“Dig Into Reading!” is now in full swing for all kids, birth through eighth grade. Come in any time and sign up for the program that runs through July 27. Story times are being held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and will continue to include guest readers, crafts and more as we dig into a variety of topics. Take a look at our ant farm as the resident harvester ants continue to build tunnels and amaze us with their feats. Good books, fun prizes, and plenty of opportunities to “dig into reading” await all kids this summer here at the library!
Copies of The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin are now available to be checked out free of charge. The One Book SD discussion under the direction of local scholar Lana Dannenbring-Eichstadt will be held on July 24 at 2 p.m. The library was chosen to host the author on August 14, also at 2 p.m. The South Dakota Humanities Council is the main sponsor of both events. “I feel very honored that my work was chosen by the SDHC, and I’m looking forward to spending time in South Dakota…” said Sosin. South Dakotans will no doubt look forward to reading Sosin’s book, which has received rave reviews. “Frigid, lethal, and wildly beautiful, Lake Superior is as alluring as it is dangerous. Featuring three women living on its shores in three different centuries, Danielle Sosin’s debut novel illuminates the mysterious powers of the greatest of the Great Lakes,” says book publisher Milkweed Editions.
Sosin’s book will be read and discussed by community reading groups across the state leading up to the 2013 South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood Sept. 20-22. As the One Book SD author, Sosin will provide a keynote lecture at the 2013 Festival. The Long-Shining Waters fits SDHC’s 2013 programming theme of “Water.” These themes provide a platform for communities across the state to focus on issues that predominate current South Dakota discourse, issues that we are all affected by on some level. We encourage you to join in the ongoing conversation that One Book SD provides.
New titles in adult fiction include: Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts; Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller*; Being Esther by Miriam Karmel; When She Was Gone by Gwendolen Gross; Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark; Striker by Clive Cussler; Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline*; Wife-In-Law by Haywood Smith; Abide With Me by Sabin Willett; The Silence of Winter by Wanda Brunstetter; The Wanderer by Robyn Carr*; The Best Man by Kristan Higgins*; The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout*; The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson; Silken Prey by John Sandford; Airtight by David Rosenfelt; The 12th of Never by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. *Available for download on SD Titles to Go.
Nonfiction of note: New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver; The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber; The Wet Collection: Essays by Joni Tevis; Cronkite’s War: His World War II Letters Home by Walter Cronkite; Never See Them Again by M. William Phelps; Knits Three Ways by Melissa Matthay; Antique Stained Glass for the Home by Molly Higgins; Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by Carol Burnett; Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy by Kelsey Timmerman.