First, we miss all you all so much! We miss having you in the library, we miss having you here for story times and our programs and activities, and we cannot wait to have you back. Now I don't know about y'all, but this is one of my favorite times of year because there is always something going on at the library, especially with our Portneuf Library Summer Reading Adventure.
This year is going to look rather different so that we can comply with what the Health Department has determined will help us keep you and our employees safe. We will not have our Friday parties, our in house activities, or the Lava Passes. BUT! our summer program will be longer since it will end the 21st of August instead of the end of July. We will still have programs for all ages, and there will be some amazing prizes.
This year we are also moving to a partially digital format so you will have the option to use either www.portneuflibrary.readsquared.com or to use a paper which has been the traditional means of tracking your reading.
If you choose to go digital and not keep track of papers, you can register as an individual or as a family this way AND you can log your hours through the program. When you reach 500 points you can come in to the library for a treat. When you complete the program with 1000 points you can come in to the library to claim your completion prize.
If you choose to continue to use our paper reading logs, that's fine too! Finishing one side will get you a treat and finishing both sides will get you a treat AND a prize.
Now for our programs: we will have two days a week when you can come and pick up some activities to take home with you. All of these activities are first come first serve and there will only be kits for the first 200 participants. On Tuesdays between 12-2 you can come in and grab a Grab-n-Go STEM activity and on Thursdays between 12 and 2 you can come pick up a Grab-n-Go ART activity.
We are so excited to see all of you again! We miss you and are so excited to find new ways to support our community during this odd time.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas
Bloomsbury. 2015, 448 Pages. Young Adult Fantasy
Feyre must hunt for survival, but after killing a wolf that was pursuing the deer she spotted, her life is turned upside down. The wolf was a faerie creature from another land. Feyre is captured and forced to live in a magical kingdom for murdering the faerie. Feyre fears her capture at first, but then as she learns about the mysterious kingdom and the residents, her fear becomes passion and she must fight to break an ancient curse or lose the ones she loves forever.
This is my all time favorite book so far. It is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but as you read farther into the series there are a lot of twists that you would not expect. I loved how the story kept me guessing....I thought I knew the fairytale of Beauty and the Beast, but after reading this series it took me on a whole other journey past the story we all know.
- available on Overdrive
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Who better to ask then the people who work around books for a living!? Each month we will post a "staff picks" blog post written by one of our staff members. These posts will vary in genre, theme, age appropriateness, etc. If you have any requests on a genre or age category you would like to see, submit a comment here and we will get it on the list!