New non-fiction titles waiting just for you: Francis Mondimore M.D. is out with a 3rd edition of his work, Bipolar Disorder: a Guide for Patients and Families. Mondimore discusses symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, current thought on possible causes, and suggestions for staying healthy and living with the disorder. In Ask a Science Teacher, author and teacher Larry Scheckel provides “250 answers to questions you’ve always had about how everyday stuff really works.” Doc Scheckel as he is known in Tomah circles taught physics and aerospace science for over 38 years. His book is written in question/answer format. What makes our eyes go bad? How close can you get to the sun without burning up? Why doesn’t soap taste as good as it smells? Lots of answers for the curious! National Geographic is out with a large picture book for adults, Life on the Rocks: a Portrait of the American Mountain Goat by Bruce L. Smith. These are beautiful animals on a wild landscape.
Fiction titles are waiting for a reader: The author of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry has a new western you may have heard about. The Last Kind Words Saloon features well-known legends Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday and their lives on a changing western landscape. J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith has a new crime novel, Silkworm. Michael Palmer has written a medical suspense, Resistant. It features a group known as One Hundred Neighbors that aren’t really very neighborly. If you have a little time, spend it with Greg Iles. The author has written a lengthy novel, Natchez Burning, “the first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crime, lies, and secrets past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage.” Dig in with a good book.
The summer reading program is well under way! The library is working in cooperation with the Lone Rock Elementary School to provide a self-directed reading experience.
The goal for each child is to read 10 books in the library. A child will then enter his or her name and a joke into a drawing. After each drawing, the jokes are posted on the bulletin board for everyone to see.
Kids can read at home as well. “Blue stamps for titles read at home”; pink stamps for titles read in the library.” Lone Rock Elementary School will have a drawing in the fall. For each book that is read over the summer, a child will have his or her name entered in the school drawing. For students that are not in school yet, or for children participating from other schools, the library will have a final drawing to include those participants.
Children can join in at any time. Simply visit the library and get started reading!