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Summer Reading Program 2022

Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program
Friday, June 10-Saturday, July 23

The summer reading program is back in person!  We will have reading logs, weekly events, special events, grand prize drawings–everything we’ve been missing!  Everyone from babes in arms through age 18 is welcome to participate.

(We will continue to make masks available for adults and children, but they are not required.  If you would like a take-home version of a weekly craft, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate you.)

We will again have a selection of grand prize baskets for different ages.  Kids get to enter a drawing for the basket of their choice just by signing up, and can earn another entry for every page they complete in their reading log.  We have logs for pre-readers, readers, and teens.  Get your choice of book just by signing up!  Logs must be turned in by 2 pm on July 23rd to get entries.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

All events are at the library unless noted otherwise

Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 am: Chione Quintet Storytime

(Yes, this is technically before the kickoff, but it’s too much fun to miss!)  Join us for a special musical storytime based on Minnesota author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon.  All ages.

Friday, June 10 at 12:00 pm: Summer Reading Kickoff Cookout at Sticha Park

Drop by Sticha Park for hotdogs, chips, lemonade and literacy!  Eat, play games and sign up for the summer reading program all in one.  All ages.

Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 pm: The Power of the Flower: Helping Bees and Butterflies

Learn about the importance of pollinators and what you can do to help with this hands-on learning event from the Rice County Extension Service.  Best for ages 5-10.

Thursday, June 23 – Saturday, June 25 (multiple sessions): Summer Camp Treasure Hunt Escape Room 

When you arrive at your summer camp cabin, you find a mysterious message.  Can  you find the hidden treasure before time runs out?  Best for ages 10+.

Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 pm: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Join us for a special evening storytime at 6:30, then drop off your stuffed friend to spend the night having adventures in the library.  Best for ages 3-6.

Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 am: Live Eagle Program at Lonsdale Elementary School

An interpreter from the National Eagle Center shares an entertaining presentation all about eagle biology, ecology and natural history complete with live eagle.  Event held in the gym at Lonsdale Elementary School.  All ages.

Friday, July 22 at 12:00 pm: Ice Cream Social at Sticha Park

We wrap up the program with ice cream and fun at Sticha Park.  All ages.

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Maker Mondays at 2:00 pm

Our weekly get-together for ages 6-10.  We will make crafts and do some other fun activities.  (Note: We will have Maker Monday on Tuesday, July 5th because of the holiday.)

Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday at 1:00 pm

This weekly event for ages 11+ will do crafts and activities aimed at an older audience.

Coding Club Thursday at 2:00 pm

Learn coding by working on self-directed projects.  Ages 8-12 can learn Scratch or Dot and Dash robots.  13 and up may learn Python or advanced projects.  Bring your own device.   (If you are interested but don’t have a device, contact the library and we will try to arrange use of one for you.)

Friday Storytime at 10:30 am

Don’t forget out pre-school storytime, which will continue during the summer.  Books, songs, fingerplays and crafts!

 

Toddler Storytime

 

Introducing Toddler Storytime!

You know our preschool storytime every Friday morning.  But lately we’ve been seeing more toddlers, so we wanted to create something new just for you!

Designed for ages 18 months-3 years, Toddler Storytime will feature more interactive music and movement to keep young participants engaged.

We will start with one a month and consider expanding if there is interest.  So, mark your calendars for our premiere…

Wednesday, March 30 at 10:30 am
Jungle Animals Toddler Storytime

FAQ:

Q: So, what age is your Friday storytime designed for?
A: Friday storytimes are designed for preschoolers aged 3-5.  (That said, we understand that caregivers often bring the whole family and do our best to accomodate everyone.)

Q: Do we need to pre-register?
A: No, just come on Wednesday, March 30th with your toddler in tow.

Q: What is the value of storytimes?
A: Long before they begin to read, young children can learn how sounds make words and how stories work.  Building these early literacy skills will help them grow and learn.  Also, it’s both fun and good for your toddlers to explore and play with you and their peers.

Book Group

Our public book meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

The next book we are reading is Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  It chronicles the rise and fall of a fictional 1970s rock group, and particularly the volatile relationship between leaders Daisy and Billy.  It’s a wild, thrilling, and surprisingly moving story.

If you have any questions about book group or would like to check out a copy of the book, give us a call.

Book Sale

Our big book sale is getting closer!  We will have kids’ books, thriller, romances, cookbooks and lots more!  The prices will be reasonable and all proceeds will go to enhancing our fun room for kids.

Lonsdale Public Library Meeting Room
Thursday, February 10th: 4-8 pm
Friday, February 11th:          12-6 pm
Saturday, February 12th:  10 am-4 pm

Bring your own bag and get $.25 off!  If you’re interested in volunteering, please give us a call.  Cash or check only.

 

Book Sale

BOOK SALE
FEBRUARY 10-12

We are planning a giant book sale to benefit the library’s programs for kids and adults.  We will have lots of titles for all ages, many like brand-new.  There will be bargains galore, so put it on your calendar!  More details to follow closer to the date.

We are still accepting donations

Books donation box

through December 24th.  We welcome any good quality recent books other than textbooks or encyclopedias.  Please bring them into the library during open hours.  Thank you for your participation!