We are quickly approaching May 12th, which as everyone surely knows, is National Limerick Day! I believe that this is an event worth observing, which is sure to bring more fun and joy into our lives. To celebrate, we encourage you to write your own limerick about any topic you choose by the May 31 deadline and submit it at the front desk of the library. You may also email it to [email protected].
On June 1st, your limericks will be judged by a panel of library staff on (1) rhyme and meter; (2) sense of humor; and (3) creativity. Winners in three age categories of CHILDREN through age 12; TEENS 13 – 17; and ADULTS 18 and up will each receive a $25 cash prize and the great honor of having their limerick posted on the library’s social media. We look forward to reading your silly limericks! If you are not sure about what a limerick is, we will have fact sheets available to pick up at the library. Here is an example of a limerick to get you started:
A library in Cambridge aspired,
for verse, to be quite admired.
Its patrons wrote lines
of poetry and rhymes;
and the winners, a cash prize acquired!
May Book Clubs
Evening Book Club meets Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm at the Cambridge City Public Library at 600 West Main to discuss The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian. New members are welcome! Call 765-478-3335 to reserve your book now.
Our Senior Center Book Club meets Wednesday, May 25, at 1:00 pm at the Golay Center, 1007 East Main in Cambridge City. This group is also discussing The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian. Copies of the book are available to pick up at the Golay Center.
Toddlers and preschoolers learn through play at Mother Goose Story Time which happens on Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Kim will share stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and fun with your child. All ages are welcome to enjoy the fun. No pre-registration is necessary.
Emerging and beginning readers of all ages will enjoy practicing reading with Amanda Corman’s trained therapy dogs at PAWS for Reading. May PAWS for Reading dates are scheduled for Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Colt and Charlie are sweet dogs who enjoy helping children learn to read. Pre-readers are also welcome! Parents and caregivers may read books to a pre-reader in the PAWS program. Reading to a patient, non-judgmental canine friend can help people feel less nervous and self-conscious about sounding out words.
One-on-one Computer Help: Do you need help with a job application, a resume, or just general help navigating the computer? Call 765-478-3335 to sign up for an appointment for one-on-one help with retired business instructor Jodi Johnson.
Save the dates! Summer Reading signups begin June 1. Wednesday afternoon events for all ages will be at 2:00 pm on these dates: June 8 – Hedgehog Hannah; June 22 – Kristi Ridgeway, Indiana DNR; July 6 – TBA; July 20 – CR Ryan and Sons, Magic Show; and July 27 – Lincoln Marching Band. We will have prizes in all age categories for drawing winners, and details will be announced on social media.