Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program
Friday, June 8-Saturday, July 21
Studies show that kids who continue to read during the summer retain more of their skills and excel not just in reading but in all subjects. Our experience shows that reading is awesome and kids who read or are read to have more adventures! Ages 0-18 are welcome to sign up to win prizes just for reading and to come to any or all of our fun activities.
This year we will have three types of reading logs: pre-readers, readers, and teens. Each will feature not just reading but other cool things to do. Finish ten tasks and bring in your log for a prize. This year we will have four levels of really cool prizes. Finish all four and you will be entered into a drawing for one of our fantastic grand prize bundles. Sign up any time during the program. Reading logs must be returned by 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 21 in order to be entered. Thanks to Subway and Casey’s for providing prizes!
In case that’s not enough incentive, if 100 kids finish all four levels, you can all bring your squirt guns and water balloons to the closing day ice cream social and give your library staff a good soaking. (We reserve the right to limit the time, distance and water pressure allowed.)
Friday, June 8, 11:00-12:30: Pizza Party sponsored by Mackenthun’s
We kick things off with a special outdoor storytime at 10:30. Then stick around for pizza and games. And don’t forget to sign up for the program. Special thanks to Mackenthun’s for providing the food and to the Lonsdale Lions for cooking and serving!
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00-2:00: Siama’s Music from Congo
Siama is a guitarist from Congo, in central Africa. He will play songs, tell stories, and even encourage the audience to play along.
Wednesday, June 20, 1:00-2:00: Domácí Czech Dancers
Our favorite local dance group will perform and teach attendees about Czech and Slovak traditional dances.
Wednesday, June 27, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles
Jim Gerholdt is back with his snakes, turtles and lizards. Learn all about reptiles and maybe even pet a boa constrictor.
Wednesday, July 11, 1:00-2:00: The Magic of Jim Jayes
Kid-friendly magic and comedy from veteran performer Jim Jayes.
Saturday, July 21, 11:00-12:30: Ice Cream Social
We close out the program with ice cream and music from local musician Ron Kadrlik.
All events are free and suitable for all ages.
Mondays, 3:00-3:30: Make, Listen & Move
Make a musical instrument craft, play along with some music, and do a music-related activity. Best suited for ages 5-10.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00 and Fridays, 10:30-11:00: Storytimes
Don’t forget our twice-weekly pre-school storytimes with books and crafts. Best suited for ages 3-6.
Thursdays, 3:00-3:30: Thursday Teens & Tweens
Crafts, art projects and other fun activities just for young adults. Snacks will be served. Best suited for ages 11-15.
Every week, we will have a different craft to do any time the library is open. Best suited for ages 4-12.
Every week we will have new take-home worksheets for all age groups.