WHAT’S NEW IN SEPTEMBER
For adults, we will be giving away a book every month. All you have to do is comment on our question of the month and you’ll be entered into the drawing.
Our prize this month is Ocean Prey by John Sandford. This 2021 novel mixes the long-running Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series. When three members of the Coast Guard are murdered, it will take all the skills of these two investigators to find justice.
Pre-school Storytime: Friday at 10:30
Beginning September 10th, storytimes will be held in the large meeting room. They are a great opportunity for pre-readers to enjoy a story or two, share songs or finger plays, do cool crafts and develop those pre-literacy skills. Not to mention a place for parents to relax and meet.
We’re back online recommending books for all ages and interests. We will post a new video to our Facebook and YouTube pages the first and third Wednesdays of the month. If you have a few related books to recommend, we welcome guest stars!
It’s time to get the gang back together! We are currently selecting a day and time for our book group for grown-ups, so if you’re interested, please let us know when would work for you. We pick our next book as a group and tend to read widely, so get ready for a fun adventure.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MEA drop-in crafts coming October 21-22
Halloween party coming October 29, 4-6 pm
A mad scientist lab, games, crafts, treats and more. Fun for the whole family!
Food for Fines coming October 29-November 6
Donate any unexpired food item(s) to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library per card.
Book sale coming in February, 2022
We are accepting donations of good-quality recent books now. We need volunteers to plan, sort and to assist on the sale day. If you can do any of these, please talk to us.
Escape room coming this fall
Teens and adults will need to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy!
Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00 and 1:15
Lonsdale Elementary School
Our favorite reptile expert, Jim Gerholdt, is back with his turtle, lizard and snake friends. You may even get to pet a boa constrictor!
There will be two shows, 12:00 and 1:15 at Lonsdale Elementary School. You need to pre-register here for one session with Tri-City United Community Ed. There is no charge. You do not need to be signed up for the summer reading program. (But you should definitely come in and sign up to get more fun stuff.)
Lonsdale Elementary School on Google Maps
Our summer reading program kickoff cookout was a hit! Lots of families came by to enjoy free hot dogs, chips and lemonade and to sign up for summer reading. Big thanks to all our volunteers!
Don’t forget, you can still sign up at the library or online.
Thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with the food!
Enjoying a free lunch.
Another volunteer cooking.
Hot dogs are awesome, just like reading!
Picking up those week one packets.
READING COLORS YOUR WORLD
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2O21
Kickoff Party Cookout, Sticha Park, June 7th, 12:00-1:30
Sponsored by Mackenthun’s
We are starting our summer reading program this year with a cookout! Enjoy free hot dogs, chips and lemonade! Thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with the food! We will serve until 1:30 or until the food runs out. We’ll play some outdoor games and kids 0-18 will have a chance to sign up for summer reading. Come one, come all! All ages.
Sticha Park on Google Maps
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.
This is it! Vote by Halloween to determine once and for all what is Lonsdale’s favorite candy. Vote here.
We’re down to the top four, all chocolate candy bars. It’s clear what the people like! Vote here.
In busy voting week one, all of the high seeds came through. The biggest blowout was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over candy corn 58 to 9. The closest contest was Tootsie Rolls edging out Jolly Ranchers 33 to 24. The top eight remain for you to choose from. Vote for your favorites here.
If you’ve been following us on Facebook or YouTube, hopefully you have seen that we are producing book chats of recommendations for what to read next. All of the videos are available on this playlist on our YouTube channel. New episodes are posted every Wednesday at 3:00 pm. What kind of books do we discuss? You name it, we will probably get around to it. If you have suggestions, let us know. The schedule so far is:
8/19: psychological thrillers
8/26: read alouds for the whole family
9/9: hot dish cookbooks
9/16: early chapter books
9/23: overcoming adversity memoirs
9/30: favorite elderly protagonists