It’s too hot outside so stay in the air conditioning and read. We have some books for you to enjoy since Summer decided to come on with a vengeance. New at the Library are Bullet by Iris Johansen, Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver, Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand, Hidden by Fern Michaels, Jackpot by Stuart Woods, Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly, Legacy by Nora Roberts, The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, Robert B. Parker’s Payback by Mike Lupica, Saboteurs by Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy’s Target Acquired by Don Bentley and Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance
We purchased the children’s books Toby & the Secret Code: a Choctaw adventure by Una Belle Townsend.
Also new at the Library is Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, Basil’s War by Stephen Hunter, Cottage on Lighthouse Lane by Davis Bunn, Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury, Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel, Gambling Man by David Baldacci, Lady Has a Past by Amanda Quick, Last Night in London by Karen White, Legacy of War by Wilbur Smith, Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews, Ocean Prey by John Sandford, Sooley by John Grisham, Stargazer by Anne Hillerman, That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer, When the Stars Go Out by Paula McLain, Woman With the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff and 21st Birthday by James Patterson.
The Chandler Public Library will resume their Summer Reading Program this year on a much smaller scale. The theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is Tales and Tails. This year’s program will be for children five-years-old and under. Each age group will attend their own program.
Programs are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, June 1, 10-11 a.m. 0-2-year-olds
Tuesday, June 8, 10-11 a.m. 3-year-olds
Tuesday, June 15, 10-11 a.m. 4-year-olds
Tuesday, June 22, 10-11 a.m. 5-year-olds
We can have no more than 10 children at each program, parents will need to stay at the Library for the younger children. So…registration for the programs will be required. Parents can sign-up their children at the Library between May 3-28.
Children enrolled for the in-library programs will be assigned a mailbox and will receive weekly activities and incentives during the month of July.
There will be no snacks served at the programs.
There will be an End of Summer party for children who participated in the earlier programs and their families on Tuesday, August 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Tilghman Park.
More information about the End of Summer party will be in the children’s mailboxes. For more information about the 2021 Summer Reading Program call the Library at 405-258-3204 or come by the Library at 1021 Manvel or check in with us on Facebook.
Story Time resumed on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Story Time will continue with the theme-“What Can We Dewey In the Library”, during the winter/spring session, learning about the Dewey Decimal system and the different kinds of nonfiction children’s books at the Library.
In 2020 we will be doing things differently in winter/spring session. Story Time will go from January through the end of April and then we will take the month of May off to prepare for the Summer Reading Program.
We will also have one or more guest readers for three weeks at the end of January and first of February. Be sure to come and welcome our guest reader.
In the past we have discontinued Story Time in March but I find it’s too hard for kids to get in the habit of coming back when the weather warms up so we will see if we can have a more consistent attendance scheduling Story Time this way.
This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and will be focused on space and our solar system. Ages for the program are toddler to ten-years-old.
We are changing things up again this year by having five programs this summer but we will also have our mailboxes for all kids. So even if time and other activities keep your children from being able to attend the program’s they can still participate in the Summer Reading Program.
Program dates and times are Tuesdays, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16 and July 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. I will set up a mailbox for children that sign up and will put activities in their mail boxes every two weeks on the weeks that we don’t have a program scheduled.
Books Sandwiched In book club resumed in September. Members come and bring their lunch and discuss the books they are reading. Everyone is invited to come and talk about what they are reading and hear what books other members are reading. Books Sandwiched in meets the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 3 from noon until 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library.
To kick off National Teen Read Week, October 7-13, the Chandler Public Library will host a Teen Book Tasting event on Saturday, October 6 from 10-11 a.m. There will be donuts and refreshments, a book discussion and tasting of young adult books to see if we like them.
Those attending the event will have an opportunity to get a taste of a book which will be wrapped in paper by reading a paragraph from the book. If they like it, they can unwrap the book and check it out. There will be books from all ages and genres in the book tasting.
Chandler Public Library will host the first Teen Program on Wednesday, May 16, not Tuesday, May 15 as previously announced. Due to conflicts with using the Community Room on Tuesday the program was rescheduled for Wednesday, May 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kids going into 6th grade through high school are encouraged to participate in the program.
During the first part of the program, teens will make crafts and help decorate the Community Room for the children’s Summer Reading Programs.
At noon we will get some pizza and sit in the Community Room and discuss the books we are reading. Everyone will have a few minutes to talk about their favorite books. This format allows everyone to read the books they enjoy and talk about them while hearing about books others are reading and perhaps spark some interest in other genres of reading.
This is the same format that is used in Books Sandwiched In book club which meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon.
The program will take place in the Community Room of the Chandler Public Library at 1021 Manvel. For more information call the Library at 405-258-3204.
Books Sandwiched In book discussion group will resume September 6 in the Community Room of the Chandler Public Library from noon until 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and discuss whatever books they have been reading this summer. Bring your lunch and hear what the nearly dozen folks who attend have been reading and get some good ideas of What-You-Should-Read-Next. The group meets the first Wednesday each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room.
The Summer Reading Program Kickoff party was held Friday morning, June 16 with 46 attending the program with our guest presenter Monty Harper. Mr. Harper entertained children and adults with a variety of songs and activities to inspire children to read throughout the summer.
The Summer Reading Program activities will continue each Friday with children checking their mailboxes in the old card catalog. Inside will be activities, prizes or games to encourage the children to read through the summer. The first activity will be an About Me Poster the children will fill out and decorate and return to the Library. Other activities will include a Scavenger Hunt in July, a memory game also in July, Firefighter straws, bookmarks, and notepads and pencils.
With the theme of Building a Better Community children are encouraged to donate items from their home to several local organizations by bringing the items to the Library. Items being collected include stuffed animals for DHS foster children, books for the Library, clothes and toys for the Community Thrift Store, non-perishable food items for the God and People Food Pantry, change for the Chosen House and greeting cards for residents of the local nursing home. wrap up with our End of Summer Party from 9:30-11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. For more information about Summer Reading activities contact the Library at 405-258-3204.