Thursday, June 09, 2011

Summer Reading Program begins June 13

A cheery how do you do.

What an odd phrase! How do you do what? This was the polite way to greet a total stranger in days gone by. Today it is more like “hey”. I’m not sure this makes more sense, but it is in the current common vernacular. Anyway, greetings!

It is time for the summer reading program at The Pine River Public Library. I know – or hope, anyway – that most children prefer to be outside during our short summer season, but we do have blustery days.

Also, reading before bed can be very relaxing. I know this to be true. This summer our title for our younger friends ages 5 to 12 is “One World Many Stories”. The dates are June 13th to August 6th. All of you small people who complete the entire program will be eligible for the grand prize drawing! I love drawings. Both kinds.

The older young people ages 13 to 18 will be reading under the theme “You Are Here!” Their reading dates are the same. They, too, will be eligible for the grand prize drawing if they complete the 8 week program. Need I say more? Yes! There will be an end of the summer reading program party at the Pine River Public Library for those who complete the whole program. Party? Do I get to go? Naturally. Be sure to register at the Pine River Library and be a part of something that can make your world a better place.

Speaking of worlds, my paper clone has been travelling. Grab your computer or use the library’s and log on to He/I was able to go to the Indy 500 for their 100th birthday. My younger friends will be tracking these adventures during the “One World Many Stories” program.

Please note that I refuse to use terms such as “kids” and “teens”. From my vantage point you are all people of varying degrees of stature!

By the way, Author Jim Proebstle returns to Kitchigami Libraries with a new book, “Fatal Incident”. Google this and come to The Warehouse Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 to meet the author. This program like so many other really great programs is made possible with funding from the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment, Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Thank you, Minnesota, for caring about us.

So long.
Another odd phrase. How long is it? And what is it?

Browser, the library cat

Printed in the Pine River Journal 9 June 2011

1 comment:

ellie said...

Hi Browser
Sounds like a great summer reading program! Hope many people take part, especially if they can meet u! :)