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Library Talk – August 2, 2016

LIBRARY TALK
From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director

August. Generally hot, but oh my, school soon starting back up already. Seems as if we were just promoting the Summer Reading Program kick-off yesterday, and we are now wrapping it up. If your child is close to meeting his or her goal for reading towards earning a t-shirt, the deadline is the day before school starts. We are getting a little low on certain sizes, and the supplier that we order from is out of many of the sizes and will not be making any more. My recommendation? Come in soon with your list! Also, if you finish the goal, we give you a half-off coupon for the Ohio Renaissance Festival, which is in Warren County, late August through October.

The rain, and threat of more rain, brought last week’s music jam inside, but was still a blast. I am so pleased that month after month, we have an ever evolving group of musicians that seem to enjoy coming to the library to play a wide variety of old, new and original music to a very appreciative audience. Thank you.

The Ripley Friends of the Library sponsored Brown County Art Camp has been fun. The first week is now over (elementary school kids) and the variety of artists coming in to talk and inspire the kids was impressive. I look forward to this week’s middle school aged kids and see what they can come up with.

Just a reminder—next Monday at the Aberdeen Branch and next Thursday at the Russellville Branch library there will be programs on Monarch butterflies. Both will start at 6:30 and are free and open to the public.

Matthew