July Fun @ Pike Road Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s July 2019 Programs

Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • July 1 – Independence Day is coming up this Thursday. We’ll pretend to be fireworks when we read Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee.
  • July 8 – We’re heading back to space for the rest of this month’s Storybook Times, at least in the imaginations of our characters. First up is Otter, who gets excited about finding a moon rock after visiting the museum. Will he make it to the moon? He sort of does in Otter in Space by Sam Garton.
  • July 15 – Last week, we had an otter who wanted to go to space, this week we have a chicken! Will Zoey’s barnyard friends join her on the mission? We’ll find out when we read Chicken in Space by Adam Lehraupt and Shahar Kober.
  • July 22 – Like Zoey the Chicken from last week’s book, Orville the Penguin has difficulty getting his friends at the zoo to share his excitement for space travel. Will a solo mission be fun? He’ll find out in Penguinaut by Marcie Colleen and Emma Yarlett.
  • July 29 – We’re closing out our month of animals in space with one based on a true story! Unlike the other mice going into space, Meteor the mouse really digs all of the training for their important mission. When an important key becomes stuck in the space shuttle’s console, he just might have the right stuff for the job. Meteor will do his best to save the mission in Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and C.F. Payne.


Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

  • July 2 – Cowboy Bruce and Vernie return with their Wild West show.
  • July 9 – Disney princesses Belle, Elsa and Rapunzel will be here to tell stories and take photos with young princes and princesses in attendance.
  • July 16 – “What’s So Great about Alabama?” Tommy Johns returns to answer that question for us as part of his magic, puppetry and comedy show. Refreshments will follow the show.

Toddler Time – for age one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

  • July 3
  • July 10
  • July 17
  • July 24
  • July 31


LEGO and Mega BloksTime – Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The dates will be:

  • July 3
  • July 10
  • July 17
  • July 24
  • July 31

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Thursday, July 18 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Wings of Fire, Book 3: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland.

Publisher’s Summary – Deep in the rainforest, danger awaits. The dragonets of destiny aren’t sure what to expect in the RainWing kingdom – Glory hopes to learn more about her family, and since the RainWings aren’t fighting in the war, all five dragonets think they might be able to hide safely for a while. But something deadly is stalking the peaceful kingdom, and the dragonets soon discover that RainWings have been mysteriously disappearing from the forest. When the RainWing queen won’t do anything to find her missing tribe members, Glory and her friends set off on their own rescue mission – which leads them right back into enemy territory.


Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, July 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Rush by Lisa Patton.

Publisher’s Summary – It’s move-in day for college freshmen on the Ole Miss campus. Nobody wants to fit in more than Cali, a bright, small town girl with family secrets too scandalous for the well-to-do to imagine. Sorority rush is weeks away and without a pedigree, Cali doesn’t have much of a chance at membership. Her dorm room alone is as plain as a cardigan sweater, while the girls next door have one that would make the finest of designers swoon. Wilda, Alpha Delta Beta alum and rush advisor, has a daughter rushing in the fall, but Lilith, the well-heeled House Corp President, sees Wilda as a pushover and will stop at nothing to ensure her own daughter’s legacy bid. Inside the Alpha Delta house, Miss Pearl has been housekeeper and second mother to the girls for years, even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past. When a chance for promotion arises, Lilith slams her Chimmy Choo heel down fast, crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future. But once Wilda and the girls find out, they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta–and maybe the entire Greek system–forever. Lisa Patton’s Rush takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition while examining the complex relationships between women and what happens when they dare to use their voices. Achingly poignant yet chock-full of humor, Rush is an uplifting novel universal to us all.


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