Harry Potter Birthday Party! and other program details

This is the final week for summer reading program events!  We are getting really excited about the Harry Potter Birthday Party this Thursday, July 31 (of course!) at 6:30 pm!  Kids are invited to come in costume if they feel so inspired.  This event is for all ages.

We are also pleased to announce that Midnight the dog has added one more day of appointments to his schedule!  He will be at the library Saturday morning, August 2.  Stop by the library or call 507-732-5211 to make an appointment to read with Midnight.

Young Adult activity logs are due this Saturday, August 2.  The drawing for prizes will happen on Monday, August 4.  All other activity and reading logs we will continue to accept through the month of August.

We will continue to have story time and LEGO club in August, but there will be no other special programming.  We’ll keep you posted on upcoming fall programs.

Murder Mystery Night and other mayhem

There’s a vampire lurking in the library…and it might be you!

This summer’s young adult after-hours party is a Murder Mystery Night, with all attendees participating to help solve the mystery.  The event will be Friday, July 25 from 7pm-9pm, and it is for 7th-12th graders.  Character bios, costume pieces, and candy will be provided upon arrival.

Other upcoming July events include the LEGO creation contest on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30pm and the Harry Potter Birthday Party on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm.  These events are for all ages.

Contest Winners Announced


Congratulations to our art contest winners: Kallie Alders and Jacob Halverson!  They each received a $25 gift certificate to Crossings.

We are also pleased to announce the winners of our short story writing contest: Rianne Buck, Holly Donovan, Kam Zetah, and Soren Hellyer.  Their stories will be printed together as a hardcover book that will be available for check out from the library later this year.


Contest submissions due

There are only a few days left to submit entrees for the writing and art contests!  Submissions are due on Monday, June 30.

The short story contest is for ages 8-18. Stories need to be between 5 and 30 pages in length.  They can be submitted in person at the library or sent as an attachment of an email to zpl@selco.info.  4 winners will be selected to have their stories printed in a collection that will be available for check out from the library.
The art contest is for ages 13-18.  All submissions will be displayed in the library during the month of July.  The winner will get a $25 gift certificate to Crossings.
We still have space in most of our July workshops, including Rubber Stamping Crafts, Drawing Cartoon Animals, Zumbro River Exploration, Acting, Balloon Sculpting, Juggling, and Robotics.  Call us at 507-732-5211 or stop in to sign up!