We've been having a great time with all of the Summer Reading Program activities so far.
In the last few weeks, we've learned about birds, butterflies, made slime during our "Ew, Gross!" storytime, and nearly 70 kids built their own bluebird boxes, with help from a number of volunteers from the Juniata County Conservation District.
We'll be making ice cream at the library this week, and next week volunteers from the conservation district will be back at the library for a talk about turtles for ages 5-12 (from 11 a.m. to noon on July 15 ) and a stream study for teenagers ages 13 and up (from 1 to 2 p.m. on July 17).
Children's book author Artie Bennett will be here at 6:30 p.m. on July 23 for a program for all ages.
Lest we forget, our adult readers seem to be having a great time as well. Quite a few adults have signed up for the Adult Summer Reading program, and are trying out lots of new types of books they've never tried before.
If you haven't signed up for any of our Summer Reading Programs, there is still plenty of time to do so.
Our Friends of the Library book sale ends today. During regular library hours, stop in to grab some summer reads. As always, the price is just $2 per bag; bags will be provided. Volunteers from the Friends group have been working hard since the last sale to get everything ready, putting up all the new books that have been donated to us in the past few months. With easily over 10,000 books, along with magazines, CDs, DVDs and some audio books, you're sure to find something of interest.
Brady Clemens is the director of the Juniata County Library.