Library News: Monticello

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros - Day of the Child/Day of the Book - will be celebrated at the Monticello Public Library on Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This annual celebration of children and literacy evolved from the first World Conference for the Well-Being of Children in August of 1925, when various countries chose dates for celebrating children and childhood. Since 1925 Dia de los Ninos, or Day of the Child, has grown as an annual celebration throughout Mexico. This...
Teens at the Monticello Public Library have the opportunity to celebrate the Newbery Medal winning book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and win a READ poster featuring Taylor Swift. Swift appears in the new film version of "The Giver," along with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Lowry's book tells the story of a perfect world in which everyone is happy. But when one boy is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories he enters into training with an old man named The Giver and learns about pain...
Monticello Library invites children ages 0-12 to come and visit our Gnome House! Our summer reading program, "Dig into Reading" runs June 10 through Aug. 10. Children can sign up for the program at the Gnome House, search for our hiding gnome in the library, and have fun at our Look and Find. Children of every age can participate in our weekly story times: Baby Bounce, the Tator Tots, The Turnips, or the Lunch Bunch. We've got something for everyone! Teens are invited to...
Mystery author William Kent Krueger will speak at the Monticello Public Library on Thursday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O'Connor, part Irish and part Ojibwe. The thirteenth book in the series is scheduled for release in August 2013. "Ordinary Grace" a new novel not a part of the series was just published this spring. Krueger and his books have won many awards including the Minnesota Book...
Dia de los Ninos/ Dia de los Libros - Day of the Child/ Day of the Book will be celebrated at the Monticello Public Library on Saturday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This annual celebration of children and literacy evolved from the first World Conference for the Well-Being of Children in August 1925, when various countries chose dates for celebrating children and childhood. Since 1925 Dia de los Ninos, or the Day of the Child, has grown as an annual celebration throughout Mexico. This...
Happy Fall! Stop by the Monticello Public Library and see our newest Library Assistant! Our Do It Yourself Scarecrow program resulted in 23 scarecrows made by 20 children and their families. Check out our events calendar to see more great programs we have scheduled for this fall.
Hopper, the library's Leap into Reading mascot, visited Monticello Public Library on Thursday, June 14. Library Aide Michele Forsman and Branch Assistant Sandy Welton-Wood double-teamed the storytime, keeping a group of 16 children on task with songs, games, crafts and stories.It was a wet day outside, but kids stayed dry in the library learning how frog eggs become tadpoles and turn into frogs. Some of the books they listened to were Froggy Builds A Tree House by Jonathan London, 999...
Stop by the Monticello Library and enjoy our Dia de los Muertos display. Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that focuses on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. But it's not a sad holiday. It's full of joy! People believe that on Dia de los Muertos the spirits of the dead return and visit with family members and friends who are still alive. People prepare their homes for Dia de los Muertos by setting up altars to...
Children filled the Monticello Library to capacity for the final program of the summer! The Zooman and his animals made a return appearance to the library on Aug. 9 to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program. More than 700 children participated in the program, "One World Many Stories," reading a combined total of over 2,424 hours! Register on our web page for fall programs including Baby Bounce, Toddler Times, Story Times and special events, or stop by the library and pick up our...
This annual celebration of children and literacy evolved from the first world conference for the Well-Being of Children in 1925. Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros translates into the Day of the Child, the Day of the Book and promotes literacy and the importance of linking all children to books, languages, and cultures. The Monticello Library has been celebrating this event since 2006. This year’s celebration took place at the Latino Health Fair at the Monticello Community Center on...