Spring-Summer 2006 Archived Page
Change in Storytime: For the summer we will change storytime to Thursdays at 10:15. We will have stories and a craft or game every week.
Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We will have a game, craft and campfire snack every Tuesday.
2006 Summer Reading Program
Kickoff: June 13, 2:00 to 8:00
Sign up for our summer reading program and receive a bag of goodies.
Grand Finale: August 15, 2:00 to 4:00
Prizes will be awarded for number of books read and number of items checked out from the library. We are also planning a cake walk.
DONATIONS NEEDED for summer reading program prizes. Items must be new, or like new. Suggested items: school supplies, books, insulated lunch bags, art supplies, DVD movies, VHS movies, kids magazines.
Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - Pancakes hot off the griddle were served to guests at a steady pace at the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees. $1,330 was donated to support the library. A special thanks to Bremer Bank, Deer’s Bar, Dick’s Market, and Larry and Marsha Croes for their donations of ingredients and supplies and to our volunteers for helping make this event such a success.
Partnership for Promoting Early Literacy Grant - Two daycare providers in the Deer Park area and daycare centers in New Richmond, Somerset and Clear Lake will begin using this rotating collection when it is available this summer.
Our library is one of 20 libraries participating in a 'Partnership for Promoting Early Literacy Grant'. We will receive $750 for materials in a rotating collection available for checkout to daycare providers caring for a child with a developmental challenge or a member of a low-income family. These materials, to support brain development, could be parenting materials or children's materials, or a combination of both. Items could include music or spoken word recordings, books, parenting information and toys. Our goal is to have the materials available for checkout by June.
Book Discussion – Tuesday, April 25th, 4:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of the book, The Language of Sycamores by Lisa Wingate. Everyone is invited. If you don’t have the book, contact the library to reserve a copy.
About the book: Karen Sommerfield, makes an unexpected visit to her grandmother’s farm in the quiet Missouri Ozarks. As her hectic schedule falls away, she finds herself once again hearing the soft, secret language of the sycamores. She opens herself to the unexpected, rediscovers connections with her grandmother, confronts grief and the possibility of having cancer, and finds joy instead of emptiness and sadness.
About the author: Lisa Wingate is an inspirational speaker, writing instructor and magazine columnist. She received the 2004 National Civies Award which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life.
2005 Annual Report - Items checked out to patrons increased 45%, with a 70% increase in checkouts to patrons in a township without a library. Items checked most frequently are books, videocassettes, DVD’s, magazines, and books on cassette. We now own over 100 DVD’s and have added audiobooks on CD and music. Weekly storytime attendance was 761. Staff: Library Director, Library Assistant and Library Aide (for shelving and interlibrary loan processing), and a substitute. The total hours worked is less than one full-time position. Volunteers donated over 240 hours for storytime reading, prepping materials for shelving, and preparing storytime crafts. Several advanced knitting classes, especially felted knits, were held. This is the second year that the library has sponsored community education classes.
Story Time Theme Schedule
- May 2006-
- 3rd - Jungle Animal - Large cats
- 10th - Mother's Day
- 17th - Native American Art
- 24th - Rainbow
- 31st - Carnival/circus
- April 2006-
- 5th - Gardening
- 12th - Easter
- 19th - Forest Animals
- 26th - Farm Animals
Student volunteers 10 years or older are invited to meet on the FIRST or LAST Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to prepare craft projects for our weekly story time. If you would like to participate, fill out an application at the desk. Once you are signed up as a volunteer, you can attend any craft session without having to register. Just come on by - we'll always have a project for you to work on.
June 15, 2006