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Summer Reading Program 2017

Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2017
Friday, June 9 – Saturday, July 22

All ages (0-18) can register at the library for our summer reading program.  For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, mark your reading log.  For every 10 circles, get a prize! (Special teen prizes 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 2:00 pm on July 22nd in order to enter drawing.

The theme this year is Reading by Design, so we wil be doing all kinds of fun activities, crafts, programs and story times about building, creating, science, art and design.

EVENTS

Friday, June 9, 11:00-12:30:
Pizza party
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00:
Domáci Czech Dancers
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles
Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45:
Mad Science MN
Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm:
You Can Build It
Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00 

Special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary for their donation, which helped to fund all of these awesome activities!

Follow us at our website and on Facebook for more information and any schedule changes or additions.

 

Check out our growing plants!

Spring is springing out all over!  We’ve been growing seeds at the library.  Miss Susan planted a sunflower, a pea and a lima bean.

Day one:   All quiet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day six:  Starting to sprout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day eight:  Check out those shoots!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 10:  Look at that sunflower reaching for the sky!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to plant some seeds of your own, join us April 16 or 19 for a spring story time.

Happy birthday to us!

We are celebrating our seventh birthday!  That’s right, the Lonsdale Public Library had its grand opening on April 10, 2010.

 

We had special story times with cupcakes. Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But we saved the best gift for you.  During the entire week of April 11-15, just bring in any donation for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (of unexpired non-perishable food, personal care items, and/or money) and we will forgive up to $10 per person of late fees from our library! Everybody wins!

 

Food for Fines

Food for Fines
April 11-15

It’s our birthday!  That’s right, your library is turning 7 years old.

 
We have decided to celebrate with a week-long Food for Fines event.  Just bring in any donation for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (of unexpired non-perishable food, personal care items, and/or money) and we will forgive up to $10 per person of late fees from our library! Everybody wins!


 

Historic Homes of Minnesota talk

Living the Dream: Historic Homes of Minnesota by Doug Ohman

Lonsdale Public Library meeting room
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Freelance photographer and public speaker Doug Ohman will be at Lonsdale Public Library on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm. Doug’s work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books, and in the popular book series, Minnesota Byways.

Take a tour of Minnesota’s most elegant homes. Hear the stories and personalities that surround many of these historic treasures. You’ve heard the expression, “If walls could talk” and in this photo presentation, it’s as if they do! Doug will also tell his own story about how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.

The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Doug will have copies of his books for sale at the event.

Doug has degrees in both Geography and History from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming a full time photographer, he was the Operations Manager at the Mall of America.  He currently lives in New Hope, MN with his wife of over 30 years, Krin.