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Posted June 03, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

“Dig into Reading!”  Read for Fun Prizes – Join the Library’s Summer Reading Games
The Library provides Summer Reading Games for all ages.  Sign up is now available. Union State Bank is donating T-Shirts for the children’s prizes.  Kids – come play the reading game, and watch out for the ants!  Teens – pick up your BINGO reading log at the Library.  Adults – we have fun in store for you, too.  Read more books — get more prizes.

Blank Park Zoo wins again!
Once again, the Zoo was a hit.  95 people enjoyed the animals brought to the Library – a screech owl, a gecko, a giant millipede, a ferret, and a huge armadillo.  This was the kick-off for the Summer Reading Program, and there will another Zoo program later this summer as well as a visit from the Science Center of Iowa.  Don’t miss out on the fun!  Come to the Library and find out all about the Reading Game, and other fun events.  Library programs are free of charge.

Friends of the Library, June 13, 6:30
Friends of the Library meets on the 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30 pm.  Although Friends is a membership organization, they are always happy to see new people, even if they haven’t yet decided whether to join.  The organization is a 501(c)(3) wholly dedicated to the improvement of the Library, and they do this by conducting fund-raisers, helping with programs, and lots more.   Come to the meeting, and find out about all the current plans.  Membership fees are $100 life membership, $25 supporting membership (4 years = life membership), and $5 annual membership.

Library Board of Trustees, June 19, 6:30
The Library Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm.  The Library Board is a team of 7 persons appointed by the Mayor to govern the Library by planning and monitoring the finances and services of the Library.  The Code of Iowa indicates that our government is to be open in nature, and therefore guests are welcome to attend the meetings of the Library Board.  Hope to see you there!

Book Discussion on Below Stairs, June 27, 7:00pm
On May 23, Rebecca Bock will lead the book discussion on Below Stairs: The classic kitchen maid’s memoir that inspired “Upstairs Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey,” by Margaret Powell.  This is the true inside story of Ms. Powell’s experiences “in service” — working as a kitchen maid and then a cook for several glittering wealthy homes of England.  Work started at 5:30 am and continued after dark, and the masters had plenty of quirky behaviors.  If you enjoyed “Downton Abbey,” you will love this true story that inspired it.  Please join the discussion on June 27 at 7:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room.  It is free and open to the public.

Madison County Genealogical Society prepares for County Fair
You can pick up your Genealogy entry form for the Madison County Fair at the Library, on the Genealogy research table.

Resource of the Week – TumbleBooks! for your kids from your home computer
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  The collection also includes chapter books for kids up through 6th grade, as well as puzzles, games, and videos.  On the Library web-page, www.winterset.lib.ia.us, select the Children’s tab, select Tumblebooks from the list on the left, login as wintersetpl, password is libra.  And let the fun begin!

Ongoing Programs
Toddler Tuesday – every Tuesday at 10:30 for ages 0-2.
Story Time – every Wednesday & Thursday at 10:30 for preschoolers ages 3 and up.
Teens with Tonja – every 1st Saturday from 2:30-4:00.  Call the Library to sign up.
Writer’s Workshop and Reading to Rover – both programs will take a summer break and re-convene in September.

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