting again this year, including glow-in-the-dark paints. There will be reading challenges for all ages, experiments, hands-on activities, shows, the zoo, BBQ and more. Stop by the library at 601 River Drive to pick up your packet and find out all about this exciting summer program.

It will be easy to meet summer reading challenges as we continue to add great books to each section. Can’t get to the library? Our Libby App gives you the ability to get eBooks and audiobooks on the go.

Adults will be able to read some of the newest titles that have landed on the New York Times Best Seller’s List. These include: Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens, The Cornwalls are Gone, by James Patterson, Run Away by Harlan Coben and Celtic Empire by Clive and Dirk Cussler. We also have the popular non-fiction books: Becoming by Michelle Obama, Educated by Tara Westover and The Matriarch by Susan Page.

In the Middle School Section, we have added a new Warriors Series by Erin Hunter called The Broken Code beginning with the Lost Stars. Also available are South Dakota Teen Choice Middle School Award Winners, Refugee by Alan Gratz and Restart by Gordon Korman.

We have added the top two Teen Choice Award Winners to the Young Adult section. These include The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Check out Awo Addo’s video book talk for both titles posted on our Facebook page.

Our youngest readers will enjoy the Prairie Bud Award Winners: Madeline Fin and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp and Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory John.

We continue to add books regularly and invite you to stop and check things out.

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go,” Dr. Seuss.