Munising School Public Library notes

Munising School Public Library will be closed May 27-29 for the Memorial Day weekend and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tues., May 30. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day and hearty congratulations go out to all of the area graduates.

The Library Book Sale will take place Jun. 7 through Jun. 14 during open library hours. Come and get your fill of summer reads at our biggest book sale of the year. Books are available by donation only and there is a big selection of both fiction and non-fiction, something for everyone.

Don’t let your child be a victim of the dreaded Summer Slide! Get them reading over the summer by bringing them to the library and get involved with Summer Reading. Summer Reading sign-up begins on June 9 and this year and parents can register their kids at the library or online at munisinglibrary.readsquared. com. You kids can earn prizes and do fun activities while keeping up to speed with their reading. If you register online, please remember to stop into the library to pick up your welcome packet with full program information. Our Kick-Off Event will take place on June 21 at 1 p.m. with a musical event featuring the super fun Papa Crow!

Looking for a great way to honor that person who never wants a gift? Make a donation in their name to the public library. Mark an anniversary, a birthday or other special event with a gift to the library in their honor. We will buy a book in their area of interest and put a label inside acknowledging the gift. The library has a form at the front desk for you to fill out and return with your special donation.

NEW BOOK: Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis by Annie Proulx From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx—whose novels are infused with her erudition and deep concern for the earth—comes an urgent and riveting history of wetlands, their ecological role and how their destruction threatens the planet. Wide-ranging and idiosyncratic, Proulx’s explanation of wetlands takes readers to the fens of sixteenth-century England, Canada’s Hudson Bay Lowlands, Russia’s Great Vasyugan Mire and America’s Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and introduces the nineteenth-century explorers who launched the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Fen, Bog & Swamp is both revelatory history and an urgent plea for wetland reclamation from a write whose passionate devotion to observing and preserving the environment is on glorious display.—from the publisher (Simon and Schuster)