Pipestone County Star 05-28-2015
It’s that time of year again!! Kids and parents have already started asking when the Summer Reading program will start and it kills me we have to wait until June. This year’s theme is Superheroes and we are so excited! We’ve got some great activities planned for our activity days – see below!
If you are interested in being a volunteer for Summer Reading (and we need a bunch!), please let us know – we need people for each activity day from 1:30 until 3:30, which includes set up and clean up. Thanks for thinking about it!
June 2nd: Today is the kick-off party! Come in to sign up and we will have cupcakes and juice to whet those super appetites. Kids are welcome to dress up and will be making their superhero ID tags.
June 9th: Have you ever needed practice with web-spinning? Perhaps throwing your super-powered trident? Today is the day to practice. Rumor has it there will also be bowling for villains and a ‘laser’ maze in the library – time to train your super powers!
June 16th: Need a side kick? We are creating paper heroes today – complete with awesome capes!
June 23rd: Paper shields and hero bead bracelets are on the docket for today – great compliments to super costumes.
June 30th: We will have a scavenger hunt in the library today and creating the paper skyline of the city you are sworn to defend. Take the skyline home to decorate your lair.
July 7th: Today is a day to make other heroes – we will have a melting bead hero craft (really very cool!!) and we will show you how to create your own heroes out of puzzle pieces. Just what you might need if you were a villain – a way to create an army. Muahahahahaha!
July 14th: Every hero needs a signal that can be given when they are needed and today will be the day to create the signal we would use to call upon you in our hour of need. And we’ll also have jet races, because what self-respecting hero doesn’t like to race jets?
The activities end on July 14th, but the kids can continue to read books and get prizes through the end of August. Middle Readers (Ages 5 -12) need to read 15 picture books or 100 pages of a chapter book to get a prize for a limit of three prizes over the course of the summer. We also have reading logs for younger kids and teens if they are interested!
PAFL Update: Pipestone Area Friends of the Library is looking for members – anyone who is a friend to Meinders Library is welcome to join! The Friends group works hard to promote the library, raise money for projects, and organize their yearly book sale, in addition to the HUGE amount of support they provide throughout the year. Call us for the date of the next meeting!
If you have questions or have a book you’d like to reserve or renew, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (507) 825-6714. The summer hours for Meinders Library are Monday through Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM, and Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM – Noon. Meinders Community Library is located at 1401 7th Street SW, on the south side of the high school.