Summer Reading Program

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READ FOR THE WIN!

Join us for a winning 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 2016 Summer Reading Program this June, July, and August!

Sign up to participate and pick up a Reading Log at one of our library locations or hit print right here: Pre-ReaderYouth 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 awesome SRP events (click the tabs below to see events at your favorite local library, or visit our online event calendar to discover all the events taking place this summer). Each week we’ll find new ways to Read for the Windon’t miss the fun!

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Summer Reading Program Events by Branch

  • Ada Public Library

    SRP Kick-Off: Family Games
    Wednesday, June 8 from 4–6 p.m.
    Visit the library to sign up for the Summer Reading program and play a variety of games set up throughout the library and the Dekko, including a life-size Candyland game!

    Let the Games Begin!
    Wednesday, June 15 from 4–5 p.m.
    Join us to make and play games with Origami Frogs, construct a Labyrinth game, or create Balloon Feet to play with. We might even try some animal yoga poses!

    Story Stroll
    Wednesday, June 15 from 4-5 p.m.
    Walk the lawn with your children, reading the Once Upon a Reader selected title, 10 Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson. Story board pages will be set up as you go from station to station.

    Crafts at the Fair
    Thursday,June 23, from 1 – 8 p.m.
    Join the library at the Norman County Fair! I will have a craft and coloring pages for you to work on.

    Build A Board Game
    Thursday, June 30
    Come to the library at anytime to construct your own board game, then challenge a friend to play it with you.

    Play Ball!
    Wednesday, July 6 from 4–5 p.m.
    We will read Bats At the Ball Game by Brian Lies and then we will create lacing crafts, team pennants, and decorate baseball sugar cookies!

    Fortune Tellers and Bookworms
    Thursday, July 14
    What will you read next? Come to the library anytime to make a fortune teller to help you choose your next book, or create a cute bookworm.

    Mr Lemoncello’s Library Olympics
    Wednesday, July 20 from 4–5 p.m.
    Have you read Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, or Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein? We will have some Lemmoncello competitions for the older kids and a
    teddy bear games Storytime for the younger kids. Bring in your favorite teddy bear, or other stuffed toy, to help you play games and do activities.Bookmarks
    Thursday, July 28
    Join us anytime this day to create a craft stick puzzle. Draw a design on a square of craft sticks, then mix them up and puzzle your friends.

    Rydell Wildlife Refuge Program
    Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m.
    Join the folks from the Rydell Wildlife Refuge as they give a presentation on Bird Migration in the Community Room.

    Create a Sports Bracelet
    Thursday, August 11
    Join us anytime to do a little beading, and make yourself a sports bracelet.

    Handheld I SPY
    Thursday, August 18
    Visit the library anytime this day to make your own I SPY puzzle with a bottle, rice and tiny objects to find.

    Airplane Construction and Flying Competition
    Wednesday, August 24, from 4–5 p.m.
    Experiment with paper airplanes, and compete to see which flies the best. We will also hold straw races, and create paper plate marble race tracks!

    Special Storytime Featuring 10 Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure
    Wednesday, August 24, from 4–5 p.m.
    Join us for a special storytime featuring the Once Upon a Reader selected title, 10 Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson. This will be our final SRP activity for the year and will include prize drawings.

  • Bagley Public Library

    The World in Your Hometown with Larry Swenson
    Wednesday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m.
    Join Larry in this Interactive program involving music, movement, and artifacts from other cultures. It combines lively international children’s songs with cultural information, and a message of respect and understanding of people who might look, dress or think differently. *This Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Leapfrog for the Win!
    Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.
    Come jump, leap, and frog around with a park naturalist from Itasca State Park. Explore the amazing amphibian and learn how reading and learning about this critter can help us score a win for animals and their habitats!

    Let’s Dance!
    Wednesday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.
    Come enjoy a story and learn some winning dance moves with Payton Erickson of Just For Kix!
    Trumpeter Swans
    Wednesday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    Join us as we discover the world of trumpeter swans. Did you know that they are the largest waterfowl in North America? Learn how they got their name, where they live and other fun facts.

    Go for the Win at the Fair!
    Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.
    Join Katie Becker, Clearwater County 4-H Program Coordinator, to learn about how to join 4H and make a project to exhibit at the Fair!

