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Still time for summer reading

Posted August 07, 2013 in Community Featured

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, fish are jump… — whoops! It’s time to think about school starting in a few days.

There’s still time to finish that reading log and collect your prizes waiting for you at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Stop by the children’s desk and see Rachel and Laurie or drop in to see Rita at the reference desk to finish up those summer lists.

Thinking about traveling yet this summer, but afraid to take library books with you? Come in to the Friends of the Library Book Shoppe and purchase some gently-used items to get you through the week. The Book Shoppe has a great collection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, along with some fun puzzles and magazines for purchase. Stop by during their regular hours and help the library sponsor programs and services through the Friends’ generous donations. If you’re flying out of the Fort Dodge Airport, the Friends have a small collection of books available to passengers for a small donation.

Speaking of vacations, we have just updated many of our travel books to give you the latest information on what to see and what to avoid while visiting a foreign country.  So update your passport and start thinking about a trip.

We’ve had some inquiries about starting a book club or two here at the library. If you’re interested in reading and discussing a different book every month, come into the library and sign up for either an afternoon or evening time. If you are willing to serve as a facilitator for either group, please let Rita or Barb know that as well.  We’d like to get started this fall with our first selections.

Finally, many thanks to the PICA group for taking care of the various landscape areas around the library.  PICA members volunteer their time to beautify many areas in and around Fort Dodge. This year they concentrated on adding geraniums to many of the flower beds around the library and the city square. Some volunteers put in overtime to help take care of the monstrous weeds around the library. Thanks so much for providing this valuable service to our community.

Enjoy your Fort Dodge Public Library this summer and all year round. Imagine the possibilities.

Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 8:30 am – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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