From the Director's Desk - May / June 2024

The ospreys have returned to their nests, the forsythia have bloomed, and signs of spring are everywhere. I hope you have been enjoying the season and are looking forward to the summer after a really wet winter - I know I am!

Our amazing departments have been busy planning a summer filled with exciting programs and events.

The Summer Reading Program starts on June 24th with the theme "Adventure Begins at Your Library," offering challenges for age groups from birth to eighteen years old. The Adult Reading Program takes a slightly darker turn with a murder mystery theme, sign up for Murder #1 with Bev starting June 3rd.

The Summer Tour will be returning for 2024, featuring hidden artifacts at each participating library. Stay tuned for details!

In the meantime, May and June offer plenty to keep you engaged.

We are very thankful for The Friends of the Library who are sponsoring two great concerts in May and June. On Sunday, May 19th, at 2 .pm., join us for a concert with The Earthtones, and on Sunday, June 2nd, at 2 p.m., we’ll be rocking out with The New York Vendettas.

I’m thrilled to announce a new resource for our patrons, Fiero Code! Fiero Code is a self-guided learn-to-code software designed for ages eight to eighteen. Youngsters and teens (as well as interested adults) can create a free account with their library card to track their progress as they begin to build websites, animations, and video games. Computing and coding are technological skills near and dear to my heart, so I’m thrilled about Fiero. We will have Code Clubs at the Library every Tuesday, July 9 – August 13 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Our young people can drop in, socialize with friends, enjoy mutual support, and learn something new. They can feel free to bring their own device and headphones. If you are older than eighteen, and want to learn alongside your teen or child, you are certainly welcome!

Can’t wait to see you at the Library!


Shauna Scholl, Director