  • Barnesville Public Library

    Bike Rodeo with the Barnesville Police Department
    Tuesday May 31, 6-8 p.m.
    Join us for a Bike Safety Rodeo in the library parking lot. This is your chance to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and learn all about it!

    Hawkeye from Fargo RedHawks
    Wednesday June 8th, 2-3 p.m.
    Come to the library to meet Hawkeye! There will also be a pool noodle baseball game if the weather permits.

    Relay Races in the Library
    Wednesday June 15th, 2-3 p.m.
    In addition to a day of reading lots of sports books within the collection, we will also be having some relay races – try to find books using the information found on a spine label.

    Pool Toy Olympics
    Wednesday June 22, 2-4 p.m.
    Try out a variety of games using pool noodles, beach balls and more. Crafts and Storytime included.

    Barnesville Jr. Volleyball Team
    Wednesday June 29th, 2-3 p.m.
    Come to meet volleyball coaches and see a demonstration of their skills. This program will be best for Middle School and High School students but all are welcome.

    Fair Carnival Games
    Wednesday July 6, 2-4 p.m.
    Get ready for the fair by trying some ring tosses and other games of skill. There will also be a Bingo game and a special event involving pigs. Come to find out what to expect at the Clay County Fair and read special books about fair activities.

    Wii Day in the library
    Wednesday July 20th, 2-4 p.m.
    The Wii will be set up in the library lounge. Come try out your skills with one of our games or bring your own.

    Red River Harness and Saddle Club
    Wednesday July 27, 2-3 p.m.
    Do you love horses? Then this program is for you as the owner of a saddle club will be at the library to speak about the care and training of horses.

    Red River Zoo
    Wednesday August 3 , 2-3 p.m.
    Animals from the zoo will be at the library for a program on Animal Olympians. Attendance is limited, so please call ahead to sign up. Special animal stories will also be presented.

    Aerobic/Zumba class
    Wednesday August 10, 2-3 p.m.
    Join an aerobics instructor for some fun exercise and great music.

    Water Sports
    Wednesday August 17, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Come later in the afternoon for water balloon games and fun in the library parking lot.

    Summer Reading Program Finale
    Wednesday August 24th, 2-3 pm
    Prizes will be presented for contest winners and we’ll remember some of the favorite activities.

  • Breckenridge Public Library

    “Read for the Win!” SRP Kickoff
    Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.
    Register for the program, pick up reading logs, and participate in our “Build for the Win” LEGO event.

    Minute to Win It: Library Edition
    Tuesday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.
    Do you have what it takes to win? Join us as we try to complete wild and crazy challenges in one minute or less!

    Craft for the Win: Part 1
    June 20-25, library hours Stop by the library any time this week to make an awesome pennant to support your favorite team

    A Star Wars Celebration
    Tuesday, June 28, 3:00 p.m.
    Let’s party with crafts and games as we help the Rebels defeat the Empire and save the Galaxy! Feel free to come dressed as a favorite character.

    Helping for the Win!
    Tuesday, July 5, 3:00 p.m.
    Let’s meet some of the different “helpers” within our community! We will have an opportunity to hear from local police officers and firefighters as well as meeting a local service dog and finding out about how service animals help their owners.

    Mask Mania!
    Tuesday, July 12, 3:00 p.m.
    This year the Olympics are being held in Rio, Brazil. To honor their rich Carnival tradition we’re making awesome masks.

    Craft for the Win: Part 2
    July 18-23, library hours
    Stop by the library any time this week to make an awesome “sporty” craft using the first letter of your name.

    An Olympic Affair
    Tuesday, July 26 , 3:00 p.m.
    We’re celebrating the Olympics! We’ll be creating our own flags, walking in an opening ceremonies parade, and participating in various other activities.

    Matinee Movie & Popcorn
    Tuesday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.
    “Jam” out to a basketball movie that is totally out of this world! Watch as the greatest basketball player of all time tries to help Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes beat a team of alien bullies in a game of basketball to keep them from becoming alien prisoners.

    Outdoor Obstacles and Games
    Tuesday, August 9, 3:00 p.m.
    We’ll be playing wild and wacky games outside. Caution: participants may get wet.

    Fold & Fly
    Tuesday, August 15-20, library hours
    Stop by the library anytime this week and try folding different types of paper airplanes to see which fly best and which score the most points when thrown at the target.

