The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

August 15, 2013

Young Adult Council is a way to get involved

Story Times: The theme for story time this week is Bear in the Woods. Enjoy stories and crafts about the great outdoors and camping. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s librarian Tamie Bird at 242-8441.

New Book Clubs: Beginning in September, Holly Youngquist will be hosting three new book clubs for adult readers. Geek Reads for science fiction and fantasy readers will start out with “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. The group will meet on the second Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The Happily Ever After book club for romance lovers will launch with “Mine Till Midnight” by Lisa Kleypas and will get together on the third Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Killer Reads for mystery fans will begin with “The Surgeon” by Tess Gerritsen and will gather on the fourth Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Contact the library to sign up and order your books for check out. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

City Reads Book Club returns: Join Assistant Library Director Beth Mosher for the return of the City Reads Book Club on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. The group will read “The Light Between Oceans” by Margot L. Stedman.

Young Adult Council: Previously known as TAB, YAC will be starting up in September. YAC is a way for teens to communicate what they would like to see at their library. The council meets with me on a monthly basis; we chat about new books, things you want to see at the library and plan for events to be held for teens. YAC is a great way to get involved in your community and have your voice heard. We are always welcoming newcomers to our table. Signing up to join will be made available Wednesday, Sept. 4, with the first meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3:30. Meetings range from 30 minutes to an hour.

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