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Summer Reading program JUNE & JULY 2021 SIGN UP NOW AT MCPLS.BOOKPOINTS.ORG 321 Monroe Street Fairmont, WV 26554 304-366-1210 www.mcpls.org


WELCOME TO "TAILS & TALES" 2021 SUMMER READING PROGRAM! We are happy to have you with us this Summer. Here are some helpful hints to make sure that you have a fun Summer with us at the Marion County Public Library System. This year, we are so excited to offer a program which will be taking place both in person and virtually! We encourage you to sign each member of your family up on Bookpoints as a reader so that they can each participate and earn their own rewards! The Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program will begin on Saturday, June 5 with a puppet show and will end on Saturday, July 31 with a petting zoo! Check the included MCPLS Summer Reading Program Events calendar for a list of events. Or log into Bookpoints and click the “Events” tab at the top page for details on all of the events we are hosting this Summer. You can earn digital badges as well as physical prizes by participating in this year's program. The more you read and attend events, the more points you will earn toward prizes! Can you earn the highest level? Claim activities to earn digital badges. Log your reading to earn points toward your Summer Reading Level. Participate in our in-person and virtual programs to earn even more points! The Summer Reading Program will end on July 31, so be sure to enter all of your reading, claim all your activities and enter all your secret codes by July 31! On August 1, you will not be able to claim any more points! Only the most dedicated will make it all the way to the top. Will that be you?

NEED MORE HELP? If you have questions, reach out to us! You can send us a message on Facebook any time, chat with us on our webpage at mcpls.org, or give us a call. Fairmont: 304-366-1210

Fairview: 304-449-1021

Mannington: 304-986-2803


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Can you guess which tail belongs to which animal? Stop in at the Fairview Public Library and take a guess! Fill out your answer sheet and turn it in. Each entry will receive a small prize, and each correct sheet will be entered into a grand prize drawing at the conclusion of our summer program!

Canvas will be provided. Please bring with you a 1" flat brush, angle brush and a small round detail brush. And paints in black, white, pink, blue, orange, yellow, other bright colors of choice.

This is a hybrid event and requires registration. All Registrants must indicate if they will be joining virtually or in person. If joining virtually on Zoom, you will need to indicate which Marion County Public Library Branch you will pickup your provided supplies at. Supplies will be available from June 3-10. The packet will include a list of any additional supplies that will be needed. LLamas llamas everywhere! Join us for a Tails & Tales edition of Little Rembrandts. We will create this adorable llama painting for kids 8-12.create an fun llama painting.

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Fairview The library will provide your canvas and the cat and dog stencil. Please bring with you: Brushes: 1" flat, small liner, 1/2" flat or filbert Paints: Black, white, red or pink, purple Join the Mannington Public Library staff to adopt a reading buddy pet! These stuffed animal friends will be the perfect Mannington reading buddies for you to read to this summer. Join Mr. Cox on a field trip to West Virginia's local Hovatter's Zoo. What animals will Mr. Cox meet today? Tune in to Facebook Live to find out. During each visit' we will meet new animal friends, and the staff at Hovatter's Zoo will tell us Virtual all about them. Join us in person or on Zoom to learn simple hand embroidery. We will be using felt and embroidery floss to make a soft bookmark with a beautiful bird on it.

Tails and Tales Crafty Repurposing Old Teacups, Saucers, Vases into a Bird Feeder (Adults Only) Register to join Carol for this creative Creations with Carol: upcycling craft. Head to your favorite thrift shop or your own cupboard and pick up an old candle sconce, tea cup, Charming Teacup Bird Feeder saucer, or vase. Then create a cute teacup birdfeeder to add to your yard or garden.

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Tails and Tales Beginner Sewing: Hand Embroidered Bird Bookmark

Tails and Tales Field Trips: Zoo Tales

Tail and Tales Kids Event: I Spy Pets

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Tails and Tales Teen Craft: Join the Mannington library staff to make great summer treats for your furry barking friends. There will also be a Doggie, Doggie Where's Your scavenger hunt game. Who will win? Come join us and it could be you. Bone? You and your favorite stuffed animal friend are invited to a slumber party at the Fairview Public Library. Visit Ms. Julie on the lawn outside, and come dressed in your pj's. We'll have a great time playing games, making crafts, and Tales and Tales Storytime: munching on animal crackers! Afterward, leave your stuffed friend here, so they can have their own slumber party at Animal Slumber Party the Fairview library 'after hours'. Find out what your furry friends get into after the library closes when you receive your very own photo album! Join Ms. Julie for this month's Artible class as she shares her painting talent with you. Let her help you create the sweet dog or cat silouette against sunset painting.

