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

Nematode

A nematode is another name for a roundworm, and they are the most numerous multicellular animals on the planets. Nematodes are everywhere, and have adapted to every ecosystem, including ocean trenches, deep underground caves, mountains, and polar ice caps.

Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, May 7, 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, May 7, 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!

Wednesday, May 8, at 1 p.m.: Scandinavian Wire with Faith Clover! This old craft is part of the tradition of making beautiful and useful objects for everyday use using one’s hands and simple tools. The design of wire items is really limited only by one’s imagination. After a talk and exhibit of luffarslöjd items, each person will make a basic hook or two to take home. All tools and materials will be provided. The program will last 90 minutes. Program appropriate for ages 14 and older. Max participant number preference is 40 attendees- sign up is required.

Thursday, May 9, 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 10, 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 23, : Summer Reading Program Begins!

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!

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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