Any child from birth to age 5 can sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Eagle Bend Public Library. The child will receive a book bag and a tracking record. At every 20 books read, the librarian will stamp their record book and give them a sticker. At every 100 books they can look in the treasure chest for a prize. At 500 books read, they will receive a book. When the child reaches 1000 books, they will receive a hard cover book with matching stuffed animal. This...
Library News: Eagle Bend
Posted October 2, 2015
The Eagle Bend Public Library celebrated reading with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on Saturday, Sept. 26. Awards were given to our five kindergarten children who have completed their 1000 books. Eagle Bend's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is funded by the Eagle Bend Friends of the Library. Each child who signs up for the program receives a canvas book bag and record book. At each 100 books read, the child can dig in our treasure chest for a prize. When they reach the...
Posted June 15, 2015
The Eagle Bend Public Library held a two-day music camp as part of the Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm. Children at the music camp each made various musical instruments and talked about how different materials made different sounds. On the second day of the camp, Library Assistant Joseph LaVoie played the keyboard as the kids played along with the musical instruments they made. Forty-three children were shaking and drumming to the music of "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Let it go."
Posted March 31, 2015
The Eagle Bend Public Library has received a new makeover, thanks to Friends and local volunteers who gave the library a new look with a fresh coat of paint. The City of Eagle Bend also provided funds to update the Internet station work area and for more shelving displays for the magazines and books on CD. We now have a quiet section in the library for our ongoing "Friends" book sale, and a place to just sit and read the newspapers. With these changes we were also able to expand our books on CD...
Posted January 14, 2015
The Eagle Bend Public Library had a fun storytime about Snow on Saturday, Jan. 10. We read books about snow, did a flannel board about an old lady who swallowed some snow, and then each child painted a snowman on a snow globe. A delicious snack was provided by the Friends of the Library. Our next Storytime will be Saturday, Feb. 14. Join us for a Valentine party of stories and crafts. Call 218-738-4590 to reserve a spot.
Posted December 15, 2014
Santa surprised the children at Eagle Bend Public Library's Storytime. He read them the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas." The children each had a chance to sit on Santa's lap, tell him what they wanted for Christmas, and get a goodie bag.
Posted October 2, 2014
The Eagle Bend Public Library held its annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration on Sept. 25. Robert the Magician entertained everyone with a performance of Bug, Bugs, Bugs. He did various magic tricks including making a dove appear from a scarf. We had eight participants reach the 1000 books mark and six of them are now in kindergarten. We had our youngest participant to reach 1000 books, Beau Harren age 2 1/2 of Eagle Bend. The Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library served...
Posted August 4, 2014
Smokey the Bear visited the Eagle Bend Public Library for a special storytime in July. DNR officer Jason read the the kids a story about Smokey the Bear and fire safety. They discussed all the "do's and don'ts" for fire safety. He gave each of the children a Smokey the Bear book and book marker. This program was provided by the Eagle Bend Friends of the Library. Join us for our next Toddler Storytime on Monday, Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Please contact the Eagle Bend library to pre-register.
Posted June 3, 2014
In conjunction with our "Science" themed Summer Reading Program, Experiment with Reading, we are doing a "hands on" science camp June 18 & 19 in Staples and June 25 & 26 in Eagle Bend. The camp is from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the libraries. We will do various experiments with physics, geography, biology and chemistry. The participants will do the experiments, making a hypothesis and figuring out how the experiment worked. We will be floating, dissolving, observing, and creating amazing...
Posted February 5, 2014
Eagle Bend library patrons of all ages enjoyed a creative activity on Saturday, Feb. 1. Artist Jen Anfinson provided supplies and tips on creating "fairy gardens" as part of an event funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Here are comment from attendees: This program "helped the children to be creative and share with parents . . . good way to recycle and have fun." "Great mommy / daughter time. Thank you!"