Robyn Carr is one of those contemporary romance authors I just never get tired of reading, and her new book The Wanderer is an amazing start to her new Thunder Point series. I loved her long running Virgin River series, and I am happy to report this new book had all the elements I have come to expect from this author - small town charm, quirky characters, wonderful romance, and a little mystery thrown in for good measure. As the story line progressed and I met each character, I found myself identifying them with people I know, or know of, in real life.
The Children's Room invites children ages 12 and younger to participate in the kids' summer reading program. Win prizes, attend fun events and have a blast reading in the summer. Registration starts June 10 on our website or just stop in and see us.
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!