    Epic Pigs
    Tuesday, August 23, library hours
    This year’s Once Upon a Reader book is “Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure” by Derek Anderson. Stop by anytime today for a story stroll of the book outside as well as a fun craft activity inside!

    “Wreck-less” Fun Lock-in
    Tuesday, August 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m
    We’ll be watching a movie about an arcade character who just wants to be a hero, playing a life-sized game of Candy Land, and creating our own racecars!

  • Breckenridge Public Library Teen Events

    Teen Kickoff
    Thursday, June 9, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Join us for a lock-in night to kick off our summer reading program. We’ll be starting off with an upbeat Zumba session and then competing in mega-sized retro games. Bring clothes you can move in! Please sign up at the library.

    Build Out of Bounds
    Every other Thursday, starting June 9
    Be a maker on your own schedule. Supplies for crafts or activities will be available in the young adult area throughout the week. Each activity is something new!

    Book Battle
    Throughout June
    Stop by the library anytime to vote for your favorite books. Brackets will be updated weekly. The winning title will be named our “Top Teen Pick.”

    Winning Wall Art
    Thursday, July 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Show off your painting skills with some wall art! We’ll be creating abstract pieces you can proudly display anywhere. Please sign up at the library.
    Scrabble XL
    Throughout July
    The teen bulletin board will be converted into an extra large Scrabble board. Compete against other patrons one letter at a time and score big!

    Closing Games
    Thursday, August 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Would you survive the Hunger Games? Find out at our final teen summer reading program event.
    The evening will end with the teen Grand Prize Drawing! Please sign up at the library.

  • Climax Public Library

    SRP Kick-Off
    Thursday June 2 at 6:45 p.m
    Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and compete to win a prize for the farthest kicked ball.

    Summer Olympic Sports
    Thursday June 9 at 6:45 p.m.

    Summer Olympic Sports
    Thursday June 16 at 6:45 p.m.

    Weird Chemistry with Don Carey
    Thursday June 23 at 6:30 p.m.
    A professor from NDSU will use dry ice and liquid nitrogen to explain the different stages of matter. He’ll make floating bubbles and freeze marshmallows to -340 degrees.

    Prairie Fire Children’s Theater
    Thursday June 30 at 6:45 p.m.
    Join us at the Climax Shelly School Stage for a performance of Cinderella.

    Summer Olympic Sports
    Thursday July 14 at 6:45 p.m.

    Summer Olympic Sports
    Thursday July 21 at 6:45 p.m.
    Summer Olympic Sports
    Thursday July 28 at 6:45 p.m.

  • Crookston Public Library

    Decorate Your Own Summer Reading Bag
    Wednesday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. – 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. Creativity required! This event is sponsored by the Crookston Friends of the Library.

    We Speak for Trees
    Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m.
    –A program by The Agassiz Environmental Learning Center from Fertile . Join us as we discover what it means to speak for the trees. During this interactive storytime, kids will become a part of the timeless book, The Lorax. Afterward, kids will get the opportunity to create a “seed bomb” of their own to plant at home.

    One Hour Sports Clinic by UMC
    Wednesday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m.
    Come to the library ready to learn the basics from our local college athletes and coaches. Come get your game on!

    Weird Chemistry with Don Carey
    Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.
    A professor from NDSU will use dry ice and liquid nitrogen to explain the different stages of matter. He’ll make floating bubbles, freeze marshmallows to -340 degrees below zero (then feed them to the kids) and blow things up! When kids get excited about chemistry, everyone wins!

    Lawn Games at the Library
    Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.
    Come play all of your favorite lawn games at the library. Bocce Ball, Ladder Ball, Giant Tic Tac Toe, Giant Checkers, Giant Jenga, Lawn Dice, Lawn Dominos, Bean Bag Toss, ring toss and more! Rain or shine – if it rains, we’ll pretend the carpet inside is grass.

    Silat for Kids
    Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m.
    Tom LaJesse from Crookston’s Snap Fitness will be at the library to share this exciting self-defense program for kids. First he and his students will put on a demonstration followed by hands-on training of some of the basic moves.

    Minute to Win It
    Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m.
    Come put your skills to the test in TEN various Minute to Win It Challenges. The participants will have 60 seconds to complete each challenge. Be ready for non-stop fun and laughter!

