Library invites kids to ‘Make a Splash’The worlds of water and weather will be explored during summer programs at the Red Wing Public Library.
The worlds of water and weather will be explored during summer programs at the Red Wing Public Library.
Activities will include story times, crafts and other events. Students can read to support the local food shelf and to earn coupons to the Colvill Aquatic Center.
Weekly programs for June and July begin the week of June 7.
“Participation in the following programs will help motivate children to read, develop positive attitudes about reading and books, enable them to maintain their reading skills, and provide opportunities for fun and learning in a group setting,” said Pat Martin, reference/youth services librarian.
“Make Waves at Your Library” is the theme. Students entering grades 7 through 12 this fall can read for pleasure and at the same time enter weekly drawings for free Colvill Aquatic Center coupons. Book review forms to complete are available in the Teen Area and at the Reference Desk.
“Make a Splash — Read” is the theme for preschoolers through upcoming sixth-graders.
Read to support the local food shelf and earn daily pool coupons. Complete a form for every 15 or more minutes a day of reading (or being read to) for five days to receive a pretend dollar from the Reference Desk. Drop it off in the grocery bag in the story well.
The Friends of the Library will match these dollars earned with real dollars, to be donated to the Red Wing Area Food Shelf at the end of July. Each child completing a reading form will also receive a free coupon for a day at Colvill Aquatic Center while supplies last.
Daycares may participate by handing in one form per group, rather than one per child. Forms will be available beginning June 8.
All children are welcome to wrap up the summer reading program by attending the Underwater Adventures Aquarium open house at the library July 30. Drop in any time between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for “touch time” or specifically 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a 30-minute educational program.
Plan for summer trips now. Get a travel kit by placing an order seven days in advance.
The library will put together books, magazines, tapes, CDs, and movies to enjoy on the road. Forms are available at the library or online from the link on the library’s homepage at www.redwing.lib.mn.us.
Explorers — preschoolers through children entering second grade —meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays June 9 through July 28.
Kickoff day is 10:30 a.m. June 9. Hunt for the treasure that will include a calendar of events, reading forms, stickers and bookmarks. Weekly sessions alternate story times with crafts and science, including “Rain, Rain, Go Away,” “Adventures at Sea” and “A Day in the Swamp.”
Day cares meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays June 10 through July 29 at the library. The explorer program of story times, crafts, and science activities will be offered for day cares for their children of preschool age through entering second grade.
Investigators — upcoming third- through sixth-graders — meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays June 8 through July 27. For kickoff day at 10:30 a.m. June 8, participate in a scavenger hunt for a calendar of activities, reading forms, bookmarks, and more.
Programs include the Carpenter Nature Center bringing amphibians and reptiles, a visit from Rochester television meteorologist Randy Brock, science experiments, a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Read Alike Book Club, and creating a sea monster.
Tickets will be needed for the Carpenter Nature Center program, which is limited to 35 participants.
All library programs are free to the public.