Summer Reading Program 2017

 This summer at Owatonna Public Library & Blooming Prairie Branch Library
OPL Kickoff:  Friday, June 2, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
BPBL Kickoff:  Friday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Full list of events below. For a calendar view and more details, click on the Events tab on the left side of your screen. Registration is not required for programs with one exception:
Call or stop by OPL Children's Services to register for the "Take-it-Apart Workshop" on August 3 (limit 25).

Owatonna Public Library

OPL in JUNE

Story Time (preschool) begins June 6 and continues Tuesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Gardening with Louanne (all ages) begins June 7 and continues Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) 1:00 p.m. Wednesdays on June 14 & June 28

And more ...

Friday, June 2, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Kick-off! (all ages)
Pick up your reading log this day (or any day after) and start recording your progress! Tattoos and ice cream available on Kick-off Day! Clap, dance, and sing with Will Hale, the king of rocking air guitar!

Thursday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m.
RadZoo (all ages)

Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m.
Spanish Storytime: Jungle (preschool)

Thursday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m.
Magical Norm, Comedy Magician (all ages)

Tuesday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m.
Tech Tuesday: Video-Slow & Fast Speed (ages 6-12)

Thursday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m.
Bakken Museum: Small Stuff, Big Deal (ages 5 & up) (STEM)

Tuesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Preschool STEM Night: Birds & Flight (ages 2-6) (STEM)

Thursday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June Book Fair (Did you read on at least 10 days this month?)

OPL in JULY

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (OPL Closed July 4)

Gardening with Louanne (all ages) 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) 1:00 p.m. Wednesdays on July 5, 12, 19, & 26

And more ... 

Wednesday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m.
Movie: "The LEGO Movie" (101 minutes, Rated PG)

Thursday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. - Noon
LEGO® Mania (ages 3 & up) (STEM)

Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Spanish Storytime: Birds (preschool)

Thursday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m.
International Owl Center - Build an Owl Program (ages 3 & up)

Tuesday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.
Tech Tuesday: Photography-Chalk & Shadow (ages 6-12)

Thursday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
July Book Fair (Did you read on at least 10 days this month?)

Tuesday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m.
Preschool STEM Night: Bedtime (ages 2-6) (STEM)

Thursday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m.
Schiffelly Puppets (all ages)

OPL in AUGUST

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Gardening with Louanne (all ages) Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

And more ... 

Thursday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.
Take-it-Apart Workshop (ages 6 & up)
*Registration Required - Limit 25*

Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Spanish Storytime: Bedtime (preschool)

Thursday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m.
Corrugation: Imagine, Create, & Build with Cardboard (ages 5 & up) (STEM)

Tuesday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m.
Tech Tuesday: Stop Motion Animation-Paper & Origami (ages 6-12)

Tuesday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Preschool STEM Night: Apples (ages 2-6) (STEM)

Wednesday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m.
Create-a-Craft (ages 3 & up)

Thursday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
August Book Fair (Did you read on at least 10 days this month?)

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Blooming Prairie Branch Library

For more information, call Blooming Prairie Branch Library at 507-583-7750 .

BPBL in JUNE

Movie Mondays (all rated G or PG) begins June 5 and continues Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

Story Time (preschool) begins June 6 and continues Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Adventure Club (ages 5 & up) 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays on June 14 & June 28

Pony Tales (preschool & up) 2:00 p.m. Fridays on June 16 & 30

And more ...

Friday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BPBL Summer Reading Program Kick-off! (all ages)
Sign up and get ready for summer with your friends. Clap, dance, & sing with Will Hale, the king of rocking air guitar!

Thursday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m.
RadZoo (all ages)

Thursday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Magical Norm, Comedy Magician (all ages)

Thursday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m.
Bakken Museum: Small Stuff, Big Deal (ages 5 & up) (STEM)

Thursday, June 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
June Book Fair (Did you read on at least 10 days this month?)

BPBL in JULY

Movie Mondays (all rated G or PG) Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (BPBL closed July 4)

Adventure Club 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays on July 5, 12, 19, & 26

Pony Tales (preschool & up) 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 & Wednesday, July 26

And more ... 

Wednesday, July 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m
LEGO® Mania (ages 3 & up) (STEM)

Thursday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m.
International Owl Center - Build an Owl Program (ages 3 & up)

Thursday, July 20, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
July Book Fair (Did you read on at least 10 days this month?)

Thursday, July 27, at 1:00 p.m.
Schiffelly Puppets (all ages)

BPBL in AUGUST

Movie Mondays (all rated G or PG) Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

Story Time (preschool) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Pony Tales (preschool & up) 2:00 p.m. on August 2 & 23

And more ...  

Thursday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m.
Corrugation: Imagine, Create & Build with Cardboard (ages 5 & up) (STEM)

Thursday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m.
Take-it-Apart Workshop (ages 6 & up)

Thursday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m.
Put-it-Together Workshop (ages 6 & up)

Thursday, August 24, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
August Book Fair (Did you read on at least 10 days this month?)

Thursday, August 24, at 2:30 p.m.
Greg the Great Magic Show (all ages)

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THANK YOU to our Friends and Partners: OPL Foundation, River Springs Water Park, University of Minnesota Extension, Missy Koch, Tracy Ignaszwewski, Selco, Friends of the Blooming Prairie Branch Library, Blooming Prairie Dairy Queen, Casey's, and The Bakery of Blooming Prairie