You still have a couple days to buy a $5 raffle ticket. A million thanks to our good friend, Lola Butcher, who has knit an afghan each year and donated it to us for our fundraiser, the annual Basket Auction. She has produced another gorgeous afghan and has donated it to our library. Since we're not having a basket auction this year, it's been decided to raffle it (just in time for Christmas). We will have it on display until Saturday, Nov. 22, and during that time you may buy raffle tickets for $5 each. Please come in and see it and buy a ticket. Perhaps you'll be the lucky winner.
Watch history come to life as Steve Stark combines art, history and presentation to tell true historical stories about Minnesota. Stark, in historical costume, creates large drawings right in front of your eyes with speed and skill as he tells these fascinating stories that people of all ages are sure to enjoy. Join us for this unique historical experience at the our library at10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14. This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov.
We are fortunate to be presenting two interesting programs very soon. Mark your calendars! First comes Friday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. This is a free Legacy program presenting local songwriter, singer and guitarist Shannon Murray. Her show is called "People's Music: Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World" and will feature some of her original music, as well as music of the early 1900s. This event is appropriate for all ages and is funded in part or in whole from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov.
Our celebration of the library's 10th birthday was a wonderful success. Board members as well as many of our volunteers, past and present, attended and some of our most attentive patrons also. Thank you all for coming. And thank you to the whole community for supporting us in so many ways. Without all of you we certainly would not exist. "Fizz, Bang, Read" The kids' summer reading program is progressing wonderfully. There are still a few programs to attend. Remember to turn in your reading lists to the library by Wednesday, Aug.
It's hard for all of us here to believe, but we are 10 years old this summer. The Library Board, with board president John Longnecker, will host a Happy 10th Birthday Party from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the library. The Pequot Lakes community has been such a huge help in so many ways, from using the library to donating money and books, and on and on. Thank you all so much and we hope that each and every one of you will come help celebrate this amazing event. Please feel free to bring family members.
BY CLAIRE NAGEL The Pequot Lakes Community Library, along with the Early Childhood Coalition and the Early Childhood Family Education program, is sponsoring a Daddy’s Night Out With the Kids event from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the library. The theme for the evening is Winter Olympics at the Library. Singing songs, doing activities, reading books about winter sports and making a project will make it a fun evening for everyone. All family members are welcome. Library as art gallery
We give a hearty thanks to all our patrons who make use of our library and use it well and who appreciate our volunteers. Also thanks to our many volunteers who come to work here and do it with a smile on their faces, always willing to learn new things to make our library more user-friendly for patrons and ready to do whatever needs to be done. Thanks to our board of directors who make the hard decisions. Thanks to so many people who have given in so many different ways. There would be no library in Pequot Lakes without each and every one of you.
We have an ongoing book sale in our Cozy Corner Bookstore. We have hardcover and softcover books, paperbacks, children’s books and some VHS tapes and DVDs. This great resource is open whenever the library is open. Stop in and take a look. Delivery to daycares Daycare owners, did you know that we have a special service for daycares? We have many cloth bags with several children’s books in each one. And someone to deliver them to you. If you’re interested in this service, call Nancy or Donna Tuesday through Thursday in the mornings.
It’s that time of the year again when we all get together and celebrate the library with this wonderful fundraiser — the Basket Auction and Social Evening. This will be our ninth one! Saturday, Oct. 12, is the date, 6-9 p.m. at Deacon’s Lodge at Breezy Point. Along with our usual fun baskets to be silently bid on, this year we have four quilts handmade by Shirley Bryant. They are being exhibited at the library, so be sure to come in to see them. One will be offered through a raffle, two will be live-auctioned and the fourth will be in one of the baskets.
“Dig into Reading” is this year’s theme. Sign up (and plant a seed) Thursday, May 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. Or sign up (and plant a seed) Saturday, June 1, from 9-11:30 a.m., or anytime thereafter at the library. We have wonderful presentations planned for all of you throughout the summer (even if you’re not registered for the reading program). This year there will be a $5 entry fee per family. If you complete your reading lists, this fee will be returned at the final ice cream party so that you may buy a book at the party.