Wellington Public Library update for June, 2013

I could hardly wait to write this article to let everyone know what the library has planned for this summer. I went to the Rice Elementary Social Studies Night and learned so much about Wellington’s history from so many people. Did you know there was a pickle factory in Fort Collins? Do you remember Well-o-rama? Do you remember where the library used to be located?

Our summer reading program “Dig into Reading” is a good opportunity for our community to dig into Wellington’s past. During the summer, the library will have an area set up devoted to books and items from Wellington’s past, such as local history books, yearbooks and other memorabilia.

By Kathy Bornhoft, Director

We invite the public to share in this display and by all means share their knowledge about this area; people, places and events. Please bring us your photographs. We will make copies and add them to what will hopefully be an ever growing display. You may not think you have anything to contribute, but given the wealth of information I received at Social Studies Night I beg to differ.

If you would like to write down your memories we would love to add them to our journal book. I often worry that so much is lost between generations, because we don’t write.

Also this summer the library is looking for a few good artists. We invite you to participate in our “Dig into Art” display. For two weeks you can display your work at the library. We will be setting up dates so please call to reserve your two weeks. All ages are invited.

Our senior computer classes will be every Wednesday at 1 p.m. We invite you to call the library and sign up. The classes will cover the basics of computer usage, such as how to access the internet and set up an email or Facebook account.

We will begin our Summer Reading Program June 3. Reading logs can be picked up June 3. First prizes will be given out starting June 24. Be sure to come to our first program June 17 at 10:30 a.m. Ann Lincoln, a.k.a. Dino Girl, will be here to entertain us all. Her show is one for all ages. She is a magician extraordinaire!

June Storytimes are the 11th and 25th at 11 a.m. On June 11 we will read and learn about trees, and on June 25, it’s all about frogs.

The WPL Bookclub will meet June 20 at 7 p.m. Please call the library for more details. We encourage you all to do some digging this summer at the library!

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