Jackson District Library
Library Picks For June 3rd, 2007
By Jill Marie Mason
Summer Reading is underway at Jackson District Library. This year we have programs not only for children and teens, but also for adults! This is a wonderful way for children to build their reading skills over summer break. Adults can participate as well, setting a positive example. As an incentive to read, prizes will be awarded!! Go to your local branch and register today.
The library recently began distributing calendars for this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program--Get a Clue @ JDL. There are many events planned for the summer, including the Library Faire which will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 11-3pm at Cascades Park. Children, when you aren’t attending Summer Reading Events, check out David Adler’s Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries. Follow Cam and her best friend Eric as they solve mysteries at Camp Eagle Lake. Find out who is up to no good in this 3 part puzzler.
We also have calendars for the Teen Summer Reading Program—You Never Know @ JDL. Some events include Teen Jeopardy, Dance Dance Revolution, and a Clue Party. Many teens have trouble getting into books. As a solution, the American Library Association has come up with “2007 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.” Topping the list is Played by Dana Davidson. Another good pick is the interactive mystery, Cathy’s Book: If Found Call (650) 266-8233 by Sean Stewart.
This year we are having our first ever Adult Summer Reading Program. In addition to reading books, adults may listen to audiobooks. Sign up and join the fun as well as chances to win prizes!! Start off with the aptly titled, Summer Reading by Hilma Wolitzer, or check out a chilling audiobook like Dean Koontz’s Icebound. If thrillers are your bag, come join us for “An Evening with Parahaunt: Paranormal Researchers” on June 29th.
For more info about these events and others, visit our newly redesigned Web site at www.myjdl.com.