Bring your family treasures to our Antique Appraisal from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, in the North Webster Community Banquet Hall.
David Taylor and William Leatherman of Blue Pearl Antiques in Pierceton will be on hand to provide free appraisals of your family heirlooms. You can have two antiques appraised at a time. If you have more than two, simply get in line again – as many times as you like – to get your additional antiques appraised.
Evaluating two items at a time gives everyone a chance to find out if they’ve got trash or treasure. The Antique Appraisal is co-sponsored by the library and the North Webster Community Center.
Another co-sponsored event is the premiere DVD release showing of a futurist movie about survival games at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Community Center Banquet Hall. Please be aware that this movie is rated PG-13 and not appropriate for young children.
You can attend this popular movie free of charge, but patrons are asked to help us fill our cornucopia by bringing a non-perishable food donation for the North Webster Food Pantry. Get your free tickets at the NWPL one hour prior to show time. Popcorn is free and you’re welcome to bring your own beverages.
The Youth Services Department concluded its Summer Reading Clubs with a Grand Finale Picnic on Aug. 1 with 137 in attendance. Everyone enjoyed hotdogs, prizes and fun. Over 5,100 hours of reading were logged throughout the eight week summer reading program in which kids earned prizes for every four hour spent in reading.
The top summer readers were: Teen Club – Samuel Fishburn with 252 hours, Tyler Baldacci with 236 hours, and Markus Baldacci with 144 hours; Children’s Club – Ella Beezley with 104 hours, Tyrell Loftin with 80 hours, and Shay Crites with 76 hours. Great job, kids!
According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education, the amount of free reading a student does has a positive correlation to their success in school. Students who read independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests, and have greater content knowledge than those who don’t. So keep reading all year long!