2019 Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program Parties -
Wednesday, July 31st from 10am - 12pm and from 4 - 6pm!
Congratulations to the winning team - Betelgeuse!
Champions of libraries and outer space
To help inspire children to reach their full potential we have asked leaders in space exploration and Erin Teagen (author of the Luciana Vega series) to be Summer Reading Champions.
Erin Teagan, Author of Luciana Vega Book Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR3Ugauy5PA#action=share
Dr. Michelle Thaller, Assistant Director of Communications, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Kjell Lindgren NASA Astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dr. Seth ShoStak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
Dr. Lindsay Elkins-Tanton Planetary Scientist and Professor, Arizona State University
Arika Egan Graduate Student Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Our summer visitor name has been drawn - it's ET!
Stop by and meet our latest addition to the "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program. The winning name is E.T.!
Thank you to all who participated in the drawing for naming our summer employee!
Drop-in Craft Sessions Day:
Drop-in crafts are offered during regular library hours.
Summer Reading Program Events:
For more information, call the library at 942-5472
Did You Know?
Scientists are fairly confident that Jupiter’s moon Europa has an underground ocean, even though they’ve never seen it.
Hidden beneath an icy crust, most of what researchers know about that ocean is based on the moon’s smooth, streaked surface. Europa lacks mountains or large craters, but it is crisscrossed with ridges and cracks, called chaos terrain, that scientists think is caused by the shifting of ice plates over a liquid ocean, analogous to Earth’s plate tectonics.
By using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on Europa’s surface, astronomers have discovered the presence of sodium chloride – better known as table salt, the same compound that makes Earth’s oceans so salty. This might indicate that Europa’s ocean is more like Earth’s or Enceladus’ oceans than previously thought, and bolsters some theories about hydrothermal activity on the Jupiter's moon.
About Our Solar System
The Earth's diameter is 7,918 miles (12,742 km) so how big is the rest of the planets and our sun compared to the Earth? This video gives a visual representation. It also discusses the distance between the planets and the sun. Click the link to watch a visual of the size of our solar system.
July's Night Sky
View the link below to see what all there is going on in the night sky during the month of July.
June's Night Sky
View the link below to see what went on in the night sky during the month of June.
Realistic view of Solar System to scale
This video gives us a visual idea of how the planets are in relationship to each other.