Pequot Lakes Library to resume children’s programs this summer

Programs include Children's Story Time, Kids' Summer Reading Program

Zoe Sechser, 4, Pine River, listens to Christi Tenczar, Breezy Point - with Tenczar's certified therapy dog, Maverick - read "Loud Louie" on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Pequot Lakes Library. Maverick is certified with Therapy Dogs International. Tenczar takes him to visit area hospice patients, nursing home residents and students at Eagle View and Pine River-Backus elementary schools. Maverick visited the Pequot Lakes Library several times this summer after preschool story time on Wednesdays. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal

After a year of discontinuation because of COVID-19, the Pequot Lakes Library will restart children’s programs in May and June.

The Children’s Story Time will start Wednesday, June 9, from 11-11:30 a.m. Preschool kids ages 3-5, as well as their siblings and a parent, are welcome to come in and hear stories, sing songs and have fun.

Christi and her reading dog, Maverick, will occasionally show up at 11:30 a.m. to read with the kids. Maverick is a certified therapy dog and has always been a favorite visitor at story time.

The Kids’ Summer Reading Program will run from May 27-Aug. 11. The theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Readers will celebrate the heroes of this unusual year.

Membership includes kids from grades one through six. Except for the first day of registration, which will be with Terri from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the library, all presentations will take place at the Cole Memorial Building on the west side of Patriot Avenue near the foot of Paul Bunyan’s bobber water tower.


Participants can also register any time after May 27 on days the library is open. There is a $5 signup fee per family to help cover costs. Lists of this year’s presentations can be picked up at the library during signup.

Masks are suggested.

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