By Jan Pease
Mark your calendars! This will be another exciting summer of activities at the Litchfield Library. The theme this summer is “Dream Big, Read.” Brian Lies did the artwork, and bats are featured prominently. We’re happy to have our own bat, Belvedere, who will be hanging around through the summer months.
The kickoff for summer reading is Monday, June 4, from 3-7 p.m. This is a change from our usual schedule, but we’re anxious to have our readers get started. Readers can sign up to participate and be rewarded for reading, make something to bring home, and have a picture taken with Belvedere.
Summer Book Clubs are moving to Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Elementary Book Club will be on the 2nd Tuesdays, Middle School Book Club book club will be on the 3rd Tuesdays, and our new Teen Book Club will be on the 4th Tuesdays.
Thursdays will be very busy in June and July this year. Thursdays @ the Library start at 3 p.m., and we’ll be done by 4:30. Something different is planned each week for students in grades K-5, including Fun with 4-H, special guests, storytelling, and more.
Wednesdays and Fridays will continue to be our story hour days, with toddlers coming on Wednesdays and Preschoolers coming on Friday. If families come on Thursday nights, we will read bedtime stories, the same stories used on Friday mornings.
Here is what’s planned for June:
June 4 3-7 p.m. Kickoff for Summer Reading!
June 6 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time “A Wishing Story Time”
June 7 3:00 p.m. Thursday@ the Library: “What Kind of Genie are YOU?”
June 7& 8 7 p.m. & 10:00 a.m. “Bats Story Time”
June 12 3 p.m. Elementary Summer Book Club
June 13 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time: “Goodnight Moon”
June 14 3:00-4:00 Thursday @ the Library: Fun with 4-H
June 14 & 15 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. “Night Night Animal Sleepover” (bring a toy that will sleep over)
June 19 3 p.m. Middle School Book Club
June 20 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time “Owls: Who Hoots?”
June 21 3 p.m. Thursday @ the Library: Guests! PAK- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
June 21 7:00 p.m. “Bats @ the Ballgame” Story Time
June 22 10:00 a.m. Story Time Guests! Willmar Stingers Baseball Team!
June 26 3 p.m. Teen Book Club “Defect” by Will Weaver
June 27 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time “What’s New? Story Time”
June 28 3 p.m. Thursday @ the Library: Fun with 4-H
June 28 & 29 10:00 a.m. “Counting Sheep” Story Time
And more is planned for the month of July! See you at the library!