Library News: Royalton

The Royalton Library held a "Stuffed Animal Storytime" on Oct. 17, and it was a huge hit! Check out some of the shenanigans the animals got into while their humans were fast asleep.             Stay tuned for the date/time of the next Stuffed Animal Storytime - coming up next summer.
Art teacher Joan Jacobson visited the Royalton Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 27, to lead a class based on the book, "The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story."  The kids enjoyed learning about the water cycle based on a snowflake's journey throughout the year. They each created a beautiful snowflake on a background that they painted. Here are a few of those proud artists with their finished projects.   Joan will be back in June with another creative art...
Artist Rose Borman is coming back to Royalton with more painting fun! This time, program goers will get the opportunity to create a beautiful sunflower and personalize it with a stenciled message of their choice. Perfect for a teenager's bedroom - or any room you choose! This program will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. For adults and teens 15 and up. Reserve your spot now by calling the library; this will fill up. A Legacy event.
If you like building with LEGOs, then the Royalton Public Library is the place to be this month! Come to library to design your creations on Monday, July 24, Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 from 2-3 p.m. We'll provide the LEGOs and give you a theme to get started - you take it from there! Registration is required - call the library at 320-584-8151 to sign up.
Squeals of both delight and disgust could be heard coming from the Royalton Public Library on July 14 when Bruce the Bug Guy shared his collection of preserved and live insects with the audience. Professional entomologist Bruce Giebink presented this entertaining and educational program featuring a number of insects and arthropods including giant cockroaches, millipedes, caterpillars, and Rosie the tarantula. A few brave souls got a close look at some of the insects.
The Royalton Public Library was filled with creative and positive energy when master artist Willicey Tynes returned to lead an introduction to printmaking class. On this lovely May morning participants enjoyed learning about the history of printmaking and then designed their own Lino-cut used to make prints. The designs included dragonflies, flowers and religious symbols.
Local artist Len Sharon presented a class on weaving decorative orbs to an enthusiastic group at the Royalton Public Library on Saturday, May 7. He makes the orbs from willow branches that he gathers from the countryside near his home in rural Randall. The classes that Sharon offers are some of the most popular events offered at the Royalton library. The participants enjoy his patience, humor and craftsmanship. This class included two sets of grandmothers and granddaughters which seemed fitting...
Professor Marvel delighted a large audience at the Royalton Elementary School's Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) spring event with his Amazing Archeological Adventure magic show. The Royalton school district sponsors three RIF events yearly. The spring event is held in the evening so families can attend with their students. At each event, students in the Royalton school district from birth through fifth grade receive two free books purchased from Scholastic Book Company. This was the first time the...
Joel Karsten, author of "Straw Bale Gardens," will be at the Royalton Public Library on Monday, April 13 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. for an author visit and book discussion. The book describes Karsten's innovative techniques for growing flowers or vegetable crops using prepared straw bales. The technique eliminates much of the manual labor involved in maintaining a traditional garden. Karsten has a degree in Horticulture Science from the University of Minnesota. This program is free and open to the...
The Royalton Public Library was bustling with activity on Saturday, March 7 when seven enthusiastic folks took part in a workshop to learn the art of willow basket weaving. The instructor, retired social worker Len Sharon, provided willow shoots which he harvests from wetlands near his home in rural Randall. He moved from student to student exhibiting patience and good humor. Each person left the library with a lovely basket crafted with their own hands. Photo: Instructor Len Sharon assists...