Another great story by one of my favorite authors. As with her other books, reading Porch Lights made me long to visit the South Carolina Lowcountry, specifically Sullivan's Island, the setting for most of her books and where the author was born and raised. The way she describes the grasslands, amazing sunsets, and the gentle ocean breezes make it sound like paradise.
The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. There are currently 1054 kids signed up.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney was voted the favorite bedtime story with 73 total votes (26%).
Noah S. (left) was the winner of our Lego Guessing contest. He took home the Lego Ideas Book and a $2 gift certificate to the Book Cellar. Ashleigh S. (right) took home a R2D2 Play-doh set consolation prize for having the 2nd closest guess. There were 385 Legos in the guessing jar.
Today's Lego Club was a success. There were 24 creative kids in attendance. The topic of discussion for the day's build was "walls" and how to build them using staggering and overlapping techniques. We also discussed the Great Wall of China. Photos from today's build are available on our Facebook page @ FDLPL Kids. Or check out the display case near the entrance to see some of the structure on display.
The Singles is a quick, funny read by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist. In this debut novel, the wedding saga begins with Beth "Bee" Evans stressing out on how to fit her five friends, who decline to bring a guest to her lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials, into her seating chart. She dubs them the "Singles".
The Summer Reading Program kicked off on Monday, June 4 and so far, it has been a great success. We have 630 kids signed up and they keep coming! Tell your friends and family about the program, or help them sign up to earn a check mark on your own reading record!
Our first "Mondays on the Moon" performance is quickly approaching, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. and we are looking forward to seeing those peppy Pomeranians in action! Free tickets will be available at the Children's Desk on Tuesday, June 19 at 9 a.m.. We hope to see you all there!
Baldacci introduces a new character in this book and I hope he sticks around. Will Robie is a government "hit man" who takes on America's bad guys, but his moral code kicks in when his latest assignment involves killing a mother and child. He can't do it, and from that point on he becomes my hero. Will then finds himself at the receiving end of the hunt. His own people are after him and he must use every skill he's ever learned in order to stay alive.
Are you a dreamer? A adventurer? Do you like a little mystery in your life? Then challenge yourself by picking up a Book of Your Dreams. Books - fiction and non in every genre - have been hand-picked by staffers Joanne Mengel and Susan Ringer and wrapped in brown paper. They're waiting to be checked out by the first floor staircase.
Reading has inspired countless real-life heroes and heroines to follow their dreams. Sometimes a story sparks an idea, and an invention is born. Sometimes a vivid character gives a reader courage to try something new. Henri Rousseau never left France; he turned to books to inspire his famous jungle paintings. Reading is the stuff of dreams.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading programs – Dream Big: Read – will encourage readers of every age to indulge their deepest wishes through the magic of books and reading.