Wellington Public Library update for July, 2013

Build it and they will come, or in our case have it and they will come.

I’m writing about our Summer Reading Program, “Dig into Reading.” We had an amazing sign up so far for the program and we had an awesome turn out for our first event — Ann Lincoln a.k.a Dinogirl. If you missed her show, ask someone about it; chances are they were there. Both children and adults were laughing and enjoying her magic.

By Kathy Bornhoft, Library Director

Our next program is The Bubble Lady on July 9 at 10:30 a.m. She will enclose your child in a bubble. Unfortunately it doesn’t last for long. She brings with her lots of bubble making tools so kids have the chance to make their own bubbles. Also mark your calendar for July 18, when Magician Cody Landstrom will be performing at 10:30 a.m. Cody is a local favorite who entertains and educates with his own brand of magic. Please turn out for these events. It means so much to the performers and to the library. We enjoy bringing these performances to Wellington and we enjoy showing these performers how much of a community we have become.

Speaking of events, the library will be hosting the kid’s games on the Fourth of July in front of the library starting at 1 p.m. Bring you little ones to play games and win prizes. The library will be closed July 4, but children can still register for the summer reading program in front of the library during the games. Our first Summer Reading Program prize giveaway was June 24 and the second prizes will be given out July 22. Registration is open ’til Aug. 16 and early locker-choice reports will be accepted up to Aug. 12.

We still have openings available to display your artwork here at the library. It’s a great chance to have a personal showing and we enjoy being surrounded by art. We also have our “Dig into Wellington’s Past” interactive display. We encourage you to sit and thumb thru the yearbooks, excerpts from the newspapers and local history books we have on display. We would also enjoy any information you would like to write down in the journal provided.

While many libraries forgo their storytimes during the summer months, our Storytime Lady- Kim would not hear of it. Please drop in July 16 and July 30 at 11 a.m. for great stories and a craft project. WPL Bookclub will be meeting Sept. 12. Please contact the library for more details. Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July and we will see you at the library.

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