Our “Starship Adventure” Summer Reading Program for Friday, June 13, will feature The Mad Scientist. The program begins at 10 am. Other guests scheduled to come this month include Kevin Kidd (http://www.kevinkidd.com ) on June 20 presenting “Blast off on the Spaceship Friendship” and Flumpa (www.flumpa.com ) on June 27 presenting “Out of this world!” Door prizes are given each week, and every child who turns in a reading log on June 27 will receive a prize.


We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us bring these fantastic educating entertainers to the children of our county: Carnal-Roberts Agency, Dr. David Lawler, O.D., Dyer’s Employment Agency, Dr. Charles White, Sr., Helms Motor Company, In His Hands, Lexington Animal Hospital, Lexington Broadcasting, McDonald’s, Pafford Funeral Home, and Precise Rebuilders. Thank you so much! You are making a difference in the lives of the children of Henderson County.


We are not having any special programs for teens this year. However, we are having a contest where youth may read for prizes. This promotion is for youth entering the 7th grade through 18 years old. Youth may check out books at the library and receive one entry for every book read. Prizes drawn for are as follows: I-pod, portable DVD player, and $50 cash. Each teen that fills out our teen survey will receive 3 free entries. The drawing for these prizes will be held on June 30 at 3 pm.


The Library Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, June 19, at 1 pm. They will be discussing Randy Pausch’s book, The Last Lecture. This book is the true story of Mr. Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, who was asked to give a lecture. He had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The lecture he gave was titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, and of seizing every moment. The book, The Last Lecture, was born out of the actual lecture but includes many personal stories that were not included in the lecture. It is a short, easy read that you will find very inspiring. We also have the book on CD.