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.
Our book sale was a big hit! We attracted lots of customers and raised over $800! Keep your eye on this space for improvements to our small family fun room as we spend those dollars.
Big thanks to our volunteers who helped make this possible! It was a great event and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Our summer reading program kickoff cookout was a hit! Lots of families came by to enjoy free hot dogs, chips and lemonade and to sign up for summer reading. Big thanks to all our volunteers!
Don’t forget, you can still sign up at the library or online.
Thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with the food!
Enjoying a free lunch.
Another volunteer cooking.
Hot dogs are awesome, just like reading!
Picking up those week one packets.
The Board provides volunteer leadership of the library. It meets once a month on the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm for an hour or so. That’s all the commitment required.
If you’re interested, please fill out this form and return to City Hall or the library. You must live in Lonsdale or the surrounding rural area.
Any questions, ask Marguerite at the library!
It’s hard to believe that it’s over, but summer reading 2019 is in the books. Let’s take a look back.
Total kids registered: 309!
Number who finished: 109!
Pizza Party and astronaut training
Thanks, Lonsdale Lions, volunteers and Mackenthun’s! And thanks to the 133 of you who came and made it so much fun.
Thanks TCU Community Ed! And to the 142 kids of all ages who learned about the universe.
Space Pirate Encounter Escape Room
Thanks volunteer Sara Richter! And to the 18 brave teens and tweens who saved their spaceship from disaster by using their wits and teamwork.
Thanks to the 100 excited kids and brave parents who enjoyed learning about these cool animals.
Ice Cream Social
Thanks to our fabulous volunteers and to the 76 of you who braved the insane heat for the sweet finish to our summer reading program.
We also had Maker Mondays, family movie Tuesdays and Teens ‘n Tweens Thursdays. Oh, and drop-in crafts and worksheets. In short, it was a whirlwind! Thanks again to everyone who participated. See you next year.
One-on-one computer tutoring will now be available on an appointment basis. If you have a computer issue you would like help with, you can email Marguerite or call the library at 507-744-3977 to schedule a time. Tutoring is always free.
Mondays at 10:30 am: Make, Listen and Move, our craft and music program for kids 6-10. One or two volunteers needed to assist at the program. Also, to help prepare craft projects ahead of time.
Friday, June 8 at 10:30 am: Pizza party kickoff Four to six volunteers needed to help with outdoor games, sign up participants and direct traffic.
Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am: Ice cream social closing party. Three to four volunteers needed to serve ice cream and help with activities.
Please let us know ahead of time if you are interested. You can call the library at 507-744-3977 or email Marguerite.
Computer tutoring at the library
Join us for one-on-one computer instruction. If you need help getting started with computers in general or need to learn about a particular program, we would be glad to help you. You name the topic, and we’ll work together on one of our computers.
Our volunteer tutor is available on the third Wednesday of the month from 3-6 pm. An appointment is strongly suggested. Please contact the library at 507-744-3977 or email Marguerite Moran to schedule your session.
- Computer basics: What’s this mouse thing for again?
- e-mail basics
- Microsoft Word
- Excel (spreadsheets)
- Internet search strategies
- Getting started with Overdrive (e-books)
Are you a computer whiz who would like to help teach others? We could always use more volunteers.