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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Yak and Snack

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Registration is underway on Eventkeeper for the "Yak & Snack" to be held on Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM, when John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars will be discussed. Pick up a copy of the book at the Young Adult desk.

Refreshments will be served at both programs, provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Raffle Winners

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Members of the Summer Reading Club can fill out and submit mini-review cards. Each week, a staff member will pull 10 cards from a box containing review cards from children entering Grades K-2 and 10 cards from a box containing review cards from children entering Grades 3-5.

For the second week, the winners all got spin wheels. For the first week, the winners all got slime in flasks.

The fourth and final raffle will be pulled on Friday, August 1. Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Burnt & Painted Leather Wristlet

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animated graphic of smoking craft toolDoris Benter of Library Arts will be at the Library on Monday, August 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM to make burnt and painted wristlets. She will supervise teens in the safe use of a wood-burning tool. There will be one-on-one assistance. Young Adults will learn to draw lines and shapes into a leather wristlet beforehand, decorating the design using acrylic paint or permanent markers.

Registration begins July 14 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 22 Young Adults.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Highlights From Children’s Literature

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The Children’s Department will exhibit “Highlights From Children’s Literature” from August 1-31 in the showcases on the main floor. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy seeing a variety of dolls and stuffed animals paired with coordinated books in this collection.

Young readers are encouraged to join in this year’s collaborative “Fizz, Boom Read! 2014 Summer Reading Club” program. Come check out fun stuff for kids! Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children to read during their summer vacation, use the library, and develop the habit of reading. The benefits to readers in a summer reading program include:

  • Encouragement that reading become a lifelong habit;
  • Reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities;
  • Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up;
  • The program can generate interest in the library and books; and
  • It being summer, the program can just be good fun and provide an opportunity for family time at the Garden City Public Library.

Exhibit funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Guessing Game Winners

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Congratulations to our fourth week guessing-game winners! There were 208 pieces of candy in the guessing-game jar, and a second grader and two fourth graders each guessed right.

For the third week, there were 69 bouncy atom balls in the guessing-game jar, and a fourth grader and a fifth grader each guessed 70, making their guesses the closest that week.

For the second week, there were 163 pieces of candy in the guessing-game jar and a fourth grader and a fifth grader both guessed 160, making their guesses the closest for that week.

For the first week, there were 139 “Fizz, Boom, Read!pencils in the guessing-game jar, and a second grader and a fifth grader each guessed 144, making their guesses the closest that week.

Each week there is a new guessing game. Residents up through Grade 5 are encouraged to guess the number of items in the jar. The child with the closest guess wins!

Congratulations again to the winners, and thanks to all who participated in the game!

 
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