Giant thanks to our friends at Subway and Casey’s for donating certificates for free cookies to our summer reading program! Enjoy your treats, kids!
The summer reading program week six packets for teens and tweens included online color perception tests. We decided to share the links here.
And, if you want more fun, explore your season to find clothing colors that make you look good!
For week five of summer reading program, every level (pre-reader, reader, and teen/tween) has a museum tour activity. If you can’t get to a physical museum, check out these suggestions.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art: Minnesota’s largest art museum has a large collection spanning the world and 5000 years of history. It’s open in person or visit online.
The Louvre: One of the most famous museums in the world, the Louvre is a former palace located in the heart of Paris. Some of its most famous works are Leonardo daVinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met, as it’s called, is the largest art museum in the U.S. Located in New York, it contains a giant collection of art and artifacts from around the world and from ancient to modern. Don’t miss the mummies!
The Musée d’Orsay: Housed in a beautiful former train station in Paris, the Orsay houses a fine collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. Monet! Van Gogh!
The British Museum: Located in London, the British Museum is a vast collection of human history, art and culture from around the world. Don’t miss the Rosetta Stone!
Frida Kahlo Museum: Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many self-portraits that incorporated Mexican culture and magical realism. Her Mexico City home is now a museum of her work.
There are lots more museums to explore, of course. Take a family trip to one in the area that’s open or search online.
Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00 and 1:15
Lonsdale Elementary School
Our favorite reptile expert, Jim Gerholdt, is back with his turtle, lizard and snake friends. You may even get to pet a boa constrictor!
There will be two shows, 12:00 and 1:15 at Lonsdale Elementary School. You need to pre-register here for one session with Tri-City United Community Ed. There is no charge. You do not need to be signed up for the summer reading program. (But you should definitely come in and sign up to get more fun stuff.)
The Jolly Pops!
Wednesday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm
We are Happy Dads, We are Jolly Pops!
The family music group The Jolly Pops (Chanhassen, MN) combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a concert that is sure to please kids and adults alike. Take a fun ride with the Happy Dads and their puppet friends as they sing about alligator dancing, popsicles, trains, pet dinosaurs…and everything in between!
The target audience is 3 – 8 year olds, but all ages are welcome. If you would like a chair, please bring one from home. The concert will last approximately 45 minutes-an hour. You do not have to be signed up for the summer reading program to attend. No RSVP required.
If you went to the program, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey.
Outdoor storytime for Friday, June 11th is cancelled due to extreme heat. Hope to see you at storytime another time soon!
Our summer reading program kickoff cookout was a hit! Lots of families came by to enjoy free hot dogs, chips and lemonade and to sign up for summer reading. Big thanks to all our volunteers!
Don’t forget, you can still sign up at the library or online.
Thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with the food!
Enjoying a free lunch.
Another volunteer cooking.
Hot dogs are awesome, just like reading!
Picking up those week one packets.