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.

JOB APPLICATION

Domácí Czech Folk Dancers

Wednesday, June 15th at 1:00 pm

Next up on our summer reading adventure is a return visit by the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers!  This local group of young dancers will demonstrate some traditional dances and maybe even teach one to the kids.  All ages are welcome!

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Our first craft session will follow at 2:00 pm.

 

Summer reading program pizza party!

Our summer reading program got off to a fun start with almost 150 people enjoying free pizza and games.  Big thanks to the Lions and our other volunteers for making it a special day!  And to all of you for coming out on a steamy day to keep kids reading!

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Check out more photos on our Facebook page!

 

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Friday, June 10th

10:30 am:  special outdoor story timeiRead2016-15

11:00 am:  pizza party / games / registration

  • Free pizza and lemonade for all in the library’s large meeting room
  • Outdoor games including an obstacle course, beanbag toss and ring toss
  • Indoor games including real life I spy, puzzles, coloring and board games
  • Register for summer reading program

 

Read for the Win Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading Program
June 10-July 23, 2016

Summer reading is back!  Studies show that keeping kids reading over the summer helps prevent “summer slide,” helps their reading competency, encourages critical thinking skills, and best of all is loads of fun!

How it works:Kelly poster Eng

Kids and young people from 0-18 can sign up at the library to get a reading log.  For every 15 minutes that they read or are read to, they can cross off a circle on their reading log.  For every 10 circles, they get a prize!

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 23 in order to enter drawing.

Event schedule:

Friday, June 10
Special outdoor story time, 10:30- 11:00 (weather permitting)iRead2016-23
Opening day pizza party, 11:00-12:30
We will serve pizza from 11:00 until either the pizza or the interest runs out. Meanwhile, kids can register for our “international library games” and participate in events both inside and out.
Registration for the summer reading program starts at 11:00. No registrations will be accepted before that time.  You can register anytime after that until the program ends.

Wednesday, June 15
Domácí Czech Folk Dancers, 1:00-2:00
Enjoy one of last year’s hits—a visit from the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers, a group of young people who perform traditional Czech dances in costume. They make even teach you a dance!
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

Wednesday, June 22
Tori’s Precious Pets, 1:00-2:00 pm
Get up close and personal with a variety of cuddly (and not-so-cuddly) pets.
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

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Remarkable Reptiles, 1:00-2:00
Our most popular event the last two years is back! Local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt will present and share information about many of his reptile friends.

Craft session, 2:00-3:00

 

Wednesday, July 6
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

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Mystery of Chemistry from Mad Science MN, 1:00-2:00
See a series of experiments that change, smoke, and spurt!

Wednesday, July 13
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

Wednesday, July 20
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

Every week we will also have new coloring pages and other fun handouts, plus our Tuesday evening and Friday morning
story times.  Be sure to follow us on our website and Facebook for more details and event updates.
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Saturday Hours Changing June 1st

SATIn an effort to be more responsive to the needs of our community, we are changing our Saturday hours.  As of June 1, 2016, we will be open on Saturdays from 10:00-2:00.  So, sleep in, then come down to the library and check out some books and movies for the rest of your weekend!

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Monday:         CLOSED
Tuesday:        NOON – 8pm
Wednesday:  NOON – 6pm
Thursday:      NOON – 6pm
Friday:            10am – 6pm
Saturday:       10am – 2pm
Sunday:         CLOSED