    Summer Reading Program Olympics Finale
    Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00 p.m.
    Get into the Olympic spirit and join our Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as stations of Olympic style fun and games. This event is sponsored by the Crookston Alliance for Literacy and Learning (CALL) with the generous support from the United Way of Crookston. Every child will leave with a book!

  • Crookston Public Library Teen Events

    Doodling for Teens
    Monday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m.
    Join Trey Everett as we explore the world of Doodling! Materials will be provided. Pre-registration required! Call 281-4522

    Pottery with Brooke Panzer
    Monday, June 20 from 1-3 p.m.
    Join us for this special event in the Crookston High School Art Room. Brooke Panzer, CHS Graduate and local artist, will demonstrate her craft. This will be followed by each participant creating their own work of art. Pre-registration required! Call 281-4522

    Beginning Watercolors for Teens with Ross Hier
    Monday, June 27 from 1-3 p.m.
    This local artist/watercolorist will teach us the basics of painting watercolor landscapes. Materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required! Call 281-4522

    Stained Glass Stepping Stones with Mary LaFrance
    Monday, July 11 from 1-3 p.m.
    Come to the library to create stepping stones with magnificent pieces of stained glass. Again, materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required! Call 281-4522

  • Detroit Lakes Public Library

    SRP Kickoff
    Thursday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m.
    The 2016 Summer Reading Program begins with a presentation by Larry Swenson, musical director at Detroit Lakes’ Fair Hills Resort. Larry presents an interactive program involving music, movement, artifacts from other cultures. Come join us for a toe tapping afternoon of fun! This Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Gymnastics
    Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    Gymnastics is a premier summer Olympics event. Our presenters today are from the Detroit Lakes Minnesota Flyers Gymnastics Club. Come prepared to be awed and inspired by what these athletes can do!

    Horseback Riding
    Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m.
    Staff from JF Stables of Detroit Lakes will be here to tell us about equipment and horseback riding techniques. Sorry, no horses are allowed in the library but you will learn some fun facts as you continue with your summer reading journey.
    Zumba
    Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m.
    Since this year’s Olympics will be hosted by Rio de Janiero we decided to have a salute to Latin American music. What better way to do that than to have our very own Zumba lesson courtesy of Nancy Hebert of the DLCCC.

    Curling
    Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. Curling may not be a summer Olympic event but we can’t forget one of Minnesota’s popular winter activities. Members of the Detroit Lakes Curling Club will tell us a little about an activity that adds to winter enjoyment.

    Animal Competition
    Thursday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m.
    Not only are humans competitive but there is competition in nature as well. Janet Bridge, a volunteer at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge will be here to share stories about animals and how they compete.

    Swimming
    Thursday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m.
    This week’s presentation features another premier Olympic Sport –
    Swimming. Carol McCarthy, head coach of the Detroit Lakes Girls Swim
    Team and some of her students will talk to us about different swimming
    strokes, Olympic swimmers and their speeds.

    Art Presentation by Rick Pechmann
    Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m.
    This is the week to put your artistic talents on display. Join local artist and
    instructor Rick Pechmann as he helps us to prepare our own Olympic designs.

    Final SRP Program – Olympic Games
    Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.
    Since this is the last 2016 SRP program we decided to stage our own Olympic Games. Come prepared to take part in some fun Minute-To-Win-It Games and celebrate all you’ve achieved during this year’s Summer Reading Program.

  • Fertile Public Library

    Read for the Win! Open House
    Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
    Stop in anytime to sign up for our summer program Read for the Win! We will be decorating bags. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for a robot-themed Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

    Rydell Refuge
    Friday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.
    A little birdie told us that Rydell Refuge is coming to the library! Buzz in to the library to find out what’s going on at Rydell Refuge this year.

    Family Movie Night
    Wednesday, June 15 at 5:45 p.m.
    Families are welcome to visit the library for a screening of a recently released movie. Feel free to bring your supper or pick something up from across the street. We will be watching next door in the Senior Room with tables and chairs available. Lawn chairs are welcome, too. Contact the library to learn the title.

    Agassiz Environmental Learning Center
    Friday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.
    The Nature Center is visiting the library! Join us to learn about the center. We will discover how to paddle and maybe check out a kayak, too!

    Weird Chemistry with Don Carey
    Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m.
    Curious about chemistry? Materialize at the library for a demonstration by professor Don Carey of weird chemistry.

