This Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 pm the magician Norm Barnhart will be visiting the library and dazzling us with his slight-of-hand tricks. Norm is a highly amusing entertainer and kids of all ages with enjoy his show. Stop on by and see the library become even more magical than usual.
This weekend is Covered Bridge Festival in Zumbrota which also means the annual book sale at the library. The book sale will be from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 15 in the library parking lot. We’ve been collecting book donations all year in preparation for this sale, so we’ll have a diverse selection for you to choose from. Prices are also enticingly low, and all funds go to support your local library.
Be sure to put the library book sale on your festival “to do” list, and stop by on your way to or from the park. We’ll see you on Saturday!
So far the summer reading program is off to a fantastic start with 70 kids signed up on the first day!!! We hope lots of families will come to our summer kick-off carnival on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. There will be carnival games and fun prizes. If the weather is nice, we’ll be outside; otherwise meet us in the meeting room!
More details about the summer reading program here: http://www.zumbrota.info/summer-reading/
The summer reading program at the Zumbrota Public Library kicks off next week on Monday, June 3rd and runs until Friday, July 26th. The theme for infants through 6th grade is Dig into Reading. This year will also feature a teen reading program for 7th through 12th graders, with the theme Beneath the Surface. Readers age zero to eighteen are invited to sign up at the library and pick up their reading records to start logging all their summer reading time. Those who complete their reading logs and turn them in will earn a packet of certificates to be used for pizza, ice cream, and other treats at area businesses.
The program will also include a number of fun events at the library. Every Monday night at 6:30 and Tuesday morning at 10:30 there will be interactive story times that will include crafts, songs, and other activities. On Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm there will be a Summer Reading Program Kick-off Carnival, featuring fun carnival games and prizes. On Wednesday, June 19 at 1 pm there will be a special show put on by Magician Norm Barnhart. On Wednesday, July 17 at 3 pm the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo from Owatonna will be visiting with lots of awesome critters that kids can learn about and touch.
A special event is planned for the teen readers as well. Tuesday, July 9 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm will be an After-hours Teen Night in the library. Thirteen through eighteen year olds will have the library to themselves with music, snacks, button making, t-shirt dyeing, and henna tattoos.
Summer is a great time to do some reading, and the Zumbrota Public Library wants to reward you for it. Sign up, attend events, read books, and earn prizes!
Join us for a viewing of the newly released feature film The Great Gatsby at Paragon Theater in Rochester! The official start time for the movie is 2:25 pm this Saturday, May 18. Buses will load in the library parking lot at 1:00 pm. Tickets and transportation are free, but must be sign up for in advance at the library. Give us a call at 507-732-5211 if you have any questions.