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  • Summer Reading Program Planning in Full Gear

    Special points of interest:

     Summer Reading Kickoff Party—June 1

     Family Movie Day—June 6

     Book Club—June 11

     Father’s Day Craft—June 14

     Teen Craft & Movie—June 20

     Dig a Little Deeper with the Ruins—June


    Inside this issue:

    Fun Van Meets Mondays 2

    Teens Invited to Movie Day 2

    Book Club Meets Monthly 2

    More Summer Activities Planned 7

    Register for Father’s Day Story Time 7

    Take Advantage of Holds Service 8

    A Wealth of Information Awaits You

    June 2013 Volume 1, Issue 6

    The Word About Town Coolidge Public Library

    The library staff is busy preparing for all of the

    Summer Reading Program events and you won’t

    want to miss any of it. The theme is Dig into

    Reading and we are unearthing some great activi-

    ties. The kickoff party will be Saturday, June 1, at

    Noon. Come to the Coolidge Youth Center to

    hear Indiana Bones. Indy will thrill us with his

    unique storytelling abilities by combining arche-

    ology, action, adventure, ancient legend, mythol-

    ogy, and folklore. Indy’s stories will appeal to

    students as well as adults.

    Early registration for the Summer Reading Pro-

    gram begins on Tuesday, May 28. This gives par-

    ents a chance to get their kid’s reading logs before

    the program officially starts on June 3. The pro-

    gram ends July 23. Summer Reading Program

    calendars are available at the library and on the

    website at Pick up

    a calendar so you can attend all of the events!

    Family Movie Day kicks off Thursday, June 6, at

    3 p.m. with Gnomeo and Juliet. Garden gnomes,

    Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet

    (voice of Emily Blunt), have as many obstacles to

    overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are

    caught up in a feud

    between neighbors.

    With plastic pink fla-

    mingos and lawn-

    mower races in the

    mix, can this young

    couple find lasting

    happiness? Snacks

    will be provided.

    The summer will also

    be full of crafts, book clubs, story times, and spe-

    cial events for all ages. There will be a weekly

    preschool story time for kids up to age 4 on

    Wednesday mornings at 10:15, and a family story

    time for kids up to age 7 on Friday mornings at

    10:15. There is no need to register for these

    events, just meet in the children’s area. Remem-

    ber, children must be accompanied by an adult.

    While all ages are welcome to attend either event,

    the stories and activities will be geared for spe-

    cific ages. Join us also for a weekly drop-in craft

    on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. A youth must

    have an adult with him or her for the duration of

    this craft.

    (continued—More Summer Activities Await You—page 7)

  • Even though we are busy with Summer Reading Program events, the Fun Van continues to meet through the sum- mer. Families with children ages 5 and younger are invited

    to learn new pre- literacy skills with the Fun Van on Monday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30.

    The Fun Van is funded through First Things First

    and uses the “Parents as Teach- ers” curriculum to help children get ready to read.

    The Coolidge Public Library is excited to host this program.

    Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother, became pals in the late 1970s. Then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date, and she was never heard from again. Larry never confessed, but all

    The next book club meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. To sign out a book club se- lection, visit the li- brary before the meeting date. You need to have a valid contact number prior to sign out—a library card is pre- ferred.

    eyes rested on him. The incident broke their friendship, then Silas left town. Twenty years later Larry, a solitary me- chanic, and Silas, who has returned as a constable, cross paths again, as an- other girl disappears.

    Snacks and drinks are provided.

    Fun Van Continues Through the Summer

    Adult Discussion Group Meets Monthly

    Teens Invited to Craft and Movie Day

    watch this blockbuster


    When newcomer Lena

    arrives in the small

    town of Gatlin she

    quickly captures the

    attention of Ethan,

    who only wants to es-

    cape what he views as

    a boring and dead end

    town. Together, they

    uncover dark secrets

    about their respective

    families, their history

    and their town.

    This event is only for

    students ages 12 and

    older. We will watch

    the movie and make

    a Beautiful Creatures

    craft. Of course there

    will be snacks too.

    Have you read the

    Beautiful Creatures

    Series by Kami Garcia

    and Margaret Stohl?

    The first book has

    been turned in to a

    movie and the movie

    has just been released

    on DVD. Come to the

    Teen Craft and Movie

    Event on Thursday,

    June 20, at 2 p.m. to

    Page 2 The Word About Town

    Author: Tom Franklin

    Apache Junction’s Fun Van visits

    Coolidge Public Library

    Teens Only—6/20 2 p.m.

  • Page 3 Volume 1, Issue 6

    Light—A Gone Novel—Young Adult Fiction By Michael Grant

    It's been over a year since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from Perdido Beach, CA. Battles have been fought—against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. Now the gaiaphage has been re- born as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her nemesis and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are re- vealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save them- selves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach per- ish in this final struggle? Light, the sixth and final book in the Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful and arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.

    Raising the Bar—Juvenile Nonfiction By Gabrielle Douglas

    I started gymnastics back when I was six, but I never imagined my life would become this amazing—or this crazy! I’m loving every minute. Since winning two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, I’ve appeared on TV shows, traveled to amazing places, and watched my entire life transform. At the same time, I have to find time for schoolwork, practicing new gymnastic routines, and well, sleep. Balancing everything has meant a lot of hard work—but it’s so worth it. Get to know the people in my life—old and new—who have helped me reach my dreams, and see what it’s been like to wow the world. I’m thank- ful for everything I have and can’t wait to share my world with you!

    Goofballs The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery—Juvenile Fiction By Tony Abbott

    The Badger Point School is holding a talent show, and the Goofballs—sleuths Jeff, Mara, Kelly, and Brian—are set to be its stars. That is if the show even hap- pens, with problems and mysteries at every turn. A giant pink tuba goes miss- ing, the costumes are all the wrong size, and the talent show's director disap- pears before the cast's eyes. Good thing that the Goofballs are expert detec- tives. Funny, punny, and full of fun, this latest case in the Goofballs series will be eagerly devoured by old and new fans, alike. Check out all four books in this series at the library.

  • Page 4 The Word About Town

    Step of Faith—Adult Fiction By Richard Paul Evans

    The fourth journal of Evans’ Walk Series follows Alan Christoffersen who lost his heart when his wife was killed in an accident almost one year ago. He lost his trust when his business partner stole his advertising business. He lost his home when the bank took his house. So Alan decided to leave his painful memories behind and walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map, Key West, but in St. Louis, he is forced to stop.

    Now, diagnosed with a brain tumor, Alan must go to Los Angeles for treatment. He is surrounded by those who care most for him: his father, who is happy to have him home; Falene, who has been by his side through his most difficult times; and Nicole, who helped him recover from a mugging in Spokane. Alan

    alienates them all, and resumes his journey in angry loneliness. The people he meets as he walks the dusty southern back roads have lessons to teach Alan about accepting love. He just has to have faith that life can be worth living again. The Gate Thief—Adult Fiction By Orson Scott Card

    In this sequel to The Lost Gate, bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the Mages of Westil who live in exile on Earth. Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. The Families want to kill him if they can’t control him. He is far too powerful. On Westil, Wad is now nea

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