    Fourth of July
    Friday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m.
    Blast into the library as we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July. We will be making patriotic windsocks after we read a few Independence Day books.

    Read for the Win!
    At the Polk County Fair
    Friday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.
    The library is taking the show on the road this week. We will be meeting at the free stage on the fairgrounds. Join us there to participate in our library game show.
    LEGOs at the Library
    The LEGOs will be here for two weeks starting July 12. Stop in and build!

    Special Preschool Storytime:
    Once Upon a Reader
    Ten Pigs Traveling Show
    July 14 at 3:00 p.m.
    Join us for a Storytime and epic adventure rolled into one epic event, featuring Ten Pigs author Derek Anderson!

    Read for the Win! Pom Pom Soccer
    Friday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    Pop into the library for this sports craft. Thanks to the Fertile Beltrami Food Shelf for the boxes!

    Indoor Picnic and a Movie
    Friday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m.
    It’s the last event of the summer! Bring your lunch to watch a classic children’s animated movie. Movie coloring sheets will be available.
    DUPLOS at the Library
    The DUPLOs will be at the library for two weeks starting August 2. Stop in and build!

    Afternoon Movie
    Wednesday, August 17 at 3:30 p.m.
    Kids & families are welcome to visit the library to watch this devious movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks or pick something up from across the street. We will be watching next door in the Senior Room with tables and chairs available. Lawn chairs are welcome, too.

  • Fertile Public Library Teen Events

    Teen Art! Dreamcatchers
    Wednesday, June 8
    from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    If you are a rising 7th grader or are age 13 or older feel free to join us to make non-traditional dream catchers.

    Movie Night for Teens & Adults
    Wednesday, June 29 at 5:45 p.m.
    Teens and Adults are invited to view a new release film at the library! Feel free to bring your supper or pick something up from across the street. We will be watching next door in the Senior Room with tables and chairs available. Be comfortable, lawn chairs are welcome, too. Contact the library for title.

    Wednesday, July 13 at 5:45 p.m.
    Teens are invited to view this new release film. Feel free to bring your supper – we’ll watch it next door in the Senior Room with tables and chairs available. Lawn chairs are welcome!

    Teen Art! No Sew T-Shirt Bag
    Thursday, July 14 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    If you are a rising 7th grader or are age 13 or older feel free to join us to make this recycled craft. Bring a T-shirt to transform, if you have one. Any size will work.

    Teen Art! Surprise Craft
    Thursday, August 4
    from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    If you are a rising 7th grader or are age 13 or older feel free to join us to make this surprise craft. Everyone will be surprised with what we make today. Who knows what miscellaneous items will come out of the craft boxes?

  • Fosston Public Library

    SRP Kickoff Olympics
    May 25 at 2:00 p.m.
    You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to compete in our SRP Kickoff Olympics! Our challenges are more “Minute-to-Win-It” than 5-minute miles. And just like with reading – everybody wins!

    Music & Culture with Larry Swenson
    June 1 at 2:00 p.m.
    Prepare to be entertained! This high-energy program is filled with music, culture and movement.

    Giant Board Games
    June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
    Have fun creating, and then playing, some super-sized board games like checkers, chess, Connect Four and Candy Land!

    Leapfrogs with Itasca State Park
    June 15 at 2:00 p.m.
    Most everyone’s played leapfrog. Come to this program and learn about the amphibians that inspired the game!

    Winning Snacks with Cheryl Winkelmann
    June 22 at 2:00 p.m.
    Make (& eat) your own gold-medal snacks during this hands-on program.

    Win at the Fair with 4-H
    June 29 at 2:00 p.m.
    Meet local kids who compete at the county and state fairs through 4-H and how you might be able to enter as well!

    Engineering Challenge – Card Structures
    July 6 at 2:00 p.m.
    See who can make the biggest, tallest or strongest structure using nothing but a deck of playing cards and a pair of school scissors!

    Robotics Demonstration with the Fosston Robotics Team
    July 13 at 2:00 p.m.
    Did you know that Fosston’s Robotics Team has competed in international competitions? Find out what they do and how they win during this way-cool demonstration.

