Food for Fines, Dec. 6-10

Food for Fines!  December 6-10, 2016

Want to wipe awaygingerbread-borders1v your library fines while also doing a good deed?  The Lonsdale Public Library is again offering our semi-annual week-long “Food for Fines” event.  During the week of December 6-10 support the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf by donating items or money at the library and have your fines forgiven up to $10 per card.  Non-perishable foods and personal care items welcomed, only non-expired items please.  Think about making someone’s day by donating store-bought holiday treats such as nuts, candy or cookies! Please note that we can only waive late fees, not lost item fees, and only for fines imposed by Lonsdale Public Library.  Any size donation is welcome and will help your friends and neighbors!

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It’s good to be back!

I want to say thank you to the fantastic staff of the Lonsdale Public Library (Susan, Darlene, Ali and special guest star Penny) for doing a bang-up job while I was “down under” in Australia and New Zealand.  I did many interesting things, but my favorite was my visit to Hobbiton.  All you Lord of the Rings fans should recognize whose house I am standing in front of here.

14666302_10154858573014767_7985148625654193408_nIt’s great to be back!  We are planning some fun things at the library this winter and spring, so stay tuned.

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Meet your new library staff!

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Susan, Penny, Darlene, Marguerite and Ali

We  recently said goodbye to Alli Nickel, who has been our shelver for the last year.  We will miss her quiet charm and great work ethic.  She is off to Hamline University, so we expect great things.  Good luck, Alli!

We welcome Ali Geist as our next shelver.  You may know her already from her volunteer work running craft sessions for the summer reading program.  Welcome, Ali!

Marguerite is off on a two-month adventure abroad, so our own Susan Watts will be in charge through the end of October.  Good luck, Susan!

Finally, we welcome Penny Matchinski, who will be filling in as a temporary library technician for September and October.  As a library power-user, we’re sure she’ll hit the ground running.  Welcome, Penny!

P.S.: Darlene Smisek will continue to be the one and only Darlene Smisek.  Way to go, Darlene!

Goodbye Summer Reading 2016

Read for the Win is finished.  It’s sad to see it go,  but we all have lots to be proud of.  We had 311 kids sign up and 92 finish all five levels.  That’s thousands of reading hours!  We offered 12 events that were attended by 592 people.  Thanks again to all of the kids and young adults who participated, the parents and caregivers, and particularly the volunteers!

Opening day pizza party and field games

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Domácí Czech Folk Dancers

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Tori’s Precious Pets (photo courtesy of Lori Nickel and the Lonsdale Area News-Review)

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Remarkable Reptiles

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Mad Science MN

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Kids also made lots of crafts like Olympic ring collages and megaphones!

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Mad Science RESCHEDULED!

FRIDAY, JULY 15 at 1:00 pm

Next up in the parade of summer reading fun is Mad Science MN who share the Mystery of Chemistry!  See a series of experiments that change, smoke, and spurt! Watch liquid change into a rainbow of colors. The Mad Scientist mixes up a gooey, foaming paste, and an eerie, smoking genie – in an ordinary water bottle! See Styrofoam “melt” before your eyes! Finally, a volunteer helps make a vat of Mad Science Slime!madscience

Join the library team!

LIBRARY SHELVER OPENING

 The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a part-time (9-10 hours per week) Library Shelver to shelve materials, process materials in preparation for circulation, shelf read & assist staff.  Minimum qualifications: High School diploma or GED or current high school student and familiarity with libraries. Availability during library hours required.

Starting salary: $10.58/hour. Insurance benefits not included.

A completed job application, cover letter and resume must be submitted to Marguerite Moran, Library Director, no later than 6 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016.  Contact Lonsdale Public Library at 507-744-3977 or City Hall at 507-744-2327 for a job application & description, or visit the Library’s web site at lonsdale.lib.mn.us.  Faxed applications not accepted.

 

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The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a temporary part-time (22 hours per week) Library Assistant to work the circulation desk, process inter-library loans, and perform various other library tasks.  Must be meticulous with good people skills and willingness to learn.  Availability during library hours required. Minimum qualifications: High School diploma with two years of library or other applicable experience.  The position will last eight weeks, approximately August 23-October 14.

Salary: $12.83/hour. Insurance benefits not included.

A completed job application, cover letter, and resume must be submitted to Marguerite Moran, Library Director, no later than 6 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016.  Contact Lonsdale Public Library at 507-744-3977 or City Hall at 507-744-2327 for a job application & description, or visit the Library’s web site at lonsdale.lib.mn.us.  Faxed applications not accepted.

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