July Newsletter

Find out about all the library activities in July.

Welcome to the Nevada Public Library e-newsletter for July.

Over the next few weeks you may see or hear the term “Geek the Library”. This is the name of a campaign being sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and piloted in Central Iowa and Georgia. A recent press release states:

“The campaign highlights what people are passionate about and how libraries can support them, in an effort to heighten awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face.

‘Geek the Library’ features local advertising that introduces ‘geek’ as a verb, and encourages the public to talk about what they ‘geek’—whether it’s engineering, superheroes or art. The public awareness campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone ‘geeks’ something—and that the library supports them all.

“This campaign is designed to provoke conversation about the vital role that public libraries and librarians play in today’s challenging environment,” said Cathy De Rosa, global vice president of marketing for OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative heading campaign development and implementation. “We hope it will spark important community discussions about how public libraries can remain strong throughout central Iowa, and ultimately across the country.”  For more information, go to www.geekthelibrary.org

Be Creative @ Your Library
Summer is here! We have many activities, story times and fun programs for you and your family to enjoy. The story time groups will continue to meet until the week ending Friday, July 24. Remember that the Picassos (7 to 10 year olds) meet on Tuesdays at 11am or Wednesdays at 1pm (for 45 minutes) and no registration is needed.

Wednesday Afternoon Specials
On Wednesday afternoons at 2:00pm the library has special programs for all ages. These last about 45 minutes to an hour. Just the thing on a hot summer afternoon!
July 1st --- Create Your Own Sundae Ice Cream Social!
July 8th --- BEE Creative with Christy Madsen from StoryCounty Conservation
July 15th --- Mad Science of Iowa. Explosive fun!
July 22nd --- Dance, Poms, and Tumbling. Be Creative withAudrey!

Book Jacket Design Contest
There’s still a little more time to enter the Book Jacket Design Contest. Winners will be posted at the Create an Ice Cream Sundae event on July 1st. The Kindergarten - 2nd Grade winner receives a Book Bag filled with art supplies. The 3rd – 7th  Grade winner receives the pop-up book, GregHildebrandt’s Book of Three-Dimensional Dragons.

Other Fun Opportunities at the Nevada Public Library
The Home Run Reader program offers two free tickets to the Iowa Cubs baseball game at 7pm on Thursday,August 6th. Tickets are limited so don’t delay.
For children 3 years old through 4th grade, grab bag prizes are offered as reading rewards.
For 5th – 7th graders, read for incentive prizes and a special after-hours Wii party on July 28th with snacks, games, and prizes.

Reading Group
The Reading Group will be meeting on July 30th at 1:30 pm to discuss the book, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ by Philippa Gregory. This is a historical fiction book about Anne and Mary Boleyn and their roles in English history. Everyone is welcome to read the book and come to the discussion. Ask at the Main Desk for a copy of the book.

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

As always, happy reading…

John