Library News for June 2021

Dear Valued Library Patron,

June is here and for the Library that means the kickoff of Summer Reading. When I was a kid, we didn’t have a formal summer reading program in the small, rural town where I grew up. One of the things I liked best about summer was being able to explore and read whatever I wanted undisturbed by schoolwork. I usually read what my older sister was reading (Judy Blume, Beverly Clearly, Nancy Drew), but I also found some of my own favorites. Here’s a list of some of my best summer reading memories: Summer Reading Memory Lane 

Reading for pleasure during the summer is one of the best ways for kids to counteract the summer slide. I hope it will bring as much pleasure to your children as it did to me!

Here are some of the details about Summer Reading 2021.

This year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World” and celebrates everything about color. The fun includes activities, challenges, and online events all designed to bring a wide spectrum of bright and fun colors into to your life.

Special programming includes a craft demonstration, sign language storytime, nature journaling, Happy Birds Performing Parrot Show, Magical Nathaniel, watercolor for beginners, a live drawing tutorial and a class on how to repurpose jewelry. All programs will take place via Zoom and registration is required to attend.

Readers of all ages can participate online using Beanstack or use a paper reading passport available at any community library. Completed paper passports should be returned no later than Saturday, July 31. All finishers will receive a book and a pin or sticker and be entered into a drawing to win big prizes.

Summer Reading runs through Saturday, July 31. Visit for all the details or to sign up.


Alison McKee
County Librarian