Signups for Summer Reading begin soon

SRP BannerThe Shawnee Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is almost here! The first day for children to sign up for Summer Reading is right around the corner, on Thursday, June 1.

Signups will take place all day during operating hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ages 11 and under can stop by the Children’s Department to pick up their reading log, bookmark, stickers and bag provided by SONIC.

Children may register for Summer Reading through July 15, and caregivers are invited to check out the variety of program options available for all ages at the library throughout June and July.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

May Debut Author

The Roanoke GirlsThe Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Engel is a well-known young adult author, but this is her first adult novel. She has created a tangled, haunting novel of family secrets and guilt.Lane moves in with her grandparents and cousin, Allegra, in the middle of Kansas when her mother commits suicide. When she discovers the tightly held family secret, she runs away and finds herself aimless and adrift in Los Angeles. Eleven years after leaving the family home, she receives a pleading call from her grandfather concerning her missing cousin. Lane can’t resist returning to Kansas and trying to save Allegra.