Summer Reading Program – Read to the Rhythm!

LARL’s 2015 Summer Reading Program begins June 2015!

Read to the Rhythm @ LARL!

SRP_2015_drum_webJoin us for a rockin’ summer of fun at Lake Agassiz Regional Library!

Kids and teens of all ages are invited to read and log to earn prizes and take part in some of the many fun events and activities we have planned during the 2015 Summer Reading Program this June, July, and August!

SRP_2015_guitar_webSign up to participate and pick up a Reading Log at one of our library locations or hit print right here: Pre-reader, Youth, and Teen.

Using the Logs, keep track of the time you spend reading take it in to your favorite LARL branch for your chance to win!

Then, check out some of our “groovy” SRP events (filter events by branch, listed below or visit our online event calendar). Each week we’ll find new ways to Read to the Rhythm… all summer long!

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Summer Reading Program Events by Branch

Ada

Wednesday, June 3 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Professor Marvel’s Musical Magic Show

 

 

Thursday, June 11 @ 3-4 p.m.
The Science of Sound
How do you make sound? Is it music, or is it noise? Stories and activities will explore the nature of sound and music. A craft will accompany a scavenger hunt.

 

Storytime
Younger kids will enjoy “Down by the Station” by J.R. Vetter and “The Sneaky, Squeaky Mouse, a Story Board Adventure.” We will experiment with sound and learn what our voice boxes are, how sound is made and how we can change the sounds we make.

 

 

Thursday, June 18 @ 3 – 4 p.m.
Mascot Contest
The library is holding a contest to choose a mascot! Join us for Animal Drawing Lessons and learn how to draw the animal you think will be the best mascot. The contest is open to children and adults.

 

Storytime
Once Upon a Reader Program’s “Moo” will be presented in a Story Walk at the grounds around the Dekko. Families will receive a free copy of the book (while supplies last). “Moo Juice” treats, and cow crafts will round out the afternoon.

 

 

Thursday, June 25 @ 12:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet Me At the Fair!
Visit our table at Kid’s Day! We will be doing crafts and sharing information about the library.

 

Bagley

Wednesday, June 3 @ 10:30 am
The Birding Beat
A park naturalist from Itasca State Park will help us explore birds and the sounds they make. Create some of your own bird calls and be a part of the “bird chorus.”

 

Wednesday, June 10 @ 10:30 am
MSUM’s Poco Fuego Steel Drum Quintet
Enjoy the rhythm of the islands!

 

 

Wednesday, June 17 @ 10:30 am
Taking Note/Recycled Craft Project
Get creative and help decorate the Library for summer as we scratch designs into old CDs.

 

Wednesday, June 24 @ 10:30 am
The Rhythm of Folk Music
Join us to sing along to some favorite American folk tunes.

 

Wednesday, July 1 @10:30 am
Drumming for Fitness
Learn rhythm and movements using exercise balls and drumsticks with Pastor Eric Olson.

 

Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:30 pm
GCC Kids Rock!
Come rock out with the kids band from Grace Community Church led by Pastor Eric Olson.

 

 

Barnesville

Tuesday, June 2 @ 5 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Kickoff and Bike Rodeo

 

Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:30 p.m.
Dazzling Dave’s Yo-Yo Camp

 

Tuesday, June 16 @ 5 p.m.
Craft Day
Learn how to turn used CDs into amazing art!

 

Tuesday, June 23 @ 5 p.m.
Rhythm of Science
Participate in three hands-on experiments at the library.

 

Tuesday, June 30 @ 5 p.m.
Craft Contest
We will be using masking tape and newspapers to create stools.

Breckenridge

Tuesday, June 2 @ 3 p.m. 
Read to the Rhythm Youth Summer Reading Program Kickoff
Sign up, pick up your reading logs, get your picture taken in our rock star photo booth, and find out about all the fun activities you can participate in this summer!

