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Solon Public Library

New picture books

“Here Comes Destructosaurus!” by Aaron Reynolds.
“Betty Bunny wants Goal” by Michael B. Kaplan.
“Dragon Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin.
“Night Light” by Nicholas Blechman.
“Flight School” by Lita Judge.
“Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too” by Anna Dewdney.
“Charlie and the New Baby” by Ree Drunnond.
“The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba.
“Yoko Finds her Way” by Rosemary Wells.
“This is a Moose” by Richard T. Morris.
“Big Bug” by Henry Cole.
“A Pet for Fly Guy” by Tedd Arnold.

Prepare for Summer Reading Program

With the summer reading program right around the corner, you and your family should stop by the library soon to update any changes in your account information (address and/or phone number), renew expired cards, and/or pay any fines down to below $5. Also, even at a dime a day, fines can add up quickly so signing up for weekly account information reminders is one way to stay informed. These steps will ensure you will be able to enjoy using the library during our busiest season without hassle.

City-Wide Garage Sales June 6-7
This year, the dates for the city-wide garage sale will be Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7. Participants can sign up for one of the days or both Friday and Saturday. Registration forms are now available. The deadline for registration is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, but will close early if the maximum amount of sales is reached. The fee to register is $8 for a sale in-town, and $4 for an out-of-town sale.
If you don’t have enough items for a sale of your own, think about donating your items to the library for our sale. The library cannot accept clothing, encyclopedias, LPs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, old VCRs, old TV sets, or old computers. Please appropriately recycle those items. We will accept items for the garage sale anytime– no need to wait.

Teen Summer Reading kick-off

Attention middle school and high school students: The Solon Public Library will be having its annual kick-off party for teens on Thursday, May 29, from 3:30 until 4 p.m. During this program, we will be chalking the walk, making root beer floats, and taking wacky pictures with our photo booth supplies.

Summer Reading kick-off party

The 2014 Summer Reading Program is for readers of all ages. This summer’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and we will be offering programs, prizes, storytimes, and more. The Summer Reading Program officially begins during the kick-off party on Thursday, May 29, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. The kick-off party is an opportunity for families to pick up reading logs and hear about the various programs the library will offer over the summer.
This year, the staff of Hills Bank and Trust is offering fun and exciting activities for children and their families. Hills Bank and Trust staff is going to use the five senses as the basis for the evening’s activities, which fits nicely within the science-related summer theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

June hours

Starting June 2, the library will begin our summer hours. The hours will be Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Dates to remember

Storytime: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through 5. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.
Solon Book Club: The third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Meal and a Movie: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on, usually, the last Friday of the month (May 30). The movie is free, but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable, and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.
Scrabble Challenge: Last Wednesday of each month (May 28). Kids will meet after school 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Adults will meet 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and Scrabble dictionary.
Early out May 15 activity: Make your own picture frames. This craft program will run from 1 until 2 p.m.
Teen kick-off party: Thursday, May 29, from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m.
Kick-off party: Thursday, May 29, from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
LEGO® Club: The first Monday of every month (June 2). This program is from 6 until 7 p.m.