Library News: Eagle Bend

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!"
Great River Regional Library has purchased a six-title series of nonfiction books for children called "Unexplained, What's The Evidence?" Titles include "Are Aliens Real?", "Is ESP Real?", and "Are Ghosts Real?" The books were written by Patrick Perish. He is the son of Cathy Perish, Eagle Bend Library Assistant. According to Cathy, Patrick spent many childhood nights under the covers with a flashlight and a good book, and he was particularly interested in aliens, ghosts and other...
As we celebrate National Friends of the Library week, I would like to recognize members of the Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library. During Eagle Bend Days this past summer the Friends held their annual used book sale. Sharon Harris, Vice President, volunteered to be a cashier during the sale. The other Friends board members include President Carol Wendel, Secretary Jan Thorson, Treasurer Laurie Connolly, Membership Chair June Fontaine, and Historian Barb Hest. Without their support we...
The annual Preschool Reading and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program celebration for the Eagle Bend Public Library took place on Thursday evening, Sept. 12 at the Eagle Bend Assembly of God Church. Children and families were entertained by Robert and Lynn Halbrook's "Magic Rabbit" show. The goal of the 1,000 Books program is for children going into kindergarten to read or have read to them 1,000 books. This prepares them for learning how to read and academic success....
DonB entertained our young patrons and their families during the Eagle Bend Library Summer Reading Program Party. What a fun time for all! We had good participation in the 2013 Summer Reading Program as noted below. Baby & Me - Signed up: 8; total slips returned: 5 Children - Signed up: 67; total slips returned: 96 Teens - Signed up: 13; total slips returned: 49
Lauren Stormoen was Eagle Bend Public Library’s Blue Ribbon Reader winner this summer. Children and teens at each of Great River Regional Library’s 32 locations were invited to take part in an essay writing contest. They were asked to answer the question: Why do you love to read? Lauren’s essay was selected from the Eagle Bend entries. Her name was then put in with the names of winners from the 31 other library locations in which Great River Regional Library provides...
Children were captivated by "Pam the Storyteller" on Saturday morning, July 27 at the Eagle Bend Library. She shared her own story about dirt, mud, rocks, sand and adventure. Mark your calendars for our next summer program "Soil Rocks! Can You Dig It?" by Saint John's Arboretum. It will include "hands on" activities for ages 3-12 and is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Branch Assistant Cathy Perish led a story time and dinosaur dig activity at the Eagle Bend Public Library on Tuesday, June 11. Our young patrons learned about dinosaurs and patiently used wooden sticks to "dig out" toy dinosaurs from sand molds, experiencing the difficulty archeologists experience as they carefully uncover old bones during their archeological digs. Before leaving the library the children signed up for the Summer Reading Program and had refreshments.
The Eagle Bend Public Library held an "Egg-citing" Event on March 30. We started with dyeing Easter eggs with the Eagle Bend Senior Citizens. Following this was a fun story time about egg hunts and roly-poly eggs. While we were reading, the Easter Bunny came and hid eggs around the library. The children had to take their list and only pick up the colored eggs on their list. This program was made possible with funds from the Eagle Bend Area "Friends of the Library."
Are you starting to plan your gardening projects for spring and summer? Todd County Master Gardeners will be leading workshops on two Saturdays in March. Sharon Quale will provide information on dwarf and miniature conifers on March 2 and Marie Siegle will explore wild flower gardening on March 23. Both workshops will be held at the Eagle Bend Senior Center (next to the Eagle Bend Public Library) from 10-11:00 a.m. The Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library will provide refreshments and a...