Libraries rev up for summer (June-August)

June 11, 2009

M. has never been big on the library. He HATES the idea of returning books. Borrowing, OK. Returning, not so much. Consequently, I gave up trying to check out children’s books a couple of years ago, though I’m still a regular for my own sake. But they might have snagged him this summer, with the book club. He waited in high anticipation until June 1, when he could sign up for the city library’s children’s reading program.

The St. Louis County system likewise revs into high gear in the summer, supplementing its already fine offerings with even more activities. This week, for example, girls age 12 to 17 are invited to see the author of the Gallagher Girls young adults series, Ally Carter, at 7 p.m. tomorrow (June 12). She’s reading from the third book and signing copies at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Lindbergh Boulevard in Frontenac.

Next Tuesday (June 16), the same library hosts an Annie live music event with a rollicking band, Dino O’Dell and the Veloci-Rappers, singing about everything from swimming in peanut butter to space aliens at 2 p.m. It’s part of his week-long St. Louis Library tour. The various branches are hosting everything from Teen Chef competitions (all ingredients provided) to naturalist programs. There’s a complete schedule online here. sing-a-long screening at 6:30 p.m. And on Friday (June 19), there’s a


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