NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Community Pubic Library is busy gearing up for a very busy Youth Summer Reading Program that starts June 1 and runs through July 29. Kids ages birth through high school can sign up to earn prizes for reading not only traditional print books, but e-books, audio books and online books as well. In addition to prizes, each week is packed full of entertaining shows and fun activities that earn them extra reading credit. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for details and a schedule of summer events. Events will also be listed on the library’s website and Facebook page.
Stock up your home library at the upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sale Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27 in the North Webster Community Center. Hundreds of gently used books in all genres and for all ages will be on sale at bargain prices with proceeds going to support the work of the North Webster Library. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss this semi-annual sale. Sale hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p .m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
When you read a book, do you sneak a peek at the ending? Writer’s Corner will be writing stories this month in which they write the ending first, then the rest of the story. If you enjoy writing, take up the challenge and bring your ending-first story to Writer’s Corner 10 a.m. Monday, May 15. On the third Monday morning each month, this writing group meets to share, encourage and develop their writing skills together.
Also on Monday, May 15, R.E.A.D. Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood” by Rebecca Wells and pick up next month’s selection “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien.
If you are more a visual type, drop in for a free movie matinee for adults 1 p .m. Tuesday, May 16. The Adult Services Department will be showing a 2009 drama fantasy romance film about a Chicago librarian who has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour, 47 minutes. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the movies complete with free popcorn.
May is the month to honor mothers. Stop by the Check It Out Station near the circulation desk and post a favorite saying from your mother. Also, read a book about mothers during May, then fill out a drawing slip with the book’s title along with your name and phone number for a chance to win a prize. The more books you read the more chances you have to win. Drawing will be held the first of June.