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Whether you frequent one of the hometown libraries in person, visit an information station, stop by one of the Book Boxes or are a Virtual Library customer. Your Pioneer Library System has a long list of Summer Reading Programs available for young and old.

Be sure to visit a specific hometown library web page to find more about our Summer activities!

August is Chemistry Month!

Have you ever wondered what you had in common with the stars above? This August you can find out what we have in common with fizzy soda, cars, and star systems. Chemistry makes up all matter, from the elements on the periodic table to the molecues that form the galaxy. Molecules, particles, elements, and chemical reactions make up everyday life here and beyond. We'll also take a look at the chemists who discovered and made our modern world possible. 

 

How to make a universe with 92 ingredients

by Adrian Dingle

What do cars, stars, skyscrapers, and ice cream all have in common? They're all made from the same 92 ingredients...and so are we. And so is everything in the entire universe! How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients presents a unique and imaginative way for young readers to connect chemistry and science with their daily lives. By using dozens of familiar objects, author Adrian Dingle has built a platform from which to teach kids that trees, cell phones, and the Sun are all made of a handful of chemical elements found on the periodic table.

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Summer Reading 2014

Below, you'll see the themes for this year's Summer Reading Program. By clicking the Summer Reading Program of your choice, you'll be able to register to participate and log your books all online! But don't worry, that doesn't prevent you from enjoying all of our great library events in person.

So, select your desired age group below to get started!

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Ages 0-4  Growing Like a Read (GLAR)
Ages 5-11  Fizz Boom Read
Ages 12-18  Spark a Reaction

Ages 18+  Literary Elements

In addition to all the programs put on by the hometown libraries, we will have system-wide touring programs. So, if you really like a presenter, you can see them again at another library.

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