By Jolena Welker

Van Meter Library Director

Greetings from Van Meter! Our boys are onto State for baseball. Here is the information. We play Iowa City Regina at Principal Park on Monday, July 28th at 8pm. I am so proud and to know they come from the hometown of Bob Feller! Awesome! Be sure to keep an eye out for future years as I have witnessed there are more great ball players to come. Boys and Girls!

It has sure been a busy week. We have had a lot of reading time turned in. We end our summer reading on August 1st. That is the last day to turn in your time. On Saturday August 2nd at 9:30 in the library we will announce the summer’s grand prize winners. Here are the prizes Teens: 1st place $200.00 cash, 2nd place $25.00 1/2 book store, and 3rd place $10.00 to Caseys.

For the kids: 1st place $75.00, 2nd place $25.00 to the1/2 price book store and 3rd place is $10.00 to Caseys. One patron paid for these prizes and I would like to say Thank you! You know who you are! Since we did a lot with science and math this summer I thought cash for first place would be awesome so the winner could save or spend it!

Afterwards at 10am -noon we will be showing RIO 2 in the firehouse with popcorn and Popsicles! Everyone is welcome! Be sure to come celebrate a fun summer of reading!

Here is this week’s schedule:

Monday - library board meeting at 6:30pm at the Library

Wednesday - the last summer science experiment at the library

Friday - special treat day and Bicycle Rodeo with Police Chief Daggett and officers from noon to 3pm. ( we will meet on the west side of the fire dept.)

Saturday - 9:30pm - summer reading prizes at the library. Movie and popcorn at the firehouse 10am -noon

I wanted to let people know here, since I have had a lot of questions,we are open until 5pm on Fridays. School this year will let out on Fridays at 1:30pm. We are also open during the lunch hour.

I am planning on afterschool activities, games, crafts, and sometimes snacks after school each day from about 3:30-5pm. There are also 3 nights we are open until 8pm. This helps with groups, free wifi and home work. Let me know if you have questions at 996-2435. We have had a couple of new DVDs come in: "The Littles: the complete seasons" and several feature films

We had several movies that have been replaced: "Spy Kids I" and "Avengers"

New adult books are:"Invisible" by James Patterson

"Ghost Ship" by Clive Cussler

"Top Secret Twenty One" by Janet Evanovich

"America- Imagine a World Without Her" by Dinesh D’Douza

For Young Adults: "City Of Heavenly Fire" by Cassandra Clare

" Maze Runner series" by James Dashner

Junior Fiction: "Save Rafe" by James Patterson

Be sure to stop in to enjoy the library and have a cup of coffee. We hope to see you soon!

Jolena and Michelle