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.
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.
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!