Library News: Summer Reading Club Circus coming up Aug. 5 at the Abington Community Library

Library News - Laura Gardoski | July 15th, 2016 11:29 am

Though it may be difficult to believe, summer reading clubs at the library are coming to a close in just a few weeks. Teens and adults, make sure you turn in your raffle tickets before 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 for your chance to win a prize. Children may bring in their minutes logs between July 18 and Aug. 26 to receive their certificate and prizes. Prizes will only be awarded to those who turn in their minutes logs. Drawings for the children’s raffle baskets will be held Monday, Aug. 29.

Families, register today for the Summer Reading Club Circus, which will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the library. The event will begin with activities and prizes during the first half hour, continue with a juggling performance by Rob Smith from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and wrap up with more activities and prizes, including juggling instruction by Rob Smith, from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Did you know over 75 percent of the nation’s public libraries lend e-books? This month, Abington Community Library joins libraries across Pennsylvania to highlight their e-book collections in time for summer reading. Whether you’re looking for a travel book for an upcoming vacation, or if you want to read while you catch some rays this summer, consider borrowing an e-book. The portable nature of e-books means that you can have a wide selection of titles at your fingertips wherever you are.

E-books may also be the answer for parents looking to encourage their children to develop an interest in reading. Reluctant readers may prefer reading on an e-reader over reading a print book, as e-readers are similar to the technology they use on a regular basis.

Available e-book resources from Abington Community Library include OverDrive and OneClickDigital and may be found on the library’s website,

Newly added titles for adults include:

• “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud

• “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Jan Karon

• “Cross Justice” by James Patterson

• “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

• “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton

• “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

• “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” by Ian Doescher

• “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah

Newly added titles for children include:

• “Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms” by Katherine Rundell

• “Farmer Boy” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

• “Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor” by Jon Sciezka

• “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt De La Peňa

• “The LEGO Neighborhood Book” by Brian Lyles

• “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott

• “The Night Gardener” by Jonathan Auxier

• “The Year of Billy Miller” by Kevin Henkes

Library News

Laura Gardoski

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