Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall New Young Adult and Intermediate Fiction

Get ready for the Summer Reading program with two new series for young adult readers. Enjoy the Christy Miller books in paperback as the 14-year-old Wisconsin farm girl whirls through a summer trip to California in author Robin Jones Gunn's first book of this series, Summer Promise.

Gunn's second series introduces the reader to Sierra Jensen, who becomes friends with Christy on their trip to England and the European continent. Book number one for this set is titled Only You, Sierra. Check out both series of the Focus on the Family books recommended for ages 12 and up.

Look for two new series in the Intermediate Fiction section. The first, titled Wild at Heart: Vet Volunteers, is for younger readers, and is authored by Laurie Halse Anderson.

A second series of books for this age group is Heartland: Healing Horses, Healing Hearts, by Lauren Brooke. Heartland is a horse farm nestled in the hills of Virginia, but even more, it's a place where past scars can be healed. Join Amy Fleming and her sister on a journey into life.

Janette Oke is trying her hand with a younger crowd. If you have enjoyed her adult books, try this new series of reads for your Intermediate Reader in Janette Oke's Animal Friends collection.

New Adult Mysteries

Baltimore's sexiest undertaker, Hitchcock Sewell is cruising for trouble. A childhood friend is charged with murder and Hitch knows she didn't do it. Visit Baltimore's many colorful bars, the beach (in the hearse, of course), and smoky jazz joints to find the real killer's identity in The Hearse Case Scenario, by Tim Cockey.

Massachusetts caterer and minister's wife, Faith Fairchild is back in the 12th delectable mystery by award-winning author Katherine Hall Page. Check out the ex-New Yorker's investigative prowess in The Body in the Bonfire.

Kiss It Goodbye is John Wessel's third novel and a heart-racing story of secrets and suspense featuring hard-luck ex-PI Harding. Travel to a small lake town near Chicago for perfectly executed mystery.

An eight-year-old case is back on Detective Superintendent Mike Yeading's desk when the daughter of a missing woman vanishes. Has the mother returned to claim the abandoned child, or was she snatched for a far more sinister purpose? Pick up Don't Leave Me, by mystery writer Clare Curzon.

Summer Fun @ Vermillion Public Library

Join the Winner's Circle with the Summer Reading Program starting June 10. The kick-off is scheduled for noon with lunch and an information party.

The Summer Reading Program sponsors four reading levels that include Beginning Readers, Intermediate Readers, Advanced Readers, and Adult Readers. The program has weekly activities, prizes for the amount of reading, and a grand prize for each level of reading. This event runs through Aug. 2.

If you didn't register for the SRP at the Vermillion Parks & Recreation sign-up, please stop by the library and register to "Join the Winner's Circle." Pick up all the information needed for a winner of a summer!

Summer Storytime

The library's storytime program is open to children ages 3 to 6 years old. There is no fee for this program. Sessions will begin Monday, June 10, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Daytime sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 to 11 a.m. and 121:15 to 11:45 a.m. Children must be registered previous to the start of sessions. Please call the library at 677-7060 or stop by to sign up.

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