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Summer Reading Week Five

There’s still lots of fun to be had with the summer reading program as we enter our next-to-last week!

Maker Monday

 

We will make fun clothespin dragonflies, match animal tracks and make yummy rainbow sprinkle pretzels.

National Eagle Center Event

Join us Tuesday at 11:00 am at the TCU Lonsdale Elementary School for a presentation with a live eagle.

Teens & Tweens Thursday

We will make a god’s eye craft.

Coding Club

Learn coding for ages 8-12 and 13+.  Please bring your own device if you have one.

Pre-school Storytime

Enjoy stories and other fun for ages 3-6 with a cowboy theme.

Drop-in Crafts

Make a eagle puppet and a loon collage.

Summer Reading Week Four

We’ve finished half our summer reading program, but there’s still plenty of time to sign up!

Don’t forget we’re closed on Monday for Independence Day.

Maker Monday

Join us for a special Maker Monday on Tuesday.  We will make patriotic rocket crafts and red, white and blue pretzels.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring your stuffed friends in for a special storytime at 6:30, then leave them behind for a sleepover.  Wednesday morning you can pick them up along with a report on their adventures.

Teens & Tweens Thursday

We will make a red, white and blue windsock.

Coding Club

Learn coding for ages 8-12 and 13+.  Please bring your own device if you have one.

Preschool Storytime

Enjoy stories and crafts for ages 3-6 with a caterpillars theme.

Drop-in Crafts

Make a shadow puppet and/or a stick person.

Summer Reading Program Week Three

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already finished two weeks, but there are four weeks to go.  There’s still plenty of time to sign up!

Maker Monday

We will write our names with natural materials.  If you want to bring along small amounts of grasses, leaves, or other natural materials to use, feel free.  Please only harvest with permission; don’t pull up your neighbor’s flowers.

We will also have a trail mix bar.  There will be no nuts or peanuts, but we can’t guarantee everything was produced in a nut-free facility.

Toddler Storytime

Our monthly storytime for ages 18 months to 3 years with a baby theme.

Teens & Tweens Thursday

We will make beautiful handmade journals.

Coding Club

There is no leader for Coding Club this week.  If you want to get together to work on your projects, you may, but there will be no one to guide you.

Preschool Storytime

Enjoy stories and crafts for ages 3-6 with an Independence Day theme.

Drop-in Crafts

We will have a cool 3-D paper campsite and a campfire craft for you to put together.

Summer Reading Program Week Two

Summer reading program is off to a great start!  We saw lots of you on week one and hope to keep the momentum going for week two.  Haven’t registered yet?  There’s still lots of time!  Come on in and bring your friends!

Maker Monday

We will craft a paper plate camping scene that goes from day to night and a 3-D tent.  We might also sing some camp songs if anyone will sing along.

Teens & Tweens Thursday

We will make a very cool leather bookmark.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Coding Club

Learn coding for ages 8-12 and 13+.  Please bring your own device if you have one.

Summer Camp Escape Room

We have slots available Thursday at 2:00 and 3:30; Friday at 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00; and Saturday at 10:30 and 12:00.  Please call the library ahead of time to sign up.  Limit of 5 per session.  Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Storytime

Princesses!

Drop-in Crafts

Make a camp necklace and a s’mores headband.

 

Summer Reading Program Week One

Week one is actually more than a week, since we start on a Friday, but please play along.  You can sign up for the summer reading program starting on June 10th or any day after that until July 22nd.  Here’s what’s happening just in the first week!

Friday, June 10 at noon: Kickoff Cookout at Sticha Park

Eat hot dogs and chips, drink lemonade, sign up for the summer reading program and get a free book!  All ages.

Monday, June 13 at 2 pm: Maker Monday

For our first week, we will make egg carton bees and butterfly rings.  Plus, we will have a bee relay race.  Best for ages 6-10.

Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 pm: The Power of the Flower:  Helping Our Bees and Butterflies

Educators from the Rice County Extension Department will present a program about the importance of pollinators, including a craft and a plant to take home!  Best for ages 5+.

Thursday, June 16 at 11:30 am: Storytime with Chione Quintet

Join us for a special musical storytime based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon.  All ages.  (This event was rescheduled.  This is the correct day and time.)

Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: Teens and Tweens

For week one, we are making workout headbands from old t-shirts.  Bring your own t-shirt if you have one in a cool color.  We will also have some at the library, but they may not be cool.  Best for ages 11+.

Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 pm: Coding Club

Learn coding by working on self-directed projects.  Ages 8-12 can learn Scratch or Dot and Dash robots.  13 and up may learn Python or advanced projects.  Bring your own device.   (If you are interested but don’t have a device, contact the library and we will try to arrange use of one for you.)  Best for ages 8+.

Friday, June 17 at 10:30 am: Storytime

Every week we have a pre-school storytime with books, fingerplays, songs and crafts. This week’s theme is princesses.  Best for ages 3-6.

Drop-in crafts

Each week we will also have a drop-in craft to do in the library anytime.  Week one we have a toilet paper roll bee and a mix and match flower.

Summer Reading Call for Volunteers!

The summer reading program is a big deal and we  couldn’t do it without help.  We are looking for volunteers, teens or adults, who are interested in helping out.  You can help at the kickoff cookout, help out with crafts and activities on Maker Mondays or come in at a time of your choosing to prepare craft materials for the next week.  If you’re interested, please call the library at 507-744-2977 or let us know in person.

Summer Reading Program 2022

Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program
Friday, June 10-Saturday, July 23

The summer reading program is back in person!  We will have reading logs, weekly events, special events, grand prize drawings–everything we’ve been missing!  Everyone from babes in arms through age 18 is welcome to participate.

