What a wild and crazy time we're having at the Cherokee Public Library. Lots of people in, lots of books and DVDs going out and computers busy from start to finish each day. It's been great!
Here are some things to look forward to as we continue on through the summer.
The 2011 summer reading program kicks off on Friday, June 17 at 1 p.m. with a program about birds of prey. There will be live examples so it should be an interesting time for kids and adults alike. The Sanford Museum has generously agree to provide a location as we're not sure our children's programming room would hold all the people and birds. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Peg will be there and she will have schedules available of remaining activities through June and July. There are some fun things planned that you won't want your kids or grandkids to miss. Of course, all ages are welcome anytime so feel free to tag along.
Coming up the first week in July we are looking forward to the all school reunion. The library will be open Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. -- noon and the Cherokee Area Archives will be staffed that morning. Please encourage out of town relatives and friends to stop in and take a look at old yearbooks and other historical Cherokee stuff. There is a wealth of information located in the Archives and it's a very interesting place to spend some time at.
After that our next project will be the annual crazy days book sale, which will kick off at 10 am on Thursday, July 14. Our cupboards are bursting with gently used books and we are anxious to empty them out. Prices will be higher than the normal $.10 but they will still be at bargain level. At this point we don't need any more books to sell. We just hope we will have buyers.
Along with special activities, we encourage you to consider attending our popular adult groups. Sit & Stitch meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. It's a good place to get advice and ideas from fellow stitchers so stop in and see what's going on. READit book discussion group meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am. Bring the book you're currently reading (it does not need to be a library copy) and come in prepared to hear about all kinds of books. You'll be amazed at the titles and topics that are covered.
The library's summer open hours are Monday & Thursday 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -- noon. It will be closed Monday, July 4.