 

Tuesday, June 9 @ 3 p.m. 
Dazzling Dave: Yo-Yo Master
One of only sixteen nationally recognized yo-yo masters, Guinness World Book record holder Dave Schulte will be here to teach us some sweet yo-yo tricks.

 

Thursday, June 1 1 @ 6 p.m. 
Create-a-Mascot Community Night Event
Everyone’s invited! We’re looking to create a mascot that will represent Lake Agassiz Regional Library. Who will it be, what will it look like, and what is its story? We’ll provide paper, pencils, and other supplies, but we need you to supply the imagination!

 

Tuesday, June 1 6 @ 3 p.m.
Makin’ Music
Are you ready to jam? This week we are learning how to create our own musical instruments.

 

Tuesday, June 23 @ 3 p.m.
Once More with Feeling
We’ll be playing some rhythm and music themed games.

 

Tuesday, June 30 @ 3 p.m. 
Sing-Along Movie Screening
Music is such an important part of movies. Join us for freshly popped popcorn and a beloved family film. Feel free to sing along!

Climax

Monday, June 1 @ 6:45 p.m.
Introduction to Tom Sawyer by Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre

Monday, June 8 @ 6:45 p.m.
*Rhythm of Art
Imagine a new library mascot! Draw, color and describe it. With the Rhythm of Art series, artist Elizabeth Rockstad will go through several steps of the artistic process.

Monday, June 15 @ 6:45 p.m.
*Rhythm of Art: Create a Mosaic with Artist Elizabeth Rockstad

Monday, June 22 @ 6:45 p.m.
*Rhythm of Art: Form It with Artist
Elizabeth Rockstad

Monday, June 29 @ 6:45 p.m.
*Rhythm of Art: Finish It with Artist
Elizabeth Rockstad

Monday, July 13 @ 6:45 p.m.
Antique Phonographs
March to the beat with John Vraa, collector of musical treasures.

Monday, July 20 @ 6:45 p.m.
Instruments Demonstration
Adrianne Winger will demonstrate a variety of brass and rhythm instruments. You will get to hear the instruments and play in the band!

Monday, July 27 @ 6:45 p.m.
Rhythm of the Moon
Jane Vigness will teach about the tide and quarters of the moon.

*This Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Crookston

Wednesday, June 3 @ 2 p.m.
Decorate Your Own Summer Ready Bag
Kick off the Summer Reading Program by decorating your own reading bag. Check out some books and start filling in those summer reading sheets! Reusable bags and art supplies will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Crookston Friends of the Library.
Wednesday, June 10 @ 2 p.m.
Dazzling Dave
Witness the rhythm of professional yo-yo performer Dazzling Dave!
Wednesday, June 17 @ 2 p.m.
Zumba for Kids
Get moving with Jodi Dragseth from JJ’s Body Shop! Learn Latin dance steps to the latest hits.
Wednesday, June 24 @ 2 p.m.
North Country Fiddle and Dance
A group of local musicians will perform folk music and demonstrate basic square dancing steps.
Wednesday, July 8 @ 2 p.m.
River Watch for Kids
Explore the hidden treasures of the Red Lake River with University of Minnesota Crookston naturalist Laura Bell.
Wednesday, July 15 @ 2 p.m.
Group Treasure Hunting with Denny Jacobs
Treasure awaits you at the library – come follow the clues!
Wednesday, July 22 @ 2 p.m.
Rhythms in Nature with Project Get Outdoors
Learn about the rhythm of the seasons through sound and sight with Alison Agresta and make a kite to bring home!
Wednesday, July 29 @ 2 p.m.
Rhythm and Beauty of Butterflies
Laura Bell, a naturalist from the University of Minnesota Crookston, returns to give us a peek into these fascinating creatures.
Wednesday, August 5 @ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Finale – Rhythm Festival
Let’s celebrate the summer reading program with an event sponsored by the Crookston Alliance for Literacy and Learning (CALL). We’ll play rhyming charades, create instruments and hats and participate in a Rhythm Band Parade. Each child will leave with a book!

