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Beyond the Bookshelves: Read, explore and learn with the Geneva Public Library this summer

General contractor to soon be selected for new library

If you love to read and learn, and you enjoy winning prizes, we’ve got a great deal for you. Sign up for our summer challenge, read books, attend library programs, and earn prizes just for participating.

Our “Summer Challenge: Destination Everywhere” begins May 23 and runs through Aug. 1. It’s open to adults, teens and youth, with prizes available at every reading level.

A 2013 study from the American Academy of Neurology found that reading provides a workout for our brains and may preserve memory. For students, reading is a great way to stay engaged during summer break.

Journey, experience and explore places, people and things through reading and library events this summer. Join the excitement of discovery, and earn prizes, too!

New library update

We are out to bid for a general contractor, and bids are due May 22. The library board has a special meeting tentatively scheduled for May 31 to review the bids. Once we select a contractor, we can develop a timeline for constructing and opening a new library. Keep up with progress at gpldnewbuilding.org.

The Librarian Recommends

Information and Reader Services Library Assistant Sarah Baumeister recommends “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman. “Many people have read or heard of ‘A Man Called Ove,’ but all of Fredrik Backman’s works are noteworthy. I suggest ‘Beartown,’ which is about a small town where hockey is everything, and the dreams of the people require immense courage,” she said.

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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