‘Owhwhe (I’m Reading)




By Kristin Freeman, Kim Yerton Memorial Library

This week finds all of the people in the valley preparing for Sovereign Day events and celebrations beginning with the elders’ dinner on Thursday and ending Saturday evening with stick game tournament at Hostler Ranch stick field, and a barbecue and rodeo.

The wonderful blue sky summer days with warm evenings and cool nights are just perfect for the family and friends who will be coming to take part in this annual holiday. The library will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm.

The Friends of the Kim Yerton Memorial Library will have a booth during the Friday events at the Neighborhood Facility. Be sure to stop in and put your name the drawing for prizes for students as they prepare to return to school in two weeks.

Tuesday July 10, Summer Reading Club Craft Day from 2-5 pm is planned with a Kirigami snowflake project. Wow! Wonders of Water is the theme for this week and Janice has prepared picture pages to color with lots of information about water. Three weeks left to fill out reading record sheets, bring them in for your pizza certificate, extra bonus surprise gifts for all of your good reading, and to put your name in the draw for some super end of summer reading incentives.

The staff at the library enjoys watching our readers Make Waves and Make A Splash at KYML and we applaud all of the parents, relatives, teachers and friends who are reading with the young people in our community this year.

Thursday, Aug. 26 at 1 pm KEET-TV and First 5 Humboldt will be at KYML to provide games, crafts, a video and stories for Kindergarten Here I Come. If you know a child who will be starting school this year tell them about this special annual event and give us a call so we can send them a reminder flyer about the event.

If you or a relative would like to be on the September schedule for recording stories, please call the library to set up a time. We are now in our second year of recording stories and look forward to adding your story to the collection from the people of the river valleys.

The California of the Past Digital Story Recording Project, for which the KYML has been chosen as a participant, is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the California State Librarian. Technical Services are provided by Media Arts Center San Diego.

This week my nose has been buried in Point Fume by Katie Arnoldi. Definitely a page turner for me with a story set in public issues like drug trafficking, illegal pot farms on public lands, environmental degradation, the surf culture and situations that are marked by the similarity to events close to our homes here in the river valleys and mountains.

I am looking now for her past two bestseller novels to read. Seems like a perfect day to take a good book, find a shady place to relax and READ, READ, READ!




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August 3rd, 2010


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