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Summer reading program update

Here we are halfway through summer reading 2017.  We have 269 young people signed up from ages less than 1 to 17.  We’ve already given away more that 200 prizes and had 8 enterprising young readers who have finished all five levels!

We’ve also done lots of fun activities:


We learned traditional Czech and Slovak dances from the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers.


We painted with marbles.


We met Harper, a service dog in training.


We made robots out of boxes and tinfoil.


We learned about all kinds of reptiles…


…and made friends with a boa constrictor.

 


We built marble mazes out of cardboard and drinking straws.

And that’s only the first half.  We’ve got lots more to come.

Wednesday, July 5th at 2:00 pm:  Crafts including catapults and spectroscopes

Friday, July 7th at 1:00 pm: Mad Science MN presents Phantastic Physics

Wednesday, July 12th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including necklaces and race cars

Wednesday, July 19th at 1:00 pm: You Can Build It fair

Wednesday, July 19th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including painting with nuts and bolts

 

Remarkable Reptiles

Remarkable Reptiles

 

Wednesday, June 28 at 1:00 pm

 

A perennial favorite, local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt, will be back to visit with some of his friends.  And his friends are snakes, lizards and turtles!  Kids will learn about these fascinating creatures, and maybe even get to pet a boa constrictor!  All ages are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And you may want to stick around afterwards, because we’re making crafts at 2:00.

Domáci Czech Dancers

Domáci Czech Dancers
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00

We are delighted to welcome back the Domáci Czech Folk Dancers, a local group of young people who interpret traditional Czech dances, complete with authentic music and costumes.  Kids who attend may even get a chance to learn a dance of their own.  All ages are welcome, even grown-ups!

Also, feel free to stick around and join us for the first of our weekly summer reading craft sessions at 2:00.  Our theme for the first week is art, so plan on making mosaics and painting with marbles.  All events and supplies are free.  Projects designed for ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome.

Pizza Party

Summer reading arrived as usual with a big pizza party full of food, games, and fun!  We had food, did some science experiments, played some games, and signed up for the summer reading program!  There’s lots more summer reading fun to come, so come back soon!

Special thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible: the Lonsdale Lions, who come back every year to cook and serve pizzas, all the many grown-up and teen (and younger!) volunteers who helped keep everything moving smoothly and the fun happening, and all the parents and caregivers who took the time to bring the kids in.  We couldn’t do it without you!


We started the day with a special outdoor storytime with really big books.


Everybody got in on the action.

We ate a lot of pizza!

The Lonsdale Lions did all the cooking and serving.  Thank you, Lions!  (Hey, is that they mayor?)

Eating pizza with your friends is good!

You know what else is good?  Building things out of Legos and making crafts!

And making slime is pretty great!


But best of all is signing up to get awesome free prizes just for reading or having someone read to you!

Don’t forget: summer reading runs through July 22nd, so sign up and start keeping track of those minutes.

Story room

Meet our new(ly designated) story room and study space.  Formerly a seldom-used small meeting room, the story room has been re-envisioned as a fun place to relax and play or buckle down and study–your choice!

  • Join us here for story times Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings.
  • Kids and families can play and relax here anytime the door is open.
  • If you want a quiet space to study or meet, you can sign up at the library on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pizza Party Friday, June 9

The summer reading program is almost here!  As always, we will be kicking off the program with a big pizza party.  Our good friends the Lonsdale Lions will be cooking and serving the pizzas.  Thanks, Lions!  Everyone is welcome and everything is free!

FRIDAY SCHEDULE:

10:30 am: Special BIG BOOK storytime on the front lawn of the library

11:00 am – 12:30 pm:  

  • Pizza and lemonade served in the library’s large meeting room
  • Sign up for summer reading in the library
  • Games, science experiments, and outside art supplies on the front lawn
  • More games and coloring pages inside the large meeting room

Can’t make the pizza party?  No problem!  You can sign up for the summer reading program any time the library is open, right up until the end of the program.

READING BY DESIGN SUMMER READING PROGRAM  JUNE 9 – 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.

Other upcoming events:

Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00 

Our weekly craft sessions are a chance to create several projects that kids can take home.  All events and supplies are free.  Projects designed for ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00: Domáci Czech Dancers

We are delighted to welcome back the Domáci Czech Folk Dancers, a local group of young people who interpret traditional Czech dances, complete with authentic music and costumes.  Kids who attend may even get a chance to learn a dance of their own!  All ages are welcome, even grown-ups.

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles

A perennial favorite, local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt, will be back to visit with some of his friends.  And his friends are snakes, lizards and turtles!  Kids will learn about these fascinating creatures, and maybe even get to pet a boa constrictor!  All ages are welcome.

Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45: Mad Science MN

Mad Science MN presents Phantastic Physics. Have fun with physics as we create lightning indoors! See electricity at work as we float pie tins and make a pickle light bulb! Discover the power of a Tesla coil as we use it to ignite a cannon. Then, we send 200,000 volts of electricity through one lucky volunteer for a truly hair-raising experience!  Content is designed for grade school ages, but everyone is welcome.  Special thanks to the Lonsdale American Legion Auxiliary, whose generous donation made this program possible!

Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm: You Can Build It

We will have our very own You Can Build It Fair, featuring demonstrations and interactive activities on topics like robotics, origami, building, and a contest to build the tallest tower with provided materials. Projects designed for ages 8-14, but all ages are welcome.

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.

EVENTS

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)

Tori's Precious Pets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Mad Science RESCHEDULED!

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