Head Start – Now Taking Applications

Head Start is a FREE parent and child development program, administered by Three Rivers Community Action.  They are now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Head Start program.  This is a quality child development pre-school program that focuses on school readiness, education, and transition into kindergarten.

For more information, or to enroll, contact Head Start at 1-800-277-8418.

Zumbrota Reads

The Library is pleased to announce our first ever Zumbrota Reads program!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 15-May 18

Books will be available for FREE at the library, and at local businesses in town beginning April 15.  A $5 donation is suggested, but not required.

More information, and a schedule of events (including a free showing of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio on May 18!) can be found here:

Paws to Read at Pine Island Library

Beginning Saturday, March 9th Van Horn Public Library in Pine Island will host four visits by Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) Midnight and his human companion Ann Goplen of Zumbrota. The mission of the R.E.A.D. program is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors. Readers must sign-up in advance at the Youth Library desk for the 20 minute sessions. Midnight will be available to listen from 10:00am to 11:30am. Further visits on March 23rd, April 6th and April 20th from 10:00am to 11:30am may also be registered for at the Van Horn Public Library.