July should be a busy month at the library. There is something planned for every day that we are open Monday through Thursday. On Mondays at 5 pm we will have the drawing to see who is the winner of the weekly Thayer Trivia Contest. At 6:30 on the 9th, the 23rd, and the 30th we will have Family Time for families with preschoolers. This is a time for a quick story and simple craft. On Monday July 16th there will be a Meet and Greet for members of the community to come and visit with me and have some refreshments. Every Tuesday at 2 the Thayer Trivia Weekly question will be availbale. Come in and pick up a question, see if you can find the answer, and then return the form to the library anytime during the week. A winner will be drawn from all correct entries. Wednesdays will see the start of Story Time for children. All children are welcome to come listen to stories at 3 PM. The events on Thursdays are reserved for our Summer Reading Program participants. This first Thursday, the 5th, will be borad games. The next Thursday is a movie and popcorn. I’ll pick the movie; you pick how many bags of popcorn you can eat. On the 19th, I will be showing how to make healthy snacks at home at the Make and Take Snacks. The final event for Thursday, July 26th will be a Wii system with several games to try out.
We also have a couple of month long contests running. The first is our search for a slogan for our library. We need a short, clever way to advertise our library. We are making every effort to make the library a community asset where everyone can find something useful. We need a slogan to highlight that. We have quite a few entries already, but we can always use more. The entries will be read and voted on by the Library Board members at the August meeting. The second contest is to see which of five authors is Thayer’s favorite. The five authors competing this month are all crime/mystery writers. They are Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, James Patterson, and John Sandford. Copies of books by each author are available at the library. Check them out and vote for your favorite!
Hopefully, Thayer Friday Reading Club City Library has something for everyone. Don’t forget we always have free wi-fi, computers to use, printer, copier, fax, and air-conditioning! See you at the library!