Director: Tina Norris
Written by Lu Ann Curlee
May is just about over and with the end of May comes Memorial Day. In observance of the holiday, both branches of the Cannon County Library System will be closed on Monday, May 25. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.
May Story Time continues at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Auburntown and at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Adams. Story times are for children 18 months to 5 years and are a great way to introduce you child to the lifelong fun of reading. Bring your children to the library to start them on a lifelong reading adventure.
If you are interested in joining the Monday Night Book Club, the chosen book is One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus. Reviews are mixed on Amazon, but it looks like a book that will create a lively discussion on Monday, June 2. This fictional account has May Dodd, along with other white women, becoming brides of the Cheyenne in an attempt to assimilate the Indians into Western Society. You can get a copy at the library if you want to read the book and join the discussion.
Remember our program One Thousand Books before Kindergarten continues all year. If you have a child of pre-kindergarten age, stop by the circulation desk and sign up. You'll get a packet of materials to keep a record of your child's progress as well as fun games and activities. This will be a wonderful addition to your child's memory book. Someday your child will be astonished at all the books he read when he was little and too young to remember reading.
If you're interested in knitting or are merely curious about why it has become the current craze, come for a class on Knitting for Beginners on Wednesday, May 27. From 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., the library's knitting expert, Carolyn Prince, will teach you the basics so you can get started on your own knitting project and amaze your friends with your creative abilities. There is a limit of 7 for this class. Please register in advance at the circulation desk.
Thursday, May 28, at Dillon Park, a dance program will be presented by the Cannon Arts Studio to launch the Summer Reading Program which begins on June 1. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. come to Dillon Park with your lawn chair and a picnic supper, if desired, and enjoy the performance. Come the library on June 1 to sign up for summer reading fun at the library.
The summer will be packed with new adventures and exciting journeys and the library will be no exception. Keep up with what's happening on our web page, the Chamber's Calendar and here in the paper. Come by the library to pick up reminder sheets to post on your refrigerator. Reading is going to be HOT at the library this summer.