Duluth Public Library Summer Reading Program Home Page
June 2 - August 15, 2014

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader, between 10 am and noon. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Build an amazing creation, based on the theme of the day or use your own imagination. Then walk around the room and admire what everyone else has made. You may choose to have your creation on display in Youth Services following the program. For kids entering grades K-5. 

Registration required: click the green "Register Now" button or call 730-4200/option 4.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

An award –winning entertainer, comic magician and illusionist Jared Sherlock blends modern magic, juggling, and showmanship in a high-energy interactive comedy event.

Kaleidoscope programs are held outdoors, rain or shine. Each program lasts about 45 minutes. An adult should accompany children under eight. Sign language interpretation will be provided for the afternoon performances.  Promotional photos will be taken at the programs; talk to program staff if you do not wish your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home.

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description

An award –winning entertainer, comic magician and illusionist Jared Sherlock blends modern magic, juggling, and showmanship in a high-energy interactive comedy event.

Kaleidoscope programs are held outdoors, rain or shine. Each program lasts about 45 minutes. An adult should accompany children under eight. Sign language interpretation will be provided for the afternoon performances.  Promotional photos will be taken at the programs; talk to program staff if you do not wish your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home.

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader, between 10 am and noon. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
See how animals move and groove, and meet some of the Lake Superior Zoo’s animal ambassadors.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
12:00 PM
Description
See how animals move and groove, and meet some of the Lake Superior Zoo’s animal ambassadors.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
3:30 PM
Description

Kids will learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, string and even their own hands into lively characters in this hands-on workshop by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. For kids entering grade 1 and up.

Funded in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

From the simplicity of tricks with yoyos to wearing flaming head gear and juggling torches, comic stunt juggler Tuey amazes his audiences with stunts and humor!

Kaleidoscope programs are held outdoors, rain or shine. Each program lasts about 45 minutes. An adult should accompany children under eight. Sign language interpretation will be provided for the afternoon performances.  Promotional photos will be taken at the programs; talk to program staff if you do not wish your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home.

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description

From the simplicity of tricks with yoyos to wearing flaming head gear and juggling torches, comic stunt juggler Tuey amazes his audiences with stunts and humor!

Kaleidoscope programs are held outdoors, rain or shine. Each program lasts about 45 minutes. An adult should accompany children under eight. Sign language interpretation will be provided for the afternoon performances.  Promotional photos will be taken at the programs; talk to program staff if you do not wish your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home.

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated: PG. Warner Bros. Entertainment
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Kids will learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, string and even their own hands into lively characters in this hands-on workshop by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. For kids entering grade 1 and up.

Funded in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Drop in and make your own sidewalk chalk, see how to combine lines to draw anything, create fantastic sidewalk and paper murals. For all ages.

 
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come dressed as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character (or just in a crazy outfit!). Play wacky games, decorate your own "unbirthday" cupcake and find out about other fantasy writers for kids. Intended for kids in grades 1-6.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Build an amazing creation, based on the theme of the day or use your own imagination. Then walk around the room to admire what everyone else has made. You may choose to have your creation on display in Youth Services following the program. For kids entering grades K-5. 

Registration required: click the green "Register Now" button or call 730-4200/option 4.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader, between 10 am and noon. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

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Important Messages
Welcome to the Duluth Public Library's Summer Reading Program for ages birth - preschool! This program is intended help prepare children to be ready to read through talking, writing, reading, singing and playing together. Log minutes spent on these early literacy practices to earn prizes at the 5 and 15 hour marks, and when 25 hours are reached, choose a book to keep and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card! Every additional 25 hours logged earns another entry into the drawing.
Reviews
Title
the ants go marching
Author
Jeffrey Scherer
ISBN
978-0-54-534603-0
Review
One of his favorite books
Rating
Public/Private
Yes
Title
Wild About Books
Author
Judy Sierra
ISBN
0375925384
Review
My child loved this fun, rhyming book so much at age 3 he would recite it aloud! Also available as a DVD book (Scholastic) coupled with "Chicka Boom Boom" and other fun stories. Try Sierra's other books too!
Rating
Public/Private
Yes