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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

                                                                                    Robert Louis Stevenson


As we continue to learn through “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” I hope that we are becoming travelers who get used to being the foreigner in other lands, learning about the places and people. The children who have participated in the Summer Reading Program have been enthusiastic “travelers.” We are looking forward to spending the month exploring different means of travel, different stories about travel, food from different countries, and more. If your children/grandchildren have not attended up to now, they are still welcome. We will meet July 16 and 17 and July 23 and 24. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. at the library. If you have questions, please call 815-453-2213.

The Community Book Club will meet Thursday evening, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the library.  They will discuss “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman.

New adult books:

“Dear Mrs. Bird,” by A. J. Pearce

“Dyeing the Loose Ends,” by Maggie Sefton

“Christmas Cowboy Hero,” by Donna Grant

“Heart of a Texas Cowboy,” by Linda Broday

“Second Chance Cowboy,” by A. J. Pine

Library hours are 1 - 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

It’s July so the Lee County 4-H Fair is coming soon—Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29. We have information about what is planned for each day. Come to the library, pick up a flyer, and plan to go to the fair. 4-Hers spend a lot of time working on their projects. Please attend the fair and support their efforts.

As you head for the beach, the river, the forest or anywhere else, you need to take along some reading material. Of course we don’t want to lose or forget or damage a book that we borrowed from the library. What to do?  Visit the foyer of the Mills & Petrie Memorial Building any time that the library or the building is open. There is a great assortment of all types of reading material: adult, children, hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction. These books are so cheap that you will have no regrets if you drop it in the water, bury it in sand, or leave it on the plane. And when you are finished, you don’t even need to pack it. Pay it forward and give it to a new friend that you just met.

See you soon at the library.

Linda Dallam, 815-453-2213

Mills & Petrie Memorial Library

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