Summer Reading

Summer Library Program 2014: Feed Your Mind

 

Sign-up begins on Saturday, June 1. Prize drawings on Sunday, August 17.

Readers of all ages are invited to join the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) in celebrating food for mind, body, and soul with our food-themed Summer Reading Program. Sign up at any YDL location beginning June 1.

 

For little ones:
We’re introducing a new summer reading option for pre-readers! Parents track each time they read a book to their children or attend a library storytime. A total of 21 earns a prize.

For kids:
Children 12 and under can earn prizes for the number of minutes they spend reading or listening to books. Prizes include passes to Rutherford Pool, Dairy Queen ice cream, and a free new book!

For Teens:
Track your summer reading and learning to earn points toward your Summer Reading goal. More points equals more prizes! Log your progress and get more details at http://ydlteensummergame.blogspot.com

For Adults:
Adults who read or listen to eight books this summer will receive a gift for finishing. Contribute a favorite recipe and it will count as one of your eight books! Adults, click here to log your progress online»

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Just In

Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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