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Summer Read 2012

This year’s Summer Read program is almost here!!!!

We’ll be kicking off Summer Read for everyone on Saturday, June 2nd, in slumber-party style, complete with fun crafts and ice-cream sundaes!

Throughout June and July, there will be plenty of fun for all ages, with special Summer Reading Programs.    For Adults, our Between the Covers program will offer some great raffle prizes, including books, DVDs, gift certificates, and more.  Read or listen to the minimum of three books and receive a dreamy ceramic Library mug.

Log even more than three books and increase your chances to win one of our raffle prizes at our Summer Read party!

We’ll celebrate the end of our programs in late July and early August.  On Friday, July 27th, Youth Services will be presenting award-winning musician and author Jim Gill, for their Summer Reading Grande Finale.  Youth Services will have a special thank-you party for their teen volunteers on Friday, August 3rd, and also, on Friday, August 3rd, our Adult Summer Read party will be celebrated with fun, food, and prizes, including a special door prize.

Make sure to also take a look at our Summer Read 2012 video

Link: click here

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The Winner of the 2012 Pen/Faulkner award has been announced and it is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Here is a brief description from goodreads.com:

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.

In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream.

The votes are still coming in from our selections for next year, so far it seems that we will be reading this book during our next cycle so I will keep everyone posted.

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