New Teen Fiction:
- The Trials of Apollo, Book 2, The Dark Prophecy, by Rick Riordan
New Children’s Fiction:
- Wonder Woman, the junior novel, adapted by Steve Korte, Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston.
New Picture Book:
- Big Frank’s Fire Truck, by Leslie McGuire, illustrated by Joe Mathieu
The Summer Reading Program “Build A Better World” started Wednesday, June 14th with 20 children riding in the Norwalk Area Volunteer Fire Dept. Firetruck. The firetruck was driven by Bob Roy, with help by Mr. Roy’s son Taylor Roy. Any time the library is open starting the 14th book reports can be picked up; fill one out, return it to the library, and win a prize. The book reports are available to read at the desk. The reading contest ends August 23rd. The report must be of a printed book, and the book must be checked out from Norwalk Public Library, but it can be from another library. There will be a coloring contest in June, July, and August. The coloring sheet for June can be picked up from the 14th and must be handed in by Tuesday, June 27th.
From 10:30 to 11:30 am each Wednesday there will be a program, and/or a craft, and/or a game, or a movie, and cookies and juice will be available. Wednesday, June 21st, on Midsummer Day, the movie “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” will be shown, with an edible craft to make and snack on during the movie. Wednesday, June 28th there will be a storytime on “Therapy Dogs”, and possibly a visit from a therapy dog in training, and/or a therapy dog that would enjoy being read to; prizes will be awarded at the Color Party (a left/right game) following the “Therapy Dogs” storytime.
Tuesday, July 4, the library will be closed for Independence Day. Have a Happy Fourth!
Wednesday, July 5th, “Lego Movie” will be shown at 10:30 am, and at 11:15 there will be an Army Man Cannon Contest. Friday, July 7th, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm the Mystery Book Group will discuss The 6th Target, a novel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, the 6th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink: “When one member of the Women’s Murder Club is brutally attacked, her three companions work to keep her attacker behind bars, while Lindsay Boxer investigates a series of kidnappings in which children and their nannies are being abducted without ransom demands.” Wednesday, July 12th, there will be an Astronomy Presentation by John Heasley about the Eclipse on Monday, August 21st. “On Wednesday, July 12th at 2 pm John Heasley will present a program on “The Great American Eclipse” “On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.” — From NASA’s website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/“