Fridays at 10:30
In-person storytimes are back! They will be held outside on the library’s lawn all summer. (Cancelled in case of bad weather.)
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.
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.
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.
Summer reading program is back! This year will be a little different again. Like last year, we will be giving out packets every week with worksheets, crafts, coloring and other fun stuff. These are divided between pre-readers, readers, and teens/tweens. When you register, you can enter for a chance to win one of ten grand prize baskets. After that, you can stop by the library and pick up the right packet for you from the entryway at any time. There will be videos on Facebook and YouTube each week with demonstrations. We are still being cautious about gathering in large numbers in the library, but we are having several events elsewhere.
Big thanks to Subway and Casey’s for donating prizes and Mackenthun’s for helping with the cost of the cookout!
Kickoff Party Cookout, Sticha Park, June 7th, 12:00-1:30
We start the whole program off with a cookout. Enjoy free hot dogs, chips and lemonade! We will serve until 1:30 or until the food runs out. We’ll play some outdoor games and you’ll have a chance to sign up for summer reading. Come one, come all! All ages.
The Jolly Pops 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 more! Aimed at ages 3-8, but all ages welcome.
Remarkable Reptiles, Lonsdale Elementary School Gym, June 30th, 12:00-1:00 and 1:15-2:15
Your friend and ours, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles. There will be two sessions with limited space. Please pre-register at https://tricity.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/63/program_id/15. All ages.
Ice Cream Social, Sticha Park, July 16th, 12:00-1:00
Join us in the park one last time to close out the year with friends and ice cream! All ages.
STORYTIMES AND OTHER FUN STUFF:
In person storytimes are back Friday mornings at 10:30 starting June 4th! We will meet outside the library; just follow the signs. (No storytime on wet days.) We will have “I Spy” games in the windows, so you can play anytime. The things to search for will change every week, so come back regularly. We’re also planning an art gallery of your work!
Once again we ask you not to turn in your reading logs, but encourage you to use them to inspire you to keep reading, learning and exploring! We will distribute prizes in your weekly packets. There will also be ten grand prize baskets. You can choose the grand prize drawing to enter when you sign up. You can register at the library in person, call us at 507-744-3977 or sign up online. Registration opens June 7th.
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.
Today’s experiment is pretty easy to do. All you need is milk, dish soap and food coloring. Follow these instructions. Even younger kids can do this one with a little supervision. Just remember not to drink the milk afterwards!
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.)