Our Summer Reading Programs are in full swing here at the library. We have programs for all ages and everybody can earn great prizes for logging minutes spent reading or, for our youngest patrons, being read to. Parents, if you are looking for some fun books to read to your little ones, come in next week and check out some of the new picture books we added this week.

A Boy, A Ball, and a Dog by Gianna Marino. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a boy who throws a ball for his dog to catch. The dog can catch any ball the boy throws, until the wind brings a strange, new kind of ball floating by. The dog chases the balloon, determined to catch it. And he finally does, but realizes that the boy is nowhere to be found. Then the wind changes, and blows the balloon and the dog right back to the boy.

Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke. Goblin lives in a dungeon with his friend Skeleton. When adventurers come and take Skeleton away, Goblin goes to rescue him. But he is warned to be careful because nobody likes a goblin. He finds this is true. He is chased by a farmer, an innkeeper and a group of elves. But he does manage to rescue Skeleton and they hide in a cave. There they meet a whole group of goblins. Goblin, Skeleton, and all their new friends happily return to the dungeon together.

Bear’s Big Day by Salina Yoon. Bear is all ready for his first day of school. He leaves his toy bunny, Floppy, at home and sets off for his exciting day. He meets his teacher and his new friends. But something is missing and he is sad. His teacher notices and asks him what is wrong. He tells her that he thought he was a big bear who was ready for school, but maybe he isn’t. His teacher assures him that he is ready, but he doesn’t have to be without his friend. The next day Bear and Floppy have a great time at school.