Library News: Staples

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program has openings in Staples. The Staples Public Library has openings in its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The goal of the program is to have parents read to their children from the time they are born until they begin school and beyond. Parents begin by signing their child up for the program. They will receive a folder for tracking books read and a free book bag. When the child reaches the 1,000 book mark they graduate from the program and...
The Staples Public Library held its monthly "Reading Roundhouse" Storytime on Saturday, Sept. 14 with fun animal stories. Join us for our next storytime held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Also check out our new "We Play Here" kits at the library. Each kit contains a selection of educational toys based on one of the five early literacy practices of the Every Child Ready to Read initiative: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. Come join the fun.
The Staples 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. Twenty-eight children were shaking and whistling to the music of "The Wheels on the Bus" and "...
Once Upon a Reader: "Moo!" author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka visited the Staples Public Library with the traveling trunk show on March 2. The trunk show was celebrating, "Moo!" as a part of the Once Upon A Reader statewide one-book program designed for Pre-K children to promote early literacy skills.The program was sponsored by the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPSLA) and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage...
Library Assistant Angie Johnson led a storytime program at the Staples Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 10. The theme was snow, so the group read stories all about snow and made paper snowflakes. Join us for our next storytime on Monday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Please call 218-894-1401 to register.
Z Juggling Rosenschnoz program was held at Lincoln Park in Staples as part of Railroad Days festivities. Children and their families enjoyed the juggling and magic tricks on a Sunday afternoon in the park. This program was sponsored through the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage funds and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council.
Our recent "Smokey Bear" Storytime was well attended by the Adventures group and other young patrons in Staples. Jason (from the Department of Natural Resources) read the Smokey Bear Big Book and shared fire safety tips. We were honored to have a guest appearance by Smokey Bear himself. Join us next month for the Preschool Storytime on Friday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. before our open hours. The program will include stories, a craft activity and a treat. Call or stop by to...
Encouraged by the reaction to a spring science program presented by Dr. Graeme Wyllie of Concordia College, the staff at Staples Public Library have decided to repeat the experiment! We have scheduled our first ever Two-day Science Camp for ages 6-12 on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday June 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We will be doing "hands on" science experiments. So come prepared to make a mess, be amazed and have lots of fun. Register soon; we have only 18 openings. Each person will...
Staples Book Club members LaVonne Selleck and Evelyn Killian volunteered with Library Assistant & Book Club Facilitator Bev Anderson in distributing books at Jon's Family Foods for the World Book Night event. It didn't take long for the books to disappear! LaVonne, Evelyn and Bev were a part of a group of 25,000 volunteers going out into 6,000 towns and cities across America. Each registered volunteer received a box containing 20 books to give away in order to encourage reading....
Library Assistant Angie Johnson and our Staples staff were surprised to receive a basket of treats from 1st International Bank & Trust on National Librarian Day - April 16. Three bank employees delivered the basket which had a note, "Thanks for all you do for our community." We appreciate their support and we are enjoying the treats.