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Food for Fines

Held over for another week!  Bring in your donations through November 13th!

You can donate even if you don’t have library fines.

Food for Fines! | Lonsdale Public Library

Donate any unexpired non-perishable food, household item, or cash to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library.  Our Food for Fines program goes until Saturday, November 6, so hurry in to get those fines waived!

Halloween Party

WHEN:  Friday, October 29th, 4-6 pm
WHERE: Lonsdale Public Library
WHAT: Halloween Party!!!

Visit the mad scientist’s laboratory to see creepy experiments, examine terrifying specimens, and drink a potion, if you dare!

Enjoy our indoor amusement park where you can play mini-golf, toss a ball into a monster’s mouth, do some boo bowling or pin the alien in its spaceship!

And don’t forget the library, where we will have crafts for little and not-so-little kids, coloring and worksheets, a spooky photo backdrop, trivia for grown-ups and lots of yummy treats!

Because of the size of the crowd, we ask you to please wear your masks.  Thanks for helping us keep our community safe.

Our Food for Fines drive starts the day of the party and goes until Saturday, November 6th.  Donate any unexpired non-perishable food, household item, or cash to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library.

Book Donations Wanted

Do you have books that you’re looking to get rid of?  As long as they are in good condition and are not reference materials, consider donating them to us!  The books that don’t get added to our shelves may be sold at our book sale in February.  The funds from the sale will go towards programming for people of all ages.  Did I mention that your donation is tax-deductible?  To donate, simply bring in the books during our normal library hours.  (No after-hours drop offs, please)

Drop-in craft #3

Puppets that move are always so much fun!  This week’s craft uses clothespins to create a puppetwith a moving mouth for either a unicorn or a dragon.   Just color, cut, and glue, and soon you’ll have your very own.  All supplies are provided.

Check us out online!

Just because we can’t host large gatherings doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about our patrons. Check out our Facebook page every week for library interactions!

Monday at 6:30pm – Storytime with Susan and Lois
Wednesday at 3:30pm – Book chat with Marguerite or Penny

Storytime play dough recipe

Check out Susan’s “under the snow” storytime on our Facebook page.  Then make her cool hedgehog craft using this super-easy recipe for play dough.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3-5 drops of natural food coloring

Instructions:

  1.  Mix together the flour and the salt.
  2. Mix together 1/2 cup of warm water with a few drops of food coloring.  (We tried to get brown by mixing red, blue and yellow, but the results were not great.  Basically, pick a color you like and go for it!)
  3. Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture, stirring as you pour.  Stir until combined, then knead with your hands until the flour is completely absorbed.  If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until it doesn’t stick at all.

Adopted from a recipe at diynaturals.com.