Tails and Tales: Whose Tail is THIS?

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Great for family activity for ALL AGES! Can you find all the boxes? Pick up your family kits at the Fairview Public Library. Then follow the clues to find animal-themed mini boxes around town. Inside you will find a logbook and special stamp. Initial the logbook and stamp your log with the one in the box, and be sure to leave it for the next person! When you have completed the hunt, log on to BookPoints to win a special badge!

The Summer Reading puppet shows are back! "Wild and Whacky" is a fun-filled show featuring various animal themed Tails and Tales Puppet Show: puppets! The shows will be part of Fairmont's Hometown Market event, and it will kick off the library's summer "Wild and Whacky" reading program. Tickets must to obtained on Saturday at the Fairmont's Hometown Market event located in the green space next door to the library. Space is limited, so come out early. Look for the MCPLS table.

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END TIME Eleven-year-old Lorenzo Ventura knows heroes are rare—like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet.

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Join Christian Cox down on the farm for some fun stories and activities with your favorite barnyard animals. A Moo Moo here, a Moo Moo there...a Moo Moo everywhere! E I E I O! What fun for everyone!

Tails and Tales Storytime: Barnyard Bonanza

Tails and Tales Event: Stormy the Horse

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Come by the Fairview Library and create some awesome origami bookmarks with us!

Wander out to Fairview Public Library to hear some funny horse stories, then meet special guest Stormy the miniature horse! She will be here to meet and greet all her friends, and maybe get some hugs, too!

Tails and Tales event: Life of a Veterinarian

Tails and Tales Kids Event: Just Craftin' Around

All registrants must also provide their own materials for this class. You will need to print the pattern. You will receive the pattern and instructions via email after registration. Join the library as special guest Scott Moore from the Fairmont Veterinarian Hospital talks about his life as a vet. He'll discuss the many duties of his job and what it takes to become a veterinarian.

Tails and Tales Adult Craft: Modern Cardboard Deer Bust

Join us on Zoom to make a faux taxidermy deer bust out of cardboard! This will have a great modern look and be very easy to make! This is an online event and requires registration and a valid email address in order to receive the meeting information.

Pick up a copy of "A Lucky Life Interrupted" by Tom Brokaw today and register to join us to discuss the book.

Tails and Tales Cover2Cover Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks, and Adult Bookclub: "Lucky Life struggles—times of denial, acceptance, turning points, and courage. After his diagnosis, Brokaw began to keep a Interrupted" by Tom Brokaw journal, approaching this new stage of his life in a familiar role: as a journalist, determined to learn as much as he could about his condition, to report the story, and help others facing similar battles. That journal became the basis of this wonderfully written memoir, the story of a man coming to terms with his own mortality, contemplating what means the most to him now, and reflecting on what has meant the most to him throughout his life.

Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author. But in the summer of 2013, when back pain led him to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, his run of good luck was interrupted. He received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Friends had always referred to Brokaw’s “lucky star,” but as he writes in this inspiring memoir, “Turns out that star has a dimmer switch.”

What weird animal can you make? It's up to you. Come create your very own animal portrait with us at the Fairview Library! All materials will be provided.

Tails and Tales Teens: Animal Egg Carton Portraits

Pick up a copy of Saving Marty by Paul Griffin and register to join us to discuss the book and share a book related activity.

Marty is extraordinary—he thinks he’s a dog and acts like one too—and his bond with Renzo is truly one of a kind. At Tails and Tales T(w)eens Read first, the family farm seems like the perfect home for Marty, but as he approaches 350 pounds, it becomes harder for Book Club: "Saving Marty" by Renzo to convince his mom that a giant pig makes a good pet. So when Marty causes a dangerous (and expensive) Paul Griffin accident, Renzo knows Marty’s time is up. He’d do anything and everything for his best friend, but will everything be enough to save Marty?

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The Beyond the Book Presents event linked to this novel is Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Family, featuring Joe Gribben on June 29. Register for both for the full Beyond the Book experience.

Jacob Janowski's luck had run out―orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

Join the Summer Reading Program fun with this take on the “tails” portion of the Tails and Tales theme. This New York Times Best Seller had over 10 million copies in print world-wide. Set during the Great Depression, this story of friendship, adventure, and love is one you won’t forget.