    Brown Bag Art Challenge
    July 20 at 2:00 p.m.
    Did you know that the Mona Lisa was recently valued at over $780 million! Well, not ALL art has to be expensive. In this challenge, you can create your own masterpiece using the recycled items and art supplies in a brown paper bag.

    “Name that Book” Game Show
    July 27 at 2:00 p.m.
    Have you ever heard of the game show, Name That Tune, where contestants have to guess a song after hearing just a few notes? Well, instead of notes, we’ll have characters, settings, plots or quotes as clues and teams will have to, “Name That Book!”

    Olympic Torch Craft
    August 3 at 2:0 p.m.
    The Olympic torch will be making its way to Rio de Janeiro for the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics this week on August 5th. We’ll pay homage to this iconic flame during this fun crafting program.

    SRP Pool Party Finale
    August 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fosston Civic Center
    Bring your swim suit and towel and meet the library staff at the Fosston Civic Center pool. We’ll spend 45 minutes swimming, splashing and having fun in the pool. Then we’ll dry off, hand out snacks and give away door prizes.

    Fosston Civic Center lifeguards will be on duty during this event.
    * Signed permission forms are required. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult and non-swimmers must wear a life jacket/personal floatation device.

    Summer Storytime
    Fridays at 10:30 a.m.*
    Storytime will continue all summer long! Weekly themes include songs, stories, flannel boards, action poems and/or crafts for infants through preschoolers and their caregivers.
    *Please note: There will be no Storytime on the holiday weekends of May 27 or July 1.

    Teen Anytime Events

    Teen Topic
    Anytime during library hours
    Teens, share your thoughts, ideas and opinions on our Teen Topic space in the young adult area of the library. (It’s the end of the young adult shelf where you can write/draw with chalk & markers.)

    Teen Anytime Crafts
    Anytime during library hours
    Containers on top of the young adult book shelves include supplies & instructions for different craft projects that you can make in the library – or take home to finish there.

  • Hawley Public Library

    SRP Kick Off: Olympic Games
    Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m.
    Come to the library for family fun of Olympic games! Play a game of life-sized ring toss, try your shot at the javelin or maybe a tournament of soccer- croquet is for you! We will have a variety of outdoor activities as well as indoor crafts to kick off our Summer Reading Program. This year we will be reading for the win!

    Bookmark Fanatics
    Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m.
    Do you like using creative items as bookmarks? We will be making bookmarks out of duct tape! We will have all sorts of colors and prints and other embellishments to create a personalized page marker.

    Minion Game
    Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
    Do you remember the game Cooties? We have a similar game to build a minion! Draw a card with a labeled body part and use pieces of felt to build your minion. Whoever builds a full minion first is the winner!
    Fourth of July T-Shirts
    Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m.
    Let’s get festive! Come to the library to decorate your own Fourth of July t-shirt. Bring a plain white shirt and we will supply the paints.

    Build a Monster Craft
    Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m.
    We have bags of monsters in pieces waiting to be put together with glue. Stop by the library and see what silliness and imagination can build!

    Leather Bracelets
    Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
    Come to the library to make your own leather-beaded bracelet! So simple, so stylish, and so fun! While you’re here you can check out our books on other crafts and jewelry making to find your next project.

    Bowling
    Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
    Rain or shine, we will be having a bowling event! Try your luck at a turkey (three strikes in a row) or show us your famous gutter-ball. Either way this is guaranteed family fun!
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    Minute to Win It
    Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
    Think you can beat the clock? Try your luck at a few different activities and see if you can accomplish the task in less than a minute!
    Indoor Golf
    Thursday, August 11 at 2 p.m.
    You haven’t tried the Hawley Library course yet! Filled with obstacles and fun you’ll have a great time hitting on our course.

    SRP Finale – Pet Show
    Thursday, August 18 at 2 p.m.
    Summer is sadly coming to an end but the best is yet to come! Bring your pet and show them off in costume or with tricks that they can do! A family fun event that even your pet will enjoy.

  • Mahnomen Public Library

    The World in Your Hometown with Larry Swenson
    Friday, June 3 – 10:30 a.m.
    Join Larry in this interactive program involving music, movement, and artifacts from other cultures (shoes, clothing and household goods). It combines lively international children’s songs with cultural information, and a message of respect, tolerance and understanding of people who might look, dress or think differently. *This Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Go for the Win at the Fair!
    Friday, June 10 – 10:30 a.m.
    Join Gerri Swiers, 4-H Program Coordinator, to make a project to exhibit at the Fair! The fair begins July 14, so there’s plenty of time to join 4-H or just complete a project to exhibit in Open Class.

