Summer is my favorite (also my busiest) season at our library. Story hour, including books, crafts, and games, is so much fun.
I really enjoy seeing the kids. Whether they live locally, or if they are visiting their grandparents in town, it's great having them drop by the library. Watermelon Days, family reunions, and class reunions also bring more traffic to the library. Our collection of Quimby School graduation pictures and old school yearbooks are a big draw for those visitors.
Then there's our summer program "Make a Splash -- Read." Our library is "decked" out for this theme: palm trees, a wading pool (no water of course), a beach with Atlantic Ocean sand, and an aquarium "ocean". Our "Make a Splash -- Read." program will be Monday through Friday, July 21 through July 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
Kids, parents, and grandparents are all welcome. Ginger Walker, Cherokee Co. Conservation, will join us on Monday to kick off our program with information about our local ponds, lakes, and rivers.
On Tuesday, John Grosvenor, a Spirit Lake fishing guide, will have some great fishing tips for us. KTIV-Channel 4 meteorologist Ron Demers will visit our library on Wednesday and teach us all about the weather. Thursday we'll make a trip down the street to the Quimby Fire Station and learn about our local fire department.
We'll meet in the Quimby Park on Friday. Games, prizes, and treats will be the highlights of our last day. Join us for a fun week at the library.
"A Really Good Yarn" continues to meet on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. during the summer months. Green Thumb Gardeners meet every Thursday at 5 p.m. Story Hour is every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. We have something going on for everyone at the Quimby Public Library. Escape the heat and come on in and check us out.
Until next time, keep on reading.