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Food for Fines

FOOD FOR FINES
HELD OVER FOR A SECOND WEEK!
November 28 – December 9

It’s time once again for that magical week when your fines can be forgiven at the same time as you do a good deed.  The Lonsdale Public Library is again offering our semi-annual week-long “Food for Fines” event.  During the week of November 28 – December 2 support the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf by donating items or money at the library and have your fines forgiven up to $10 per card.  Non-perishable foods and personal care items welcomed, only non-expired items please.

Please note that we can only waive late fees, not lost item fees, and only for fines imposed by Lonsdale Public Library.  Any size donation is welcome and will help your friends and neighbors!

Halloween Party

Halloween is just around the corner.  Join us on Friday, October 27th at the library for our annual spooky celebration.

We will be making crafts and playing games from 4:00-6:00.  All ages are welcome.  Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.

 

 

 

 

 

We will also have some fun activities and giveaways going on all day, so drop by anytime.  And don’t forget our spooky(-ish) storytime at 10:30.

Jeopardy party!

Your librarian, Marguerite, is going to be on Jeopardy!  Join us Wednesday, October 4th at 4:30 to watch the episode live.  Stick around afterward to ask Marguerite questions about the experience or bring a trivia question to stump her!  We will have free popcorn and pop for all.

Free Clip Art Trivia Game

Summer reading program update

Here we are halfway through summer reading 2017.  We have 269 young people signed up from ages less than 1 to 17.  We’ve already given away more that 200 prizes and had 8 enterprising young readers who have finished all five levels!

We’ve also done lots of fun activities:


We learned traditional Czech and Slovak dances from the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers.


We painted with marbles.


We met Harper, a service dog in training.


We made robots out of boxes and tinfoil.


We learned about all kinds of reptiles…


…and made friends with a boa constrictor.

 


We built marble mazes out of cardboard and drinking straws.

And that’s only the first half.  We’ve got lots more to come.

Wednesday, July 5th at 2:00 pm:  Crafts including catapults and spectroscopes

Friday, July 7th at 1:00 pm: Mad Science MN presents Phantastic Physics

Wednesday, July 12th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including necklaces and race cars

Wednesday, July 19th at 1:00 pm: You Can Build It fair

Wednesday, July 19th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including painting with nuts and bolts

 

Pizza Party Friday, June 9

The summer reading program is almost here!  As always, we will be kicking off the program with a big pizza party.  Our good friends the Lonsdale Lions will be cooking and serving the pizzas.  Thanks, Lions!  Everyone is welcome and everything is free!

FRIDAY SCHEDULE:

10:30 am: Special BIG BOOK storytime on the front lawn of the library

11:00 am – 12:30 pm:  

  • Pizza and lemonade served in the library’s large meeting room
  • Sign up for summer reading in the library
  • Games, science experiments, and outside art supplies on the front lawn
  • More games and coloring pages inside the large meeting room

Can’t make the pizza party?  No problem!  You can sign up for the summer reading program any time the library is open, right up until the end of the program.

READING BY DESIGN SUMMER READING PROGRAM  JUNE 9 – JULY 22

All ages (0-18) can register at the library for our summer reading program.  For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, mark your reading log.  For every 10 circles, get a prize! (Special teen prizes available.) All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. All book logs must be returned by 2:00 pm on July 22nd in order to enter drawing.

Other upcoming events:

Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00 

Our weekly craft sessions are a chance to create several projects that kids can take home.  All events and supplies are free.  Projects designed for ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00: Domáci Czech Dancers

We are delighted to welcome back the Domáci Czech Folk Dancers, a local group of young people who interpret traditional Czech dances, complete with authentic music and costumes.  Kids who attend may even get a chance to learn a dance of their own!  All ages are welcome, even grown-ups.

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles

A perennial favorite, local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt, will be back to visit with some of his friends.  And his friends are snakes, lizards and turtles!  Kids will learn about these fascinating creatures, and maybe even get to pet a boa constrictor!  All ages are welcome.

Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45: Mad Science MN

Mad Science MN presents Phantastic Physics. Have fun with physics as we create lightning indoors! See electricity at work as we float pie tins and make a pickle light bulb! Discover the power of a Tesla coil as we use it to ignite a cannon. Then, we send 200,000 volts of electricity through one lucky volunteer for a truly hair-raising experience!  Content is designed for grade school ages, but everyone is welcome.  Special thanks to the Lonsdale American Legion Auxiliary, whose generous donation made this program possible!

Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm: You Can Build It

We will have our very own You Can Build It Fair, featuring demonstrations and interactive activities on topics like robotics, origami, building, and a contest to build the tallest tower with provided materials. Projects designed for ages 8-14, but all ages are welcome.

Summer Reading Program 2017

Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2017
Friday, June 9 – Saturday, July 22

All ages (0-18) can register at the library for our summer reading program.  For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, mark your reading log.  For every 10 circles, get a prize! (Special teen prizes available.) All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. All book logs must be returned by 2:00 pm on July 22nd in order to enter drawing.

The theme this year is Reading by Design, so we wil be doing all kinds of fun activities, crafts, programs and story times about building, creating, science, art and design.

EVENTS

Friday, June 9, 11:00-12:30:
Pizza party
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00:
Domáci Czech Dancers
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles
Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45:
Mad Science MN
Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm:
You Can Build It
Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00 

Special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary for their donation, which helped to fund all of these awesome activities!

Follow us at our website and on Facebook for more information and any schedule changes or additions.

 

Happy birthday to us!

We are celebrating our seventh birthday!  That’s right, the Lonsdale Public Library had its grand opening on April 10, 2010.

 

We had special story times with cupcakes. Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But we saved the best gift for you.  During the entire week of April 11-15, just bring in any donation for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (of unexpired non-perishable food, personal care items, and/or money) and we will forgive up to $10 per person of late fees from our library! Everybody wins!

 

Food for Fines

Food for Fines
April 11-15

It’s our birthday!  That’s right, your library is turning 7 years old.

 
We have decided to celebrate with a week-long Food for Fines event.  Just bring in any donation for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (of unexpired non-perishable food, personal care items, and/or money) and we will forgive up to $10 per person of late fees from our library! Everybody wins!