29 June 2012

Here is the 4th Reader of the Week- CONNOR!

Just so you know...

In celebration of the 4th of July there are
NO summer reading programs July 3, 4 & 5th. 
NO prizes will be given out that week at all.  You can save your reading records for the next week.
There is NO Books & Stars -go see the fire works!
Books & Stars returns on July 11 when we will host comic juggler SEAN EMERY! 
Check out his website! http://seanemery.com/

26 June 2012

A cool way to help our Northfield kids! via the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

"Read a Book, Give a Book" online campaign with a goal of having 25,000 books read from June 25 - August 1, 2012. Achieving this goal will put SMIF in a good position to apply for books next year, and it provides another resource to advance early literacy.

Today we're asking for your help in spreading the word to the children in your community, so they can begin reading these wonderful on-line books! Children and parents/grandparents can register online and choose from hundreds of books to read for free.  

23 June 2012

Did you know you can read great books on-line via the library's website?

There are some exciting changes at TumbleReadables.
This summer, they have added 2 brand new categories!!
They have partnered with National Geographic in order to bring you nearly 200 world class videos.
They are also in the process of adding about 100 YA/Teen and Children's audio books.

Give it a try- teachers and parents LOVE it!!


22 June 2012

Books & Stars will be at Spring Creek Park with THE CASTAWAYS!

Wed. June 27th!  Booker opens at 6:30 the show begins at 7 pm.  Check the Books & Stars Blog for more details!

21 June 2012

Meet the 3rd Reader of the Week- Linnea!

We had a dry and intimate concert with Beacon Brass.

Beacon Brass was very entertaining.

2012 Defeat of Jesse James Day Queen Elizabeth and
 princess Vanessa Anderson
helped out on Booker.  They danced too!
A family of readers!

Another week of reading fun at the library!

18 June 2012

Wed. June 20th we're back at WAY Park with Beacon Hill Brass!

Join our favorite trumpet player- Lynn Diekert with his brassy friends for an evening of Sousa, marches, jazz and fun. 
We're at Way Park for shine. 
We're at Oddfellows for rain.
We'll be in the pavillion with out the showmobile- so look for Booker!
Booker opens at 6:30
The show starts at 7 pm

14 June 2012

Meet the 2nd Reader of the Week! Cristin!

Some photos of the week's happenings at the library.

Library Page Berit reading.

Pages hanging this week's reader of the week slips.

Justin Roberts and the audience singing "Happy Birthday" to
Library Page Tessa!

Stapling fun!

Reward pizza had to be inside for the first time in many years.
We need a bigger library!!

We watched a funny movie.

Choosing a book she won for correctly guessing the
pictionary word!

Hanging up the book slips.

Making pop-up books and playing pictionary.

Can you guess what Tessa is drawing?

Can you guess what Audrey is drawiing?

Lining up for pizza.

12 June 2012

Wednesday, June 13th! Books & Stars with JUSTIN!

“A master of conjuring up images that resonate with the young ones.” — Entertainment Weekly
“He has a remarkable ability to see through a child’s eyes... the Judy Blume of kiddie rock” — New York Times
“Hands down the best songwriter in the genre.” — USA Today
Bodies spring to their feet and rush the stage; jumping, dancing and bouncing off each other like bumper cars. The concertgoers behave like children. This should come as no surprise, because they are children, participating in the kiddie mosh pit found at nearly every Justin  Roberts concert.
Our special friend Justin Roberts will be here for Books & Stars 7 pm Wednesday evening at Central Park.  His concert here is a very special treat, thanks to the Friends & Foundation of the Library and a Minnesota Legacy Grant for making it possible.  Also joining the festivities will be the Cocoa Bean serving their yummy Hawaiian Shaved Ice and new, this year members of the Northfield Union of Youth will be selling their fluffy cotton candy.  Both items sell for $2 and some of the proceeds will be donated to children's programs at the library.  Booker, the book bus opens at 6:30- and opens again after the show.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to Central Park and enjoy a very special evening.  In case of inclement weather(- but it NEVER rains on Justin at Books & Stars-) is the Odd Fellow's Park shelter.  For info please check at back here or call the library 645-6606.

11 June 2012

Meet the first READER of the WEEK- CLAIRE!!

Congrats Claire!  Her name was drawn from one week's  supply of "reader of the week" slips! 
 The rest of the slips are nowhanging up in the library. 
Come by sometime and see how many books
the kids in Northfield have read!

07 June 2012

The first Books & Stars of the summer was great!

Goodbye ol' Tree!

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The young maple @1920.