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July Newsletter

Director's Corner Virtual Summer Reading Program is going great! Thank you for participating. Keep it up! Great news: Transit service has resumed! You may now reserve items from other libraries in the consortium. Also, computer usage is available by appointment. Call to schedule a time. Keep watch online for future updates.


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2020 Virtual SRP Update and FAQ Thank you for participating in the Imagine Your Story SRP! Summer Reading Program Stats as of 6/28/2020 Total Participants: 60 (11 Pre-k, 26 Children, 6 Teen, 17 Adults) Level Badges Earned: 200 (22 Pre-k, 88 Children, 32 Teen, 58 Adults) Missions Completed:194 (24 Pre-k, 112 Children, 24 Teen, 34 Adults) I haven’t started SRP yet. Can I still join in? Yes, there is still time to join and to log reading, complete missions, and earn badges. Stop by the library to get your welcome kit and/or go to Readsquared to register! I got a message that I won a prize. How do I get it? Brag Tag Badge prizes for Pre-K, Children, and Teens may be picked up curbside at your convenience. Mini-Prizes should be picked up soon after notification is received. When are Prize Drawings? Mini-Prize Drawings are held for each age group every two weeks and will be July 13 and 27. The Grand Prize drawings will be held August 3. Can I still participate after I complete the program? Yes! Please continue to log reading until August 2. You will not earn additional badges but you can still complete missions, earn points, and earn entries into our prize drawings. Will you have programs in July? Yes! We will have 2 online book clubs. Also, you can still complete missions in ReadSquared. Watch the KPL Facebook page and the website for fun surprises from your librarians.

July Book Club: Thursday July 9 at 6 PM The KPL Book Club will meet online to discuss The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow.

Teen Book Chat: Monday July 27 at 6 PM Teens will meet online to discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)

  • 7/2/1961 Ernest Hemingway dies

  • 7/4/1862 Lewis Carroll begins writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 7/6/1962 William Faulkner dies

  • 7/11/1960 Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is published

  • 7/27/1824 Alexandre Dumas is born

  • 7/29/1954 Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring is published in the UK

What’s New at KPL? Books Large-Print FictionFurmidable Foes by Rita Mae Brown, Firing Point by Tom Clancy, Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler, The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver, A Week at the Shore by Barbara Delinsky, The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin, Credible Threat by J. A. Jance, On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe, The 20th Victim by James Patterson, Hideaway by Nora Roberts, The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steele, The Last Trial by Scott Turow, Bombshell by Stuart Woods Non-Fiction: Rise of the Warrior Cop by Bradley Balko, Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi, White Like Me by Tim Wise Picture Books: Charlie & Mouse Outdoors, The Clothesline, Nesting, The Bug Girl (a true story) Junior Fiction: Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Parked by Danielle Svetcov YA Fiction: Only Mostly Devasted by Sophie Gonzales, Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore, The Track Series: Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu by Jason Reynolds, Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Staff Pick Joy recommends our new picture book The Clothesline. Anyone who has (or is/was) an adventurous, daring kid will relate to the little boy in The Clothesline. It is a quick, fun read for all ages.


The Summer looks out from her brazen tower, Through the flashing bars of July. from "A Corymbus for Autumn" by Francis Thompson

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