dive into summer reading

Bestsellers & Backyard Fun

It’s that time of year. Dive into Summer Reading with virtual and in-person events planned for the whole family.

Programs for Adults

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.

  • Creator of Food Network’s reality series, The Chef Jeff Project
  • Host of Family Style with Chef Jeff
  • Star of the nationally syndicated series, Flip My Food with Chef Jeff

Programs for Tweens & Teens

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 ask@lexcolibrary.com for a chance to win a copy of New Kid.

Programs for Kids

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. All events are free. Registration for Summer Reading starts June 1. Follow us on Facebook and YouTube for the latest information.
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