Summer dreaming at the library
Registration is now open for the library's reading program. This program is open to all ages, from infancy to the elderly, because no one is too young or old to enjoy a good story.
Participants may record how long they read, read to someone else, and are read to. Listening to audiobooks and reading newspapers and magazines also count, so there's no excuse not to sign up.
The library will hang a star for every hour read this year. Last year Scandinavia readers logged 1,183 hours of reading and filled the library's ceiling with colorful flags. Can they top 1,300 this year? And, what will the library look like when they're done? Be sure to drop by to find out.
The Scandinavia Public Library also has many activities scheduled for the summer. Singer Tom Pease will entertain young and old alike when he visits the library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.
Bill Mueller of the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory will discuss Wisconsin bats and the challenges they face from White Nose Disease and other sources at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. After the talk, the group will take a walk around Scandinavia with a bat detector to see and hear what bats live in the area.
Story Time will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings from June 12 through Aug. 14. During this program, children ages 3-11 can enjoy a few stories, followed by a quick craft and a snack.
The library will offer a variety of crafts for young and old on Thursday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. beginning June 14. Check the library website at www.scandinavialibrary.org to see what you can make each week.
Crafters can bring their own project to work on at the library during Crafting Bee, from 10 a.m. until noon every Tuesday morning. Anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or quilt will be able to find an instructor here.
If you've just read a book that you'd like to share, or if you're looking for something new to read, then come to Reader's Round Table. This informal group is open to all ages and will meet Thursday mornings from 10:30-11 a.m.
Explore ideas on writing, memoirs and creativity with other individuals interested in creative writing. The Writing Group meets at 2:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Lastly, the Scandinavia Book Group meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. In June, the group will discuss the novel "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner. Copies will be available for checkout at the library, or though the library's online catalog at www.infosoup.org.
To learn more about summer programming, check out the library's website at www.scandinavialibrary.org or friend the library on Facebook.
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