Detroit Lakes

 

Thursday, May 28 @ 2 p.m.
Ribbiting Rhythm
Mandy Erickson, Fisheries Specialist with the local Department of Natural Resources, will bring fishy guests to the library. Discover how fish hear and move around in our lakes and streams. We’ll listen to the voices of frogs and learn how to identify their different sounds.

 

Thursday, June 4 @ 2 p.m.
Professor Marvel’s Musical Magic Show
Robert the Magician is back this summer with an all new magic show! You don’t want to miss music, magic, books, and a human xylophone!

 

Thursday, June 11 @ 2 p.m.
Island Rhythms
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s popular steel drum band Poco Fuego will bring island rhythms to Detroit Lakes for this special concert. This Minnesota Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Thursday, June 18 @ 2 p.m.
Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Larry Swenson , director of entertainment and music at Fair Hills Resort, will use music and storytelling to help us explore other countries and cultures by taking a look at people’s shoes!

 

Thursday, June 25 @ 2 p.m.
String ‘Em and Strum ‘Em
Local musician and craftsman Lewy Ronken will show us how he constructs string instruments by hand. Children will create their own instrument to take home.

 

Thursday, July 2 @ 2 p.m.
Cadence of Clay
Sean Scott of Pomme de Terre Pottery in Battle Lake will share a story and pottery wheel demonstration. See firsthand how a potter molds a lump of clay into beautiful art. Everyone will get a chance to get their hands dirty and play with clay as we create a collaborative community project.

 

Thursday, July 9 @ 2 p.m.
Skal vi Dans? Shall We Dance?
Bob and Dorothy Hoover of Sons of Norway will be demonstrating and teaching us Norwegian Folk Dancing. Wear your dancing shoes and be ready to learn some Norwegian!

 

Thursday, July 16 @ 2 p.m.
One Band, Many Families
Brass, woodwind, percussion, strings! The Detroit Lakes Community Band will teach us about the different families musical instruments belong to, what sounds they make, and how they all come together to make beautiful music.

 

Thursday, July 23 @ 2 p.m.
Madwewechige
Learn about traditional Ojibwe dance, music, and culture with Julie Smith. Children will get to listen, see, feel, and of course, dance!

Fertile

Friday, June 5
Open House 
Decorate a bag to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program!

 

Wednesday, June 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
MSUM’s Poco Fuego Steel Drum Quintet
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s popular steel drum band Poco Fuego will bring island rhythms to the library for this special concert. This Minnesota Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Friday, June 12 @ 10:30 a.m.
Rhythms of the Road
Come to the library to see an ambulance, tow truck, and more!

 

Friday, June 19 @ 10:30 a.m.
Pow Wow

 

Friday, June 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
Agassiz Environmental Learning Center
Splashy, Flashy Frogs

Movie: Box Trolls @ 1 p.m.

 

Friday, July 10 @ 10:30 a.m.
Musical Instrument Crafts

 

Friday, July 17 @ 10:30 a.m.
Agassiz Environmental Learning Center
All Through Africa

Movie: Big Hero 6 @ 1 p.m.
Friday, July 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Live Music
Listen to accordion and banjo music at the library!

 

Friday, July 31 @ 10:30 a.m.
Wii Party: Just Dance
You are encouraged to wear a costume!

Movie: Annie @ 1 p.m.

 

Friday, August 7 @ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading Program Finale

Fosston

Wednesday, May 27 @ 2 p.m.
Rock Star Kickoff Party
Guest Appearance: Drummer, Kayton Lane
Wednesday, June 3 @ 2 p.m.
Professor Marvel’s Musical Magic Show
Wednesday, June 10 @ 2 p.m.
MSUM’s Poco Fuego Steel Drum Quintet
This Minnesota Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Wednesday, June 17 @ 2 p.m.
Music and Mascots
Wednesday, June 24 @ 2 p.m.
Drum Craft
Wednesday, July 1 @ 2 p.m.
Just Dance! OR Karaoke Party
Wednesday, July 8 @ 2 p.m.
Rhythm Crafts with Cheryl
Wednesday, July 15 @ 2 p.m.
The Birding Beat with Itasca State Park
Wednesday, July 22 @ 2 p.m.
Zumba with Heidi Danos
Wednesday, July 29 @ 2 p.m.
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo with Paul and Molly Pelletier
Wednesday, August 5 @ 2 p.m.
Nature’s Music
Wednesday, August 12 @ 2 p.m.
Pool Party at Fosston Civic Center

