Summer Reading for Adults & Teens – June 4th thru July 21st

Reading Takes you Everywhere

June 4th – July 21st

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids anymore! Join our new Summer Reading program for Adults & Teens.

Register online or at the library and pick up a Passport to Reading.

NEW FOR TEENS (ages 13 – 16) THIS YEAR!
You can participate in both Summer Reading programs or choose the one you like best, the children or adult program.
Earn prizes in each program. Pretty cool, huh?

Science Tellers – June 18th

Science Tellers
Monday, June 18th at 11 am

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary train-robbing outlaw is back in town! Don’t miss this classic, action-packed, inter-active story with “notes of science” – chemical reactions, combustion, inertia and more!!

All Ages Welcome

Story Time Concert with the Chione Woodwind Quintet – June 13th

Story Time Concert with the Chione Woodwind Quintet
Wednesday, June 13th at 1 pm

The Chione Woodwind Quintet will present a story time concert featuring classic children’s stories alongside music of a woodwind quintet. Hands on arts activities for children!

This program is presented in cooperation with a grant from the MN State Arts Board and in partnership with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.

Summer Reading Wrap-up Party with Greg the Great

It’s time to wrap-up our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program this Thurs., July 13th, at 2 pm. We’ll be entertained by Greg the Great and his mystifying magic. We’ll be announcing the winners of the Cardboard Challenge and Coloring Contests too. Join us for an afternoon of magic and fun.

Completed reading records should be turned in by Saturday, July 15th.

Live Reptile Friends Program

Snakes, Lizards, and Alligators, Oh My!!!. Join us for a live reptile show with Jan Larson  this Thurs., June 29th, at 2 pm. Learn all about our reptile friends. All ages welcome.

MNDOT Big Trucks Program

Join us for a program with MNDOT, on their big trucks and machines, this Thurs., June 22nd, at 2 pm. See what these machines are used for and even sit in one.

All ages are welcome.


National Eagle Center Program

We have a great program with the National Eagle Center coming up this Thurs., June 15th, at 2 pm. Learn all about eagle biology, ecology, natural history, and cultural connections. Presented by a naturalist interpreter and features a live eagle. Please join us.

Summer Reading Program Early Bird Perks

Psst! Guess what? This year, we’re trying something a little new with our Summer Reading Program. We’re offering online registration for early birds! If you want to beat the lines on Monday, June 5th, you can go ahead and register online. Buuuut, you still have to visit the library to get your reading logs and all of the other fun stuff (including books). So if you aren’t looking forward to the lines, but you are looking forward to participating in Summer Reading and earning cool prizes, go ahead and register here or here:

Go ahead and sign up!

Summer Reading Program

The start of the kids Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World, is less than a week away (starts June 5th). Ms. Cyndi has been hard at work getting everything ready for a great summer reading program. See the attached flyer for information and some of the fun activities planned.