It’s that time of year. Dive into Summer Reading with virtual and in-person events planned for the whole family.
On June 1 at 6:30 PM, jump right in with New York Times Bestselling author Chef Jeff Henderson. Henderson will inspire attendees with his emotional journey from the streets to the stove and share real-life strategies to help others achieve their dreams.
On June 16 at 2 PM, we’ll chat with New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft. Craft has penned over 20 picture books, graphic novels and books for middle school students and is a fixture in the world of comics and middle grade novels.
Craft’s book New Kid is the winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It’s the first graphic novel in the Newbery’s nearly 100-year history to receive the award. New Kid also received the Coretta Scott King award for an outstanding work by an African American writer, making Craft only the second person to have simultaneously won both awards. Questions for Jerry can be submitted to email@example.com for a chance to win a copy of New Kid.
If you’re looking for some outdoor fun for the little ones in your family, we’re kicking off Summer Reading with some back yard outdoor fun at our branches with lawn games, balloons, bubbles, crafts, snacks and more.
Adults are reading Young Adult (YA) literature. Yeah, adult adults — grown people with jobs, who pay their own bills, chat about interest rates on mortgages, or maybe even have young adult children themselves. Not only are they reading it, they also make up most of YA literature’s readership.