• Thank you to all our community partners who helped with Summer Reading this year: The Cecilian Bank, Brandenburg Huddle House, Brandenburg Dairy Queen, Brandenburg Police Department, Meade County Farmer’s Market, Main Street Creamery, Tony Brown Chevrolet, Meade County Extension Office, Cake Moms, Save Rite Pharmacy in Brandenburg, Meade County Chamber of Commerce, Brandenburg Abound Credit Union, Huevos Dias, Brandenburg Burger King, Ray’s Ford, Meade County Messenger, Brandenburg Telephone Company, and The Daily Grind.
• A special thanks to the 4h department at the Meade County Extension Office for partnering with us all summer long!
Borrow these Harry Potter Read-Alikes and more!
Mosquitoland- by David Arnold After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. She ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. Mim must confront her demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Barely Missing Everything- Matt Mandez Juan has plans to get out of El Paso, Texas, on a basketball scholarship and make something of himself. His best friend JD has plans, too; he’s going to be a filmmaker one day, like Quinten Tarantino or Guillermo del Toro (NOT Steven Spielberg). Soon Juan and JD are embarking on a Thelma and Louise¬-like road trip to visit Mando. Juan will finally meet his dad, JD has a perfect subject for his documentary, but there are some things you can’t plan for.
An Abundance of Katherines- by John Green After he is dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to find a new direction in life, while trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships. This anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun; what could go wrong?
American Road Trip- by Patrick Flores-Scott Join three siblings as they head out on a road trip to heal each other. T takes some hard hits the summer before senior year when his nearly perfect brother, Manny, returns from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. In a effort to save Manny from himself and pull their family back together, T’s fiery sister, Xochitl, hoodwinks her brothers into a cathartic road trip.
Events at the Meade County Public Library this week:
• Saturday, August 14th from 12-2pm at the Brandenburg Amphitheater: Back-to-School Water Bash with Smile 2 Go Ice cream truck. Come prepared to get wet!