Halfway Prize Available Starting Monday

If you started summer reading June 5 and have read every day so far, you will be halfway through the challenge on Monday. That means it is PRIZE TIME! Beginning Monday, halfway prizes are available to be picked up at the children’s desk or by request through our Curbside Service.

If you are still working towards the halfway point, keep up the great work! You can pick up your halfway prize once you reach your halfway point on your log!

All prizes must be claimed by August 7th so there’s plenty of time to keep reading and earning great prizes!

Storytime Live Today @ Peterson Park

We are so excited to have Storytime LIVE! in the park this summer!  This morning, we’ll be at Peterson Park Shelter (36th Street and 8th Avenue, Moline) at 9:30 am.

You can register for today’s storytime here!

Next Monday, we will be at the Stephens Playground Shelter. Registration is required, and you can register for next week’s storytime here.

Chasing Vermeer Book Club

Join us for a discussion on Zoom about Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett as well as related activities! 

This event will take place live through Zoom. A link will be emailed out to you prior to the program. Registration is required for every person participating in this program. An autographed copy of the book will be available for all who register! You can pick up your book at the Children’s Desk.

Creativity Lab and Art Contest kits still available!

Our Summer Reading Art Contest this year focuses on single-color collages. To tie in with that, in Creativity Lab yesterday, we made some!

There are still kits available if you missed the event and would like to get one, or if you were unable to pick up yours. They are all available at the Children’s desk.

Art contest pieces are due by June 30th if you would like to enter. Voting begins July 6th.

For more information on the Art Contest, you can visit the calendar here, call us at 309-524-2480 or email Tess at thurt@molinelibrary.org.

Browsing the New Books: Beginner Chapter Books

We’ve got lots of new early reader books with a fun animal theme this month! Check out the covers below and click on the links to see the summaries or put them on hold.

Ducks Run Amok! by J. E. Morris

Libby Loves Science: Mix and Measure by Kimberly Derting

King and Kayla and the Case of the Gold Ring by Dori Hillestad Butler

Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn’s Missing Colors by Kimberly and James Dean

The Firefly with No Glow by Rebecca Smallberg

Where is Bear? by Jody Jensen Shaffer

Pinkalicious and the Robo-Pup by Victoria Kann

Pete the Cat Rocking Field Day by Kimberly and James Dean

Splat the Cat and the Obstacle Course by Laura Driscoll

Luca: Friends are Forever by Natasha Bouchard

My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies

Old McMickey Had a Farm

Blue, Barry, and Pancakes by Dan and Jason

Pride Reads for Middle Grades

Representation matters. Whether these books allow you to see yourself or give you insight into others, these wonderful stories celebrate the LGBTQ community and those who love and support them! To find more titles for tweens and teens, stop in and see us or check out what’s available in our card catalog. Click links below for more info on each title or to place a hold.

Flamer by Mike Curato

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Rick by Alex Gino

The Whispers by Greg Howard

The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy

Middle School’s A Drag: You Better Werk! by Greg Howard

Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera

Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt

Cattywampus by Ash VanOtterloo

Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender

The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey

Martin McLean, Middle School Queen by Alyssa Zaczek

The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake

Storytime Live Today @ Millennium Park

We are so excited to have Storytime LIVE! in the park this summer!  This morning, we’ll be at the Millennium Park shelter (79th Street and 34th Avenue, Moline) at 9:30 am.

You can register for today’s storytime here!

Next Monday, we will be at Peterson Park Shelter. Registration is required, and you can register for next week’s storytime here.