Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Fun at the Monroe Lending Library

Summer Fun at the Monroe Lending LibraryIf you're looking for something fun to do this summer for you or your children, the Monroe Lending Library is the place to be!

First of all, the library will have two reading contests. The first one, sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, started on June 2nd and will last through July 18th. The contest features nature books, crafts, and creepy, crawly bugs!! The top five readers will receive a prize. The second contest begins July 19th and lasts through August 30th. All who enter will receive a certificate, while the top three readers win prizes.

Saturday mornings at the Children's library will be tons of fun with stories and crafts. Below, you'll find a schedule for July and August:

Children's Library Schedule:

Saturday, July 12th, 2010 - 11:00 AM
Story: My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks
Craft: Family Portrait

Saturday, July 19th, 2010 - 11:00 AM
Story: Bathtime Piggy Wiggy
Story # 2: If You Give a Pig a Party

Saturday, August 9th, 2010 - 11:00 AM
Story: Bad Dog Marley
Craft: Musical Instruments

Saturday, August 16th, 2010 - 11:00 AM
Story: Wolf Plays Alone

Don't worry, grown-ups! The library has lots of fun activities planned for you as well!

Adult Library Schedule:

Wednesday, July 16, 2010 - 7:00 PM - Needlecraft Group Meets

Monday, July 28, 2010 - 7:00 PM - Book Review Group Meets
Book is Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Wednesday, August 20, 2010 - 7:00 PM - Needlecraft Group Meets

Monday, August 25, 2010 - 7:00 PM - Book Review Group Meets
Book is A Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

The Monroe Lending Library Quarter Raffle will take place on July 25 and August 22 at the Mount Pleasant Activity Room, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Preview takes place at 6:30 PM and all proceeds go to the Library Building and Operating Funds.

If you're looking for new books, the library has lots of them by your favorite authors!!! For adults, new titles include Hold Tight by Harlan Coben, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts, Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walter, Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson, Where Are You Now by Mary Higgins Clark, Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, and Confident Baby Care by Jo Frost.

For kids, new books include: Jelly Bean and the Big Dance by Laura Numeroff, Lady Bug Girl by Jacky Davis, and Read All About It by Jenna Bush and Laura Bush.

The library is located at 231 Macready Avenue, behind Monroe Primary School. Hours are Monday 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 Am - 1:00 PM. Go check out a book, or even volunteer, today!

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