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Beach Reads

A Princess of Mars | Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary: In the spring of 1866, John Carter, a former Confederate captain prospecting for gold in the Arizona hills, slips into a cave and is overcome by mysterious vapors. He awakes to find himself naked, alone, and forty-eight million miles from Earth a castaway on the dying …

2022 Summer Reading Program

Smithton Public Library District’s2022 Summer Reading Program FOR AGES 0-100+! Visit the library to sign up the whole family, beginning Monday, May 23, 2022. Everything you need to complete the reading program is in the folder! A few notes: Please read at or above your reading level. When determining your age, please use the age …

Fantastical Adventures

The Disasters | M. K. England Summary: Like many science fiction stories, this one has the main character facing an explosive crisis from which only his perspective tells the ‘truth’. Nax and his crew of survivors must get a message to those authorities who are not teaming up to sabotage the station themselves (for fun …

Reinventing the Past

Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger Summary: Sophronia is 14, a member of the gentry, and “a cracking bother” as she displays all the hallmarks of an under-stimulated overeager puppy. She wants to know how things work, is willing to take systems apart to study them, and can’t help but eavesdrop on interesting conversations. What’s …

Nonstandard female leads:

Ava (2020) Summary: I tend to like well-done spy and espionage movies, but can get bored with the heavy politics and gratingly slow pace. Ava doesn’t have those issues. Chastain completely RULES as the assassin looking for a way out. What will her purpose in life be once she steps away from the job? Can …

Tax Forms

Tax Time is here, and paper forms are in our vestibule area. If you would like to print your own forms at the library, we will print the first two copies of the FORMS for FREE. You may print out ONE instruction booklet for FREE at the library.  You will have to pay for the …