Benson Memorial Library’s summer reading programs ended at the close of July and it was bittersweet! While many members of our staff are excited to get a much deserved break from the chaos, we are thrilled with the great turnout we had for both adult and children’s programs this summer.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened on the West End in London on Saturday, July 30th to much anticipation while the script book was released to the public the next day. Rowling oversaw the proceedings, created many ideas, and signed off on the project, but our illustrious author did not pen this work. And it shows.
Tribe. What images does the word evoke for you? A group of people? People like you? A bond? Something shared amongst a group? Journalist Sebastian Junger attempts to illuminate why tribalism has faded in modern society and why it was important to begin with in his 2016 book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.
June is the beginning of an exciting period at most libraries across the U.S.: summer reading! Summer brings with it fun new games, challenges, books, and patrons of all ages. At Benson, we run both a children's summer reading program and an adult summer reading program. "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" is our children's theme which focuses on health and exercise. Our adult program, "Home Run Reading," is looking at health and exercise through the lens of baseball.