The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

June 20, 2013

Library has activities for all

There’s plenty of excitement at the library this week. The library has experienced some much needed upgrades to our public internet computers thanks to our new IT manager, Josh Hansen. New, faster computers are available at the main branch of the library loaded with Microsoft Office 2010. The library also offers free public WiFi.

Check out these upcoming library activities!

• Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading. The prize winner for June 14 for the adult summer reading program is Mary Clary. The prizes this week are two free subs from Jimmy John’s and one free Domino’s Pizza. She also wins two “rent one get one free” Family Video movie rentals and two “buy one get one free” sightseeing cruise certificates on the Celebration Belle.

• Story Times. Picnic! Enjoy stories about picnics. Preschool story time takes place on Wednesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. and Toddler Time will be Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, contact children’s librarian Tamie Bird.

• Dig up a Good Movie! Family Movie Day on Friday, June 21, at 1 p.m. What happens when you put Dracula, a bunch of other monsters and one human in a hotel together? A crazy funny time as Dracula tries to prevent his friends from discovering the hidden human. Movie is rated PG. Popcorn and beverages will be served.

• Paws for Reading! Kids! Come and read to a therapy dog on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. Children can increase their reading skills by reading to a dog who does not judge them when they read. Each child will get 15 minutes to read to the therapy dog. Pre-registration is required. Please call or stop in the Main Branch to sign up.

• Teen Movie Night! When a small town is attacked by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. Enjoy ParaNorman on Monday, June 24, at 5 p.m. Snacks provided. Movie is rated PG.

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