It’s that time of year again. Share the holiday spirit by donating to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf. Bring in non-perishable, unexpired food, household or personal care items such a toilet paper or deoderant, or cash to the Lonsdale Public Library. We will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library per card for any size donation. Everybody wins!
There will be no storytime on Friday, October 26th because we will be getting ready for our spectacular annual Halloween party.
Friday, October 26, 4-6pm
There will be games, crafts, coloring, costumes, candy, trivia, prizes and fun for all ages! Everything is free! Feel free to drop in any time from 4-6 and stay as long as you like.
Our monthly computer tutoring will be moved to Wednesday, October 24th from 3:00-6:00. Don’t forget, if you have questions about your mobile device or need help with a computer program, drop by for one-on-one assistance!
Thursday, October 18
For the first time, the Lonsdale Public Library is participating in the Lonsdale Crawl! That means we are staying open two extra hours until 8:00! Stop by to enjoy a fun activity and a hot beverage.
For more details about the Lonsdale Crawl, visit their website: The Lonsdale Crawl.
Czeching Out the Czechs
by George Mikiska
Lonsdale Public Library
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Czech Heritage Club
George Mikiska will lead a program about genealogy. Topics will include how to start your family tree; where to look for information locally, nationally and worldwide; important Czech words used in genealogy, and helpful websites. Bring your questions and he can help you get started. Find more information on the Czech Heritage club on their website.
Did you know that we have a book group at the library? We meet once a month on a Wednesday at 1:00 pm. We read a wide variety of books, fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, etc. You can order the books through the library, so there’s no cost, and we take turns bringing snacks! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 24th. We will be discussing Bossypants by Tina Fey. Come join us!
Well, that’s it. Summer Reading 2018 is complete. Here are some final numbers.
Kids signed up: 307
Kids who finished all four levels: 91 (
Ages of participants: 2 months – 17 years
Programs offered in these six weeks (including storytimes): 28
Total attendance at those programs: 786
We want to thank everyone who made it great.
Subway, who donated lots of cookies and kids’ meals. You made many kids happy!
Casey’s, who donated yummy ice cream treats. You, too, made kids happy!
The Lonsdale Lions who cooked and served all those pizzas. You made everybody happy!
The Domácí Czech Dancers, who taught us about traditional Czech and Slovak dances!
Jim Jayes, whose humor and magic delighted all ages!
Jim Gerholdt of Remarkable Reptiles, who shared his knowledge and his scaly friends!
Siama and Dallas, who shared the songs and stories of the Congo, causing us all great joy!
And finally to all 307 kids and young people who signed up and participated. Thank you for reading, playing, learning, creating and building our future one book at a time! See you next year and keep on reading.