Library News June 24, 2022

The Heart of America Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Summer story hour continues Friday July 8, Friday July 22, and Friday August 5 at 10:00 AM until 11:15 AM.  It is for children ages 5 years and under (children 3 or under must be attended by an adult).  For Summer Story hour, please call to let us know your child will be attending so we know how many to prepare for.

Friday July 8 from 2 – 3 PM will be the last session for Summer Reading Program.  Prizes will be awarded on this day!

North Dakota State Park passes are available for checkout!
Provided by the North Dakota State Library and the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, each pass provides daily vehicle access to any state park.  They may be checked out for one week at a time and are renewable, unless they have been reserved.

Book Club will not meet in July. The next book club is Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM.

The next meeting of the Library Board of Trustees is on Monday, July 11 at 9:00 AM.

New in Junior Fiction is I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis, The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan Long Shang, and The Turtle of Michigan by Naomi Shihab Nye.

New in Junior Biography is Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman. The description reads “From the best-selling author of My Weird School: a new entry in the offbeat and engaging biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was shot before a rally, and went on to give his speech with the bullet in his chest? Or that he skinny-dipped in the Potomac River? Bet you didn’t know that he had a zebra, a lion, and a one-legged rooster at the White House! Siblings Paige and Turner have collected some of the most unusual and surprising facts about the larger-than-life president, from his childhood and his Rough Rider days to his rise to politics and his complicated presidential legacy. Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld’s upbeat illustrations, Teddy Roosevelt is an authoritative, accessible, and one-of-a-kind biography infused with Dan Gutman’s signature zany sense of humor.”

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