It’s another Big Library Read! Last spring was the first very successful Big Library Read, and now it’s happening again! What’s a Big Library Read? It’s when millions of eBook readers from all over the world can download and read a book at the same time. There’s no hold list for this book – everyone can check out and download the eBook or eAudiobook at the same time!
This time around, it’s a kids’ book that’s all Spring Lake District Library cardholders are invited to download and read – Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor. She’s the same Fancy Nancy that kids have grown up with, but now she’s a detective and ready to help save the day! This middle grade mystery is great for parents and kids to read or listen to together.
To check it out or learn more about Nancy Clancy, you’ll find it at Overdrive. You’ll need to log in with your Spring Lake library card number to check the book out. If you have any questions about how to check out and read eBooks, Overdrive’s help site has lots of good information. You’re also welcome to stop by the library, and we’ll be happy to help!
With the passing of Labor Day Weekend, summer seems to be officially over. Hopefully everyone had a restful long weekend to help prepare for the exciting start of a new school year today. While you’re stocking up on notebooks, backpacks, flash drives, and writing utensils, don’t forget to pick up one of the most important back-to-school supplies of all: a library card! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month making this the perfect time to register for a card if you don’t already have one. Or maybe your child is ready for his or her own card? Bring them into the library to sign up. And if your card has been lost somewhere, we’ll waive the $2 replacement fee during the month of September.
It’s the last month of summer freedom before the kids go back to school, but it’s also a month of sports practices and final road trips and last minute trips to the beach to squeeze in every moment of summer possible before cooler temperatures reclaim Michigan.
At the library, August is a slightly slower month after the busyness of the Summer Reading Club during June and July. Both our youth and adult reading clubs were a huge success this summer. We had over 900 children and 600 adults signed up and having fun!
Even though it’s not quite as hot as last year, summer has undoubtedly begun! Our Summer Reading Programs have been roaring along. A huge number of kids and adults have signed up so far, and the prizes are flying out the door. If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? There’s a Summer Reading Program for everyone from preschoolers to adults – just stop by to join!
As hard as it is to believe, there’s barely 3 weeks until the start of the library’s Summer Reading Programs! We’re busy here at the library getting everything ready behind the scenes. Brand new books, fun events and programs, and great prizes are coming. It’s going to be a great summer!
Our kids’ Summer Reading Program is ‘Dig Into Reading’ – dinosaurs, fairies and gnomes, and burrowing beasts are just part of the fun Youth Services is planning. For the adults, the theme is ‘Catch a Good Book.’ What good book will you catch when you dig into reading? Find out when the fun begins on June 10. Both programs run through August 3rd.