WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our Summer Reading Program is coming up soon. This year’s theme is It’s Show Time at Your Library! Our program is designed to serve all age categories in the community: children from birth to age 12, Young adults/Teens ages 13-19, and Adults. The Summer Reading Program keeps the community engaged in ongoing education by supporting important language, reading, and writing skills and by fostering creativity, social skills, and a sense of community. Our goal is to remind people that reading is for fun as well as learning! Our educational activities encourage families to come to the library and keep reading, learning, and exercising that brain to help stave off some of that “learning loss” that comes with a summer of intellectual idleness.

The Summer Reading Program begins on Thursday, May 23. In order to help us make this as awesome and educational as we can, we’re asking for your donations. There are many ways you can help!

Donations can include reading incentive items to give away, coupons for free goods or services, or money to supplement our programming budget. All sponsors will be acknowledged as generous supporters in our publicity, including news releases and online social media. At the end of the program, we will also make a point to recognize our sponsors in the Hibbing Daily Tribune.

If you would like to show your support for this wonderful program please mail or drop off your contribution at the front desk of the Hibbing Public Library. Checks should be made out to “Hibbing Public Library”. Please put “2019 Summer Reading Program” or “SRP” in the memo field. If you can help us in any way, we would greatly appreciate your support! Thank you for making our library the heart of this community. We look forward to having you be part of our summer reading program!

Library Ty’s Word of the Week


Pannage is the practice of releasing pigs into a forest, so that they can feed on fallen acorns and nuts. Historically, it was a right or privilege granted to local people on common land or in royal forests.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, May 23: Summer Reading Program Begins!

Thursday, May 23, 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 whatever project you’re working on, drop in, and join the group! Some supplies will be provided, but bring what you will need for your project. No registration required. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

Friday, May 24, 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.

Thursday, May 30, at 2 p.m.: Ancestry Workshop! Looking to get started on researching your genealogy? We will be hosting an hour-long workshop on our new Ancestry database in the library computer lab. There will be instructional segment and a questions and answer section. Bring along as much genealogical information as you can. No registration is required.

Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m.: Children’s Community Straw Bale Gardening. Calling all junior botanists! Do you want to learn about gardening and have a great time doing it? Join April and Laura outside and plant our super straw bale garden! If you wish, bring a pack of your favorite seeds to plant!

Monday, June 3, at 1 p.m.: Family Movie Afternoon! Join us in the auditorium for a fun afternoon movie!

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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!

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 Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Contact the library by phone at 362-5959 or by email at hibbingpl@alslib.info. Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/hibbinglibrary and our website at www.hibbing.lib.mn.us to find details about upcoming programs and events.

This week’s column

submitted by

Tyler Pulkkinen

Library Lead,

Hibbing Public Library


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