The Jolly Pops were a hit with the pre-school set (and some of their older siblings, too)!
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.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Although we are open to the public again (Yippee!), we are not doing in-person programs yet. So, we will be putting together packets of fun for pre-readers and readers. Each packet will have coloring pages, worksheets, a craft, a recipe to try at home and some candy! You can pick them up in the lobby of the library starting at noon on Friday, February 12th. They will be there until we run out.
We are saying goodbye to 2020, a tumultuous year to say the least, and welcome 2021. Let’s take a quick look back.
With the COVID-19 epidemic, we were closed for part of the year and did no-contact pickup for part of the year. Like many in the community, several members of the staff contracted the disease, but we all recovered. We greatly appreciate all of you who use the library; you have been great sports. Thanks for hanging in there with us!
We checked out 14,438 physical items in 2020, which is not bad, all things considered.
For comparison we checked out 21,576 in 2010. Final numbers for e-book checkouts are still pending, but are expected to be much, much higher than past years.
Our most checked out books were a little more diverse than in previous years, including a board book, easy readers, a juvenile non-fiction book, a chapter book, and even a grown-up mystery.
Before COVID hit we squeezed in a Harry Potter-themed escape room, which was conquered by kids and adults alike.
Shortly after that everything changed, and the rest of the year was all about connecting in different ways. Summer reading became a take-and-make affair. We put together packets each week for pre-readers, readers and teens/tweens. In the end, we distributed 650 over six weeks. The staff created videos to introduce the contents of each packet and demonstrate the crafts.
Our annual Halloween party also became a take-and-make affair. We gave out 100 or so packets with fun activities, coloring pages, toys and candy. Luckily, many of our friends showed up in costume to pick them up. We love to see those great costumes and big smiles!
The community also played along with our in-person and online favorite candy bracket. After 250 votes, we determined that Lonsdale’s favorite candy is Twix!
We embraced social media more than ever, producing virtual storytimes for kids and book chats for grownups. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, so you don’t miss anything.
Here’s hoping we get to see a lot more of you next year!
Have a favorite cookie recipe you’d like to share? Drop it off at the library or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for new cookie recipes to try? Stop by starting on Monday, November 24 and pick up a copy of the recipes contributed. We will also share here on the website.
Because you can never have too many Christmas cookies! (Just don’t eat them all in one sitting.)
Come to the library on Friday, October 30 or Saturday, October 31 to get your party in a bag! We’re sad that we won’t be able to offer our usual party, but instead, you can bring the fun home. Packets will include coloring pages, activity sheets, a recipe, a craft, a prize or two and a bag of candy! Choose pre-reader, reader or teen/tween.
Hello storytimers! We have missed you! It’s not exactly the same, but Ms. Susan will be creating virtual storytime videos that will be shared on our Facebook page. Each weekly episode will premiere Monday at 6:30, starting August 31st. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch.
Our storytimes are designed for pre-schoolers, but feel free to watch at any age!
Big thanks to Casey’s for the donation of 50 frozen treat coupons! The first 50 kids to pick up their packets this week (starting Monday at noon) will get a free treat!
Our theme this week is everyday heroes. It’s a good time to think about who you admire and how you can be a hero yourself.
Teens and Tweens:
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