Paws to Read Final Statistics

Big thanks to everyone who made our summer reading program a success!  This means you kids, parents, staff and volunteers!

Here are the final stats:
Total kids registered = 331
Preschoolers = 129
Gradeschoolers = 179
Teens = 23

125 kids finished all five levels and got a Certificate of Accomplishment up on the wall.

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Congratulations to all of you!  Great work and keep on reading!

Paws to Read Pet Talk

What: Pet Talk
When:  Thursday, July 17 at 1:00 pm
Where: Lonsdale Public Library meeting room

Toni Maat, from Windmill Animal Rescue, will be visiting to talk ab800px-Bunny_in_zoo_croppedout proper care of pets and  what her organization does to find abandoned animals new homes.  She will be bringing some of her fuzzy friends!  This is the last major event for this year’s summer reading program.  Don’t miss out!


Remarkable Reptiles

What:  Remarkable Reptiles
When:  Wednesday, June 25th at 1:00 pm
Where:  Lonsdale Public Libary


Summer reading program is in full swing!  Our next special event is “Remarkable Reptiles.” Local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt will visit with his live snakes, turtles and lizards.  Learn about these cool animals!  You may even get to
pet a snake!

(Photo courtesy of James Gerholdt.)

We want your old t-shirts!

Have somSHIRT_1_0114e old t-shirts hanging around?  We will take them!  As part of our summer reading program, we will be using them to make dog toys for donation to the Windmill Animal Rescue.  Drop in with your t-shirts any time we’re open.


Paws to Read

Summer Reading Program

Dates:  Tuesday, June 17th – Saturday, July 26th

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All kids from birth to age 18 are welcome to register for our summer reading program.  For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, cross off a circle on your reading log.  For every 10 circles, get a prize!  (Special teen prizes are available.)

All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. All book logs must be returned by noon on July 26 in order to enter drawing.  (All prizes subject to availability.  Substitutions may be made.)


Schedule of events:

Tuesday, June 17, 1:00 pm, pizza party.   Eat some free pizza, play some games and register for the summer reading program on the very first day.

Paws to Read graphics 071Wednesday, June 25, 1:00 pm, Remarkable Reptiles.  Learn about reptiles at this presentation including live turtles, lizards and snakes.

Wednesday, July 9, 12:00 pm, Model T visit.  Check out these classics and talk to the owners about driving a 100-year-old car.

Thursday, July 17, 1:00 pm, pet talk.  Windmill Pet Rescue visits with a selection of fuzzy friends to talk about taking care of pets.

Paws to Read graphics 117 Paws to Read graphics 033Paws to Read graphics 031All events are free and open to the public.

Weekly events:

Craft corner: Join us every Wednesday at 3:00 pm for an animal-themed craft project.

Paws to Read graphics 299Storytimes:  Don’t forget our regular storytimes every Tuesday evening at 6:30 and Friday morning at 10:30.

Tuesday, July 1 will be a special prince and princess storytime with the Lonsdale Ambassadors.

Puzzles and games:  Stop by every week for new puzzles and other activities to do at your own pace.