Join Ms. Julie in Fairview as we make a fun pom pom cat toy for your furry feline! Register today! Limited spots are available.

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The Fairmont branch will be hosting a book signing with author S. J. Raybourne, WV Native and author of the book, "Chipper the Log Dog". Refreshments will be served, and copies of "Chipper the Log Dog" will be available at a discounted rate.

Tails and Tales T(w)een Event: Join the Mannington staff to create a prefect nesting house for your feathery outdoor fowl. Best Birdhouse Builders

Local Children's Book Author S.J. Raybourne: Book Event S. J. Raybourne was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. She is the mother of two and Presentation beautiful daughters and the grandmother of two sweet granddaughters, soon to be three.She loves animals, nature and everything outdoors. When she’s not working, she likes to spend time at her rural homestead exploring the mountainside, picking wild berries and making delicious jams and jellies for her family.

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We explore the intersection of animals with family life with a brief look at fundamentals of dog training and care. Our Tails and Tales Beyond the presenter, Joe Gribben, is the owner and operations manager of Creekside Kennels. He has been involved in dog Book Club Presents: Don’t Let training for over twenty years. 8:30 PM the Tail Wag the Family, featuring Joe Gribben This event is paired with the Beyond the Book Club discussion of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen on June 22. Register for both events for the full Beyond the Book experience. Come to the Fairmont Library to hear some stories about pets! After the story time, kids can select a pet rock from our Tails and Tales Storytime: 11:30 AM adoption pen. You can then decorate and design your pet rock anyway you like. You can even name your pet and sign Pets and Pet Rock Adoption pet rock adoption papers.

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Tails and Tales Kids Event: Join the Mannington Library Staff for some fun barnyard adventure. Come make a cute little pig, and then play Pin the Mannington Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails Tail on the Pig.

Tails and Tales Beyond the Book Club: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen

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Join Mr. Cox on an field trip to West Virginia's local Hovatter's Zoo. What animals will Mr. Cox meet today? Tune in to 11:00 AM Facebook Live to find out. During each visit, we will meet new animal friends, and the staff at Hovatter's Zoo will tell us all about them. Tails and Tales T(w)een This is a Tween and Teen Event. Join us on Zoom to make a clay planter shaped like whatever animal you like! This is 2:30 PM Crafternoon: Animal Pinch Pot an online event and requires registration and a valid email address in order to receive the meeting information. Planters (Supply pick up: June 15-23.)

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Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of the highly anticipated Glory Over Everything, established herself as a remarkable new talent with The Kitchen House, now a contemporary classic. In this gripping novel, a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War.

A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, but told as if it's true and historical. Join Mr. Cox for some classic Tall Tale adventures. We'll tell some tales, make a craft and have a fun time of telling tall tales of tails and more.

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Join us to sew a felt cup cozy by hand.

Pick up a copy of The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom as early as June 17.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is Tails and Tales Cover2Cover placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to Adult bookclub: cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. The Kitchen House

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What animals are native to WV? Do you know what their tracks look like? What kind of homes do they have? Join us Tails and Tales Kids event: as we welcome WV biologist Susan Olcott with the Wildlife Diversity Program as we learn about our furry, slithery, 11:30 AM Wild Wonderful West Virginia Fairview and wet friends that call WV home. This is an interactive event for kids 5-12 years, and will take place outdoors. Wildlife! Seating is limited, so register soon for this event. Tails and Tales: Join our avid adult readers for this month's book club. This month's selection is "The Devil's Son" by Anne Black Gray. 5:00 PM Fairview Speaking of Books Stop by the Fairview Library as early as June 2, and pick up your copy. Tails and Tales Kids Event: 12:00 PM Join us at Mannington Public Library to create a moose craft and play a follow that track game. Mannington Moose on the Loose Join Mr. Cox on an field trip to West Virginia's local Hovatter's Zoo. What animals will Mr. Cox meet today? Tune in to Tails and Tales Field Trips: 11:00 AM Facebook Live to find out. During each visit, we will meet new animal friends, and the staff at Hovatter's Zoo will tell us Virtual Zoo Tales all about them. Tails and Tales Adult Craft: If you are looking for a cool bag to take to the beach or to carry your library books in, register for a fun class with Liz to 5:00 PM Animal Track Stamped Tote Fairmont decorate a tote bag with animal tracks. Bag Tails and Tales: The WV Raptor Center will bring some of their education birds to the library for a fun filled learning experience about 3:00 PM West Virginia Raptor Fairmont carnivorous birds. Be sure to join the library and get an up close view of these amazing creatures. Rehabilitation Center Tails and Tales: 1:00 PM Join Ms. Julie as she teaches you how to paint an adorable panda bear. Fairview Little Rembrandts Tails and Tales T(w)een Event: 6:00 PM Join the Mannington Public Library staff to create a refrigerator magnet out of animal crackers. Mannington Animal Crackers Join Ms. Julie for this month's Artible class as she shares her painting talent with you. Let her help you to create a "Bird on a Wire" painting. 7:00 PM Tails and Tales: Artible The library will provide your canvas. Please bring with you: Fairview Brushes: 1" flat, round liner, 1/2" flat or filbert Paints: Red, blue, green, black, white, orange, yellow, or other colors of your choice for birds

