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Summer is TWO! DAYS! AWAY! Are you ready for sun, surf, and summer reading? In between your assigned summer reading from your teachers (find your assignments HERE), remember to read something for fun. If you don’t know what to read, check out the book reviews on the Creek Reads blog!

Do your arms get tired when you hold a book over your head while you lay on the beach?  Check out Welcome to Night Vale, an awesomely weird, sometimes dark, sometimes silly, always entertaining podcast. This program is a fictional community radio show from the desert town, Night Vale, presented by the radio host, Cecil Palmer. In this on-going series, strange events happen in Night Vale every day, and Cecil is there to narrate both the mysterious and the mundane in his mellifluous voice. In between angel sightings, mayoral elections, and subterranean dwarf-wars, Cecil reads weird advertisements, crushes on Carlos, the new scientist in town, and plays great music by independent artists for “The Weather.” Fans of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, China Mieville, Stephen King, and The Twilight Zone will enjoy Welcome to Night Vale, Download the first episode from iTunes or get in on Podbay! (Personally, my favorite episode is Summer Reading Program!)