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North Shore Library News: Feb. 7


Love is in the air and February is Love Your Library Month. You know your library loves you. All year long we welcome you in and never turn you away. Now is the time for you to show that you feel the love in return. As everyone knows, costs are always on the rise. Even if you can only give a little, if we all give something, it means a lot.

You can be absolutely certain that this library is one of the most frugal you will ever find. We use and recycle everything. In other words, you don’t have to worry that your donation will be squandered. There are authors and speakers to be hosted, summer and winter reading programs to be conducted, books to be purchased for a variety of readers, a building and grounds to be maintained and an endless list of other necessities. Most importantly, it’s all about making the library a better place for you and the community. We love loving you! We want you and yours to keep coming back generation after generation. Sometimes we just need a little helping hand. You seem like just the right person to ask. Thank you.

Join us

• Creativity Storybook Theater, Wednesday Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.

• Games and Puzzles Galore! Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.

Two Harbors Public Library News

The Winter Reading programs for all ages are off to a great start. There is still plenty of time to sign up for “Snow Better Time to Read” for kids, “Zombie Read” for teens, or “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” for adults. All three go through the end of February. For children, each 20-minute reading time (whether the child is reading for herself or listening to someone read aloud) is tracked on a pathway with Melvin Moose and there are incentive prizes along the way. For teens and adults, the first batch of titles read and comments are available for review, so come and get some new ideas from what others are reading. For all three, there will be prize drawings at the end, including four fun prizes for kids, a Barnes and Noble gift certificate and Zombie prizes for teens, and a Vanilla Bean gift certificate and other prizes for adults. The winter reading program is meant to give some extra fun to reading during the cold time and give everyone a little extra incentive to keep reading something new.

Also, make sure you stop by the library on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Creativity Tank will be here to teach children how to make their very own storybook theaters. These are picture books that open up into a stage, and even include pockets for the puppets who tell the story. The library does have a sign-up sheet to help us prepare enough space and supplies, but walk-ins are also welcome.

For more about library events, see the web sites and

LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native who began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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