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Library Corner for the week of August 9, 2021

2021 Summer Reading Club in Review

This year’s Summer Reading Club has been a smashing success! We are so pleased that this summer we are able to meet with kids in person to play games, make crafts, read books, and have fun! Our online Summer Reading Club has been just as fantastic! Every week children meet us on Zoom to partake in different activities like BINGO, scavenger hunts, silly stories, and more!

So far, the kids have collectively read 17,211 minutes since July 7th! With one week left to go, we are very excited to see what that number will grow to!

With next week being our last week of Summer Reading Club, we have a fantastic craft lined up: we will be tie-dying Lac du Bonnet Library Summer Reading Club tee shirts! All children who have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Club will be invited to tie-dye their own shirt and then join us at the wind-up for the unravelling!

Overall, we are thrilled at how this summer has turned out, and none of it could have happened without support! We owe a big thank you to Centennial School for allowing us to use the pavilion at their playground, thank you to the parents, guardians and their children for joining us this summer, and thank you to Lily Hodgson and Larissa Shabaga for coordinating this year’s Summer Reading Club!

New to Our Collection…

New to Young Adult Fiction: Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas) revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of the acclaimed, award-winning novel turned major motion picture, The Hate U Give.

As the son of a former gang legend, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter takes care of his family the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

It’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So, when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

New to Adult Fiction: The Revelators (Ace Atkins) #10 in the “Quinn Colson” series, Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy), Golden Girl (Elin Hilderbrand), Prodigal Son (Gregg Hurwitz) #6 in the “Orphan” series, The Kingdom of Gods (N.K. Jemisin) the final book in the “Inheritance” trilogy, Rising Sun, Falling Shadow (Daniel Kalla) #2 in the “Shanghai” series, No Stone Unturned (Andrea Kane) #8 in the “Forensic” series,  Hostage (Clare Mackintosh), Full Disclosure (Beverley McLachlin), In the Line of Fire (R.J. Noonan), Between Shades of Gray (Ruta Sepetys), The Eagle’s Claw (Jeff Shaara), Drenched in Light (Lisa Wingate) #4 in the “Roses” series.