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Summer Reading Program 2017

Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2017
Friday, June 9 – Saturday, July 22

All ages (0-18) can register at the library for our summer reading program.  For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, mark your reading log.  For every 10 circles, get a prize! (Special teen prizes available.) All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. All book logs must be returned by 2:00 pm on July 22nd in order to enter drawing.

The theme this year is Reading by Design, so we wil be doing all kinds of fun activities, crafts, programs and story times about building, creating, science, art and design.


Friday, June 9, 11:00-12:30:
Pizza party
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00:
Domáci Czech Dancers
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles
Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45:
Mad Science MN
Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm:
You Can Build It
Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00 

Special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary for their donation, which helped to fund all of these awesome activities!

Follow us at our website and on Facebook for more information and any schedule changes or additions.


Goodbye Summer Reading 2016

Read for the Win is finished.  It’s sad to see it go,  but we all have lots to be proud of.  We had 311 kids sign up and 92 finish all five levels.  That’s thousands of reading hours!  We offered 12 events that were attended by 592 people.  Thanks again to all of the kids and young adults who participated, the parents and caregivers, and particularly the volunteers!

Opening day pizza party and field games

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Domácí Czech Folk Dancers

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Tori’s Precious Pets (photo courtesy of Lori Nickel and the Lonsdale Area News-Review)

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Remarkable Reptiles

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Mad Science MN

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Kids also made lots of crafts like Olympic ring collages and megaphones!

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FRIDAY, JULY 15 at 1:00 pm

Next up in the parade of summer reading fun is Mad Science MN who share the Mystery of Chemistry!  See a series of experiments that change, smoke, and spurt! Watch liquid change into a rainbow of colors. The Mad Scientist mixes up a gooey, foaming paste, and an eerie, smoking genie – in an ordinary water bottle! See Styrofoam “melt” before your eyes! Finally, a volunteer helps make a vat of Mad Science Slime!madscience

Summer reading program pizza party!

Our summer reading program got off to a fun start with almost 150 people enjoying free pizza and games.  Big thanks to the Lions and our other volunteers for making it a special day!  And to all of you for coming out on a steamy day to keep kids reading!
























































Check out more photos on our Facebook page!


Summer reading program pizza party


Friday, June 10th

10:30 am:  special outdoor story timeiRead2016-15

11:00 am:  pizza party / games / registration

  • Free pizza and lemonade for all in the library’s large meeting room
  • Outdoor games including an obstacle course, beanbag toss and ring toss
  • Indoor games including real life I spy, puzzles, coloring and board games
  • Register for summer reading program


Read for the Win Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading Program
June 10-July 23, 2016

Summer reading is back!  Studies show that keeping kids reading over the summer helps prevent “summer slide,” helps their reading competency, encourages critical thinking skills, and best of all is loads of fun!

How it works:Kelly poster Eng

Kids and young people from 0-18 can sign up at the library to get a reading log.  For every 15 minutes that they read or are read to, they can cross off a circle on their reading log.  For every 10 circles, they get a prize!

All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

All book logs must be returned by noon on July 23 in order to enter drawing.

Event schedule:

Friday, June 10
Special outdoor story time, 10:30- 11:00 (weather permitting)iRead2016-23
Opening day pizza party, 11:00-12:30
We will serve pizza from 11:00 until either the pizza or the interest runs out. Meanwhile, kids can register for our “international library games” and participate in events both inside and out.
Registration for the summer reading program starts at 11:00. No registrations will be accepted before that time.  You can register anytime after that until the program ends.

Wednesday, June 15
Domácí Czech Folk Dancers, 1:00-2:00
Enjoy one of last year’s hits—a visit from the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers, a group of young people who perform traditional Czech dances in costume. They make even teach you a dance!
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

Wednesday, June 22
Tori’s Precious Pets, 1:00-2:00 pm
Get up close and personal with a variety of cuddly (and not-so-cuddly) pets.
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

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Remarkable Reptiles, 1:00-2:00
Our most popular event the last two years is back! Local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt will present and share information about many of his reptile friends.

Craft session, 2:00-3:00


Wednesday, July 6
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

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Mystery of Chemistry from Mad Science MN, 1:00-2:00
See a series of experiments that change, smoke, and spurt!

Wednesday, July 13
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

Wednesday, July 20
Craft session, 2:00-3:00

Every week we will also have new coloring pages and other fun handouts, plus our Tuesday evening and Friday morning
story times.  Be sure to follow us on our website and Facebook for more details and event updates.
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