Friday July 24th We Will Visit the Fire Station!

Remember:  We are visiting the fire station this Friday at 10 am!  Meet at the library to get your fire chief hats, and we will walk to the station together.

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Art Classes to begin July 17th in Grand Meadow

The Mower County Libraries Traveling Studio will be making its first stop in GM on July 17th.  Be ready to be creative!  Classes for ages 6 – 8 start at 10am, and for the 9 – 12yrs age group at 11:15.

There are still spots open in both classes, so get registered today by calling the library or stop by!everychildartist TRAVELING-ART-STUDIO-REGISTRATION-FORM

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Summer Reading Program Week 4 & 5 Combined Challenge

srp 2015 weekly challenge June 29 - july 10As we are in a short week here at the library, the challenge board for week 4 and 5 will be this one!  Check out the challenges!  Remember, you may complete all the challenge boards at any time during summer reading.  We keep a photo log of our challenge boards!  They can be printed off for you and taken home to work on so you can get caught up!  Remember That the Challenge Board Challenges Are Helping You Work Toward a Chance to Win a Barnes and Noble or Amazon Gift card!  Each card is worth $10.  Good Luck!

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GM Public Library’s 3rd Annual Treasure Hunt Thursday June 25th!

ARRRRR! Mateys!  Join us down ta the library for a Tcompassreasure Hunt this Thursday, June 25th!

We have maps for your adventure, treats, and prizes to be won!  The Hunt begins at 10 am and lasts until 4 pm.  This is a come-and-go complete in your own time event, so you choose when you want to hunt and for how long!

This event is open to all ages and is free to participate.

Rules of the Hunt:

  1. Pick up your map at the library.
  2. Go to map location and find the treasure box. Inside you will find information.
  3. Draw/write the information found in the box on your map, then move to next location.
  4. Repeat step 3 until map is completed.
  5. Return to the library and turn in your map.
  6. Pick out a treat from our pile of booty, and enter your name into a drawing to win one of the many prizes up for grabs.
  7. Winners will be drawn Thursday at 5 pm.
  8. All prizes can be picked up at the Library on Thursday between 5 and 6 pm, on Friday or Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm.

 

Best of Luck Skallywags!!!!

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FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT! Show @ 7 pm June 26th at the High School Gym in GM

Jack pearsonJACK PEARSON TO PERFORM AT MEADOWFEST FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT! 

Join us for a Musical Celebration!  GRAND MEADOW, Minn. – Jack Pearson describes himself as “. . . a songwriter with one foot in our American folk tradition and the other joyfully lost in the landscape of imagination.” He will be appearing at GRAND MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL GYM on Friday, June 26th at 7pm, and families are invited to come and experience Jack’s music and story experience of spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments.

Grand Meadow Public Library and Grand Meadow Community Ed are sponsoring this event, and want to welcome families to come and enjoy a program revolving around books and imagination. Librarian Becky Walpole, of Park Rapids, Minn., says, “Jack has shared his love of song and story with us for twelve years.  Jack is able to make each concert new and exciting and is definitely the highlight of our Summer Reading Program.”

Jack was born in California but spent his growing up years in Alexandria and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lives with his wife Nancy on the upper Mississippi in Minneapolis and has performed for kids and families in the Upper Midwest and around the country since 1979. He makes good pancakes, loves to read, and wears suspenders a lot.

Contact: Alicia Baugh, Director

Grand Meadow Public Library

507-754-5859

abaugh@selco.info

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land & Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

This project also made possible by a donation from the Grand Meadow Lion’s Club, the Grand Meadow Public Library, and the Grand Meadow Community Education Dept.

 

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Join us for a Musical Celebration!

GRAND MEADOW, Minn. – Jack Pearson describes himself as “. . . a songwriter with one foot in our American folk tradition and the other joyfully lost in the landscape of imagination.” He will be appearing at GRAND MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL GYM on Friday, June 26th at 7pm, and families are invited to come and experience Jack’s music and story experience of spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments.

