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Summer Reading Program Update

It’s hard to believe that we’re already wrapping up our first week of summer reading program 2024. It’s been SO MUCH FUN and there’s lots yet to come.

A large crowd enjoyed food, games and friendship at our KICKOFF COOKOUT.

BRODINI presented a delightful comedy magic show.

We’ve already signed up 143 kids, but there is still plenty of time to sign up. No obligation, no pressure, just fun stuff and rewards for things you’re probably doing already like reading and playing.

Next up is our STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER on Tuesday, June 18th. Bring your stuffed friend for a special evening storytime at 6:30, then leave them to spend the night. We are closed Wednesday for Juneteenth, so you can pick up your friend on Thursday along with pictures of what they got up to while sleeping over. (Shenanigans are guaranteed.)

And mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 am. The INTERNATIONAL OWL CENTER will be visiting TCU Lonsdale Elementary with a real owl!


Summer Reading Program 2024

Summer Reading Program 2024
June 7 – July 20

Summer reading program will happen this year despite the flood! Ages 0-18 can get a reading log full of fun tasks. Finish your log and have a chance at a grand prize basket! We will have plenty of special events and weekly take-and-make packets for pre-school and school ages. Events not otherwise specified will take place in the library. We will continue to operate on limited hours (Mon-Fri, 1-6 & Sat, 10-2)  out of the meeting room until further notice.

Special Events:

Fri, June 7, 12:00: Cookout, Jaycee Park

Sign up for summer reading, play games, eat hot dogs and chips, and go home with a free book

Wed, June 12, 1:00: Brodini’s Comedy Magic Show

Magic and wholesome humor from the great Brodini

Tue, June 18, 6:30: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Enjoy a special storytime, then leave your friends for overnight adventures

Wed, June 26, 10:30: International Owl Center, Lonsdale Elementary

Learn about owls and meet a real live owl

Thu-Sat, July 11-13, (multiple sessions): Spy Escape Room

Bring your team to solve a series of puzzles to save the day

Tue, July 16: 1:00: Munchkin the Miniature Horse

Meet Munchkin, listen to a book about him and do a craft

Escape the Volcano!

What: Escape room
Who: Adults and teens 14+
Where: Lonsdale Public Library
When: Thursday, December 28-Saturday, December 30

You are having a great time on your Uncle Bob’s private tropical island until the volcano starts rumbling.  You have to escape!  But Bob left, and he forgot to tell you where he keeps the only key to the speedboat.  Can you locate the key before it’s too late?

Unlike other escape rooms, ours is completely free!  Use your wits to solve a series of puzzles as a team.  No experience or outside expertise required.  We will register up to 5 people per session.  Please call the library at 507-744-3977 or email mmoran@selco.info to pre-register.


Thursday, December 28

Friday, December 29

Saturday, December 30