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Closed For Memorial Day

The library will be closed Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day. We encourage all of you to attend a Memorial Day Service in your area.

Simply Delicious: Strawberries

Simply Delicious: Strawberries! Program @ 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 26th.

Fandom Club

Fans of TV, books, movies, video games and more are invited to join us once a month to get crafty and talk about your favorite fandoms.
May 21st
12:00 pm
MAY THEME: DOCTOR WHO

Anime & Japanese Culture Club

The Anime & Japanese Culture Club is an open club for fans of anime, manga, Japanese video games, and Japanese culture. May 21st, 10:00 am.

Adult Programming in May


In May, the library will offer programming based on the All Iowa Reads book, Lila, by Marilynne Robinson. Set during the Great Depression, Lila is a homeless woman who finds a home, love, and redemption.

The exciting programs we have planned are:

     Bill Jamerson, historian and songwriter, will present Dollar-A-Day-Boys, a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps. Over 3.5 million men enlisted in the corps including around 200 men at Camp Spencer located for six months at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Dollar-A-Day Boys is full of hilarious stories and foot tapping songs that make it a "must see" experience!

     To tie into the homeless theme in the book Lila, we will be watching the movie, Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith.

     To end our All Iowa Reads programming, we will discuss the book Lila.

     Also in May, the Book into Movie Club is reading What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges, Gilbert Grape of Endora, IA, is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility, who eventually has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky. With the physical and mental health issues so thoughtfully portrayed, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? is the perfect movie to watch in June during our Exercise Your Mind: Read Adult Summer Reading Program. So, read the book in May and then watch the movie in June.





TEENS

Teen Summer Reading Program
Summer is right around the corner, so we've been busy putting all the final touches on our Teen Summer Reading Program! Teens, make sure you include us in your summer plans. We've got some fun programs planned and there will be plenty of chances to win awesome prizes!

We're kicking off summer with a registration party on May 27th from 12:30-6:00 pm. Stop in, decorate a cookie, get signed up and get ready to start reading! If you can't make it to the registration party you may continue to register any time after that as well.

The set-up is the same as past years, read whatever you like and log your minutes to win prizes. You can complete the program by reading as little as 15 minutes a day. That seems pretty easy, right?

Kids Korner

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!
'Tis the season! We are getting all our ducks in a row to bring you a great Summer Reading Program. This year's children's program theme is On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!, and we will be exploring sports, fitness, and health through weekly, fun, FREE events all summer long. Special performances include a magic show with Rick Eugene Brammer, the ISU Insect Zoo's Bug Olympics, and Juggling Jeff.

Registration begins as soon as Spencer students are out for the summer with a come-and-go Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 27th until 6 pm. Everyone, infants through great-great-grandparents, can sign up to earn great prizes by keeping track of what they read during the months of June and July. Don't worry if you can't make it to the Kick-Off Party. You may register any time before the last full week of July.
There will be books, activities, and prizes for all ages all summer long, so on your mark, get set....sign up for Spencer Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program!

Summer Hours resume on May 31st!

Pay Close Attention!
Summer Hours will be Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays - Closed
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Regular Hours--
Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays - Closed

Fan Clubs For All Ages

Anime & Japanese Culture Club
The Anime & Japanese Culture Club is an open club for fans of anime, manga, Japanese video games, and Japanese culture.
May 7th & 21st
10:00 am

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS 2016



SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE AND WITH IT COMES THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS BENEFIT BOTH CHILDREN AND TEENS IN MANY WAYS--INCLUDING THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF A HABIT OF READING THAT CAN LAST A LIFETIME, GIVING RELUCTANT READERS ACTIVITIES TO GET THEM INTERESTED AND EXCITED ABOUT BOOKS, AND KEEPING READING SKILLS UP DURING THE BREAK. SUMMER READING PROGRAMS ARE NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN ANYMORE--MANY LIBRARIES HAVE ADOPTED SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AS WELL. LITERACY IS IMPORTANT, AND FOSTERING A LOVE OF LITERATURE AND THE WRITTEN WORD CAN HAVE VERY POSITIVE EFFECTS ON ANY AGE GROUP.

STOP IN AND SIGN UP FOR THE 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS DURING OUR SPECIAL COME-AND-GO KICKOFF PARTY FROM 12:30 PM TOP 6:00 PM ON MAY 27TH! WHILE YOU'RE HERE, FEEL FREE TO DECORATE A COOKIE! CAN'T MAKE IT? DON'T WORRY! WE ALSO ALLOW REGISTRATIONS AT ANY TIME AFTER, BOTH IN THE LIBRARY AND ONLINE!

SPENCER PUBLIC LIBRARY'S SUMMER READING PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO ALL AGES AND INCLUDE PRIZE INCENTIVES AND DRAWINGS AT VARYING LEVELS. SO WHETHER YOU'RE A PARENT, A CHILD, A TEEN, OR AN ADULT WHO LOVES TO READ, JOIN US FOR THE 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS.