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Family matinee Saturday

Saturday, May 18th, 11:00 am

INSIDE OUT

Bring the whole family for this Disney-Pixar story that shows what’s happening inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind.  Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness keep Riley operating is the movie Richard Roeper called “an instant classic.”  Rated PG.

The movie and the snacks are free!  Bring your friends and family!

Summer Reading Program 2019

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

Thursday, June 20, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30: STARLAB Planetarium

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.

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Maker Monday, 2:00 pm

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.

Friday Storytime, 10:30 am

Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers.  Enjoy a few books and a craft.  Best for ages 3-6.

Drop-In Craft

A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.

Handouts

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.

Movies at the Library

We have recently attained a license to show movies at the library thanks to a donation from the Lonsdale SnoWizards!  We are making the most of it by creating three monthly movie events to appeal to everyone.  We may add more events as we go along.  If you have ideas of what you would like to see, please let us know!

MONTHLY EVENTS

Family Matinee Saturday
Films for kids and parents to enjoy, G- or PG-rated
Third Saturday at 11:00 am

Classic Movie Afternoon
Movies from Hollywood’s golden age
First Monday at 1:00 pm

Teen Movie Club
Fun films just for teens, PG-13 rated
Third Thursday at 4:00 pm

Note date change!

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Thank you, Snowizards!

Big thanks to the Lonsdale Snowizards Snowmobile Club for their generous donation to our children’s programming.  We will soon have a new kids’ size craft table and chairs to enhance our storytimes, hands-on science and other fun activities for young people.  Also, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming movie programs, since the Snowizards sponsored a public performance license, alllowing us to legally show all sorts of movies for kids and adults, alike!

Halloween Party

We broke our attendance record with this year’s Halloween Party.  Over 100 people dropped by to show off their awesome costumes, play some games, do some crafts, romp through an enchanted forest and eat some candy.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it a special day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands-On Science!

Parents of pre-schoolers, don’t forget that we have Hands-On Science the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am.  Kids can play, explore and not even realize that they’re learning along the way.  September 5th will be a cooking theme and October 3rd we will learn about fall.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Well, that’s it.   Summer Reading 2018 is complete.  Here are some final numbers.

Kids signed up: 307
Kids who finished all four levels: 91 (
Ages of participants: 2 months – 17 years
Programs offered in these six weeks (including storytimes): 28
Total attendance at those programs: 786

We want to thank everyone who made it great.

Subway, who donated lots of cookies and kids’ meals.  You made many kids happy!

Casey’s, who donated yummy ice cream treats.  You, too, made kids happy!

Mackenthun’s, who donated all of the pizzas and drinks for the opening day pizza party.  You made kids and grown-ups happy!

The Lonsdale Lions who cooked and served all those pizzas.  You made everybody happy!

Ron Kadrlik, whose music made our ice cream social a success!

The Domácí Czech Dancers, who taught us about traditional Czech and Slovak dances!

Jim Jayes,  whose humor and magic delighted all ages!

Jim Gerholdt of Remarkable Reptiles, who shared his knowledge and his scaly friends!

 

Siama and Dallas, who shared the songs and stories of the Congo, causing us all great joy!

To every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, babysitter, older sibling, daycare provider and friend who brought a kid into the library.  We couldn’t do it without you!

And finally to all 307 kids and young people who signed up and participated.  Thank you for reading,  playing, learning, creating and building our future one book at a time!  See you next year and keep on reading.