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August 2021 Family Newsletter

Summer Reading Program

We are entering the final month of SRP! I hope you have all enjoyed our crafts and have been tracking lots of reading hours online with us. With August come a few changes to the way we are doing SRP. First, the end of SRP 2021! The last day to submit reading hours will be on 8/20 by 5pm. Second, we will be hosting in-person events at Holt Park instead of distributing our weekly crafts. We love the crafts and would like to continue distributing them, but we don’t have the capacity to do both at this time. Every event will be on Tuesdays and will be held from 11am-12pm at Holt Park.

8/3, 11am - 12pm Tie-Dye. Bring a piece of white clothing to tie-dye with us. Please do not bring something large like a bedsheet. This is always a messy event so please come ready to get some dye on you and your kids!

8/10, 11am - 12pm SLIME! Bring a container to both mix and store your slime in, then join in and get to mixing this ooey-gooey, slippy, sticky, colorful slime!

8/17 11am - 12pm DIY Stomp Rockets. No need to bring anything but your best stomping feet and some creativity for when you make your own rocket!

We are really excited to be hosting these events in the park, however, we do ask that you practice social distancing as much as you can. We will have stations spread out and would appreciate your help in making sure that kids finish at a station before the next kids move in to complete their projects.

Covid Update

Due to the rise in Covid cases, the library will be requiring masks at all times within the library. We will not be requiring appointments at this time. If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask or coming into the library we are continuing to provide our Curbside Checkout program.

August Storytimes!

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We now have three storytimes going! You can join our Zoom Storytimes on Thursdays and Fridays or meet us at Holt Park on Wednesdays!

Pre-K Storytime is on Thursday 10:00-10:30 am and Baby Storytime is Friday from 10:00-10:20 am. Storytime at Holt Park starts at 10:00am!

Storytime at Holt Park has no links, no passcodes, and no screens!

Join us in person for a family storytime. Plus, on 8/4 and 8/18, the lovely Kathryn of Creswell Family Resource Center will be there with crafts, snacks, and free books after Storytime is over!

Pre-K Storytime Zoom link and passcode:

Meeting ID: 639 784 683

Passcode: Bestbooks1

Baby Storytime Zoom link and passcode:

Meeting ID: 638 577 83

Passcode: Bestbooks1

August Reads for September Book Clubs

Two books. The first is "Bomb" with a plane flying on the cover. The second is "Escaping the Giant Wave" with a huge wave superimposed over a person's eyes in the background.

Both our Book Club for Kids and our Middle School Book Club will be pushed back one week because our lazy ​youth librarian will be on vacation! We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.​

Book Club for Kids (Ages 7-11) will meet on Wednesday, 9/8, at 5pm and will be reading Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret. "When an earthquake creates a tsunami while thirteen-year-old Kyle is babysitting his sister during a family vacation at a Pacific Coast resort, he tries to save himself, his sister, and a boy who has bullied him for years."

Middle School Book Club will meet on  Wednesday, 9/15 at 3:30pm and will be reading Bomb: the race to build--and steal--the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin. Bomb is a nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Follow the story of American scientists as they attempt to create the world's first atomic bomb, the Russians as they attempt to steal those plans, and the brave resistance fighters trying to stop the Nazis from making a bomb of their own.

Nick is on vacation!

Nick will be away from the library 8/24 – 9/7 for a vacation. There will be no youth events during that time. That means no storytimes, book clubs, or teen events. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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