Library staying busy this summer


Several programs are keeping readers of all ages busy at the Maple Lake Library this summer, in addition to Preschool Storytime:
Young reader storytime 
with Sara
Sara Hagen invites new readers to come to the library, enjoy a book or two and a related craft activity from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays until Aug. 18. She will introduce children to books and authors that will help strengthen the love of reading, or she may provide the spark that will interest reluctant readers. This activity is geared toward children who have completed kindergarten, but all beginning readers are welcome. There is no charge for this program and registration is not required. An adult does not need to remain for the session, but should sign in the participant. At Thursday’s young reader storytime, the focus was on nonfiction books about animals. The participants learned interesting things about how and why animals do what they do. They read the book, “What If You Had Animal Teeth?” and made a craft where they got to pick out a new pair of teeth. At the next storytime, at 10 a.m. Monday, the young readers will read books about monsters and make their own. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.