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‘Groundbreaking Reads’ at the library

June 5, 2013

Summer reading isn't just for kids at the Marshalltown Public Library. "Groundbreaking Reads" is this year's theme for the library's adult summer reading program and there are fun opportunities for all adults ages 18 and over.

The summer's kickoff party will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Adults can enjoy an ice cream sundae bar and swap recommendations for good summer reading. Participants will spin the prize wheel for a great local prize or a $20 Amazon gift card.

Adult summer reading logs may be picked up at the kickoff or at the checkout desk beginning Monday. By reading just four books this summer, filling out and returning the book log by the end of the summer, participants will be entered in a prize drawing.

Additional activities for adults include a Landfill Field Trip on June 25, paperback book sale on July 27 and a Summer Movie Marathon on Aug. 5.

If you think the Marshall County Landfill is anything like the "dump" of years gone by, join us as we take a guided bus tour of the landfill and check out how our garbage is managed in 2013. Following the tour, participants will enjoy a brown bag lunch at Grimes Farm. Registration for this free event is required as seats are limited on the bus. Call the library at 641-754-5738 Ext. 2 to register.

A paperback book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Mass market paperback books will sell for just 25 cents each. There will be no children's books at this sale and donations of good, used paperbacks will be accepted any time before the sale. All proceeds of the paperback book sale go to the Friends of the Library.

Three summer movies will be shown on Aug.5. The marathon begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m. No registration is required and everyone is invited to come for one or stay for all three movies. Movie goers will be treated to hot popcorn and cold lemonade.

All adult summer activities are free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 641-754-5738 or check out the library's website at



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