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Book Fair Flyer

"Books Are Fun" Library Book Fair Monday July 28 and Tuesday July 29, 2014
Come enjoy the Books Are Fun book fair held right here at Carthage Public Library. The Book Fair will be happening in the Community Room on Monday and Tuesday, July 28th and 29th. Hours are 10-8 Monday and 9-6 Tuesday. There will be books, gifts, and much more! Proceeds will benefit Carthage Public Library! With over 250 great titles, we'll have something for everyone. Product categories include: Children's Story Books, Cookbooks, General Interest Books, New York Times Best Sellers, Stationery & Scrapbooking, Music Collections, Gifts for all ages, Early Learning Products, and Children's Educational Products. First run, top quality products from the world's leading publishers: Time Life, Simon & Schuster, Dorling Kindersley, Harper-Collins, Penguin, Random House, Reader's Digest, Rodale, Disney, Publication's International, Thomas Nelson, Peachtree Publishing and many more!

July New Materials
We've got new arrivals! New adult fiction, large print, and non-fiction books for the month of July (PDF format, opens in new browser window).

Fishing Poles & Tackle Boxes Now Available For Checkout!
In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Carthage Public Library is a now a "Discover Nature: Fishing Rod and Reel Loaner Program" location. The Rod and Reel Loaner Program provides an opportunity for youth, novice anglers, or anyone who does not own a rod and reel to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. This equipment is available to the public to borrow and is as simple as checking out a book. All you need is a valid Carthage Public Library card in good standing. We also have plenty of books and DVDs on hand to improve your fishing skills and find the best fishing spots in Missouri. Come see our display at the front desk to find out more.

Summer Reading Program

July Teen Space Update
Check outs for the 2014 summer reading program "Spark a Reaction" may end on July 30th, however, exciting stuff will be yet to come. All young adults 12 and over are invited to display their art in the Teen Lounge area anytime during July and to attend a special "Meet the Artist" opening night on Friday, August 1st from 7:00 to 8:30 in an after-hours gathering with refreshments for the artists, family, friends, and summer reading program participants. Art submitted can be any medium; watercolor, color pencil, photography, paint, from sculpture to sketches. Please submit to Deb's office downstairs.
All teens who logged 12, 16, and 20 hours on their SRP time sheets will receive a drawing chance for each time milestone. This summer's drawing chances are for a Kindle Fire or one of three $30 gift certificates. If you have already finished the program and don't get to the library to put your chances in the box, don't worry! We will put the chances in for you. The drawing is planned for August 8th.
There are opportunities at this time to join the Carthage Public Library Teen Advisory Board. The board was formed in 2006 as a voluntary group of young adults 12 through 19 years of age, willing to provide input for programming, collection development, special projects, and technology services to the teen department. Meeting times this year will be the second Monday of each month at 4:00 and the last Saturday of each month at 2:00. Let Deb know if you are interested.

Wednesday Morning Story Times for July
Come join us Wednesday mornings at 10 AM for children's stories and activities. This month's themes deal with the senses and will be:
July 2nd Taste of Summer
July 9th Smell of Summer
July 16th Sounds of Summer
July 23rd Colors of Summer
July 30th Holding on to Summer

Friday Morning Games and Puzzles
Games and Puzzle Days continue through July 18. We'll be having Games and Puzzles Friday mornings (except July 4) from 9am to noon.

Fizz, Boom, Legumes! Nutritional Education, Tuesdays At 2 PM
We're having a special "Fizz, Boom, Legumes!" children's nutritional education story time all through July. Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 2 PM with Nutritionist Lindsey Supplee (University of Missouri Extension).

Hooked On Science, Friday, July 25, 2014, 10 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM
Join us on Friday, July 25 for a special Hooked On Science presentation. Shows will be happening at 10 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Exploding watermelons, giant bubbling lava lamps, film canister rockets, exploding sandwich bags - these are a few of the experiments you'll see. Fun for children and teens alike!

Animal Tales July 30, 2014, 3 PM
Join us for a special Animal Tales program on July 30, 2014, at 3 PM. Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and more! This program is for children and teens alike.

Missouri Libraries 2 Go

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks Now Available!
Carthage Public Library offers downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks. No sign-up is required to use the Ebooks site. All CPL patrons with an active card in good standing automatically have an account through our Ebooks system. Head to the Missouri Libraries 2 Go page at molib2go.org and sign in with your Carthage Public Library card number. Instructions on how to check Ebooks out on your particular device are available on the Ebooks checkout website.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 417-237-7040, or email us at carthage@carthagelibrary.net.