Library News May 16, 2023

Reading Gives You Wings

My favorite place to be is in a book. When I read a book I picture myself as the main character and my imagination takes flight; I am actually there experiencing everything that is going on. One book that gave me wings was called Sakajawea by Anne Waldo (we have one copy of this book, by the way). I would have vivid dreams about that book because it was written in a way that made me feel like I was actually there on the trail with Lewis, Clark and Sakajawea.

One morning after reading late into the night, I woke up and was so stiff and sore in my shoulders. I had been reading, and then dreaming, about when Sakajawea had to load a deer carcass onto the back of a horse while she was on the trail with Lewis and Clark.

Come to the library and find your next book that gives you WINGS.

We have some new books for you to find your wings. Our young readers can borrow The Little Green Jacketby Jodi Dee. It is a heartwarming story based on true events about a little green jacket that is made in the factory and passed along from person to person in donation. The story is written in a way that shares the adventures the little green jacket has with each person that owns it.

Our junior fiction readers can consider The Rhythm of Time by Questlove with S.A. Cosby. A brief description, “Seventh grader, Rahim Reynolds, who likes nothing more than laying down tracks with his best friend, kid genius Kasia Collins, in her bedroom turned laboratory. He has the rhymes and she has the tech equipment to record and post his raps anonymously online. Her latest invention is a cell phone she built especially for Rahim. Denied a cell phone by his parents, Rahim is excited, even if it does look like a brick. But what he doesn’t know is, the phone is actually a time-traveling device that interfaces with a secret government satellite”.

Adult readers take flight in fiction with Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart in their book The Separatists, A Newsmakers Novel. A brief description, “Journalist and newscaster Erica Sparks is only planning to report on an explosive story – until she gets caught in the middle of it. After getting the green light from her network to launch an investigative news show, Erica flies to Bismarck, North Dakota, to investigate Take Back Our Homeland, the nation’s largest secessionist group. What she finds is profoundly disturbing – a growing threat to the future of our union”.

Thank you to Rylie Kuhnhenn for bringing an Early Out program to the library this school year. I know the youngsters that you spent time with on those early out days from school made memories to last a lifetime. You are a special young lady who is going places. Good luck in your senior year of high school!

The Heart of America Library enjoyed each and every Story Hour this school year. We are so thankful to have the people available in our community working with the literacy grant to bring story hour and activities to the library and daycares. Thank you to all the wonderful people who make story hour a reality. We look forward to seeing everyone again next school year!

ND Job Service outreach staff will be here the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 7. Job Service staff will be on site to offer job seeker and employer assistance, Veteran’s services, information on training programs, resume building assistance, limited unemployment insurance assistance, migrant and seasonal farm-worker services.

The Pierce County Fair and Heart of America Library are partnering for a summer reading challenge for children grades one (1) to eight (8). Children are asked to read 10 library books during the month of June. Once complete the children will receive a Read and Win ribbon from the library, then they can present that earned ribbon to the Pierce County Fair for a coupon for a cool prize.

The Heart of America Library is gearing up for Summer Reading Camps. Our theme this year is ALL TOGETHER NOW. The plan is to meet on June 27-28-29 and July 26-27-28 from 2 to 3 p.m. We will have more details soon!

The library has free WiFi, 4 computers, a fax machine and a copy machine for public use. The library also has a meeting room available for use, call 701-776-6223 to schedule your small group meeting. Starting June 1, Mandie will be here late on Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m.

Regular library hours are:

            10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday,

            10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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