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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Phone: 317-873-3149
Fax: 317-873-8339
End of Summer Carnival Today, August 1st, 5:30-7 PM - 1 Aug 2014
Birthday Party Carnival Fun begins at 5:30 PM! 90 minutes of fun- Ends at 7pm!
(if raining we will meet inside through out Youth Services)
Start at the Welcome Table* GREEN BALLOONS

The welcome table will be in the center of the 5th Street parking lot with GREEN BALLOONS!.  Librarians will be passing out FREE CARNIVAL GAME TICKETS provided by the Friends of the Library and  a special clothespin to trade a for Whole Foods Gift bag- Limited to the first 400 kids. 

Tickets for Whole Foods gift cards will be given to each adult and non walking child.
 Because the Adults and non walkers can't enjoy carnival games they get a chance for Free Food from Whole Foods!  Each adult and non walking child will receive a ticket to fill out for a $25 Whole Foods Gift Card drawing announced every 15 minutes beginning at 5:45.
(Adults, if you write your email or phone # on the raffle ticket we will contact you- you do not need to be present to win but you must pick up your Whole Foods Gift Card by August 30th) 

Winners will be posted near the Fire Truck.

Look for the RED BALLOONS 
to trade the clothespin for  a Whole Foods paper bag  filled with a yummy snack and coupons  provided by Whole Foods.

There are nine carnival tickets to spend at a wide variety of activities with great prizes thanks to the Friends of the Library. The Wild River Ride will be back to race fish down the raging waters, bounce house for both toddlers/preschool and elementary age bouncers, duck pond, face painting, touchdown toss, basketball throw, button making, and more will be available to spend your tickets.

You do not arrive late! We end promptly at 7 pm!

This will be a great time to thank our fabulous Teen Volunteers who will be wearing an orange Teen Volunteer Corp T-shirt.  They committed over 800 hours in Youth Services passing out prizes, shelving books, and cheering on your reading kids this summer!

Bring a couple dollars if you would like to purchase drinks and hot dogs. Relax and enjoy live music while you visit with all your Library friends. 
Our Zionsville Fire Fighters and Police will join us too!

We had another fantastic and record breaking year for Summer Reading!  On Saturday, July 26th the prize room was cleaned up (cleaned out!) and will be waiting for you next year. We will post results next week after we finish the tally of over 2,100 readers!

Those who have recorded 50+ books, hours or days received 11+ prizes and were eligible for the Grand Prize drawing. The winner will be posted at the Carnival-She has been picked and excitedly accepted the prize! We are happy for her. Such a great group of readers this year! 

We will be contacting other top readers who will be recognized 
with a special book plate placed in a new book.

Recommended Reading from Tween Council - 31 Jul 2014
Over the past year our Tween Council, a group of about twenty select fourth and fifth graders, have worked very hard to create a book list of recommended readings for Tweens.

This process involved lots of reading (of course!) and lots of discussion about what is deemed appropriate for Tweens to read. We chose books with high lexile reading levels, high interest, and very importantly low content (rated PG).  

We had a blast creating this list, and we hope that it will be a helpful tool for Tweens and their parents. Check out these and other Tween books in the Children's Department at the Library!

Chasing Vermeer (Series)
1.        Chasing Vermeer
2.        The Wright 3
3.        The Calder Game
Starcatchers (Series)
1.        Peter and the Starcatchers
2.        Peter and the Shadow Thieves
3.        Peter and the Secret Rundoon
4.        Peter and the Sword of Mercy
The Penderwicks (Series)
1.        The Penderwicks
2.        The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
3.        The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Mr. Terupt (Series)
1.        Because of Mr. Terupt
2.        Mr. Terupt Falls Again
The Last Dragon Chronicles (Series)
1.        The Fire Within
2.        Icefire
3.        Fire Star
4.        The Fire Eternal
5.        Dark Fire
6.        Fire World
7.        Fire Ascending
Out of my Mind
The City of Ember (Series)
1.        The City of Ember
2.        The People of Sparks
3.        The Prophet of Yonwood
4.        The Diamond of Darkhold
Conspiracy 365 (Series)
       1-12. January-December
       13. Revenge
Belle Teal
Every Soul a Star
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
Middle School (Series)                          
1.        The Worst Years of My Life
2.        Get Me Out of Here
3.        My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
Rebel McKenzie
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series)
1.        The Lightning Thief
2.        The Sea of Monsters
3.        The Titan’s Curse
4.        The Battle of the Labyrinth
5.        The Last Olympian
Heroes of Olympus (Series)
1.        The Lost Hero
2.        The Son of Neptune
3.        The Mark of Athena
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series)
1.        The Bad Beginning
2.        The Reptile Room
3.        The Wide Window
4.        The Miserable Mill
5.        The Austere Academy
6.        The Ersatz Elevator
7.        The Vile Village
8.        The Hostile Hospital
9.        The Carnivorous Carnival
10.     The Slippery Slope
11.     The Grim Grotto
12.     The Penultimate Peril
13.     The End

What will you do after Summer Reading ends this Saturday? Hmmm... - 28 Jul 2014

Join us for the WATER SHOW on Tuesday, July 29 at 4pm!

Families with children ages 3 and up. You WILL GET WET at this program!  Put on your bathing suit or something that can get wet, and join us on the 5th street lawn for some entertaining and soggy fun!

REMINDER: The Prize Market Closes ON Saturday, July 26th at 4:45 pm. We will be drawing our Grand Prize winner after we tally the results! Give us your reading totals so that we can celebrate a record breaking year of reading!

END OF SUMMER CARNIVAL, Friday, August 1st 5:30-7pm!

Families. Celebrate the Library's 52nd birthday. Join us for extra special events, carnival games, music, and refreshments on the Fifth Street lawn and parking lot. We will not let rain spoil our fun. If it rains we will go inside!
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TVC Perfect Attendance Party -
When: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Those teens invited that have volunteered 18+ hours will have to provide your own transportation to and from the event. The Monster Mini Golf is located at 7591 E. US Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. (the building is opening early just for us, so we will have the place all to ourselves!) and ends at 1:00 p.m.
When: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

SOAR (Seniors Out and About Reading) -
When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Book talk by ZPL librarians for those over 55. Time to listen, time to browse.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Head to the Teen Area for Wii and XBox games. Registration not required, for students entering grades 6 and up.
When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Room for YS program every other Tuesday.
Mother Goose on the Loose -
When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 1 – 2. Join us for nursery rhymes, singing, fingerplays, and fun!
Take It Apart Party -
When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades 1 – 5 with an adult. Bring in your old electronics and basic tools and we’ll have a Destruction Party! A few rules: Bring an adult with you, and please label all tools.
TEEN: Teen Council Cancelled -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - All Day
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

No August meeting.
Discover with DK -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K – 5. Drop in to do activities to help you discover the world with DK Eyewitness books. We’ll explore Ancient Egypt, space, dinosaurs and more!
Tween Council -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Tween council meeting.
Night Crawlers -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12-24 months. Little ones with their parents or caretakers will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book, and play time. If your child is crawling and just starting to walk, this program is made especially for you!
Fairy Houses -
When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K – 5. Meet at the Library to read about fairy houses, and then walk to the Nature Center to build your own fairy house.
It's a Mystery Book Club -
When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the casual book discussion. Light refreshments served. Will be held in the 8 person study room on the second floor.
Firefly -
When: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 1-2. Join us as we sing songs and read stories about fireflies. Make a glowing craft to see in the dark.
Firefly -
When: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3-6. Join us as we sing songs and read stories about fireflies. Make a glowing craft to see in the dark.
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