We are excited to announce our 2017 Summer Library Program: Build a Better World. This program is for everyone and we hope you will consider joining in on the summer fun! The library offers estimation jars, weekly prizes/passes/coupons, prize baskets, and top reader prizes. To help us “build a better community” a penny jar will be placed at our circulation desk to help fund a new electronic sign for the school district near Highway 51. Registration week is June 12th through the 17th at the Poynette Library. If you are one of the first 150 registrants, you will be included in a drawing for one of two FREE community prize packs.
Arlington, get ready! The Library is coming to you! Join Katy Hanousek and Jodi Bailey, our wonderful librarians, on Monday, June 19th to kick off this new program. Bring your library card to the Community Center located at 200 Commercial Street in Arlington on Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm from June 19th through August 28th. Books, DVDs, CDS, and magazines will be available for you to check out and prizes will be awarded to those who join the summer reading program.
Preschool Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am at the library from June 20th through July 27th. Both programs on Tuesday and Thursday will be identical. Children will have so much fun listening to books, singing songs, practicing letter sounds, counting and creating their own crafty project.
Career Crafters is a program geared towards elementary and middle school students that meets on Thursdays at 1:30 pm from June 22nd through July 20th. We are excited to have our experts share their stories and tools of their trades. The library welcomes Katie Chalgren - Registered Nurse, Kim Lapacek - owner of Lapacek’s Orchard, Kathy Dellman - cake decorator, Sabrina Leonard - Postmaster, and Gae Bergmann - Monarch Butterfly Educator.
Poynette Area families… are you looking for free entertainment? Mad Science of Iowa is coming to Poynette on Thursday, June 15th at 10 am. Join Dr. Shock as he uses his signature “mad science” to build a better world. Global Tales Productions will also be traveling to Poynette on Thursday, July 27th at 10 am to entertain us with their Story Bridges: Building a Better World program. Join Sadarri, multi-lingual Storyteller, and special guests for an interactive exploration through movement, stories, songs, and games from around the world. Driftless Stargazing presents “Sharing the Starry Skies” program on Tuesday, August 15th at 10 am. Join John Heasley for information about astronomy and solar eclipses. Information provided will prepare you for the amazing solar eclipse coming August 21st.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron will be available to check out during registration week for our next adult book club read. This charming, hilarious and remarkable story will be a perfect read for this summer. We hope to see you at our book discussion and movie event on Tuesday, July 18th at 4:30 pm.
Local author, Susan Spahn and her brother Bill Spahn will be visiting the library on August 3rd at 11:00 am. Susan will talk about her book, Never Give Up which is a story of courage, faith, hope and love. She also hopes to bring awareness to families about the hazards of swimming and diving.
For more information on our wonderful programs and library offerings, contact us at 608-635-7577. Visit our website at www.poynettelibrary.com, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our email list of events. Please visit us at our downtown location at 118 N. Main Street in Poynette.
Let’s gear up for summer!