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Ready, set, grow with the Geneva Public Library this summer

The Geneva Public Library
The Geneva Public Library

Do you love to read and learn, and do you like winning prizes? We’ve got a great deal for you. Sign up for our summer challenge, read books, attend library programs, discover library services and resources – and earn prizes just for participating!

Our annual communitywide Summer Challenge begins May 29 and runs through Aug. 7. 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 and avoid the “summer slide.”

New library update

Exterior walls are getting rain- screen and insulation layers as construction continues on the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. Once this phase is complete, crews will add terracotta to the exterior. Crews also are framing interior walls, with most of the second and third floors finished. The prospective opening date is this fall. Keep up with progress at gpldnewbuilding.org.

Library closed May 27

We will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

The librarian recommends

Library assistant Ruth O’Brien recommends “The Bridge Home” by Padma Venkatraman. “This is a beautifully written middle grade book that casts light on the plight of the homeless street children in India. While heartbreaking, this is a story of strength, of love and of hope,” 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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