Things have really been cookin’ at all of our East Central Regional Library branches this summer and we’re getting ready to celebrate. The 2008 Look What’s Cookin’ at Your Library summer reading program is coming to a close and it’s time for us to get together and celebrate everyone’s reading accomplishments.
Aitkin, McGregor, Mille Lacs Lake, Mora, Princeton & Wyoming Libraries
Puppeteer, Diane Gasch, will be visiting several ECRL branches with her gigantic 8 foot puppets to entertain summer reading program participants. Diane is a member of the Twin Cities Puppetry Guild and the Puppeteers of America and has performed at many Minnesota libraries. She will be performing on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 30
McGregor Public Library at 10:00 am
Aitkin High School Choir Room at 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 31
Mille Lacs Lake Community Library at 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 2
Wyoming Area Library at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 6
Mora Public Library at 10:00 am
Princeton Area Library at 1:00 pm
Our final celebration and reward will be held on Monday, August 4 from 1:00-2:00 pm. Summer reading participants are invited to visit the library for a special treat. Pick up your reading record, any earned unclaimed incentives, and completion certificate. You’ll also get a chance for a free polaroid picture with our giant “pig” chef and a coupon for a free ice cream treat from the Schwan’s truck. You can pick from 3 different kinds of treats! Help us beat the heat with some fun and treats as we celebrate a great summer filled with books and reading.
Help us close out the summer reading program at our Beat the Heat Treats Celebration on Saturday, August 2 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Kids ages 4-12 are invited to make their very own ice cream sundae (toppings will be provided) in our community room.
Mr. Adams magic will have your kids laughing hysterically as he performs at the Hinckley Public Library on Thursday, August 7 at 1:00 pm. Watch as he makes rock soup, peanut butter mustard cake and hippopotamus toothpaste. The ticket drawing and drawings for other prizes will be held after the event.
Vickie Sorn, ECRL Community Services Coordinator