Grand Meadow Public Library and Grand Meadow Community Ed are sponsoring this event, and want to welcome families to come and enjoy a program revolving around books and imagination. Librarian Becky Walpole, of Park Rapids, Minn., says, “Jack has shared his love of song and story with us for twelve years.  Jack is able to make each concert new and exciting and is definitely the highlight of our Summer Reading Program.”

Jack was born in California but spent his growing up years in Alexandria and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lives with his wife Nancy on the upper Mississippi in Minneapolis and has performed for kids and families in the Upper Midwest and around the country since 1979. He makes good pancakes, loves to read, and wears suspenders a lot.

Contact: Alicia Baugh, Director

Grand Meadow Public Library

507-754-5859

abaugh@selco.info

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land & Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

This project also made possible by a donation from the Grand Meadow Lion’s Club, the Grand Meadow Public Library, and the Grand Meadow Community Education Dept.

 

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Summer Reading Program: New Challenges! (week 2)

The Challenge Board
The Challenge Board
Complete this challenge sheet for a cool bracelet!

Complete this challenge sheet for a cool bracelet!

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Week 1 SRP Challenge List

20150611_124913[1] We Challenge You!  Complete as many of the items on the challenge board as possible!  The board will change each week, so keep an eye out!  Each challenge earns you points/stickers to apply to the activity/reading logs.  When logs are completed, you turn it in to be put in the drawing for a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card!

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COOKIES WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG

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COOKIES WITH CLIFFORD

Friday June 12th from 10 am to 11:00 am.

Clifford will be posing for photos with the kiddos, so don’t forget your cameras!
(This visit is made possible by KSMQ-TV and Mower County Public Libraries.)
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2015 Schedule of Events for GMPL Summer Reading Program

Slogan TextGRAND MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:

“EVERY HERO HAS A STORY” June 4th – August 14th

Get your Registration form here: 33A Registration

FREE SHOWS:

June 4th    (Thursday) @ 3pm – Rad Zoo FREE SHOW

June 25th  (Thursday) 10am – 4pm Treasure Hunt PRIZES for all participants

June 25th  (Thursday) 10am to 3:30pm  Sidewalk Chalk Coloring Contest AND Story Times  being offered at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm @ GM Care Center on front lawn. PRIZE: $10 Barnes & Noble gift card to one winner.

June 26th  (Friday) @ 7pm Family Fun Night featuring “On the Trail of America” with our favorite reading program Singer/Storyteller: Jack Pearson.

July 24th (Friday) @ 10amTour Firehall FREE FIRE CHIEF HATS FOR ALL!

August 6th (Thursday) @ 10am – Mixed Nuts FREE SHOW

August 14th:  End of Program Celebration/Graduation

TBA:   Mower Co. Law Enforcement Program with Deputy Bachman

 

STORY TIME:    10AM FRIDAY MORNINGS

 

DROP-IN SUMMER READING PROGRAM:    In an effort to reach and include as many children as possible this year, the craft and learning portion of our summer reading program is available during our regular business hours, instead of one set time.  A learning and creation station will be set up with reading challenges, math challenges, AR testing, and crafts that will change weekly. Program Graduation/Celebration Party is August 14th.

 

TRAVELING ART STUDIO:   Classes are scheduled on Fridays from July 10th – August 7th

For ages 6 -8 @ 10am and ages 9-12 @ 11:15 limit 20 per class per date

You must sign up for these classes with this form: TRAVELING ART STUDIO REGISTRATION FORM

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL AGE GROUPS UNLESS SPECIFIED

AR TESTING IS NOW AVAILABLE @ GMPL

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Grand Meadow Public Library and School team up to keep readers strong all year long!

In a combined effort with GM public schools to build strong readers and keep them strong year round, the Grand Meadow Public Library is now able to offer AR Testing at our library!  Keep your reading level sharp and tuned this summer, and return to school ahead of the game!  great_kids_home_pic

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