The library will be closed Thursday for the Fourth of July.
In all the fun of summer reading, don’t forget that we have programs for grown-ups, too. Our classic movie Monday gives you a chance to revisit an old favorite or view a classic movie for the very first time.
July 1 @ 1:00 PM
August 5 @ 1:00 PM
It Happened One Night
September 9 @ 1:00 PM
Singin’ in the Rain
We are approaching the halfway point in our Universe of Stories summer reading program. We have 284 kids registered, but our goal is 325 so tell your friends!
Let’s take a look back and then a look forward.
June 7th: Pizza Party kickoff
We welcomed 133 people. Kids signed up for the summer reading program and trained like an astronaut. Everyone enjoyed pizza cooked and served by the Lonsdale Lions. Thanks, Lions! And thanks to the anonymous donor who provided the pizzas! And thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with drinks and ice!
June 20th: Eagle Bluff Starlab Planetarium
An amazing 142 people visited the planetarium to learn about the universe.
June 25th and 26th: Escape room
A space pirate escape room for kids 10 and up attracted 18 kids to five separate sessions. They all escaped!
Maker Mondays encourage school-age kids to explore their creativity.
Tuesday evening family movies are fun for all ages.
Teens ‘n Tweens do crafts and activities just for them.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles
Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles.
Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
We will close the program again with ice cream and good company.
Weekly events will continue every week through the end of the program on July 19th.
We’ve given out 167 prizes, but we have LOTS more, so keep reading! Thanks to Subway and Casey’s for our delicious third prizes!
Starlab Portable Planetarium
Where: TCU Lonsdale Elementary School
1000 Idaho St SW, Lonsdale, MN 55046
When: 1:00, 2:15 or 3:30
How to register: Go to https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231 and register online. Be sure to choose Lonsdale as your location and take note of the session time you choose.
The event is free. All ages are welcome!
The STARLAB program features an inflatable planetarium to showcase 3,000 stars of different colors and sizes, as well as the constellations. Whether it’s telling the stories behind the stars or focusing on the stars of the seasons, this program is great for all ages and addresses Minnesota K-8 academic standards.
When: Every Thursday at 1:00 pm (with two exceptions)
June 13: Build a space colony
Friday, June 21: Candy constellation game
June 27: galaxy slime
July 11: tassel keychains
July 18: solar system necklaces
And did we mention the free snacks? Free snacks!
Come into the library every Tuesday evening during our summer reading program and enjoy a family-friendly movie (no more than PG rated). We will even have free snacks. Wear your pajamas if you’re so inclined.
June 11: Flight of the Navigator
June 18: Wall-E
June 25: Space Jam
July 2: Fly Me to the Moon
July 9: Muppets from Space
July 16: Lilo & Stitch
Remember, young people, if you finish all four levels of the summer reading program by July 19th, you can choose a book to keep and enter into a drawing for the grand prize basket of your choice. Here are this year’s grand prizes. Pick out your favorite!
Duck in space bath book
Frog bath toys
Dinosaur teether set
Nibbler beanie baby
Minnie bowling set
Chunky space puzzle
Colors and shapes memory cards
Daisy cow beanie baby
AT THE BEACH
Rideable inflatable duck
Sand pail with shovel
Package of dive squid
Splash catchers game
Paw Patrol track toy
Paw Patrol stationery set
Little space puzzle
Miles from Tomorrowland activity book
Blue space frisbee
Super hero girls stationery set
Vampirina velvet art poster
Red butterfly Frisbee
Jump rope set
Mum beanie baby
My Little Pony doodle book kit
Emoji cinch sack
Shopkins stationery set
Chinese jump rope
Rainbow bear beanie baby
A Universe of Stories puzzle
Cosmic magnetic sculpture
Incredibles stationery set
Pocket secret mission kit
Jump rope set
Chinese jump rope
Yellow bee frisbee
Color with music mandalas
Paint by sticker birds book
Extreme dot-to-dot book
A Universe of Stories water bottle
Our latest newsletter is here. Feel free to download or pick up a copy at the library. The events calendar is packed!