By Abbi Dooley

North Lake County Public Library District 

POLSON — It’s June and it’s time for the annual Summer Reading Program to begin. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17 in the library and on our website, and runs through August. The program is open to all ages, and you are not required to have a library card to participate. We have tons of amazing programs and prizes this year tied to the theme “A Universe of Stories.” We have added several adult programs in addition to our Thursday morning programs (beginning June 20 at 10:30 a.m.) following the space theme and in conjunction with our NASA @ My Library grant. You can find more details on our website and on our Facebook page.

Each year on the first day of summer reading registration the library hosts an Usborne Book Fair. Usborne consultant, Shawn Kenelty, will have hundreds of new books, toys, and more for kids and teens. A portion of the proceeds from the book fair go toward books for the library. The book fair starts at 10 a.m. on June 17.

In addition to all of the Summer Reading fun, Kendra is still running all of our regular children’s programs throughout the summer. Mother Goose for babies and toddlers is Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Makerspace will shift to 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wiggle Worms for pre-K and up is Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and every other Friday is Friday Fun Day. We will be showing a new animated release on June 7 at 3:45 p.m. and will host Game Day on June 21 at 3:45 p.m. Check our website for the movie title.

Heather will be teaching a class on “Computer Basics - Internet Privacy” on Tuesday, June 25th at 2 p.m. Privacy and security are very important parts of going online, and Heather is available to answer your questions.

We continue our Fourth Friday movie night at the library on June 28 with a space-themed Walt Disney Pictures feature from 1997 where a computer geek gets a chance to fly to Mars when NASA needs a replacement astronaut. This goofy comedy is rated PG. Check our website for the movie title.

Remember, you can now pay your fines and fees online through PayPal. Access your account using the link on our website.

The Library is on summer hours. We are open Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Visit our website, our Facebook page, and check the calendar section for updates on the happenings at the Library.

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