Geek news reports, summer events added

Geek news reports, summer events addedWhat do you geek? Everyone has something they geek, something they are passionate about – baseball, hip hop, organic gardening, classic movies, collecting … Whatever you geek, serious or fun, your public library supports you. The public library inspires and empowers. With Internet access, knowledgeable staff and local programs, it is an important resource in the community. And for many Americans, it is their only access to essential resources they need to improve their lives. The library is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

The problem is, public libraries are struggling. Even though demand for services has increased and grown, funding is not sufficient to meet the needs. Staff hours have been cut and open hours have been reduced in many county and city libraries.

So please share whatever you geek. Share what your library does for you and your community. Spread the word that the public library needs everyone’s support.

Get your geek on. Show your support at www.geekthelibrary.org. “Geekthelibrary” can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. This national campaign is brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In addition to our summer reading program events for “Reading Is So Delicious!” we also have these programs:

Barks and Books, Saturday, July 6, 2 p.m. — Children practice their reading aloud to a Therapy Dog.

Magic the Gathering Play-ers, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – Join other teens and adults in the meeting room.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, documentary film screening, Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. – Part of our DVD series from the Muslim Journeys grant collection.

Adult Book Discussion, Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m. – This month’s title is “Remarkable Creatures,” by Tracy Chevalier.

All library programs are free and open to the public.

Story First Published: 2013-07-03