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School’s out but there’s plenty to do

Superior Public Library’s remodeling project has entered its final phases. Our public computers are once again available, the new furniture arrived last week, and we will soon be transitioning to our new, centrally located entrance. Stop by the library and see our updates. Library staff is happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

School’s out for the summer and the library has plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages. Kids and teens age 0-18 can sign up for our summer reading program and win prizes for reading all summer long. Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in our expanded Children’s Room for Summer Storytime and enjoy stories, crafts and fun. LEGO Club meets 6-8 p.m. every Monday. There’s lots of fun to be had at the library!

Beat the heat with free movies at the library all summer long. Our Music Movie Mondays film series kicks off July 2 with a free showing of the classic 1978 musical “Grease” starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Singing along is encouraged. This movie is rated PG-13 and begins at 6 p.m.

This year’s summer reading program theme is “Libraries Rock!” Join us at the library July 3 at 2 p.m. for a rockin’ good time with Robi Meyerson. Sing, dance and be filled with joy! Whether you’re young (or just young at heart), enjoy stories through music, learn new songs, and sing along to your favorite tunes. Come prepared to “shake your egg!” This program is free and is sponsored by the Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading fund.

You loved them in the ’80s and your kids will love them now — Shrinkydinks! Join Northern Expressions Arts Collective on July 7 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1531 Hughitt Ave., and design cool creations and watch them shrink! Make a magnet or a piece of jewelry! This program is free and starts at 11:30 a.m.

The library is closed July 4 for Independence Day. We reopen at 9 a.m.  July 5. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Nonfiction: “You Can Stay Home With Your Kids: Make it Work on a Budget,” “Wisconsin State Parks,” “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,” “Low-maintenance Vegetable Gardening,” “Breakfast with Beatrice: Sweet Cream Waffles to Swedish Farmer’s Omelets,” “Bathroom Ideas You Can Use,” “Smart Phone Smart Photography,” “Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World” and “The Greatest Medal of Honor Stories Ever Told.”

Fiction: “The Wanted” by Robert Crais, “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans, “Covert Game” by Christine Feehan, “Deadbomb Bingo Ray” by Jeff Johnson, “The Temptation of Forgiveness” by Donna Leon, “Chicago” by David Mamet, “Women in Sunlight” by Frances Mayes, “16th Seduction” by James Patterson, “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlen, “The Suffering of Strangers” by Caro Ramsay and “Accidental Heroes” by Danielle Steel.

Children: “National Parks: A Wildlife Primer,” “S is for School: A Classroom Alphabet,” “There was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark!” “Ten Magic Butterflies,” “Be Kind, “Fly Guy and the Alienzz,” “Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat,” “Summer Color,” “Hello, My Name is …: how Adorabilis got his Name” and “They Say Blue.”

Audiobooks: “DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to speak up, get creative and change the world,” “Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces,” “Natural Causes: Killing Ourselves to Live Longer” and “The Disappeared” by C. J. Box.

Young adult: “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black, “We are Okay” by Nina LaCour, “La Belle Sauvage” by Philip Pullman and “All the Crooked Saints” by Maggie Stiefvater.

Music CD: “Good Thing” by Leon Bridges, “Dock of the Bay Sessions” by Otis Redding, “Revival” by Eminem, “Girl-Sound to Guyville” by Liz Phair, “Never Gonna Die” by Pennywise, “Attention Attention” by Shinedown and “Wildness” by Snow Patrol.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Superior; 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Solon Springs; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. Call (715) 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit superiorlibrary.org.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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