Adrianne Daniels presented a Dr. Seuss program for our end of year story time. We really appreciate our story time volunteers.
This year, a children's book, Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas was purchased in their honor. A list of the 2011-2012 presenters was put inside: Kathy Beenken, Sherris Brown, Adrianne Daniels, Brenda Dinsdale, Cherie Eckhoff, Julie Grunklee, Jeanne Hansen (Hansen Dairy), Adam Heise, Kathy Holst, Beth Johans (Grundy Hospital), Dorothy Keith, Michele Knaack, Mary Loynachan, Connie Miller, Mary Lou Moser, Reinbeck Fire Dept., Janet Schildroth, Ellen Schweppe, Pat Shutters, Irma Thede, Sue Trunck, Cal Turner, Joleen Vieth and Jason Willey.
Book winners in our National Children's Book Week drawing were: Grant Boelman, Lauren Boyer, Paul Brockett, Joel Davis, Meggie Dreesman, Jocelyn Eiffler, Gabe Metz, Maddie Metz, Remington Pearce, Danielle Petersen, Delaney Petersen, Jace Petersen, Silas Schellhorn, Sorrel Schellhorn, Sarah Schildroth, Sophie Schweppe, Cameron Sieh, Ellie Sieh, Jocelyn Sieh, Cassie Steuart, Anthony Stice, Logan Stice, Zane Stice, Brandon Strohbehn, Laila Thesing, Daxton Young and Zander Young.
New books this week include: The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Young, The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe, I am a Pole (and so can you!) by Stephen Colbert, 11th Hour by James Patterson, and Stolen Prey by John Sandford.
Looking ahead: Our summer reading program, "Dream Big, Read!" will begin in June. This is open to children who were in the 6th grade and under this year, including children not yet in school. Sign up begins May 26. We will have four events, all held at the Memorial Building on Wednesdays in June. The first program will be "The Storm Chasers (www.chasing4life.org). This will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 6.