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Summer Reading 2018!

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Summer Reading Signups have begun! Kids ages 3-18 are invited to sign up as of today and read for prizes! Everybody can earn something, some will win big, and we will all have a ton of fun, so come on in, sign up, and ROCK OUT THOSE BOOKS!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Anyone in the age range (3 - 18 years old) can sign up
  2. Each 10 hours spent reading earns a reward, such as a color changing pencil for the first 10, or a pair of earbuds for the last 10.
  3. After 40 hours, you also earn a book to keep, and a raffle ticket for one of our GRAND PRIZES! These prizes really rock, so make sure you use your ticket wisely!
  4. For extra tickets, complete an Above and Beyond log (read another 40 hours). You can do it!
  5. All prizes are while supplies last, so get reading!

Our SRP Events will be starting a little later than usual this year, but we still have plenty of fun lined up for you! See the Summer Reading 2018 page for more details!

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June is Pride Month

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What is Pride? In this context it means people accepting themselves for who they are, and accepting each other despite our differences, specifically in terms of gender and sexuality. As a society we've made great progress in treating gay and lesbian humans like most other humans, but we have a long way to go before we reach equality. This is especially true for the rest of the LGBTQIA letters. Bisexuals and Asexuals are real. Trans rights are human rights. Some people don't fit any one category, and don't forget that allies can also take pride in supporting their friends, family, and neighbors! So join us this month in celebrating Pride. Check out one of our display books, read something by a queer author about their lived experiences, and always remember that Love Wins!


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There are 96 libraries subscribed to RB Digital and we make number 97! You may remember it by its former name, Zinio, but for the newcomers RB Digital is a large database of nearly 300 digital magazines. You can check out as many as you want with no limits, no holds, and no return periods. This will only work for Southgate residents that have the new library cards starting with 29014. If you live in Southgate and don’t have the new card your first one is free. Stop by, pick one up, and you’ll be all set to use RB Digital when it launches in July!

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