Children are fascinated by big trucks and similar vehicles. But do they know how they work? Next Tuesday, June 20 at 10 am join us at MSR Mid State Rental at 11231 Tucker Road, just north of Mercy Clinic as we “round-up” some construction equipment. A representative will guide the children around the property and share the uses of the various equipment used in building homes, at businesses and in farming. The ladies from the Methodist Church are providing little truck snacks and we’ll have bottled water for those attending. It’s all a part of our “Building a Better World” Summer Reading Program.

Another way we hope to build a better world is by holding a food drive at the library. Items that are collected will be split between Harvesters in Prescott and Concern Inc. in Mound City. Children are encouraged to bring canned goods and boxed items that will be used to “build” a city skyline in the children’s area. As these items come in, they can watch the skyline grow, and see how their items can help feed those in need.

We’ll continue holding weekly program throughout the summer months. You can pick up a schedule at the library, watch the Linn County News Week at a Glance for updates, and check our Pleasanton Lincoln Library Facebook page for details as well.

A favorite program that returns from last summer our the Tweens Cook! Programs with Carolynn Cochran from the K-State Extension office. Those attending will help fix a healthy meal and then reap the rewards of their efforts by eating it! The program is open to boys and girls alike, but limited seats are available. Registration is necessary in order to provide enough supplies to make the meal. Those interested are welcome to register at the library.

Over the next few months children can also read books toward prizes on display in the library. Our display case is filled with colorful books and toys meant to encourage them to meet their reading goals and avoid “summer slide” so they can be ready to go back to school in the fall and pick up right where they ended the school year. We look forward to seeing you, your children and grandchildren at the library!