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This website is scheduled to change on Wednesday, June 22. It's being switched for a responsive design that will be more user friendly when viewed on a smartphone or other device. The content will remain mostly the same. You'll have quick access to the library catalog and to all the online research databases we make available. In fact, your access may be quicker. You can click directly onto Picture Books, Fiction, Online Learning and other content categories. You'll probably agree that it...
Professor Marvel, aka Robert Halbrook, stunned and amazed about 200 kids and adults during his "Magic of the Olympics: A Summer Reading Celebration" program held at the Becker Community Center on June 14. The event kicked off the Summer Reading Program at the Becker Public Library. The Summer Reading Program is available for kids 0-18 years of age. Great incentives and grand prizes will help keep kids reading all summer. The Becker library is a terrific resource for books, audio books and...
School's out for summer, but recess is IN at the St. Cloud Public Library. On Wednesday, June 15, the Mississippi Room will be turned into a playground for teens. You want four square? We got it. You want to hula hoop? We got it. You want to Chinese Jump Rope? Yep, we got it. Rain or shine, recess is fine! Come play from 1 to 3 p.m. And don't forget: while you're here, sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
Hey kids - get in the theme of the Summer Reading Program by joining local artist Natalie Ratha for a sports themed art event at the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, June 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Children ages 6 to 11 can make their own medal and help create a painting to be displayed in the Children's Room this summer. Register online or by phone. The attendance limit is 30. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you're at the library.
Children and teens! Sign up for the library's Summer Reading Program and have fun all summer long. The program is titled Read For The Win! Keep track of your reading and qualify for prizes and drawings. Join in the fun activities going on at your library - because it's Olympian! Just stop by the library Monday, June 13 or after to register and take part. Check out the Event Guide to see what programs are taking place at a library location nearby.
The weather may be hot, but we've got lots of cool things going on at the Long Prairie library this summer. Check out all the activities below: Monday, June 13-Saturday, Aug. 13, Read for the Win during the Summer Reading Program! We have programs for all ages 0-12th grade. And, we have lots of fun guessing games AND lots of prizes! The more you read, the more chances you have to win a PRIZE! Tuesday, June 14, 11:00-11:45 a.m., Family Comedy Magic Show with Nathan Stockwell. Be prepared...
June 8 - 11 is a great week to visit Paynesville! In addition to the parade and other T&C Days events, the library is offering these events (follow the link to register): Felt Fido (ages 5-12) Make your own, unique 'stuffies' (stuffed animals) with Jen Anfinson. Wednesday June 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Karaoke For Kids (Preschool through age 12) Kids can perform with our karaoke machine, or self-accompanied with guitar or other instruments. Thursday June 9, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Open Mike...
Summer is just around the corner! Kick off the summer by attending these fun events at the Becker Public Library. Magician Robert Halbrook is back with his Magic of the Olympics: A Summer of Reading Celebration. Celebrate summer reading and the magic of the Olympics with magician Professor Marvel. This program is ideal for preschoolers through kids in 5th grade, but all ages are welcome. Professor Marvel's program will take place in the Becker Community Center gym on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:...
The June challenge for a Year In Reading is to read a book featuring an occupation you are curious about. Some books tell you a lot about the occupations of their characters. There are classics that do, such as "The Citadel" (about a doctor), and "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie" (about a teacher). Contemporary examples include "The Devil Wears Prada," (fashion editor), "Lunar Park" (novelist), "Geek Love" (carnival performers), "The Other Typist" (typists), and "The Family Fang" (performance...
Audiobooks are the perfect way to pass time during long car rides, plane rides, or just stretches of sunning yourself on the beach. This summer, make books your life's soundtrack with these great resources. http://audiobooksync.com: Geared toward teens, but great for their adults too, this site provides two free audiobooks each week through August 17. Digital.griver.org: Get free digital audiobooks right on your phone, tablet or computer through the Great River library system with our...