The summer reading program's grand kickoff was at Carroll Elementary School this morning (Wednesday). Rusty Ammerman and the second illusion show entertained the children with magic, humor, and lots of audience participation.
The library thanks Principal Carolyn O'Connell for hosting the event at the school and the Beta Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi for the programming. This year's summer reading theme is "Be Creative at the Library." Registration begins May 26.
The Flora Book Club will meet May 20 to discuss Indiana author Gene Stratton Porter's classic, "A Girl of the Limberlost." The group meets in the Flora Senior Center and everyone is welcome. Extra copies of the book are available at the main desk.
Children's Book Week is May 11 through 17. The special week is a time to celebrate books and reading in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, and homes. Bring your children to the library during book week to share the reading experience. Show your kids how important books are for enjoyment, enrichment, and learning.
The theme for the next storytime is "Children's Book Week." We will have brand new stories and classic favorites. Preschool storytime is Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.
Coffee Beat will feature Deep and Simple May 16 at 7 p.m. Coffee and music are free, desserts are available for a nominal fee. Enter the library through the Indiana St. entrance.
Morning Book Club will be May 22. "The Broken Cord" by Michael Dorris will be discussed at 9 a.m. in the program room. Copies of the book are available at the desk.
Faith Inspired Book Club will meet at May 28 at 9 a.m. to discuss "The Face" by Angela Hunt. Born without facial features due to Treacher Collins Syndrome, declared legally dead and signed over to a secret CIA program as an infant, 20- year-old Sarah Sims spent her entire life hidden from the mainstream world.
Stargazers Children's Theatre call-outs for the summer production will be May 27 for children in grades kindergarten through fourth and May 28 for fifth through eighth graders.
Call (765) 564-2929 for information and to register for auditions.