Hawley

Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:30 p.m.
Robert the Magician
We’re kicking off the Summer Reading Program with Professor Marvels Musical Magic Show!
Tuesday, June 9 @ 3:30 p.m.
Rhymes and Poetry
Would you like to learn how to write your own song lyrics, poems or stories? Come to the Hawley Library to learn how!
Thursday, June 25 @ 3:30 p.m.
Make Your Own “Bat” Band Craft
Come to the library to create your own band – made of bats! All craft supplies will be provided.
Thursday, July 9 @ 2 p.m.
Musical Movie
Come to the library for a musical movie – fun for all ages! Popcorn will be provided. Call the library to learn the movie title.
Tuesday, July 14 @ 3 p.m.
Create Your Own Instrument
Learn how to recycle regular household items into instruments! All craft supplies will be provided.

 

Thursday, July 23 @ 2 p.m.
Rock Star Dress Up Contest
Dress up like your favorite rock star and join your friends at the library for a contest and photoshoot!
Wednesday, August 5 @ 3 p.m.
Crafts with Old CDs
Have you ever wondered what to do with old CDs? Come to the library to discover the fun craft projects you can create!

Mahnomen

Friday, May 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Intro to Summer Reading Program / Pixie in a Jar Glow-in-the-Dark Craft/ CD Scratch Art / Mascot Drawing Contest
Let’s get creative as we decorate jars to make whimsical night-time art, and scratch designs into old CDs to reveal the bright, rainbow shine. Everyone’s invited to help design the library’s new mascot! You bring the creativity – we’ll supply the materials.
Friday, June 12 @ 10:30 a.m.
Island Rhythms
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s popular steel drum band Poco Fuego will bring island rhythms to Mahnomen for this special concert. This Minnesota Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Friday, June 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
Good Vibrations – Catch the Sound Waves!
Come to the library to experiment with sound and make an instrument to take home! Gerri Swiers, Mahnomen County 4-H Program Coordinator will present.

 

Friday, July 10 @ 10:30 a.m.
The Birding Beat
Learn how to read to the rhythm of birds! A park naturalist from Itasca State Park will help you explore some really cool birds and the sounds they make. Create some of your own bird calls and be a part of the “bird chorus.”

 

Friday, July 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading Program Finale
Enjoy snacks and prizes! Don’t forget to keep reading – a final grand prize reading log drawing for a Celtic flute (for kids and teens — need not be present to win) will be held August 29.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM SATURDAYS
June 20 and July 11
Taking Note Word Game
Grab the rules and spend 20 minutes playing the game. Prizes awarded at the end of summer. Plus, everybody gets a chance to win a free book just for coming in on a Summer Reading Program Saturday! You don’t have to be present to win – if you’re name is drawn, we’ll contact you.

 

SUMMER-LONG PROGRAMS
Summer Reading BINGO
Kids, come and grab your BINGO card – then make any BINGO (across, diagonally, small or large picture frame) writing the titles of the books you’ve read for the specific bingo spaces and submit it for a chance to win. Prizes will be presented for kids and teens at end of summer, so keep reading!
Mascot Drawing Contest
Create a mascot with its own story for LARL, on an 8-1/2×11 sheet of paper (grab one at the library) and see if your design wins!

