Our Halloween Party was a big hit, attracting a record 163 visitors! We could not have done it without the hard work of our many volunteers! Check us out on Facebook for more photos!
Chill Out with a Hot Book
It’s time again for our annual reading program for adults, Chill Out with a Hot Book. The program is open to anyone 18 or older in the greater Lonsdale area with a library card. Don’t have a card? We would be glad to sign you up for one.
We will be playing book bingo: Read books in the right categories, cross them off, finish a bingo, and collect a fun giveaway like tea or a mini candy bar. Plus, each bingo gets you another entry in our grand prize drawing. At the end of the program, one participant will win a gift basket full of cool bookish stuff!
We’ll also be offering fun events to fill those long winter evenings. Everything is always free!
Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm
You do not have to be registered for the winter reading program to participate in events.
January 14: Bingo: Join us for some classic bingo with fun prizes.
January 21: Craft: Guest artist Terinee Stangler will help you create your own beaded bracelet. All supplies provided; donations welcome. Recommended for ages 13+. (8-12 okay with parent.) Limit of 20 participants. Please pre-register; just call the library.
January 28: TV Trivia: The Decades: Create a team or come alone and join one. We will cover the 1960s through the 2000s, so bring the whole family! Fun prizes! Pre-registration encouraged.
February 4: Adult Coloring: We will provide some cool coloring sheets, markers and colored pencils and free refreshments. Bring your friends for a nice, relaxing night.
February 11: Chocolate Tasting: Expand your palate with a blind tasting of a variety of chocolate treats.
February 18: Harry Potter Escape Room: Try out an escape room without paying big bucks. This room, set in the Harry Potter universe, will be suitable for teens through adults. We will run multiple sessions at 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Pre-registration required. Maximum of six people per session.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019
Friday, June 7 – Friday, July 19
Our annual reading program for ages 0-18 is back! There are a lot of good, responsible reasons to keep reading during the summer.¹ But the important part is that reading is fun, and it’s even more fun to get rewards and participate in awesome activities at the same time!
How it works: Starting June 7th, you can register and pick up a reading log. We have special logs for readers, pre-readers and teens. Complete the tasks on your reading log. For every ten tasks you earn a prize. You can collect four prizes total, plus finish all the levels to enter a drawing for your choice of our awesome grand prize baskets. All book logs must be returned by 6 pm on July 19 in order to enter drawing.
Friday, June 7, 10:30/11:00: Pizza Party
Come at 10:30 for a special outdoor story time, then enjoy free pizza and lemonade starting at 11:00. We will also have activities going on inside and out, so plan to stick around for a while. All ages.
Experience a real inflatable planetarium to learn about stars and constellations. Because space is limited, there will be three sessions. NOTE: This program will take place at Lonsdale Elementary School. There is no charge, but you must pre-register at: https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231. Be sure to select Lonsdale and take note of your session time. All ages.
Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00: Escape Room
You must solve puzzles to escape and save the day in this space-themed adventure. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Best for ages 10-14.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles
Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles. All ages.
Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
We will close the program again with ice cream and good company. All ages.
Dive in to creation! We will provide the supplies and a challenge; you bring the imagination. Best for ages 6-10.
Family Movie Tuesday, 6:30 pm
We will show a family-friendly movie with a space theme. Free snacks included. All ages.
Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday, 1:00 pm
A special activity just for teens and tweens. Free snacks included. Best for ages 11-15.
Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers. Enjoy a few books and a craft. Best for ages 3-6.
A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.
We will also offer take-home activities for different age groups, new every week.
¹ Serious facts for grown-ups: Multiple studies show that children who read regularly over the summer break experience less of a “summer slide,” and are better prepared to keep up to grade level in all subjects. This effect is cumulative and even stronger in disadvantaged children. For more, visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm.
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.