Summer Reading 2012
Preschool - 5th Grade
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Sign-up begins June 1st at all locations. Visit any Sioux City Public Library location four times between June 1 and July 31 to complete the program. You can earn prizes at each visit, including a free paperback on your 4th visit. Set your own goal and read as many books as you can between visits. You do not need to fill all the spaces on your reading log before you return. Bring your reading log with you on each visit to receive a prize. Prizes cannot be given to an adult without the child present. Please keep track of your reading log – it will not be replaced if you lose it.

Grades 6 - 9
Hunger Games - Library Style
Friday, June 29th · 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Wilbur Aalfs Library
Teens in grades 7-10 test your skills in a variety of challenges related to the popular book series. Must pre-register at 255-2933 x 231 beginning June 11, limited to 26.

Anime Movie
Thursday, July 26th · 2 - 4 PM
Wilbur Aalfs Library
Title to be announced. Seating is limited; please arrive early.

Everyone Else
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Check out what others are reading, below:

Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond between a Marine and His Military Working Dog by Mike Dowling (956.7044 Dow). There’s no device on earth that can measure up to a dog’s nose when looking for explosives; Rex is top notch. This book illustrates the bond between dog and man. Good read.

Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan (YA paperback McG). A good twist on the beloved classic fairy tale! Just a thrill!

The Amateur by Edward Klein (973.932 Kle). Very interesting book about the Obama Presidency. The author is very critical of the President, his decision-making, and the people he surrounds himself with.

A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer—and a Murderer by Timothy Appleby (364.152 App). I saw the Dateline story of Colonel Russell Williams who led a double life as a model officer and a serial killer; this is a dark and disturbing read.

Smart Staffing by Wayne Outlaw (658.31 Out). Recommended for persons seeking employment and those starting a business. The author clearly explains the sequences of each phase of hiring, training and promoting employees for short term or longer status.

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (Fiction Koo). Weird characters and creative story. (A short order cook in a desert town listens to the dead but even they can’t explain the ominous stranger who drifts into town ~from the Library catalog).

Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter (Fiction Hun). Classic good vs evil, set in the 1940s-50s deep south, pits a bad-ass veteran against corrupt Southerners. (#2 in the Earl Swagger series).

Worth Dying For by Lee Child (Fiction Chi). Jack Reacher is Dirty Harry and Rambo rolled into one. No guns, no problem. His fights read like an action flick.

Dirty White Boys by Stephen Hunter (Fiction Hun). Love the story of the old South and crime.

Duma Key by Stephen King (Fiction Kin). Great and weird world of King’s mind. Not too creepy, very entertaining.

Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller by Vince Flynn (New Fiction Fly). Great story and really good action.

Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill New Nonfiction (973.922 Hil). Very Interesting book. I learned a lot about the Secret Service—how hard their job can be and the sacrifices they have to make in their own lives.

Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy by Mimi Alford (New Nonfiction 973.922092 Alf). An easy read about Mimi as a young intern and her 18-month affair with John F. Kennedy.

The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (New Nonfiction 973.92092 Gib). A fascinating book about the very exclusive club of past presidents, giving their input (when asked) to a sitting president. Where former political enemies become friends, and allies come to dislike and resent each other.

Moonshine: A Novel by Alaya Johnson (Science Fiction & Fantasy Section Joh). A different view of vampires set in early America. Some very interesting twists and turns.

Archon: The Books of Raziel by Sabrina Benulis (New Science Fiction Ben). Interesting story involving angels and demons in a whole new light.
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