Library News: Rockford

Register your birth through five-year-old child for this free reading incentive program today! Every time you finish reading 100 books together you can stop by for a prize, a free book, and put your child’s name on our reader board. They can watch their reading progress charted right at the library every time they visit! Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are able to read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they...
Friends of the Rockford Library will be hosting a semi-annual Used Book and a Bake Sale at the library. Get ready to stock up on old favorites or new items. Perhaps a treasure awaits you at the Rockford Library. Dates are Monday-Saturday Oct. 5-10. The book sale will be open during the library's open hours. Gently used books and media are needed. Bring them to the library anytime the library is open. Proceeds help the Friends of the Rockford Library sponsor programs, fund facility...
Dear Rockford Area Kids Enjoying Summer: We know you love to read. We know you love to visit the library. We know you love the ice cream social. Did you know that Sharon, Melissa and Theresa will be hosting some of the Summer Reading Programs this year? Your local librarian Sharon will host a Paracord Survival Bracelet class for ages 10-18 on Monday, July 13. Sharon has hosted craft programs at the library before, including knitting classes. She also grows worms in her free time, so stop...
Minnesota Crime Wave: Meet authors Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger on Saturday Feb 1, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Rockford Community Center. Free! Refreshments served. There's almost no truth to the rumor that the members of the Minnesota Crime Wave met because they have the same parole officer. Established in the fall of 2000, the Crime Wave consists of mystery writers Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger. Between them they have published more than...
Rockford youth love to read! Almost 7,000 children’s books have been checked out during our “Dig into Reading” Summer Program. These children also love to write! Rockford library received 21 submissions for our Blue Ribbon Reader Essay Contest during the month of July. Children and teens aged 8-18 answered the question “Why do you love to read?” Here are some of their responses: “I think books give you knowledge and teach you history back before 2000....
Escape to Rockford Library This Winter! Have a new reader in your family? Stop by on the last Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to read to our local AKC Canine Good Citizen certified dog friend Kirk. Preschoolers can join us every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:00 noon for Story Time which includes crafts, activities, songs and books too! January and February have great learning opportunities for teens and adults. Register to create “Steam Punk Jewelry” on Jan. 31 from...
Rockford Public Library is thrilled to introduce the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to our community with sponsorship from the Rockford Friends of the Library. When you register your infant-to-pre-K child at our library you will receive a journal and stickers to keep track of books you and your child read. There are fantastic prizes awarded along the way to reading 1000 books and a certificate awarded when the child reaches 1000 books read or becomes a kindergartner, whichever comes...
Melodies will abound at Rockford Library thanks to local musicians, Carol Moore and Tim Lungstrom. Monday, June 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Tim and Carol Duo will perform a free concert of folk, jazz, and light pop vocals with acoustic guitar for all ages. They’ve performed together for nine years and will take you down memory lane with their beautiful selections. Friends of the Rockford Library will provide refreshments. Carol will return on Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m., for a...
Gardeners are invited to bring a bag lunch and join Master Gardeners the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library. Katie Campbell and Paula Savage have been trained by University of Minnesota staff and continue to update their knowledge with the Wright County Master Gardeners. In return for their training, they volunteer to teach others in the community all about gardening. Essential gardening tasks for the month, weather challenges, and answering...
December 6-11 is your chance to find special holiday books and movies that have been collected by the Rockford Friends of the Library all year. Make a donation to support the library and find gifts and seasonal stories for the whole family to enjoy. Special traditional goodies will also appear and maybe a few craft items as well (donations welcome!). Come browse during library open hours all week.