Which U.S. state produces the most apples each year?
We'll share the answer next week!
Huge thanks to everyone who submitted titles for our final "What the Book?" contest of the summer! WCCLS staff selected the top five, and then you voted on your favorites. Congratulations to Mary D. for their winning title: The Ugly Sweater Gang and Other Menaces in Public Parks.
Mary will received their choice of a WCCLS Reads book bag or pint glass!
The Ugly Sweater Gang and Other Menaces in Public Parks
Actual Title: How to Decorate a Sweatshirt
Banks Public Library
Banks Public Library exterior
Banks Public Library is a small but mighty member of the Cooperative. The library has been a part of the Cooperative since the founding of WCCLS and has served the city from many locations. The library moved to its current location in 1997. An expansion in 2017 allowed the library to add programming for all ages to its services. Located where Highways 6, 26 and 47 come together, Banks Public Library is a great place to stop on your way to other adventures.
"A fun and satisfying end to a great trilogy! This book is funny, heartfelt and thought provoking."
-Susan C., Banks Public Library
"A funny and relatable middle school book. Dany uses her great aunt’s magical sketchbook to draw herself a clone to help with homework and climbing the social ladder. When they accidentally unleash a genie-dog, they enlist their friends to set things right."
-Lisa P., Banks Public Library
"Definitely not your usual cozy mystery! Auntie Poldi has retired to Italy to drink and stare at the ocean, until a murder interrupts her plans. Poldi fancies herself a detective and also fancies detectives, so the search for the murderer is lively."
Has it been a bountiful year for your garden? Join us for an evening of learning about what to do with produce from your garden and how to save seed for next year (or to share with our seed library). We'll talk about different preserving methods, demonstrate how to dry foods with a dehydrator, and send everyone home with vegetable starts for their fall and winter garden.
Putting it all in perspective: Astronaut Alexander Gerst captured an incredible view of what a sunset looks like from space! See more >>
Congratulations to Colleen M. at Sherwood Public Library! Colleen won this week's prize drawing* that includes a WCCLS Reads book bag, a $25 Powell's gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Literary Arts event!
WCCLS Reads will be coming to a close at the end of August, and we would love to hear about your experience. Participate in our 2019 Adult Summer Reading survey by September 12 and you'll be entered to win a Powell's gift card!
*Every week through the end of August we will randomly draw a name from the list of people who sign up for adult summer reading. Even if you unsubscribe from the WCCLS Reads newsletter, you will remain eligible. Library staff, library board members, and their immediate families are not eligible for prize drawings.
This newsletter was handcrafted by Kaitlyn, PJ, and the staff at your local library.