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Libraries Rock!

By Tiffani Stewart

St. Charles City-County Library District 

“School’s Out” for summer, but the St. Charles City-County Library is “Wide Open”. Our Summer Reading program, May 29th through August 1st, is all about the “Uptown Funk” this year. If you “Heard it Through the Grapevine”, you heard right…Summer Reading is here with a cool musical theme: Libraries Rock!

We have special gameboards that encourage you to show a “Whole Lotta Love” for learning, and read all “Summer in the City”. Summer Reading is for readers of all ages – adults, teens, kids, and toddlers—and you can participate “Any Way You Want It” by choosing the activities you complete. Pick up a Summer Reading gameboard at the library (or print one online) that encourages you to read, learn, and complete other “Fun in the Sun” activities.

If you finish a gameboard and turn it in at the library, the prizes you take homewill be your “Pride and Joy”. You can earn books, sunglasses, earbuds, rubber duckies (for the little readers), and coupons for free food and family fun. Plus, each time you complete a gameboard, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Nintendo Switch video game system or an iPad tablet. “Just Can’t Get Enough”? Complete 10 gameboards and earn a special yard sign that proclaims, SUPER READER!, for the neighborhood to see and admire.

While you’re at the library “Takin’ Care of Business”, don’t miss special summer classes and events. You’ll have a “Whole Lotta Love” for what we have planned for “Cool Kids”, “American Teens”, the “Forever Young”, and even those with a “Touch of Grey”. On the calendar? A presentation and book signing by author, Mary Kay Andrews; a St. Louis Cardinals history lesson by Doug Feldmann; performances by Jim Gill, Super Me, and Babaloo for the kids; and Teen Fandom Con.

If you didn’t catch all of the song titles in this article, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. We’ll teach you to speak rock and roll at the Library this summer! Don’t just “Dream On”, “Meet Me in Heaven” for Summer Reading in May. Register online at www.youranswerplace.org/SummerReading or stop by the Library.And while you’re there, check out the great events happening this month at the Augusta and Boone’s Trail branches.

FAMILY:

  • SUMMER READING (all branches), May 29-August 1

Sign up for the “Libraries Rock!” summer reading program. Register at any branch or online in May. Gameboards must be completed and returned to the library by August 1st.

  • National Free Comic Book Day (all branches), Sat., May. 5th, all day

Stoked about Spiderman? Wishing for Wonder Woman? Pick up your free comic at any library branch today ONLY. First come, first served while supplies last.

  • Summer Reading Bubble Party! (Boone’s Trail), Tues., May 29th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with music and bubbles…the Bubble Bus will be here!

 

ADULTS:

  • Fiction Fans Book Discussion Group* (Boone’s Trail), Mon, May 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Read The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood, then join us for great discussion.  What is the connection between Claire and Vivien, who lived decades apart? We’ll find out…

  • I Love Quilts (Augusta), Tues., May 8th, 2:00 p.m.  

Sit and stitch! Bring your project to work on, and don’t forget show and tell.

  • MahJongg* (Boone’s Trail) Thurs., May 10th and 24th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join a fun group with sharp minds! Learn and play MahJongg every other Thursday.

  • New Melle Nonfiction Book Discussion Group* (Boone’s Trail), Thurs., May 17th, 10:00 a.m.

Pick up your copy of the book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. Roach provides scientific study of everyday concepts. What will she say about war? Join us.

  • Book Discussion (Augusta), Mon., May 21st, 2:00 p.m.

We’ll discuss Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison by MikitaBrottman.  Pick up your copy of this riveting account, and join us to talk about it.

  • Movie Talk: Eye in the Sky* (Boone’s Trail) Mon, May 21st, 6:00 p.m.

Check out the movie, “Eye in the Sky” and watch it at home. We’ll meet to discuss this exciting thriller and the questions it raises about privacy and security.

  • Coffee at the Library (Augusta), Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

Come in for a fresh cup of hot goodness while you browse the library’s latest materials.

  • Knit-a-Long (Augusta), Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.          

The Augusta Knitting Club meets every Thursday to create with friends.

CHILDREN:

  • Story Time (Boone’s Trail), Tues., May 1st, 6:00 p.m. or Thurs., May 10th, 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, and crafts to enhance early literacy. Story time is open to children ages 3-6.

  • Let’s Create: Flower Pots for Mom (Augusta), Thurs., May 3rd, Mon., May 7th, Tues., May 8th, or Thurs., May 10th between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Drop in to create a special Mother’s Day gift for Mom.

  • Tale Waggers* (Boone’s Trail), Tues., May 8th, 6:00 p.m.

Dogs love stories!  Bring a book, or choose one of ours to read to an attentive, lovable dog. Brought to you by Love on a Leash.

  • LEGO Builders(Augusta), , May 14th, Tues., May 15th or Thurs., May 17th, 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Drop in to build a masterpiece with the library’s extensive LEGO collection.

  • Story Time (Boone’s Trail), , May 15th, 6:00 p.m. or Thurs., May 24th, 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, and crafts to enhance early literacy. Story time is open to children ages 3-6.

 

TEENS/TWEENS:

  • National Free Comic Book Day (all branches), Sat., May. 5th, all day

Stoked about Spiderman? Wishing for Wonder Woman? Pick up your free comic at any library branch today ONLY. First come, first served while supplies last.

  • Tweens Create: Guitar (Augusta), Tues., May 29th, all day

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading: Libraries Rock! Drop in to create a paper guitar. (It even makes sounds!) While you’re at the library, be sure to register for Summer Reading.

 

*Register at www.youranswerplace.org or call Boone’s Trail at 636-398-6200 or Augusta at 636-228-4855.