Puzzles at the Library

Summer reading is over, though you can still turn in reading log sheets until August 11.

The fun continues with two new puzzles at Valley Public Library: a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of classic children’s book covers and a GIANT Tetris-like set. Can you arrange the 7 pieces to make different structures? Come in any time during our open hours to try the puzzles. All ages welcome (under 8 must be accompanied).

If you’re still in the puzzle mood, we recommend Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Twelve 12-year olds receive GOLDEN TICKETS to explore a new library-that-used-to-be-a-bank before its grand opening. Getting out turns out to be much harder than walking in. Look for our copy in Junior Fiction under ‘GRA’ for Grabenstein!


Ice Cream Party Tuesday July 25th

Join us at the library on Tuesday, July 25th, at 6:30pm for an ICE CREAM PARTY, provided by Friends of the Library!

This is the last week of Summer Reading Program events, but you can still turn in reading sheets for reward books until Friday, August 11th!

If you registered a summer project, please be there with your project for a shot at an Ozobot. Even if your project doesn’t win, you’ll get a tinker kit of science and engineering stuff.

We will also be putting out a new jigsaw puzzle plus something BIG that you might like if you’re into Tetris.

[Clip art from http://worldartsme.com/ice-cream-sandwich-clipart.html]

Movie Night July 18th

Join us at the library tomorrow, July 18th, at 6:30pm for a free showing of a movie. We can’t give away the exact title in a public announcement, but we can say it’s a musical about a book loving gal and scruffy guy.

We’ll stay open about a half hour later than usual to finish the film.

Special Agricultural Innovations Program

On Saturday, July 22, from 10:30 a.m. until about noon the library will host a teen ambassador from the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Council. Grace has been trained in agricultural innovations and will be presenting a program on soil and no-till farming ideas. The program is especially suited for children in grades 1-4, but others are welcome (under 8 must be accompanied).

Participants will work with soil on a hands-on project. Each child will receive a nano bug (robot) to make their own no-till planter. The program will be interactive and fun! All supplies have been paid through a Nebraska agricultural innovators grant.

Scavenger Hunt Tuesday July 11

Join us tomorrow, July 11th, at 6:30pm for a Library Scavenger Hunt! Minor age participants (17 and under) who find the items on their list will win 1 or 2 prize books from our summer reading cart. Adult participants are encouraged to help!

All ages welcome! (Under 8 must be accompanied.)

No Summer Reading Events This Week

The library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th, for the holiday. We will be open as usual today and Wednesday.

There will be no Summer Reading Program Events this week. Reading logs and summer projects can still be turned in (and picked up!).

Upcoming next week:

Scavenger Hunt. Bring kids for a search through the library for prizes!
Tuesday July 11th and 6:30pm at Valley Public Library.