Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing. This year, the first week, the children had to read for two hours after they received their reading log and then bring it back in to get registered. The first day we had between 35-40 families stop in to get their information. After a week and a half, we have 100 children who have already read at least two hours! I am so proud of all of you!

There is still time to come in and start your reading adventure with us this summer. Every time your child stops in to check out something, he or she is given a ticket to enter drawings. After every two hours read, they will receive a prize. When they finish the program by reading 10 hours, they also receive a book and are invited to attend the finale party with Magical Paul, a magician whose show is intended for all ages. A big thank you to the Village of Roberts and a grant from Target that helped us with our funding for the program.

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Calendar of Events for the Summer Reading Program:

(Registration and sign up is required to attend programs and crafts.)

  • Thursday, July 16 -- Underwater Adventures Aquarium Program, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Roberts Park Building. (A real shark is coming!)
  • Thursday, July 30 -- Building Boomerangs, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Roberts Park Building.
  • Monday, Aug. 10, Finale Party with Magical Paul, 6:30-8 p.m., Roberts Park Building. You must finish the program by reading for at least 10 hours to get an invitation.

Crafts in the library for the Summer Reading:

Crafts can be done any time during library hours, but sign up is required.

  • July 12-July 17: Design a paddleball
  • July 19-24: Origami
  • July 26-31: Design a boomerang (color)
  • Aug. 2-7: Surprise crafts

Photo Contest is due on July 21 and the Coloring Contest is due on July 31.

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The library board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the Village Hall. On the agenda is discussion of new building and design with architect.

The Fundraising Committee will meet from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.

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  • Book Club: Thursday, July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Read to discuss or read to enjoy-sign up required for discussions.

This month the book club has chosen to read, "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young. It is the story of Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, who has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

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Charity Golf Classic: Saturday, Aug. 29 at the beautiful Badlands Golf Course

Contact the library, Shane Strack 749-1727 or Katy Kapaun 222-8153 if you would like to get a team together or be a tee hole sponsor. Come and golf, enjoy a steak dinner, prizes and more! This is a very fun event that benefits the construction of our new library.