It's been a long, long time since we've had Story Hour and we're so excited to start it again this week! We're starting off strong with a guest - Local Author Roxy Humphrey! Make sure to come in Wednesday morning to find out what to do with your boogers!

And then come every Wednesday at 10:30 for your regular Story Hour!
Book Recommendations
Staff Favorites this Month!
If you read one book this year*, make it Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

It is written beautifully and has compelling characters and action that won't let you put the book down!

You definitely don't want to miss this one!

*We hope you read more than one book, but the point still stands
Check out the online August BookPage for even more book recommendations!

Or pick up a paper copy the next time you're in the library!
Libby - eBooks and Audiobooks

Or browse through these books donated by OverDrive - there are no waits and no cost to us!

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You can download the Libby App wherever you get apps. If you have a Kindle device, it's a touch more complicated but we're happy to help! Call us if you need help, or check out the tutorials from Libby.
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Log in to the card catalog and find America's News under 'Online Resources' to access!

August Events
Story Hour
Wednesdays at 10:30
We're back, baby!

Story Hour returns with a guest author on August 4th: Roxy Humphrey!

Join us at 10:30 on the 4th, and then every Wednesday after that!
Summer Reading Program!
Thursday Projects every Thursday (duh) from 10:00 - 2:00!

August 5th - The Giant's Board Game
August 12th - Birdwatching & Bird Science
August 19th - Closing Carnival!
We're excited to be partnering with the Region 5 Children's Museum for our Thursday Projects! (They're the ones planning all the fun activities)

Follow their updates on Facebook!
JFHML Friends Meeting
Tuesday, August 10 @ 5:00
The Friends meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The meetings are open to all Friends!

And don't forget to renew your membership!
Author Talk: Dr. Debra Pitton
Thursday, August 12th @ 6:00
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Backstreet Books 10th Anniversary
Thursday, August 19th, 2:00 - 6:00
Celebrate the bookstore and Friends with cupcakes and specials in the store!
JFHML Book Club
Thursday, August 19th @ 6:00
Join our Facebook group!

August's selection is Outlawed by Anna North.

We meet in person at the Library!

You can read it on Libby!

Skip the wait and get started on September's book: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Author Alley
Saturday, August 21st
11:00 - 1:00
Crosby Memorial Park (By the Craft Show!)
Stop by Author Alley during Heritage Days to meet local authors, buy books, and have them signed!

Check out the event on Facebook to see who will be there and learn more about your local authors!
If you'd like to participate in Author Alley, or know someone who might be interested, talk to Abby!
Story Hour in the Park
Saturday, August 21st
11:00 - 1:00
Crosby Memorial Park (By Author Alley!)
You'll see your librarians outside their natural habit and out at the park! We're co-hosting Story Hour in the Park with the Courier.

Stop by to listen to stories, sing songs, and do some crafts!

And if you'd like to read some stories, sign up for a timeslot with Abby!
Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 7th @ 6:00
The JFHML Library Board meets the last Tuesday of every month, but due to scheduling conflicts we won't be meeting until September 7th.