Monday, June 20, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

It's time for our annual summer reading challenge for 2016!  Starting June 20, you can register for our book challenge and begin logging the books you've read on June 27.  The challenge lasts for six weeks.  The object is to read different types of books from our list of books.  This list can be picked up at our front desk.  For every two books you read, you win a prize.  The challenge ends after you've read a total of six books.  Examples of types of books from our book list are: a book based on a fairy tale, a book with a blue cover, a book over 100 years old.  The list contains over 60 types of books you can choose from.  The ultimate goal is to READ, and to maybe read a book that might be different or out of your comfort zone.  Challenge yourself a bit, find a book that you thought may not have interested you and see what you think.  Most importantly, have FUN finding and reading a book!

Monday, March 14, 2016


It's been a while since this page was tended to, so here are a few updates for everyone:

We are continually adding new events to our calendar.  Just check with our calendar of events here to find out what's going on.  We're doing a lot of new stuff these days.  Arts and crafts classes have really taken off and we're always adding more. 

We've also started a Mah Jongg league where we held training sessions for people who wanted to learn.  They're now playing independent games every Monday.  If you know how to play and want to have some fun on a Monday afternoon, stop in at 2pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning, we are hoping to have more training sessions around the beginning of May.  We have a waiting list started, so stop in or call to get your name on the list.

We also play Euchre every Wednesday afternoon at 2:00pm.  We have a nice group of people playing, but there's always room for more.  If you're interested, just stop in on Wednesday to join in.

Don't forget we have museum passes to a variety of museums in the area.  Most passes based on a BOGO - Buy One Get One.  Buy one admission at the regular price and get the second one free.  We were the first library in the Pioneer Library System to offer these passes and only one of two that now offer them.  It's a great deal and a great way to spend some quality family time.  Our Rochester Museum and Science Center passes are also good for most events at the Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center, as well.

Lastly, we ask that you sign up for classes that require it.  It's for your benefit as much as ours.  For example, we recently had a couple of classes that were cancelled at the last minute and we were able to call the individuals that had signed up to let them know.  However, there were some that didn't sign up and showed up for the class.  We felt terrible they drove here only to learn the event was cancelled.  Signing up for the class doesn't obligate you to attend, it just makes it easier for you.  Something to keep in mind.  :)