*** The library will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd and Monday, July 5th ***

Summer Reading 2021: June 7 – July 17
The library’s summer reading program will run for six weeks in June and July 2021. We will have a variety of in-person and virtual events and activities this summer so that everyone can participate in a way that makes sense for them.
From outdoor storytimes and STEAM activities to a Teen Video Challenge and engaging online programs, get all the details as they are available at giblib.org/summer.

Outdoor Family Storytimes
These story times are designed for families with children 5 and under, and will take place in our new outdoor activity area on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. Every other week, these live story times will be recorded so they can be shared online with families who are not able to join us in-person. On weeks when our story time recording will be shared online, take-home craft kits will also be available for pick-up at the library. See full list of dates

Book Launch Party, Saturday July 10th at 1:00 PM
Come celebrate our new local author, Thania!  We are throwing a fiesta at the library in honor of her first published book, Rosita y el milagro de los cielos.  This family-friendly event will include a reading of the book and time to visit with Thania over cake and punch.

Community Art Projects – Saturday, June 26 & Saturday, July 17, 10am – 2pm
Help us turn our drab picnic tables into a colorful work of community art! Stop by and grab a paint brush on Saturday June 26th and/or July 17th anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to lend a hand and help make our community a little bit brighter.
All ages welcome!

New Outdoor Food Pantry (“Blessings Box”) available 24/7 at library
Thanks to all of the community support the library’s food pantry has received, we are happy to announce that there is now an exterior “blessings box” near the bike rack next to the library’s front entrance.  This project was built and donated as a silver project by local girl scouts.  Remember, if you’d like to help stock our food pantry, you can donate inside the library during open hours.

This summer, take a walk around downtown Gibsonville to find all five sets of clues you’ll need to complete our “Around Town” Story Hunt! A great family or solo activity for all ages. If you’ve ever completed a madlib, this will feel very familiar. Each clue set will instruct you to come up with three different words of various types – for example, you may be asked to write down “A person’s name.” Once you find all five clue sets, your Story Hunt worksheet should be filled with the fifteen unique words you have selected. Once you have all fifteen words, you can enter them online to create your unique summer story! You can also bring your worksheet back to the library and complete your story on paper, instead.

Barbara’s Book Pick of the Month
The Martian” by Andy Weir
Andy Weir’s gripping tale of an astronaut’s lone fight for survival on a desolate planet will keep readers on the edge of their seat! With its suspenseful, witty, and adventurous plot, this New York Times bestseller is captivating from beginning to end.

*** New Borrowing Updates! ***
We have updated some of our borrowing policies to provide better access to our physical materials.  Library card holders in good standing are now able to borrow up to 20 books and 6 movies, audiobooks, games, or puzzles. In addition, most physical materials will now auto-renew 2 times unless there is a wait list for the item.