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Start your summer on a high note and join the Library's Annual Summer Reading Program! We invite Plainview-Old Bethpage families to come together and celebrate books and reading throughout the summer.
Registration for both the adult and children's programs begins Friday, June 1.
Adults who drop by the Library to sign up on June 1 are eligible to win two tickets to either the June 10 concert "The Eagles," or the August 25 concert featuring, "Elvis!" and can also pick up a free gift while supplies last. Children go home with a coupon for a Carvel ice cream treat when registering with an adult while supplies last.
For the adult participants we offer "Chew & Chat," a mid-summer "Book Swap," on July 19 at 1pm. Join us for light refreshments as we share our favorite books and authors!
At the end-of-the-summer wrap-up party on August 2, chat with best-selling author Jenna Blum during an online Skype interview on the big screen in the auditorium. Jenna will discuss her new book, "The Lost Family," a gripping, exquisitely crafted novel with unforgettable characters who struggle through marital woes during the tumultuous 1960's. Jenna is also the author of "Those Who Save Us" and "Stormchasers."
Be on hand after the Author Chat to win prizes and continue to discuss books during the annual MARY LICATA MEMORIAL SUMMER READING AWARD presentation. The participants who have submitted the most reviews will be awarded a special gift basket, courtesy of the Licata Family.

The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
Although a young adult novel, it had excellent reviews. I was a bit disappointed after reading the hype. Seeing a 16 year old peer shot in cold blood by a cop in a poor neighborhood, the teen witness stands up fight back and learns about coming together as a community.
Factfulness-Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World - and why things are better than you think
Hans Rosling
When I read that Bill Gates said that this is one of his two favorite books, I thought I should read it. The books premise is that compared to not very long in the past, the health, wealth, and education and living conditions for 80% of the world's population has improved dramatically. Journalists, however, appeal to our "dramatic instinct". They know that people would rather hear stories about extreme poverty and billionaires. Stories about the vast majority of people slowly dragging themselves toward better lives do not make news.
Read this book and you will have a more optimistic view about the future of our planet.