McIntosh

Monday, June 1 @ 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
We’re kicking off summer reading! Come to the library any time during library hours (between 10 a.m – 3 p.m.) to sign up, receive your reading logs and participate in a craft.
Monday, June 8 @ 10:30 a.m.
Dazzling Dave
Witness the rhythm of professional yo-yo performer Dazzling Dave!
Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:30 p.m.
Drawing/Mascot Program
Adults and children are invited to help the library design a costume! Show off your skills at drawing animals – a squirrel, eagle, owl or raccoon will be selected as the best design. Paper and pencils will be provided and Holly Klawitter will be on hand to give instructions to get you started on your animal drawing.
Monday, June 15 @ 10:30 a.m.
Splash, Flashy Frogs!
Splashy, Flashy Frogs! Dives into the fabulous (and sometimes noisy) world of frogs. Students will listen to the many sounds of our noisy, little peepers. Then, create a frog “chorus” and end with a fun activity to help learn about the difference between toads and frogs. Agassiz Environmental Learning Center from Fertile will be here to assist us with this program.

 

 

Monday, June 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
DJ’s Sound Sensations
Join Jason Svalen and Russ Haugen for a big dance party. Clear the dance floor for fun and create some great memories get ready to move, groove, twirl and shake. You can also pick your own music.
Monday, July 6 @ 10:30 a.m.
Popsicle Stick Kazoo
Make this wonderful musical craft! The popsicle stick kazoo is a great way to explore sound and make music.

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 @ 11 a.m.
The Birding Beat with Itasca State Park
Come read to the rhythm of birds! A park naturalist from Itasca State Park will help you explore some really cool birds and the sounds they make. Create some of your own bird calls and be a part of the “bird chorus.”

 

 

Monday, July 20 @ 10:30 a.m.
Read to the Rhythm with Zumba
Nicole Cook will be here showing us some cool Zumba moves (Zumba is a dance fitness program that involves dance and aerobic elements). Nicole will teach the same dance and music styles but have the routine designed specifically for kids.

Moorhead

Wednesday, June 3 @ 2 p.m.
Drawing Party
Families are invited to the library for a drawing party to help design the library’s new mascot! You bring your creativity and we will supply the materials.
Wednesday, June 10 @ 10 a.m.
MSUM’s Poco Fuego Steel Drum Quintet
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s popular steel drum band Poco Fuego will bring island rhythms to the library for this special concert. This Minnesota Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Wednesday, June 17 @ 2 p.m.
Pet Show
Show off your pet (real or stuffed animal) at the pet show! All participants will receive a prize. Participants are required to keep their pet on a leash or in a carrier, and are responsible for cleaning up after them. This event will be held at Memorial Park in Moorhead.
Tuesday, June 24 @ 2 p.m.
Gooseberry Park Players
Meet the cast of Footloose and learn about acting, singing, and dancing!
Wednesday, July 1 @ 2 p.m.
Let’s Learn about Music!
Fargo-Moorhead University Orchestra Director Christina Chen-Beyers will be visiting the library.
Wednesday, July 8 @ 2 p.m.
Zumba for Kids
Do you love to dance? It’s Zumba time at the Moorhead Public Library! The YMCA will be leading us in Zumba for Kids!
Wednesday, July 15 @ 2 p.m.
FM Ballet
Would you like to meet a ballerina? Visit us at the library to meet the dancers from the FM Ballet!
Wednesday, July 22 @ 2 p.m.
Kindermusik with Chaycie
Who says you have to be quiet at the library? Join us to sing, dance, and make some noise!
Wednesday, July 29 @ 2 p.m.
InspireLabs
It’s science time at the Moorhead Public Library! All aspiring scientists are welcome to join InspireLabs at the library.

 

Wednesday, August 5 @ 2 p.m.
Art at the Rourke
Calling all artists! We’ll go next door to the Rourke Art Museum to create fun crafts!

 

Wednesday, August 12 @ 2 p.m.
Growing from the STEM
Do you love science? All future scientists are welcome at our last program of the summer!

 

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Teens: Complete your reading log online, and pick up your prize at your local library.

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