One world, many stories
Published 9:50 am Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Albert Lea Public Library has lots of events scheduled for the summer. Beginning the week of June 6 through July 23 story time 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 from June 6 through July 23 will be Game Time at 2 p.m. Every Wednesday from June 6 through July 23 will be Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. New this year on Wednesdays will be a Books Pals club for third, fourth or fifth graders at 2 p.m. The club will take up to 10 children, and people can sign up by calling the library.
Every Thursday from June 6 through July 23 will be special events including performers, bingo and other celebrations.
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The Summer Reading Program began June 6 under the theme of “One World, Many Stories.” Children can read books, depending on their reading level, and win prizes for the amount they have read. The program ends July 23.
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 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer library events guide:
June 6 – July 23: Storytime on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
June 6 – July 23: Game Time at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays
June 6 – July 23: Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
June 6 – July 23: Book Pals for third through fifth graders at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.
June 16: R.A.D. Zoo will perform at 2 and 3 p.m.
June 23: There will be a Hans Mayer Music Program at 2 and 3 p.m.
June 30: Schifelly Puppets will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m.
July 7: There will be crafts and games at 2 p.m.
July 14: There will be bingo at 2 p.m.
July 21: Zoo-Man will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m.