The Summer Reading Program is here! Down below you will see a full month’s worth of awesome library programs for all ages. A heartfelt thank you goes out to our kind and generous donors. Your thoughtful contributions help keep our community healthy and happy.

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Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, July 2, 9, at 10 a.m.: Story Time! Are you ready for a crazy good time? Do you know a particular someone that has a lot of youthful energy? Come shake out your sillies and join April in the children’s room by the fireplace. Story Time is a fun-filled hour of amazing stories, silly songs, cool crafts, and other fantastic activities. This program is open to all ages and is suitable for anyone who likes fun.

Tuesday, July 2, at 3 p.m.: Teen Space. Hang out with Emily and create your very own library events and projects every first Tuesday of the month in the library’s teen space. Supplies and good company provided! Ages 12-18.

Tuesday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m.: Friends Meeting. Friends of the Library will be holding their monthly meeting at the library. Friends help out the library with the book sale, organizing fundraisers, and donating and volunteering for all sorts of fun library programs. New members are always welcome!

Friday, July 5, at 1 p.m.: Art for Adults. All adults join us as we relax and rediscover coloring and art as a way to de-stress and express your creativity. Materials will be provided, but you may also bring your own supplies. Open to all adults.

Monday, July 8, at 1 p.m.: Family Movie Afternoon! Join us in the auditorium for a fun afternoon movie!

Wednesday, June 9, 10, at 3:15 p.m.: Escape the 80s! This escape room is back by popular demand! Sessions start at 3:15 a new one will begin every 45 minutes. Put together a team of up to 5 people. This escape room is for ages 10 and up, and perfect for families. Teams will have 30 minutes to escape the room based on 1980’s movies and TV shows. Registration and a $5.00 donation per person are required. Kids may bring in their Summer Reading “Reading Rocks” Brag Tag to get in free! Visit the library to reserve your date and time. Payment by cash or check is due by the Monday of the week of your reservation. All proceeds will be used to support library programs.

Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m.: Kenny Ahern- To Laugh is to Live! You are introduced to a whimsical, comic world where the audience happily becomes partners with Kenny’s lovable eccentric character. Extraordinary artistry mingles with delightfully daring antics. The result is a dazzling, heartwarming performance. Family-friendly program for all ages. Sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System.

Thursday, July 11, at 3 p.m.: Knitting and Needlework Group. Join us every other Thursday of the month between 3 and 5 pm to share and learn tips, talk, and enjoy the fun while you do your craft of choice. Bring your own project and supplies. No registration required. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m.: Baby Story Time. Join librarian Emily for Baby Story Time. What’s Baby Story Time all about? Well, there are fun songs and great stories. Get that baby out and about and socializing! Learn the building blocks of literacy, which will increase your child’s educational success. This program is for babies aged 6 months to 24 months old.

Friday, July 12, at 1 p.m.: Kids Junk Sculpture. Instructor will lead participants in the creation of a sculpture using junk and other recyclable materials. All supplies included. Art work will be on display at library for everyone to stop in and check out. Suitable for ages 5-8 with parents and ages 9-12 on their own.

Hibbing Public Library Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday).

We will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. Contact the library by phone at 218-362-5959 or by email at Check out the library’s Facebook at and our website at to find details about upcoming programs and events.

This week’s column

submitted by

Tyler Pulkkinen

Library Lead,

Hibbing Public



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