Library Column for June 3, 2021

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The “Reading COLORS Your World” summer reading program starts next week. Everyone can participate by reading and reading to others this summer. If you don’t have a summer reading booklet stop by the library to pick yours up today! You can also find details online at http://internationalfallslibrary.readsquared.com/ComingSoon.aspx or download the readsquared app and track your reading time as well as the reading time of your children.

Be one of the first 32 families (or individuals) to sign up for summer reading and get free flowers to enjoy this summer. We have started eight different mixes of flowers to select from. Stop by early for the best selection.

Our summer reading programming will continue to be different this summer. We will not be having any outside performers. We will be creating our own fun. Each Monday we will post a community scavenger hunt. Complete it and come to the library for a silly prize. Tuesdays we will put out a take-home libratory project for elementary-aged children. Each week will be a new project with all needed supplies in the bag.

Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7 pm (the hour before the concert in the Park) in Smokey Bear Park we will hold a Family Fun hour. We’ll play games, create art, or other fun things. Thursday mornings means storytime at 10:30 am. Join us as we explore the colors of the rainbow and more. Friday mornings we are bringing Big Play back from 10:30 – Noon. Preschool and early elementary students are encouraged to bring their families to the east lawn of the library for fun exploration of the world through play. Then head on over to Backus and pick-up a free lunch for all the kids.

The community is better together! Pick up a puzzle piece to decorate and contribute to our library puzzle. Everyone can create by coloring, painting, marking or otherwise decorating a piece of the puzzle.

Each month we will be creating a takeout craft for teens and as well as one for adults. Come to the library at least once a month and get the needed supplies to be creative and explore color.

We have also created an escape room for teens and adults that can be tackled anytime the library is open this summer. Grab a group of friends and challenge yourselves to solve the puzzles and win a prize.

If your summer plans include a trip to a state park reserve a free vehicle permit. And if your plans include a family reunion consider borrowing our popcorn popper, cotton candy machine karaoke machine, or crib, high chair or stroller. Check out our entire range of items in our Library of Things at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ifallslibrary/albums/72157710206123237 or in the binder at the main circulation desk.

Summer can also be a great time to learn a new skill and the library can help with free access to Brainfuse, LinkedIn Learning or use the recording studio to record music and podcasts or edit photos, and create using Adobe Creative Suite.

 

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