June 2021 Newsletter
Director's Corner Summer Reading is kicking off June 1st. While we are open to the public and will be having some “drop-in programs” we still aren’t back to our usual type of programming. However, outdoor movies will be back! June 12th we will be showing an adventure film starring Harrison Ford and July 10th is a family pirate movie starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. Look for details on the August showing. The movies will be shown on the east side of the library – bring your chairs or blankets and sit under the stars for family fun. We have lots of neat prizes so sign up with ReadSquared (or contact us) so you can be entered into the drawings!
Did You Know?
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the most distinguished American picture book for children. It was first awarded on June 14, 1938.
June is Audiobook Appreciation Day. Audiobooks are a great way to experience literature when you have a busy schedule. KPL has audiobooks on CD as well as available digitally in the SimplyE app.
What’s New at KPL? KPL added more than 60 new titles to the collection in May. View our website, click here, or stop by the circulation desk to see the list. Summer Reading Program is June 1 - July 31!
(A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
6/1/2010 Bullet by Laurel K. Hamilton is published.
6/10/1988 Author Louis L’Amour dies.
6/19/1978 Garfield the Cat makes his debut.
6/29/1613 Globe Theatre burns down.
Graduate Recognition We are still adding names of high school or college graduates to our window display. Contact us to add yours today!
Staff Pick from Donna I recommend Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. This book hits all of my favorite things – set in England, a bit of a mystery, family drama and very well written. Major Pettigrew is an elderly man whose son and daughter-in-law are trying to convince him to move away from the home he has lived in forever. There is a bit of a sub-plot concerning developers wanting to build on the land where he is living plus his love interest. Add into that another family’s drama having to do with a “Romeo & Juliet” type family feud and you have a story that you can’t put down!