25 July 2008

THANKS 2008 Library Pages!

Pictured above are most of the 2008 Library Pages who helped make the library's summer reading program a success! From the left are: Lily, Tate, Dave, Anne, Annika, Emma, Claire, Nicholas and Easton. Not pictured are: Ana, Rachel & Naomi. The library couldn't have a summer reading program without these dedicated volunteers! They are very special.

Thanks for making this summer fun and exciting! Kathy Ness

Caitlin is the last Reader of the Week for 2008!

Books & Stars KID POWER July 23

We had lots of fun and dancing with Rachel Kroog's KID POWER at Odd Fellows Park.
July 30th's Books & Stars will be
Tra Ti Ti Tran Tran Toro
Zorongo Flamenco puppet theatre – a taste of Spain!
7 pm at Greenvale Park

17 July 2008

Honoring Rachel & Naomi who have volunteered for 8 summers as Library Pages!

Current library pages and library staff gather to thank Rachel & Naomi for their 8 years of volunteering at the library. They will be missed! We wish them luck as they venture out away from Northfield.

Maud Hart Lovelace visits the library!

Author Maud Hart Lovelace told us about her life in Mankato and about writing her books. This Minnesota 150 program was made possible by a grant from the Northfield Area Foundation.
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Books & Stars with Bob & Gail- old timey, fun music!

On a rather steamy evening Bob Bovee & Gail Heil performed at Sibley school. The kids danced and the adults had fun and everyone enjoyed the music!
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The 6th Reader of the Week is Cricket!

10 July 2008

Minnesota 150 talk "Dakota Children 1860's"

Tami from the Minnesota History Center told us about what Dakota children did 150 years ago. From how diapers worked (baby bunny skin with cattail lining), baby cradle boards to what games they played. It was very interesting!
This was sponsored by a grant from the Northfield Area Foundation.
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07 July 2008


This special Books & Stars was sponsored by the

Many, many people came out on a georgeous evening to see Justin. It was a great concert!

03 July 2008

Mary Dodge Woodward tells about an 1880's Bonanza Farm

In the 1880 Dakota Territory it took many days to get your mail, they are dressing to travel to Fargo to pick up the mail in the winter. Mary Dodge Woodward kept a journal of her years working on a huge Bonanza wheat farm. She cooked for the farmers who numbered over 3o at harvest time.
Click here for more info on her and Bonanza Farms

Harry is the 4th Reader of the Week!

Books & Stars was great with Charity Kahn! July 3

We did some fun dancing and singing at Spring Creek Park! Click here to see more photos!