    Win with Rainbow Wraps!
    Friday, July 8 – 10:30 a.m.
    Join Annie Huschle, S.N.A.P. Ed Educator from the Mahnomen County Extension Office, making fun, tasty, healthy veggie wraps – and eat them, too!

    The Importance of Being Ernest the Turtle
    Friday, July 22– 10:30 a.m.
    Join Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge volunteer Becky Aarestad as she reads two stories that show how being sincere and having perseverance lead to success. Discover some fun Turtle Trivia as well!

    Bird Migration
    Friday, August 5 – 10:30 a.m.
    A Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge staff member is back with a fascinating program on bird migration.

  • McIntosh Public Library

    Summer Reading Program Kick-Off – Giant Life Size Games
    Monday, June 6 – During Library Hours 10:00am-3:00pm
    GIANT fun is happening at the library with some life sized games to play. Come with your friends or family to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and take them on with a game of life sized Kerplunk, Jenga, or Candyland.

    “Leapfrog for the Win!” with Itasca State Park
    Wednesday, June 15 – 11:00 am
    Come jump, leap, and frog around with a park naturalist from Itasca State Park.
    Explore the amazing amphibian – the frog and how reading and learning about this critter can help us score a win for animals and their habitats!

    We Speak for Trees
    Monday, June 20 – 10:30 am
    A program by The Agassiz Environmental Learning Center. Join us as we discover what it means to speak for the trees. During this interactive storytime, kids will become a part of the timeless book, The Lorax . Afterward, kids will get the opportunity to create a “seed bomb” of their own to plant at home.

    Weird Chemistry with Don Carey
    Wednesday, June 29 – 10:30 am
    A professor from NDSU will use dry ice and liquid nitrogen to explain the different stages of matter. He’ll make floating bubbles, freeze marshmallows to -340 degrees below zero (then feed them to the kids) and blow things up! When kids get excited about chemistry, everyone wins!

    Read for the Win w/ Phillip and Susan Lee
    Monday, July 11 – 10:30 am
    Let’s get our feet tapping and our hands clapping with the music from Phillip and Susan Lee.

    Schow Brothers Motorsports
    Monday, July 18 – 10:30 am
    Come to the library to meet the Schow brothers, who are motorsports champions.

    Canvas Art for Kids
    Monday, July 25 – 10:30 am
    Come to the library for creating this fun canvas wall art for kids. It’s an easy and rewarding art craft that you can decorate your room with. Everybody Reads for the Win with this activity.

  • Moorhead Public Library

    Build-A-Board Game!
    Wednesday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.
    Feeling creative? Visit the library to build your own board game! We will have templates on-hand, fill them in however you want to build your game!

    MojoFit Yoga
    Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m.
    Ready to stretch? MojoFit Studios will be visiting the library to teach us yoga for kids!

    InspireLab Science for Kids!
    Wednesday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m.
    Do you love science? Join us at the library when InspireLab comes to visit!

    Fargo Invaders Football
    Wednesday, June 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
    Come to the library to meet Fargo’s minor league football team, the Fargo Invaders!

    Moorhead Crush Softball
    Wednesday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.
    If you love softball, you will have to join us at the library when the Moorhead Crush come to visit!

    Make Your Own Olympic Medal
    Wednesday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m.
    Get ready for the summer Olympics by making your own medal at the library!

    Sanford Family Wellness Zumba
    Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00 p.m.
    Get ready to move! Sanford Family Wellness will be visiting to lead us in some ZUMBA!

    Beyer ATA Martial Arts
    Wednesday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m.
    Interested in taekwondo or other martial arts? You won’t want to miss when Beyer ATA Martial Arts visits the library!

    Art At The Rourke
    Wednesday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m.
    Join us for a day at the Rourke Art Museum! We will tour the museum, then make our own art projects!

    Pet Show
    Wednesday, August 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
    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. The event will be at Memorial Park, which is located next to Usher’s House on the corner of 1st Ave and 8th St.
    Fargo Force
    Wednesday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m.
    You won’t want to miss when the Fargo Force visit the library for the finale of our Summer Reading Program!