1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Graceville Library offers this great program. What is our goal? Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers. Please stop in and talk to one of the staff about enrolling your child in this free program today.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. that is 730 books in two years and 1095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!
GETTING STARTED:
Go to your library to get your bag and folder with all the information that you need to help get you started. You will be given a log sheet to write all the books down that you read to your child. Return the completed log sheet to the library. There are incentives for the child for every 100 books read. Once they reach 1000 books, they will receive a big prize at the end and a medal of completion.

Bloocks Rock!

Kids bring in your friends, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, or whoever you’d like to play, with this fun new game that is now set up in the back of the library at the large table. Challenge each other and have some fun with this competitive, educational game in which two player or two teams of players compete to build a color-and shape-specific structure in the shortest amount of time.

http://blocksrock.com/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From all the staff at the Graceville Library, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Have a great weekend everybody!!

 

NEW IN AT GRACEVILLE! BLOCKS ROCK!

Kids, bring your friends in after school with you and play this fun new game and race to see who can build their blocks up the fastest! You will have an even amount of blocks to work with, and a bell is centered between the players. Players take turns flipping over cards. The players then build up the blocks to match the picture on the card. But its more than just that. The blocks should be touching to consist of a successful build. Once the blocks are built then the player who finishes the structure hits the bell and wins the round. If the structure isn’t accurate, the game will continue, and either player has the option to keep building or ring the bell. The player who wins the round keeps the card. At the end of the game, each player adds up his/her cards at the higher total wins.

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 1ST!

Due to some work in the city this Saturday, there will be no power to building for several hours, the library will have no electricity and will be closed for the day. We will resume opening on the following Tuesday.

TAKE A PROCTORED EXAM!

If you are taking exams classes from a remote institution, you may need to take a proctored exam. Graceville Library offers a proctoring service to the public. This is a free service. For more information on what you need to do, please call the library at 320-748-7332. We believe in higher learning and support lifelong learning goals! One more of the many great things your library can do for you!

Halloween Hobble

DON’T FORGET TO STOP AT THE LIBRARY DURING THE HALLOWEEN HOBBLE!
On Saturday, Oct. 27 the library will be handing out treats as well as limited goodie bags for the first few visitors. Stop in and say hi! We love to see the kid’s all dressed up and having fun!

Winter Wonderland Workshop

CALLING ALL KIDS AGES 3-10!
How would you like to make your own Frost Snowman? Would you rather make your own Gingerbread Man? How about a Candy Cane Reindeer? There is also Twinkle the Moose and Snap Ginger Dog.
You have the choice, between these 5 super cute furry friends, to make one of your own!
On Friday, December 28 at 3 pm, we will have our own Winter Wonderland Workshop at the library to build the Furry Friend of your choice. Before we begin, however, we will listen to a great story by Jan Brett, ‘Gingerbread Friends’. There will be snacks and refreshments during story time.
There are only 25 Furry Friends available so pre-sign up is REQUIRED. You must sign up by December 4. No exceptions as the orders have to be placed by that time.
SIGN UP AT THE LIBRARY

MICHAEL J. LARSON

A Grandchild/Grandparent Book Signing
At 5:50 pm author Michale will describe how his new book, ‘The First Advent’, became a reality. Following that the author will read several pages from the Advent book.
Then the fun begins! Each grandchild and grandparent team will receive an activity page from the new book. When the author says “go” all paired participants will complete the activity as quickly as possible. The winning team will win a free autographed copy of the new book.
If the grandparent cannot attend, it will be legal to substitute another adult for the missing grandparent. All other interested persons are also welcome to attend the book signing. They will just not be eligible to take part in the contest.
Come and join the fun and go home with a book guaranteed to extend the Christmas holiday celebration another 25 days!
MONDAY, NOV. 26 5PM-7PM

Just as I am…Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder

Historian, Melanie Stringer, will present her first-person living history program, Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder. This presentation features an interactive “visit” with an adult, but not-yet-famous, Mrs. Wilder. It’s 1898, and Laura, Almanzo, and their 11-year-old daughter Rose have recently settled in the tranquil Missouri Ozarks. The family is working hard to build up a new farm; times are tough and money is scarce, but better days are coming. Though she has not yet considered a writing career, Mrs. Wilder has already lived through many of the events that she will on day recount in her famous Little House books. Visitors are encouraged to join the conversation and questions are welcome in the lively, all ages program.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13TH AT 10AM



MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

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