Summer Reading Program at the South Sioux City Public Library

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read: 2016 Summer Reading Program. Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the South Sioux City Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer library program. Activities may include group games, physical challenges, art projects, and more.
The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, story times, and more. Families are invited to join the program. Registration for “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” begins June 1. For more information, call the library at 402-494-7545 or email Odessa at omeyer@southsiouxcity.org .
All programs are free of charge.
Book Sale: Our monthly book sale will be held on Saturday, May, 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Day: The library will close on Saturday May 28th at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday May 31st at 9:00 p.m. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Tangled Yarns needlework group will meet on Tuesday May 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring: Stop by for a time of relaxing adult coloring in Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hats History and the Music June 20th: Teresa Kay Orr will be at the library on Monday night June 20th, at 6:30 p.m. for her new concert program Hats, History and the Music. Teresa Kay is a popular local entertainer who will bring another great program to the library. You don’t want to miss it.
Summer Reads: Summer is a great time to catch up on ones reading. The following are some of our summer reading recommendations.
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben. In this novel “Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe–who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband–and herself.”– Provided by publisher.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is scheduled to be a summer movie. Read the book before you see the movie. In this novel, “taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer’s acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living,”- from the catalog description.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. “This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing,”- from the catalog record.
Celebrating Nebraska’s 150 March 1, 2017 will be the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood. As part of the celebration the library is highlighting some of the 150 books that reflect the history and development of the state. The following are a few of the Nebraska 150 list available at the library.
My Antonia by Willa Cather is a story in which a successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl named Antonia.
I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey to Justice by Joe Starita chronicles the efforts of the Ponca Native American chief to reclaim his tribe’s lands and rights after being forcibly removed from their Nebraska home in 1877, an effort that brought into question fundamental issues about citizenship, constitutional protections and democracy.
Seasons of the Tall Grass Prairie: a Nebraska Year by Paul A. Johnsgard “collects his musings on Nebraska’s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future. Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds, and other creatures against the backdrop of Great Plains landscapes. He describes prairie chickens courting during predawn hours and the calls of Sandhill cranes; he evokes the magic of lying upon the prairie, hearing only the sounds of insects and the wind through the grasses. From reflections following a visit to a Pawnee sacred site to meditations on the perils facing the state’s finite natural resources, Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie celebrates the gifts of a half century spent roaming Nebraska’s back roads, trails, and sometimes-forgotten places.”– Provided by publisher.
So many books make for a great summer of reading.

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