Library News: Big Lake

Time Change: Author Joel Karsten is coming to the Big Lake Public Library this coming Monday, April 13, to talk about about Straw Bale Gardening. The correct time of the event is 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Sign up today on the Events Calendar! Karsten describes straw bale gardening as a kind of container gardening. The bale is held together with string. The exterior becomes the container, and the interior, conditioned with fertilizer and water, becomes a potting bed suitable for planting. Karsten...
This spring the Big Lake Public Library provided a new "Young Miss Tea" program for girls 10 to 15. Eight girls attended. They learned about skin care and gave themselves facials and received manicure sets and polish and gave themselves manicures. They also enjoyed tea and lunch. The library also recently held their annual Princess Tea which was attended by 20 local princesses. The group made princess diaries, crowns and Cinderella slippers before sitting down to tea and lunch.
Hopper the frog made some new friends at the Big Lake Public Library's Leap Into Reading storytime on Friday, Sept. 28. Hopper is Great River Regional Library's Leap Into Reading mascot. He is visiting each of the library's 32 locations as they offer Leap Into Reading events throughout the year. Leap Into Reading is an effort to promote reading and encourage literacy spearheaded by the Minnesota Department of Education. In Big Lake, the children gathered around as Branch...
Hopper the frog sat down at the Big Lake Public Library recently with Abby Miller and parents Jason and Tara to read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Jason submitted “Hopper” to Great River Regional Library’s Name that Frog contest on Abby’s behalf. Abby received her beautiful pop-up version of “The Lorax” after Hopper was chosen from more than 70 submissions. The book purchase was funded by the St. Cloud Friends of the Library. An identical frog named Read-it is...