Last September when we started working on this year’s summer reading program we had no idea what would happen this spring! We were in the final stages of planning when suddenly schools closed and almost everything else followed. In order to keep this tradition and provide a framework for everyone to participate in summer reading, we knew we had to make a lot of changes. In April, we readjusted and modified all of our plans to make our Summer Reading Adventure 2020 work in a whole new world of library services. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of our staff, we were able to implement a program that encouraged you to read all summer and have some fun along the way!
The response was overwhelming both in how many people participated and the positive feedback you gave us. Thank you for being flexible and showing your support! And remember that reading is always an adventure. We'll see you in the library!
EVENTS THIS MONTH
Storytime at Home via Zoom
Join Miss Lori and Miss Erin LIVE on Zoom for storytime! Your toddlers & preschoolers can watch and interact with them each Tuesday at 10 am beginning September 8. Register to receive your invitation to join (a new passcode will be assigned each week). Pick up your Storytime at Home Kit beginning September 1. This great resource provides you with fingerplays, songs, & craft materials that go along with what will be presented. Due to copyright restrictions storytime will only be presented live and will not be recorded for later viewing.
Hopeful: Living with Mental Illness and Hope Best-selling author Jared Garret will talk with us about finding hope, despite the effects of trauma or mental illness in your life. Teens & Adults welcome
September 24, 6:30 -8:00 pm
The Princess Bride Interactive Movie Night
Quote along, sword fight, and laugh with one of the greatest Fairy Tale Movies of all time! Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, monsters, true love, miracles...there's something for everyone in the Princess Bride!
September 18, 9:00 pm
Remember the last day to pick up a Children's Summer Reading book prize (with your gold coin) is Monday, August 31.
The annual Scary Story Contest sponsored by the Friends of the American Fork Library
is coming soon! Entries will be accepted
More information to come
We have not been charging overdue fines at our library since mid-March. Beginning September 1, overdue fines will be assessed on items returned late. Due to the necessity of quarantining returned items, there will be a 1 week grace period after the due date before overdue fines are added to your library account.
A collection of short biographies introduces the lives and achievements of 20 remarkable women scientists and mathematicians who made the world a safer place, from geologist Adriana Ocampo to pharmacologist Tu Youyou.
Sending weekly letters to an organization she hopes will save her innocent father from death row, 17-year-old Tracy uncovers racist community secrets when her track star brother is wrongly accused of murder.
Offering encouragement and personal anecdotes, the CEO of the Hollis Company, in his new book, talks honestly about topics men aren’t normally honest about and points the way for men to finally start living the best versions of themselves.
September's Adult Reading Challenge Prompts
*Read a book guaranteed to bring you joy
*Read a banned book
Read one of the monthly reading prompts and enter our quarterly drawing for an Amazon gift card! Entries accepted by commenting on our social media posts about the challenge.
GET TO KNOW US
Works at the Circulation, Children's & Reference desks assisting patrons with their needs
Has worked at the American Fork Library for 7 years
Likes to eat sushi and drink Dr. Pepper
Likes to read all genres, but especially enjoys historical fiction
"I believe books and reading can open up worlds in a person's life. I've witnessed firsthand the joy and excitement in my children and grandchildren as they learn to talk and read by being read to. Libraries are an essential resource to assist in a person's education"
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