(We will continue to make masks available for adults and children, but they are not required.  If you would like a take-home version of a weekly craft, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate you.)

We will again have a selection of grand prize baskets for different ages.  Kids get to enter a drawing for the basket of their choice just by signing up, and can earn another entry for every page they complete in their reading log.  We have logs for pre-readers, readers, and teens.  Get your choice of book just by signing up!  Logs must be turned in by 2 pm on July 23rd to get entries.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

All events are at the library unless noted otherwise

Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 am: Chione Quintet Storytime

(Yes, this is technically before the kickoff, but it’s too much fun to miss!)  Join us for a special musical storytime based on Minnesota author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon.  All ages.

Friday, June 10 at 12:00 pm: Summer Reading Kickoff Cookout at Sticha Park

Drop by Sticha Park for hotdogs, chips, lemonade and literacy!  Eat, play games and sign up for the summer reading program all in one.  All ages.

Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 pm: The Power of the Flower: Helping Bees and Butterflies

Learn about the importance of pollinators and what you can do to help with this hands-on learning event from the Rice County Extension Service.  Best for ages 5-10.

Thursday, June 23 – Saturday, June 25 (multiple sessions): Summer Camp Treasure Hunt Escape Room 

When you arrive at your summer camp cabin, you find a mysterious message.  Can  you find the hidden treasure before time runs out?  Best for ages 10+.

Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 pm: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Join us for a special evening storytime at 6:30, then drop off your stuffed friend to spend the night having adventures in the library.  Best for ages 3-6.

Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 am: Live Eagle Program at Lonsdale Elementary School

An interpreter from the National Eagle Center shares an entertaining presentation all about eagle biology, ecology and natural history complete with live eagle.  Event held in the gym at Lonsdale Elementary School.  All ages.

Friday, July 22 at 12:00 pm: Ice Cream Social at Sticha Park

We wrap up the program with ice cream and fun at Sticha Park.  All ages.

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Maker Mondays at 2:00 pm

Our weekly get-together for ages 6-10.  We will make crafts and do some other fun activities.  (Note: We will have Maker Monday on Tuesday, July 5th because of the holiday.)

Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday at 1:00 pm

This weekly event for ages 11+ will do crafts and activities aimed at an older audience.

Coding Club Thursday at 2:00 pm

Learn coding by working on self-directed projects.  Ages 8-12 can learn Scratch or Dot and Dash robots.  13 and up may learn Python or advanced projects.  Bring your own device.   (If you are interested but don’t have a device, contact the library and we will try to arrange use of one for you.)

Friday Storytime at 10:30 am

Don’t forget out pre-school storytime, which will continue during the summer.  Books, songs, fingerplays and crafts!

 

Clue Escape Room — New times added!

Get a Clue Escape Room
Lonsdale Public Library Story Room
Thursday, Jan. 20-Saturday, Jan. 22

Oh no, Mr. Boddy has been murdered!  You just came for a party, but now YOU are the main suspect.  The police will be here in 45 minutes.  If you can’t prove who the real killer is, then it’s off to prison with you.

The popular event for teens and adults returns!  Unlike other escape rooms, ours is completely free!  Use your wits to solve a series of puzzles as a team.  We will register up to 5 people per session.  Please call the library at 507-744-3977 to pre-register.  Suggested for ages 12 and up.

SESSION TIMES

Thursday, January 20

12:30-1:30
2:00-3:00
3:30-4:30
5:00-6:00
6:30-7:30

Friday, January 21

11:00-12:00
12:30-1:30
2:00-3:00
3:30-4:30
5:00-6:00
6:30-7:30

Saturday, January 22

10:30-11:30
12:00-1:00

Pumpkin Art Contest

Pumpkin Art Contest

WHO:  Teens 13-19
WHEN: October 15-October 29
WHAT: Juried art show

If you are a teen and want to share your artistic talents, decorate a pumpkin in a non-invasive way (no carving, please) and bring it to the library.  We will put it on display and the library staff will choose a winner to be announced at our Halloween Party on Friday, October 29th.

Looking for inspiration?  Try the ideas in this Good Housekeeping article.

Upcoming Events

WHAT’S NEW IN SEPTEMBER

Facebook Giveaway:

For adults, we will be giving away a book every month.  All you have to do is comment on our question of the month and you’ll be entered into the drawing.

Our prize this month is Ocean Prey by John Sandford.  This 2021 novel mixes the long-running Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series.  When three members of the Coast Guard are murdered, it will take all the skills of these two investigators to find justice.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Pre-school Storytime: Friday at 10:30

Beginning September 10th, storytimes will be held in the large meeting room.  They are a great opportunity for pre-readers to enjoy a story or two, share songs or finger plays, do cool crafts and develop those pre-literacy skills.  Not to mention a place for parents to relax and meet.

Book Chats

We’re back online recommending books for all ages and interests.  We will post a new video to our Facebook and YouTube pages the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  If you have a few related books to recommend, we welcome guest stars!

Book Group

It’s time to get the gang back together!  We are currently selecting a day and time for our book group for grown-ups, so if you’re interested, please let us know when would work for you.  We pick our next book as a group and tend to read widely, so get ready for a fun adventure.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

MEA drop-in crafts coming October 21-22

Halloween party coming October 29, 4-6 pm

A mad scientist lab, games, crafts, treats and more.  Fun for the whole family!

Food for Fines coming October 29-November 6

Donate any unexpired food item(s) to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library per card.

Book sale coming in February, 2022

We are accepting donations of good-quality recent books now.  We need volunteers to plan, sort and to assist on the sale day.  If you can do any of these, please talk to us.

Escape room coming this fall

Teens and adults will need to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy!