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Exercise Your Mind with Summer Reading!
Opening Day 2016

             
Join us for the kick-off of Summer Reading 2016 on June 25th! This year's theme is wellness, fitness, and sports and Opening Day is shaping up to be an amazing day-long event for the whole family!

A day of Summer Reading excitement: Watch Kung Fu Panda with us from 10:00 -11:30, participate between 1:00 - 3:00 as Hero Kids Sports leads us in some fun activities and obstacle courses, and enjoy a sweet ice cream treat with us between 3:00 - 5:00. In between it all, we’ll also have a library scavenger hunt, trivia & prizes! Don’t miss it! (all-ages family event)

Adults who register for Summer Reading on June 25th will be entered into a raffle to win a Misfit fitness tracker!

Teens can enjoy Wii Sports, snacks and other games in the teen room. Enter a raffle to win a gift card for participating in opening day!
Staff Spotlight
Meet the staff of MPL
Welcome Christine!
Christine joins us as our new young adult librarian!
What do you love most about being a young adult librarian?
The best part of my job is getting to know the teens individually. The teen years are tough, so it's rewarding to know that they trust me enough to share their thoughts and ideas. I love watching their social growth through the years, knowing that their experiences at the library are contributing in some way.
What was your favorite book as a child?
My favorite book was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I loved that it was funny and dark, and that the hero was a smart little girl.
What are you looking forward to in your role as MPL's new young adult librarian?
I'm looking forward to getting to know the teens in Marlborough and creating great programs based on their interests!  I'm also excited to work with teen volunteers and find ways to use their unique talents to benefit the library and the community.
English Conversation Circles
 
Good News! The library has 2 new meetings of English Conversation Circles! 
One group will meet on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 starting on June 6. 
The other will meet on Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 starting on June 9th. 
Conversation Circles give English Language Learners a chance to speak English. No tests, no homework, no textbook. Just show up and talk! Meetings are free. June 6th is also the last meeting for the Monday 1:30 to 2:30 group. It will start up again at the end of the summer. Thank you to Mary Meaney for all she's done for this program!
Summer Reading
Summer reading isn't just for students. Exercise your mind and take our Adult Summer Reading Challenge! 

Pick up your Reading Challenge list of 25 book categories at the main circulation desk or print it out from our website starting June 20th, and challenge yourself to exercise your mind! For every five challenge categories you read, you  will earn an extra entry in the Grand Prize drawing for a choice of either a BOSE bluetooth speaker, Fitbit Charge HR, or a gift card to a local restaurant! The challenge runs from June 20th until August 19, so make sure to stop by the Circulation desk and collect your raffle tickets before then!
Events
Adult Book Club:
Join us on Monday, June 20th from 6:30-8:00pm or Thursday, June 23rd from 10:30am-12:00pm for Book Club. This month we will be doing a study of Jojo Moyes, author of The Ship of Brides, The Girl You Left Behind, and One Plus One. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. In June we will be reading The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright. For a complete list of this year's book club titles, click here.  For more information on the monthly adult book club, click here.

 
Drop-In Coloring for Adults:
Join us the first Monday of every month, from 6:30-8pm! 
Monday, June 6th
Monday, July 11th
Teen Room Open House Party! 
Are you in 5th grade going into 6th grade fall 2016? If so, we have a special event just for you! Once school ends, you have earned access to the coveted Teen Room! This party will introduce you to our MID and YA collection as well as all of the Teen Room awesomeness! Enjoy lots of snacks (including a chocolate fountain!), play board games and video games, make duct tape creations, and more! Visit us and see what we're all about. Register for a chance to win $25 to Amazon!
Thursday, June 16th at 6:00pm
*This program is only for students entering 6th grade this fall

Teen Summer Reading
Summer reading scratch tickets are back starting June 25th! Teens (grades 6-12) who are participating in teen summer reading will be eligible to win some great prizes.Get a scratch ticket each time you check something out of the library (one per day) and you could instantly win one of our awesome prizes! If you don't win, don't worry! Losing tickets will be entered into a raffle for our grand prize, your choice of a Polaroid Snap digital/instant print camera, $125 to Skyzone Trampoline Park or $125 to Room Escape Adventures.
Registration is not required to participate, but those who register here will gain 3 additional entries into the grand prize drawing! 

On Your Mark,
Get Set... READ!

 


Sign up for the Summer Reading Program,
read books & win prizes!

 
Every time you read 180 minutes (kids up to 2nd grade), or 300 minutes (kids in 3rd – 5th grade), you earn your choice of a prize from our Treasure Box, a book from our book cart, or a raffle ticket that can be used to win your choice of bigger prizes at the end of the summer. The more you read, the more you can enter… up to 10 prizes or tickets each! Simply sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and get reading!
 

June Events:
Kiddie Music Time
Thursday Jun 2, 10am-11am

Join Joe and Stephanie from Monument Square Community Music School as they lead young children (ages 1-6) through some singing and dancing. It's a great time!

Snack and a Story
Saturday, 6/4 2pm-2:30pm

Calling all little chefs! Make your own yummy snack, then enjoy it while Ms. Kerry reads a story. (ages 3-7)

Baby Lapsit Storytime
Mondays from 10am-11am

Join Miss Jennie for an interactive lapsit for babies and young toddlers, birth through age 2.  Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Older siblings may also come. From 10:25 to 11 am we invite you to stay and socialize with other parents, caregivers and children.

Summer Reading Opening Day
Saturday 6/25, 9am-5pm

A whole day of Summer Reading excitement: Watch Kung Fu Panda with us from 10:00 -11:30, participate between 1:00 - 3:00 as Hero Kids Sports leads us in some fun activities and obstacle courses, and enjoy a sweet ice cream treat with us between 3:00 - 5:00. In between it all, we’ll also have a library scavenger hunt, trivia & prizes! Don’t miss it! (all-ages family event)

Circus Minimus
Tuesday 6/28, 11am-12pm

From Performer Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase, an entire circus emerges… tent, band, lights, a ringmaster, a magician & more! (all ages welcome)

We have many more events! 
Click for more children's events in June 

Book Suggestion:


 


The Art of Fielding
 by Chad Harbach 

A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president's daughter.



The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

by Jeff Passan

Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times the salary of all NFL quarterbacks combined. Pitchers are the lifeblood of the sport, the ones who win championships, but today they face an epidemic unlike any baseball has ever seen. 
 

Young Adult Suggestions:



The Crown
by Kiera Cass


Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.
This is the final book in "The Selection" series. 





American Ace
by Marilyn Nelson

A riveting novel in verse tells the history of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of a teenage boy who realizes that he has a unique connection to them.

 
Children's 
Suggestions:




The Gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson
A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo!


Mercy Watson to the Rescue
by Kate DiCamillo
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with Mr. and Mrs. Watson, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.


The Medusa Plot
by Gordon Korman

 
Unable to return to their normal lives despite the end of the Clue hunt, new Madrigal leaders Amy and Dan anxiously prepare for a retaliatory strike by the Vespers, who kidnap a number of Cahill family members and demand that Amy and Dan steal a famous painting.





 
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