Dream Big Read!Published 9:45am Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Albert Lea Public Library has lots of events scheduled for the summer. Beginning Monday and running through July 19 storytime will be each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., with an additional nighttime storytime on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Storytime usually includes reading, fingerplays and crafts.
Every Tuesday starting Tuesday through July 17 will be Game Time at 2 p.m. Starting this Wednesday and continuing each Wednesday through July 18 will be Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. New this year on Wednesdays will be a Books Pals club for third- and fourth-graders at 2 p.m. The club will take up to 10 children, and people can sign up by calling the library.
Every Thursday starting this Thursday through July 19 will have special events including performers, bingo and other celebrations.
The Summer Reading Program begins Monday under the theme of “Dream Big, Read!” Children can read books, depending on their reading level, and win prizes for the amount they have read. The program ends July 19.
Children’s librarian Patty Greibrok said all events are free and anyone can attend.
“We encourage children to read during the summer and for parents to read to children during summer,” Greibrok said.
She said often children can fall behind if they’re not reading during their summer break from school.
“We want every child to start school ready to learn,” Greibrok said. “We’re excited for summer — it’s always a really busy time.”
For more information the library’s website is www.alplonline.org. The library is in City Hall, 211 E. Clark St., and can be reached at 377-4356. It is open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer library events guide
Monday-July 19: Storytime on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Tuesday-July 19: Game Time at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays
Wednesday-July 19: Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
Wednesday-July 19: Book Pals for third through fifth graders at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Thursday: Magician Jim Jayes will perform at 2 and 3 p.m.
June 14: R.A.D. Zoo will perform at 2 and 3 p.m.
June 21: Magician Star Michaelina will perform at 2 and 3 p.m.
June 28: Hans Meyer music program will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m.
July 5: There will be bingo at 2 p.m.
July 12: Jim Jayes & Marionettes perform at 2 p.m.
July 19: Zoo Man will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m.