Summer Reading Program 2014

 This summer at Owatonna Public Library & Blooming Prairie Branch Library!

 Full list of events below. For a calendar view and more details, click on the Events tab on the left side of your screen.

Owatonna Public Library

OPL in JUNE

Story Time (preschool) begins June 10 and continues Tuesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. through August 19.

Garden Time (all ages) begins June 11 and continues Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. through August 6.

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) begins June 11 and meets most Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. through July 23 (no meeting on July 2).

And more ...

Friday, June 6, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Kick-off! (all ages)
Pick up your reading log this day (or any day after) and start recording your progress! Tattoos and ice cream available on Kick-off Day! Sing and dance with the Zinghoppers!

Tuesday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m.
Medford FFA's Farm Animal Friends (all ages)
On the OPL lawn

Thursday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m.
Schiffelly Puppets (all ages)

Thursday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m.
Mystifying Magic with Greg Skillestad (all ages)

Wednesday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m.
Crazy Concoctions (ages 5 & up)
Registration required; Limit 25 (STEM)

Thursday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Book Fair (Have you read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days this month?)

OPL in JULY

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. through August 19

Garden Time (all ages) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. through August 6

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) most Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. through July 23 (no meeting July 2)

And more ... 

Thursday, July 3, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
LEGO® Mania  (ages 3 & up)
(STEM)

Thursday, July 10, at 10:00 a.m.
Mister Billy (all ages)

Thursday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m.
Bakken Museum--Nanoscience (ages 5 & up)
(STEM)

Wednesday, July 23, at 10:00 a.m.
Movie: "Meet the Robinsons" (Rated G)
Run time: 93 minutes

Thursday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Book Fair (Have you read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days this month?)

Thursday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m.
Zooman (all ages)

OPL in AUGUST

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. through August 19

Garden Time (all ages) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. through August 6

And more ... 

Wednesday, August 6, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Corrugation: Imagine, Create, and Build with Cardboard (ages 5 & up)
(STEM)

Wednesday, August 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Create-a-Craft (ages 5 & up)

Thursday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Book Fair (Have you read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days this month?)

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Blooming Prairie Branch Library

For more information, call Blooming Prairie Branch Library at 507-583-7750 .

BPBL in JUNE

Story Time (preschool) begins June 3 and continues Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Movie Day (all ages) begins June 3 and continues Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Pony Tales (with a live pony!) on these Thursdays in June: 6/5 and 6/12 at 10:30 a.m.

Mad Scientist's Club (children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult) on these Thursdays in June: 6/5, 6/12, & 6/19 at 6:30 p.m.

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) begins June 11 and meets most Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. through July 23 (no meeting July 2).

And more ...

Friday, May 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
BPBL Summer Reading Program Kick-off! (all ages)
Sign up and get ready for summer with your friends!

Friday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m.
Zinghoppers (all ages)

Thursday, June 12, at 1:00 p.m.
Schiffelly Puppets (all ages)

Thursday, June 19, at 1:00 p.m.
Mystifying Magic with Greg Skillestad (all ages)

Thursday, June 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Book Fair (Have you read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days this month?)

BPBL in JULY

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Movie Day (all ages) Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) most Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. through July 23 (no meeting July 2)

Mad Scientist's Club (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult) on these Thursdays in July: 7/10, 7/17, and 7/31 at 6:30 p.m.

Pony Tales (with a live pony!) on July 17 at 10:30 a.m.

And more ... 

Wednesday, July 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
LEGO® Mania  (ages 3 & up)
(STEM)

Thursday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m.
Mister Billy (all ages)

Thursday, July 17, at 1:00 p.m.
Bakken Museum--Nanoscience (ages 5 & up)
(STEM)

Thursday, July 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Book Fair (Have you read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days this month?)

Thursday, July 31, at 1:00 p.m.
Zooman (all ages)

BPBL in AUGUST

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Movie Day Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Pony Tales (with a live pony!) on these Thursdays in August: 8/7, 8/21, and 8/28 at 10:30 a.m.

Mad Scientist's Club (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult) on these Thursdays in August: 8/14 and 8/28 at 6:30 p.m.

And more ...  

Thursday, August 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Corrugation -- Imagine, Create, and Build with Cardboard (ages 5 & up)
(STEM)

Thursday, August 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Take-It-Apart Workshop (ages 5 & up)
(STEM)

Thursday, August 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Book Fair (Have you read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days this month?)

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THANK YOU to our Friends and Partners: Federated Insurance, River Springs Water Park, U of M Extension, Tracy Ignaszwewski, AAUW, Friends of the Blooming Prairie Branch Library, Blooming Prairie Dairy Queen, The Bakery of Blooming Prairie, Medford FFA, and Tim Larson.