This past week, the free summer reading program for early readers age 6-10 started at the library. On Monday, July 19, from 10-11 a.m., kids can meet author/photographer Jane Stanley who will read one of her books "Hello Molly." There will also be games and prizes. Next week, Monday, July 26, also from 10-11 a.m., there will be a Squish Squash Freshwater and Wetlands discussion.
While the children are enjoying the fun, parents can enjoy the fantastic art by local artist Judith A. Corigliano. While being born and raised in Missouri, Corigliano has been a North Country resident since the sixties. She is a retired Peru Central School teacher, but currently is an adjunct art professor at Clinton Community College. Her exhibit, "Rare Vue," features 24 two-dimensional works and four sculptures. For prospective buyers, works range in the very reasonable price range of $75-$600. I went to the exhibit this week, and it is a wonderful exhibit showcasing some marvelous works. The library's summer hours are Mondays 10-12 p.m. and 1-7 p.m., Tuesdays 11-5 p.m., Wednesdays 10-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Thursdays 11-5 p.m. and Fridays 10-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visit www.cefls/keeseville.htm or call 834-9054 for more information.
Coming up next weekend will be the Garden Tour for the benefit of the library. The Day Tour Tickets are $8, which will gain you admission to an impressive array of gardens highlighting many designs and plantings as well as multiple garden types. Tickets will also gain entry to the final garden and garden party on Lake Champlain with refreshments, live jazz music and a silent auction. Tickets for this exciting day are now available at the Keeseville Public Library, Prays Market, Rulf's Orchard and Cook and Gardener. Thanks to Mary and her staff, we all can look forward to many exciting opportunities now and in the weeks to come. Thank you so much, Mary and staff, for your hard work and dedication. It is greatly appreciated and adds immensely to why our community is so special and a wonderful place to call home.