Northfield Public Library!

Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. Northfield, Minnesota

31 May 2008

Merlin Mondays- the book group for boys continues all summer


Merlin Mondays- a special book group just for boys who like wizards, magic, The Renaissance, books & fun! Monday evenings at 7 pm. New members always welcome.

Lead by dedicated volunteer leader Deb Clark. For boys 9 and up!

Free. In the library’s meeting room.

06 May 2008

Summer Reading Program Schedule



Summer Schedule
Pick up a Investigation sheet anytime after June 2.
Program begins June 9 and goes to July 25.

Mondays
June 16 at 3 pm Nuts about Newbery Book Group
“Strawberry Girl” by Lois Lenski

July 21 at 3 pm Nuts about Newbery Book Group
“Story of Mankind” by VanLoon

5 pm -8 pm What’s Buzzin’ Investigation Time

Tuesdays
10 am Patty Cake, Patty Cake Infant Lapsit

1 pm- 4 pm What’s Buzzin’ Investigation Time


Wednesdays
10 am Toddler Rhyme Time

1 pm- 4 pm What’s Buzzin’ Investigation Time

6:30 Booker opens for Books & Stars
7:00 Books & Stars great performers for all ages at various parks in parks in Northfield.
Books & Stars is made possible by a grant from the Southern Minnesota Art’s Council

Thursdays
10 am Pre-School Story Time for 4 and 5 year olds

11:30 to 1 pm
Special Minnesota 150 History Time
Characters from the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum and the Northfield Historical Society will present weekly programs to celebrate our states 150th birthday.


1 pm Investigators Lunch! for kids who have met a weekly investigation reading goal. When you meet your goal you will get a special sticker that will get you into the Pizza lunch bunch.

Call 645-1810 or here for more details and updates.

Summer Reading Program Information

Read this summer!
Pick up a reading investigation sheet at the library starting June 2.
Read books and record what you have read (or what was read to you) on the sheet.
Bring it with you when you come to the library!

First Goal met get a free book pack courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
All goals met after that earn a badge for your book pack!
Goals:
Kids going into grades 1st to 3rd– complete 5 investigations.
Kids going into grades 4th and up– complete 3 investigations.
If you meet your goal for the week, you can come to the Investigators Pizza Lunch after the
Minnesota 150 History time!

Fill out a book slip for every book you read to enter for prizes and “Reader of the Week”
Remember to read books that challenge and prepare you for school!
Minnesota 150 History TimeCharacters from the Minnesota
History Center, Mill City Museum and the Northfield Historical Society will present weekly programs Thursdays 11:30 to 1 pm in the library’s meeting room.
Each program is unique! These professional re-enactors will take you back to various times in Minnesota history. The programs are free and open to all but are structured for children K-5th grade. Made possible by a grant from the Northfield Area Foundation.

Kids in the summer reading program who meet a reading investigation goal are invited to come to the program then stay and enjoy a free Investigators Lunch donated by Northfield’s Domino’s. (To have the pizza you must have read and met your reading goal!)

02 May 2008

What's going on this summer-

First Steps Room will be open! Monday, Fridays & Saturdays 10-12.

Starting the week of June 9th
10 am Tuesdays Patty Cake Infant Lapsit
Infant Lapsit is specially designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating books with simple songs, rhymes and fingerplays. For ages 6-18 months with parent or caregiver.

10 am Wednesdays Toddler Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time is a time to encourage development of language and motor skills by integrating movement, songs, books and rhymes for kids ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver.

10 am Thursdays Story Time
for 4’s and 5’s Stories and a craft for the “just about ready for school crowd.” For those who are ready to sit and listen to a picture book, sing songs and create a small art project.

FIRST STEPS Early Literacy Center
Hand on fun and learning!
10 am- noon Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.