Also, let's not forget our bicyclist road riding / touring friends and visitors who also represent a great opportunity to promote Boscobel and the beautiful, wild Driftless Region. Boscobel's bike path builders, the Wisconsin River Trail Project group are working on this too, see their facebook page at: Boscobel's Wisconsin River Trail Project .
August already?! Hard to believe. For almost everyone we talk to, this summer went by in a flash. Congratulations to all the kids and their families who reached their summer library reading goals and participated in the Fizz Boom Read library program. We have a super duper bunch of awesome readers and library volunteers to match, it was fun spending the summer with all of you! See you in 2015 for Every Hero Has A Story!
We're currently wrapping up our summer tween and adult programs: This Saturday at 10 AM, join us in the downstairs club room for "Camp Crafts", where we'll be demonstrating how to create decorative dream-catchers from string and willow branches and eating yummy campfire treats. If you haven't had a chance already, drop in to the main library and try out the MakeyMakey banana piano. Next week its bye-bye piano as we turn the MakeyMakey board into an old school game computer: find out how to build your own Asteroids, Frogger or Qbert control device, with supplies as simple as a pencil and piece of paper. Or aluminum foil, pennies and cardboard!
We're also happy to announce the winners to date of our "Read for The Win" mini book review contest. This drop-in DIY activity for ages 13-adult continues through August 15th. Read a book, write a sentence or two about it, submit your review slip and get a chance to win a $5. Timberlane Coffee gift certificates. Here are the winning reviewers, reviews and titles for July:
Susan Beck, For One More Day by Mitch Albom: "A touching story that makes you appreciate life and especially makes you appreciate your mother. JoAnna Blake, Submerged by Daney Pettrey: "This was an action-packed, clean book. I enjoyed it as well as the other books in this series." Erin Beck, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: "A boy and a girl have cancer and are going to meet an author."
Don't forget, the library's adult bookclub, "Frieda's Readers" meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the library reading room. This is a lively, opinionated and always fun bunch of folks who love to talk and to meet other readers. The group is open to all and there's no charge to attend. You can still drop by even if you haven't read the book! This month's read is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Copies of the book are available through the library.
As we spin toward the beginning of the school year, your library's ready to help the kids transition back to the classroom. Many books in our children's collection have been leveled for Accelerated Readers, so it will be easier for kids- and for parents too-- to find a book at the teacher recommended reading level.