The library is happy to announce that we recently received a $1000 grant from the Town of Yorktown Endowment Grant through the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.
This money will be used to fund a new project called Family Fun @ Your Library.
One Book / One Community Family Read
Nothing brings people together like the love of a great book, and we’re bringing that feeling to our entire community for our first Family Fun @ Your Library program, One Book/One Community. Join us in reading The One and Only Ivan this fall.
Read a description of this award-winning book below, followed by all the details you’ll need to participate.
This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making.
In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author’s note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. –Harper Collins Publishers
Registration for One Book/One Community will begin on August 20 and run through August 31.
During that time, families can sign up for the program and reserve their book. Books will be available for pick up the week of September 10.
Book Discussion Night
Join us at the library on October 17th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, where will we come together as a community to discuss the book over food, activities, crafts, and surprises!
We hope to see you and your families there!