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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Our Summer Reading Kickoff Party is just around the corner! Next Tuesday, May 25th, at 2 pm we will be kicking off Summer Reading in the parking lot with games, prizes, balloon animals, hot dogs, and popcorn.

Summer Reading Signup

Starting on the 25th, you’ll be able to sign up for Summer Reading online at https://lmlibrary.beanstack.org/ or if you prefer an offline option, you can pick up a paper registration form at the library.

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Rooster

Kids’ Summer Reading

Kids ages 0-5, read 20 books to complete the challenge and receive a prize.

Kids ages 6-12, read 15 hours to complete the main challenge and receive a prize, or go the extra mile and read 30 hours to receive an additional prize! 

Earn badges by logging your minutes or books read and by completing activities online. The badges will change to color from black/white as you earn them.

Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up the weekly Kids Craft Kit.


Teens’ Summer Reading

The teen program is for ages 13-17. Earn 8 badges of any kind to complete the program.

Earn badges by logging the minutes you read, writing reviews of books you read, and by participating in activities. Any kind of reading will count toward earning badges. The badges will change to color from black/white as you earn them.

For every badge you earn, you will earn tickets to put towards prizes. Prizes will be available half way through the program and until June 11th. Final prizes will be available for you to earn after that and until the end date of July 3rd.

Adults’ Summer Reading

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The adult program is for ages 18 and up. Earn badges by logging the books you read, by completing activities online (the activities are like attending virtual library events), and by writing book reviews. The badges will change to color from black/white as you earn them.

Earn 5 badges to get the completion badge and be entered into a prize drawing. Go above and beyond by earning 24 badges to be entered into our grand prize drawing!

If you want to participate in Summer reading offline, come by the library to pick up a bingo card instead.

Closed Memorial Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our normal hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer Reading Events

We will have several special events at the library during Summer Reading this year, including:

  • Tuesday, the 25th at 2 pm – Summer Reading Kickoff Party

  • Tuesday, June 1st at 10 am – Jammin’ Randy will perform fun songs about all kinds of animals. Everyone will be encouraged to dance and sing-a-long!

  • Friday, June 4 at 4 pm – Teen Drawful Game Night

  • Tuesday, June 8th at 10 am – Lee Richardson Zoomobile – Enjoy a storytime and a visit from an animal friend straight from the Lee Richardson Zoo.

  • Tuesday, June 8th at 4 pm – Anime Drawing Class, for Teens and Adults

  • Friday, June 11th at 4 pm – Teen Anime Trivia

  • Friday, June 16th at 5 pm – Virtual Teen Otaku Club

  • Friday, June 18th at 5 pm – Teen Among Us Night

  • Tuesday, June 22th at 4 pm – Anime Drawing Class, for Teens and Adults

  • Tuesday, June 24th at 10 am – Mad Science

  • Friday, June 25th at 4 pm – Teen Animal Trivia

  • Thursday, July 1st at 10 am – Dan Dan the Magic Man

  • Friday, July 2nd at 4 pm – Family Feud Game Night

Yard and Garden book display

Spring is well under way. Are you growing a garden this year? Maybe you want to improve your lawn or patio area? Check out our Yard and Garden display either in person at the library or online by going to our catalog, http://catalog.lmlibrary.org, then choose Adult on the top menu and Book Display under the List of All option.

Garden Walls and Fences

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Garden Walls & Fences
by Phil Schmidt 

Whether it is for aesthetics, security, or simple privacy, no project is more important to a landscape than its vertical boundary structures—the fences, walls, screens, and retaining wall terraces. This book includes classic favorites, like picket fences and panel fences, but also includes interesting regional variations, like Virginia split rail fences and dry-fit stone garden walls.

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects
by The Xerces Society  

Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. 

Dryland Gardening

Dryland Gardening: Plants that Survive and Thrive in Tough Conditions
by Jennifer Bennett 

An essential reference to gardening in hot and cold dry climates.

Gardening where summers are hot and prone to periods of drought, or where winters are snowy one week and freezing rain the next, is best managed by xeriscaping — dryland gardening techniques that favor not only water conservation but also the conservation of time, energy and other resources.

Xeriscaping enthusiasts exist throughout North America wherever the climate calls for dryland gardening, from the Great Plains prairies to the California desert.