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Welcome summer - love those hot days! Our children's summer reading program is going strong. If your kids have not yet signed up, please help them do so today for fun activities and weekly drawings of fun prizes.

Several people have commented about a seemingly lack of books in the fiction area. As the director, I need to make sure there are sufficient materials purchased in all areas. New books come in every week, and much of it is fiction, but the bestsellers do not stay in the library. There is generally a long list of requests for these titles, so don't expect to see them on the bookshelf. A change has also been made in the way books are displayed on the front bookshelves. Instead of two years, only the current year of new books are displayed. Going forward, we will post a list of books ordered, along with the bestsellers, so that you can see what is available and place your requests. Suggestions for book title purchases are always welcome.

Prairie Pioneer Days events at the library, July 11-12:

Book Sale, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unveiling of framed picture of the Morris Grain Elevator, by Victor Perlbachs, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Book Signing, by Monica Ferris, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Hot tip for cool summers - stop by the Friends of the Library book sale July 10-11 for your summer cabin reading selections. Hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents.

New medical healthcare books, courtesy of the Stevens Community Medical Center donation (more titles yet to come):

100 Questions & Answers about High Blood Pressure

100 Questions & Answers about Stroke

Back Book

Cancer Dictionary

Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies

Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo

Epilepsy Explained

Living with Arthritis

Macular Degeneration

Mayo Clinic, the Essential Diabetes

Medical Tests Sourcebook

New International Standard Medical and Health Encyclopedia

Professional Guide to Diseases

Thyroid Disease

With Shaking Hands (Parkinson's) News from the Morris Public Library