Updated: Jul 13
Our last blog post shared the details about our Summer Reading Program, but we also have several more fun things planned for the library this summer – let me tell you about them!
Library Lem's Gnome Adventure! Follow Library Lem through the Town of Florida, Fort Hunter & Tribes Hill this Summer for his "Stay-cation"! Will you be able to identify where he stops as he travels?
Two new pictures of Lem's locations will be posted every Wednesday between 7/1 and 8/11, on our website and FB page. A survey form will be available to submit your answers between August 14th and 20th. Don’t comment on the FB posts where you think Lem is – save your answers for the survey!
*LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS IS August 20th, the WINNER will be awarded their prize on August 25th. I’m hoping to catch a sighting of Lem “in the wild” myself.
Butterfly Watercolor Notecards on Thursday, July 15 from noon – 2:00pm
Artist Mary Ann Delany will guide the group through designing a notecard using watercolor paints. All supplies are provided by the library. Registration is requested to ensure we have enough supplies for all. You can call the library at 518-829-7248 or email Letah at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will meet in the adjacent town hall to ensure social distancing and to follow CDC guidelines.
Read It Forward! For Teens
A Teen Collaboration Summer Reading Project for teens (approximately grades 6 – 12) at the Fort Hunter Free Library. Read one of the selected books (your copy is free and waiting for you at the library) then pass it along to a friend! The book choices are “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds or “Warcross” by Marie Lu.
“Ghost” by Jason Reynolds: Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.
“Warcross” by Marie Lu: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago, and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
The Book Club of Many Names
Our book club is going fantastically well, and we’ve had several new people join us recently. We like to change the name of book club monthly, and the name usually reflects a topic we discussed or an inside joke. Want to know why June’s book month was called “The Versatility of Cows Book Club”? Join us for July’s book club and we’ll tell the story!
We meet every fourth Tuesday at 6:30pm at the library. There are really only 2 rules of book club: 1 - never read a book you’re not enjoying. There are too many good books in the world waiting to be read – don’t spend time reading something you don’t like because it’s for book club. Which leads us to rule 2 – come to book club even if you didn’t read the book! Granted, there might be spoilers discussed, but we also talk about a LOT of other things besides the book!!
And now for some potential, possible, tentative program ideas we’re working on: book folding craft, a dog training class, nutritional cooking classes, and talks with a master gardener.
What types of programming would YOU like to see? An educational series? A writing class? Paint n Sip? Dancing? We’re open to most any idea – we want people to visit the library for lots of reasons!!