Newspaper Column for June 24, 2021

So far, we have 22 readers signed up for our all-ages Summer Reading program this year and they’ve already read 1,133 minutes in just one week! We’ve given out 50 activity packs and heard that this week’s photo scavenger hunt is quite a challenge. This week, we have new packs that explore shadows and light with indoor and outdoor activities. We have also added a limited supply of more challenging packs for teens. If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet, it’s not too late. Visit greenlakelibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app to join in the fun, learn, earn prizes, and create great memories. There’s something special happening every weekday at the library and no preregistration is required. Drop by and pick up a calendar of events or check greenlakelibrary.org or our Facebook page for details.

On Thursday, July 1 at 10 am, we are delighted to be hosting the Green Lake Festival of Music for a Thomas E. Caestecker free Family Concert featuring Spektral Quartet. This concert will be held in the lower level of the library and seating is limited. Please call the Green Lake Festival of Music to reserve your seat at 920-748-9398 or visit their webiste at greenlakefestival.org. Masks are required at this event. To add to the Thursday morning activity, the Friends of the library will be having a Book Sale from 9 am to 1 pm the same day. If you can’t make it to the Thursday morning book sale, there’s another opportunity to shop on Saturday, July 3 from 9 am to 1 pm.

We are getting in new books and DVDs everyday including all the best thrillers, nonfiction, romance, family stories, picture books for the little ones, a few fantasy stories, and beach reads. We hope you will visit to peruse the new sections often. What we don’t have on the shelf we might be able to get for you from another library. Then there are even more options on our digital platforms—try out the Libby by Overdrive app for audio, eBooks, and magazines or Hoopla for audiobooks, eBooks, movies, and music.