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Library News, June 16

Posted June 16, 2014 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

KCCI’s Marcus McIntosh will present “Read with Me,” June 26, 11:00, Winterset City Park
Come one, come all — bring your blankets and lawn-chairs.  Don’t miss your chance!  Newsman Marcus McIntosh from KCCI will read books with Winterset children and families at the Winterset City Park from 11:00 am to approximately noon.  All ages are welcome to attend.  No registration is required, and it is free and open to the public.  Kids registered for the Library’s June 26 “Activity Days” will also participate in “Read with Me” at the City Park.

Summer Reading Program, “Activity Days,” June 4-26, at the Elementary School Gym
Kids, if you have completed Kindergarten through completed 5th grade, this program is designed just for YOU!  Because the Library is having a lot of repairs this summer, we will hold the Summer Activity Days at the Elementary School Gym.  The theme is “Fizz – Boom – Read,” and you will get to do some fun science experiments and make some crazy concoctions.  Sign up for all the Wednesdays of June, or all the Thursdays of June, from 10:00 – noon.  This summer, the Winterset Schools are providing lunch for free for all children ages 18 and under.  So you can go directly to lunch after your Activity Days.  The Library is still taking registrations for Activity Days, so give us a call at 515-462-1731 to register.  The program is free and open to all those who register.

“Fizz, Boom, Read” Summer Reading Games for all ages throughout June & July
Children from infants through 5th grade, spin the wheel and read, read, read.  Prizes include T-shirts provided by Union State Bank, tickets to Blank Park Zoo, and a party at City Park.  For each 5 books read after the 15th book, you get to dive into the treasure chest and pick your own prize.  Teens, when you complete your first bingo card, get a free ice cream cone.  The more bingo cards you complete, the more chances for our great prizes: grand prize is a Kindle Fire, and first prize is a pizza party for you and 10 friends/family in the Library meeting room.  Adults, the more you read, the more chance for prizes – each fiction book gets 1 ticket, and each nonfiction book gets 2 tickets.  Prize-winners are drawn every week.  Sign up now – the summer is young!

Book Discussion Group, June 26, 7:00 pm
The Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday evening each month.  In June, the book for discussion will be “The Monuments Men,” by Robert Edsel.  The book is near and dear to the hearts of Winterset citizens, because it reminded us of the military service of Winterset’s own George Stout, who developed the science of art preservation and gave of his expertise to help reclaim masses of artworks in both the European and Pacific Theaters during WWII.  Join us on June 26 at 7:00 pm for the discussion, which will be led by Debbie Shafer.  It is free and open to the public, and all are welcome.

Cooking with Annie presents “Cold Foods for Hot Nights,” June 28, 10:00 am
Annie will not be stopped, even by the construction schedule, so Cooking with Annie continues!  Annie will present “Cold Foods for Hot Nights” in the Library, so watch for signage … if the meeting room is not available, we will hold the program elsewhere in the Library.  Please sign up by calling the Library at 462-1731.  The program is free and open to all those who register.

Children’s Story-Times
Toddlers, we know you are busy, but don’t forget to bring your parents to Toddler Tuesdays for ages 0-2 on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  For preschoolers ages 3 and up, Library Story-Times are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30.  The Library loves to see these little ones who are learning so rapidly in every setting.  At the Library, besides meeting new friends, they are also learning to love good stories, and how to pay attention in a group setting — good preparation for Kindergarten!  Parents, due to our upcoming construction project, please call the Library on the morning of our story-times to make sure that we will be holding the program.

Community Coffee to meet at the Art Center
A community coffee is held every Friday morning 9-10:00 am.  We had to move the coffee group for the summer construction.  The Art Center has stepped up to host the community coffee group on Friday mornings.  Thank you, Art Center!!!

Preparation for Library Repairs, mid-June
We intend for the Library to be open as usual, as much as possible, during the substantial repair project that will begin mid-June.  We will have our usual Summer Reading Program for all ages.  As the construction work becomes obvious, watch for signage on the sidewalks to guide you into the Library.  For the most current information, please watch the Madisonian, the Library web-site, and “friend” the Winterset Public Library on Facebook.  And please do use the phone to find out if we are open.

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