The Dog Days of Summer are here, so come to you library and beat the heat with our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading program. Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is always available on our website at , or you can follow us on Facebook at and Twitter.

The Adel Public Library is excited to partner, with the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and Todd Chapman of the Direct TV Satellite Center, to host a Family Movie Night at the Adel Community Stage & Pavilion. We’ll be showing the Pirates! Band of Misfits movie "It’s a Plunderful Life" at dusk on Wednesday, July 3rd. Families should bring their own lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a movie and popcorn under the stars, and the first fifty kids will get a free eye patch!

Adults and Teens who have been participating in our summer reading program are invited to attend a Ghost Hunters program presented by the Iowa Paranormal Advanced Research Team. The team will be here on Monday, July 15th at 6:00 pm to present information on hunting ghosts and other paranormal activity. Please visit for more information.

The grand finale of the adult Beneath the Surface summer reading program will be on Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 pm. Paula and our wonderful teen volunteers will be serving a mystery dessert , from a mysterious menu, and drawing for many great prizes. Readers must have finished at least two raffle tickets to be eligible for prizes.

Our next Garage Sale of the summer is Friday July 26th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday July 27th from 10:00 am to Noon. All proceeds from the monthly Garage Sales are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library for special projects and programs at the library.

Book Clubs are a great way to meet new people and share the love of reading. During the summer the library has two monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.

? The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, July 11th at Noon to discuss any classic children’s book that you never read as a child.

? The Evening Book Club meets on Thursday, July 25th to discuss the book "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield.

We are busily preparing for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale which always happens during Adel’s Sweet Corn Festival in August. We are eagerly sorting and organizing books, and will happily take any book donations.

Join our Exercise Group three mornings each week and get your morning started in a fit and healthy way. The exercise group meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 AM every week. Complete schedules are available at the information desk.

Our Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program started in June and continues until Monday, July 22nd, when all reading logs are due by the end of the day! We still have lots of fun reading activities in July.

Each week through July 19th, and we’ll have several opportunities for fun at your library:

? Story Time for ages 3-5 year olds will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am.

? Toddler Time for children 3 and under will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.

? Drop-in Craft Hour for kids of all ages will happen each Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

? Afternoon Activities for all kids each Wednesday at 2:00 pm.

? Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

? Friday Films for all school-aged kids will be shown on our big screen each Friday at 2:00 pm.

The Science Center of Iowa will be at your library for the grand finale of the Dig into Reading summer reading program. All kids are invited to come to your library for a morning of science fun on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:00 am.

The Top Reader Pool Party will be on Tuesday, July 30th at the brand new Adel Aquatic Center at 11:30 am for all kids who earned a red ticket by reading an amazing 30 hours this summer! The rain date for the party is Thursday, August 1st at 11:30 am.

Our favorite Boy who Lived has his birthday on Wednesday, July 31st (a holiday in the Wizarding World) and the library is celebrating with a day of magical events. Witches and Wizards of all ages are invited to come to a special screening of the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" at 10:00 am and then come back for a Harry Potter Birthday Party at 2:00 pm. Please note that all Weasely Joke Shop products are strictly banned from the library, but the wearing of magical robes is encouraged.

The teen summer reading program Groundbreaking Reads is in full swing, and teens have through Wednesday, July 17th to turn in their reading logs. In addition to being a part of the Ghost hunters program and the Harry Potter Birthday festivities, teens are invited to come to our weekly teen activities every Tuesday (through July 9th) at 2:00 pm.

The library is having a Nerf War as the finale for the teen reading program on Friday July 19th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for teens who earned two tickets for reading at least ten hours. Ms. Laura is looking to build an arsenal of Nerf Weapons and would be happy to accept donations. We also need large boxes to build forts. If you have any of these items, and would like to donate to the cause, please contact Ms. Laura at 993-3512 or

All of the wonderful teens who volunteered this summer to support our many summer reading programs and events are invited to come to an Ice Cream Party on Tuesday, July 30th at 2:00 pm.

As a reminder the library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July Fourth.