Summer Reading Program 2024

Summer Reading Program 2024
June 7 – July 20

Summer reading program will happen this year despite the flood! Ages 0-18 can get a reading log full of fun tasks. Finish your log and have a chance at a grand prize basket! We will have plenty of special events and weekly take-and-make packets for pre-school and school ages. Events not otherwise specified will take place in the library. We will continue to operate on limited hours (Mon-Fri, 1-6 & Sat, 10-2)  out of the meeting room until further notice.

Special Events:

Fri, June 7, 12:00: Cookout, Jaycee Park

Sign up for summer reading, play games, eat hot dogs and chips, and go home with a free book

Wed, June 12, 1:00: Brodini’s Comedy Magic Show

Magic and wholesome humor from the great Brodini

Tue, June 18, 6:30: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Enjoy a special storytime, then leave your friends for overnight adventures

Wed, June 26, 10:30: International Owl Center, Lonsdale Elementary

Learn about owls and meet a real live owl

Thu-Sat, July 11-13, (multiple sessions): Spy Escape Room

Bring your team to solve a series of puzzles to save the day

Tue, July 16: 1:00: Munchkin the Miniature Horse

Meet Munchkin, listen to a book about him and do a craft

Five-minute Fridays

We can’t do in-person storytimes right now, which makes us sad. Instead, we’re sharing Five-Minute Fridays. Alternating weeks we have a puppet show or a take-and-make craft, all suitable for pre-school and beyond.  You can find them all on our YouTube channel.

For example, you might enjoy The Elves and the Shoemaker.






On Tuesday, April 30, MNLINK will change. You will still be able to request items from libraries across the state, but regular users will notice that the website is different. That’s because MNLINK is moving to a new software platform.

While it will look a bit different, under the hood, the service is still the same. You’ll continue to use your library barcode and PIN to log in and make requests. However, please be aware that any requests made prior to the transition won’t appear on the new system when you log in. Rest assured that library staff are working behind the scenes to fulfill those requests.

If you haven’t discovered MNLINK yet, this is a great time to start. If you can’t find what you want in our catalog, click on “Search MNLINK” to discover a wide array of collections beyond Lonsdale Public Library and SELCO.

Please note that Minitex will shut down all MNLINK borrowing at 5pm Tuesday, April 29th. MNLINK borrowing will be restored, with the new software at 10am on Wednesday, April 30th. Please be patient with the transition, and feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.

Book Group

Have you been thinking about joining a book group? Our group is open to all! We have excellent discussions of a wide variety of books chosen by the group. And you never have to buy them, just borrow from the library.

Join us via Zoom at 6:00 on Thursday, April 4th to discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. Contact the library to order a book and get a link to the Zoom.