The meet and greet event at the library on July 8 went well. Seventy-five people stopped in to meet Shawn Holloway, the new Gladbrook-Reinbeck superintendent. We welcome Mr. Holloway to the community.
The following children received prizes in our summer reading program: Max Anderson, Xandra Anderson, Jace Aneweer, Amya Blohm, Jada Blohm, Devin Boldt, Ava Bown, Michael Boyd,Paul Brockett, Jada Cheville, McKenna Cooper, Blanca Cronan, Belen Ellenberger, Sylvania Ellenberger, Cole Fleshner, Emma Fleshner, Jayla Hemann, Cael Knaack, Casey Knaack, Katelynn Koopman, Kailey Larsen, Austen Mathern, Trevor Mathern, Mahayla Olson, Tavia Olson, Karlie Rickert,Alice Roose, Anna Roose, Brinn Schneider, Gwen Sommerfelt, Cassie Steuart, Anthony Stice, Logan Stice, Zane Stice, Ella Theesfeld, Jase Theesfeld Laken Thesing, Leila Thesing and Nick Tscherter.
We had one program that had to be rescheduled, so there is one more event to look forward to: Cole Anderson from the Grundy County Conservation Office will do a presentation at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31 at the Memorial Building. This program is free and open to the public.
New books this week include:
Nonfiction: Salty Wives, Spirited Mothers, and Savvy Widows by Scott Spencer, purchased with memorial money for Susan Wyatt given by Ruth Palmer and Lincoln Unbound by Rich Lowry.
Fiction: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr, The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins, Redemption Mountain by Gerry Fitzgerald, Lethal Attraction by Linda Howard, Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand, Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery, He's the One by Linda Lael Miller, Paint it Black by P.J. Parrish, The Eye of God by James Rollins and Unseen by Karin Slaughter.