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Bring an empty, clean plastic milk jug if you have it. Everything else is provided.

Hunt wild animals! Create your own safari vest and binoculars! Make an awesome elephant craft! Eat like a lion! Join us for some safari fun and games! Don't get caught 'lion' around! Come join us for this fun event!

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Tails and Tales Kids' Event: Homemade dog treats

“Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he’s not white. Who is he?

Is your dog panting from the heat? Then stop by the Fairview Public Library to make a tasty frozen snack they are sure to love! All supplies will be provided.

The Beyond the Book Presents event linked to this novel is C.S. Lewis and Imaginative Truth on Thursday, July 22. Sign up for both for the entire Beyond The Book experience.

Tails and Tales Beyond the Book Club: "The Lion, the Four adventurous siblings--Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie--step through a wardrobe door and into the land Witch and the Wardrobe" by of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is C. S. Lewis lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

Join the Summer Reading Program fun with this take on the “tales” portion of the Tails and Tales theme. "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is part of C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. Families and individuals of all ages are encouraged to read and join us for discussion.

Join the Mannington Public Library staff for a treasure hunt & create a whale craft. Join Mr. Cox on an field trip to West Virginia's local Hovatter's Zoo. What animals will Mr. Cox meet today? Tune in to Facebook Live to find out. During each visit, we will meet new animal friends, and the staff at Hovatter's Zoo will tell us all about them.

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Stop by the Fairview Public Library this evening to make delicious pumpkin/oatmeal treats for your favorite fourfooted friend! Bring your own potholders and bake up some awesome treats with us! Your doggie will thank you.

Tails and Tales: Homemade dog treats

Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl’s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface. Pick up a copy of "Feathers" by Jacqueline Woodson today.

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Tails and Tales Crafty This will be a fun day with Carol. Come make some Pinecone Mice (Adults Only) Looking for the perfect pet, come and Mannington Creations with Carol: Pine Pets create a no fuss, no muss PET! Carol will provide the supplies.

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Tails and Tales T(w)eens 2:30 PM BookPack Event: "Feathers" by During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light—her brother Sean’s Jacqueline Woodson deafness, her mother’s fear, the class bully’s anger, her best friend’s faith and her own desire for “the thing with feathers.”

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Join us to build animal figure bookends. This will be a very hands-on project and we will be building the bookends from scratch. If possible, please bring a Philips head screw driver with you. Join the MCPLS staff at the Barnyard Petting Zoo located next to the Fairmont branch in the green space. You can feed and pet all the baby animals. Food will provided to give to the animals. Goats, donkeys, piglets, lambs, llamas and more (even a baby zebra!) Join us for a fun filled afternoon!

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Join Mr. Cox on the green space beside the library as he shares wild animal stories and activities. Join him for a roaring good time!

Join the Mannington Public Library staff for wild mind games and activities that will keep you guessing.

Join us as we explore the world of C. S. Lewis: writer, lay theologian, and professor. Dr. James Matthews, professor of Tails and Tales Beyond the English as Fairmont State, will deepen our understanding of this fascinating and influential man. Book Presents: C.S. Lewis and Imaginative Truth This event is linked to the Beyond the Book Club "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis on July 19. Sign up for both for the entire Beyond The Book experience.

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Tails and Tales T(w)een Event: Who Am I? Tales and Tales Storytime: 11:30 AM It's a Jungle Out There Tails and Tales T(w)eens 3:00 PM Crafternoon: Animal Figure Bookends

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