September has begun and the weather is cooler. I am so grateful for cooler weather. I am not a fan of anything above about 85 degrees. I am also very grateful I work in an air conditioned building or I probably would like hot weather even less. Join us Thursday, September 9 (weather permitting) on the library lawn for a story stroll. We will put out two picture books for you to read between 10 – 3 or so.
We will begin take home Libratory for school age families beginning September 14th. Pick up a bag of supplies each Tuesday for a STEAM activity. We encourage families to do the activities on Wednesday afternoon, early release day.
Storytime will resume on Thursday, September 16th at 10:30 am. Weather permitting we will meet outside on the south lawn. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs about things familiar and not so familiar, but still fun. Any children prior to entering school and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
In the last several months we have received donations of family histories that include their remembrances of the area. The Wilderness Experience: as recounted by families of the boundary waters of Crane Lake and Sand Point Lake, Minnesota was compiled and edited by Herman and Louise Schneider. The Lives of Andrew and Betsy Lindvall: from Dala Jarna, Sweden to Lindford, Minnesota, via Cokato and Wheaton was compiled with commentary by Todd S. Thompson. Both self-published works provide a look at the area in days past and will be an important part of local history.
We are so excited to introduce our newest artwork sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Ella Bahr, a high school senior, painted the mural for us.