Highlight of Programs & Services 
Scroll down the list to see a variety of some of the programs and services offered at the library. 

The library strives to foster a love of reading, encourage life-long learning, embrace new technologies, and champion literature.
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Kid Programs

2022 Summer Reading Program - Oceans of Possibilities 

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is held every year during the summer FREE to the public. There are activities and events for children, teens and adults. Every year is a different theme and typically runs about 4 to 8 weeks. This year's 2022 SRP slogan is Oceans of Possibilities. We are planning on another safe program and are looking forward to seeing you again for the 2022 SRP. Please stay tuned for dates and more information to come soon!

​Story Time: In person meetings are paused for May 2022 with some virtual posts and pick-up kits distributed throughout the month. Story time programs will start back on June 2, 2022.

  • Paused for May - Books & Babies is held 10:00am - 10:15am on Thursdays.  This program targets 0-18 months and many families come for it and then stay for Storytime for the older siblings.  

  • Paused for May - Story time immediately follows Books & Babies at 10:15am - 11:00am.  This children's program not only includes a story or two, but music, arts and crafts, and other activities.

Lego Club

  • WINTER Program - Lego Club is a program for kids ages 6-12 and traditionally held sometime during the winter months. This year, Lego Club was back after a long break due to COVID-19.  Lego Club was held every Monday in the month of March - 7, 14, 21, 28. Pre-registration was required. Watch for Lego Club next winter.  Please note that a parent or trusted adult is expected to stay with younger kids between ages 6-9. The activities and programs are designed to challenge young minds and for friends and family to have fun together while learning. We will do our best to keep the meeting space sanitary and safe for everyone to enjoy. 

Business Needs

 

  • The library can help with a variety of business needs, from making copies to sending faxes.  Please let one of the librarians know what you need.  

  • The library has mobile hotspots; this means patrons can check out the internet.  

  • There are computers available for use by visitors - 30 minute time limit. 

  • If you are in need of proctoring for educational and business reasons, the library is here to help.  Library staff are available to proctor students for free.  Please call the library during business hours to schedule an appointment.  

  • The library has laptops that can be used for interviews, classes or webinars.  In house use only.  Laptops have video and audio.  Please see a librarian to check on availability.  

Student Poctoring

 

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Highlight of Additional Services 

“Fairy tales are more
than true: not because they
tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
                 ― Neil Gaiman

              Coraline

Book Kits and Starter Kits
To check out a kit, please contact the library for availability.

 

 

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Library Book Club

 

 

 

 

April 2022 marked the Library Book Club's 6th year! The book club meets every last Monday of the month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  It is free and open to adults. If you are interested in getting together to discuss books, then please join us.  Updates and additional events can also be found on our Facebook page. Our goal is to read books that introduce us to new ideas, subjects, and gain a broader view of the world. 

Previous years:  Covid Book Club - Read Around the World:  We believe that books can transport us to new places and adventures!  Starting in August 2020 and for about a year we met virtually.  We didn't have book club from April 2020-July 2020 at all.  Eventually we got back to in-person meetings and continued reading around the world for a few more months.  In November 2021 we reset our theme with members selecting books each month to following the 2022 monthly book challenges.   

  1. December 2021 - "Comfort and Joy" Kristin Hannah. The book club held a special book gift exchange and cookie swap. 

  2. January 2022 - "Find Layla" by Meg Elison.  This was our first meeting with the high school book club since COVID. Our first meeting was to introduce the book and meet the kids. 

  3. February 2022 - "Find Layla" by Meg Elison. This was our return meeting with the high book club for a group discussion about the book Layla.   

  4. March 2022 

  5. April 2022 - "The Invisible Life of Addie Larue" by VE Schwab. Meeting will be held on April 25th.

  6. May 2022 - "Fox and I" by Catherine Raven.  The meeting will be held on April 23rd.

Outreach Programs

 

 

  • Valley View Reading & Books:  We visit several times every month,  typically every week on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Please watch our calendar as we schedule around Valley View's requests.  Programs include reading and touring the facility with our book cart, distributing books or books on CD to residents.

  • Nemont Reading & Book Swap:  Our visits are twice a month - typically the first and third Wednesdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  Please watch our calendar as the schedule does move a bit.  Programs have included a book club as well as reading a book(s) chosen by the residents.

  • Prairie Ridge Village Book Swap: We visit PRV once or twice a month, and sometimes by additional request.  Typically our dates fall on the 2nd Wednesday of the month but often change to accommodate schedules at PRV.  Please see the HOME page or CALENDAR page for updates.  Due to COVID-19, we are only doing a drop off and pick up book swap.  Dates for the book swap are depending on their schedules.

  • Lustre School Book Swap: Once a month the Lustre 5th through 8th grade students visit the library to drop off and check out new books.   Visits are during the school year from September to May.  

Other Information
  • Do you enjoy watching movies, or maybe catching up on your favorite TV series?  We have over 4000 feature films, documentaries and television shows available for your enjoyment.  DVDs are checked out for a week and can be renewed for an additional week.  The fines are sort of steep, so you want to make sure to return them on time.  

Movies, Documentaries and Series

 

 

Wi-Fi and Internet 
  • The library has several patron computers available for use.  Due to COVID-19 there is limited access.  Please first speak to library staff if you are in need of a computer, there are other options available.  For safety reasons, we would prefer to print off or access information for you if possible.  The WiFi is always on and can be accessed curbside.  

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