Well, the Reporting and Craft Labs are closed for the season, but the Sumjmer Reading Program doesn't officially wrap up until August 31st. You can keep on reading and garnering points for your team right up until then. When you decide you are finished, bring your reading chart to the Children's Desk for one final prize and one final gift coupon. Any books you have added will be credited to your team. Only those who turn in a reading log by the deadline will receive Summer Reading Certificates.
The Summer Reading Program is fast drawing to a close...our Grand Finale is coming up on Friday! Are you working on your entry for the Writing and Illustrating Contest? The deadline is Wednesday, but truth to tell, we'll accept them up until early Friday morning. There are only a few entries thus far, so the odds of winning are in your favor!
Going on vacation? Did you know you can suspend your hold requests so that your items don’t come in while you’re gone? If you’ve been waiting a long time for a title or just don’t want to have to re-request items, just suspend your holds until a date of your choosing.
Good news! You may now access Value Line online at the Library! The online service's brand new interface makes it easy to find information about approximately 1,700 analyst covered stocks and 1,750 small- and mid-cap stocks. Please see the librarian for login information.
Don't forget that you may also access Morningstar Investment Research Center and other business and investing databases from home. Just use your library card number and password to login.
Boy, what a sizzling summer we've had! I hope you've been enjoying your reading, not to mention all the special events we've had this year...the performers, the Fun Faire, the Touch-a-Truck... If you missed seeing the L. L. Bean Bootmobile, you may get another chance within a year or two. Keith and A.J. really enjoyed spendng time with us and showing off their cool ride. And the Bedford firefighters, police and public works crew also loved being part of the show & tell...they were just awesome!
Lions & tigers & bears, oh noooooooooooo! Those aren't the animals that are coming to visit next week! But Rick Roth, from Creature Teachers, assures me that he will be bringing us some very unique critters, with their own stories to tell! Since kids are crazy for critters, we are offering two shows, back to back, so we can fit everybody in! We still need you to sign up on-line, since there are space limitations for use of the room. Please note that there are two shows in the event list...one at 11:00am and one at 1:00pm.
Hey, kids! Guess what? The number of visits to the Reporting Lab this summer just topped the1000 mark! Was yours one of them? So far, over 7000 books have been logged in...but there's lots of time left to bring the number up to our annual average of 20,000. The Mad Scientists are still in the lead, but the Robots are narrowing the gap...keep up the good work! The Lab Rats are not that far behind...thanks to all the parents and siblings who've been reading to the little guys.
The summer reading program for teens is well underway!
If you haven’t already signed up for the 6 Book Challenge, stop by the front desk to register for our Adult/Teen summer reading program. Keep track of the books you read this summer; if you read 3 by July 11th, bring in your journal and you will receive a raffle ticket for the midway prize raffle drawing. Complete 6 books and if you are one of the first 50 people to do so, you will receive a ‘Wake Up and Read’ thermos!
Hey, Robots! You've got some reading to do! For the second straight week, the Mad Scientists have leaped up the scale to an impressive lead! There's still plenty of time to catch up, though. Haven't joined the Summer Reading Program yet? What are you waiting for? Come on down to the library and sign up for fun and prizes. Team competition is just for fun...no pressure on anybody.