Silver Bay Public Library news

Save the dates!

June 6: Stay tuned for the golden age of radio

Ice Box Radio Theater is an original radio drama about life in the Northland. Starting at 1 p.m., the audience will be guided through the history of radio drama and Minnesota broadcast history. Travel through time as the Icebox Radio Theater starts its program with a 1930s and 40s-style drama from the golden age of radio. From the music to the sound effects, learn how radio dramas were produced while enjoying a segment from “Sergeant Luxo & his Fateful Husky, Prince.” Listen as Sergeant Luxo and Prince apprehend the dastardly bandit, Red Jones! This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library system and funded by money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

June 9: Paws for Reading, won’t you?

Who let the dogs out … the cats, guinea pigs, mice, turtles and all the other two and four-legged animals? Rumor has it that they heard about the summer reading program -Paws for Reading- at the library and they want in on the action. Babies, kids and teens to age 18, we want you, too!

The summer reading program will start as soon as the library doors open at 10 a.m., on Monday morning, June 9. We’ll be crafting, tracking, walking pets, raisin’ the woof and waggin’ our tales all through July. Make sure the library is part of your weekly summer schedule.

Two Harbors Public Library News

Paws to Read in Two Harbors!

Kids’ summer reading program

Kids from preschool to sixth grade are invited to join Two Harbors Public Library’s summer reading program. Starting June 2, stop by the library to sign up and get your welcome packet. For every hour of reading during the program, kids will receive an incentive prize and be entered for the Aug. 7 drawings. Throughout the summer there will be crafts, activities, and entertainers. In addition to the regular prizes, there will also be several grand prizes, including a Learning App Tablet, Lego Castle Dragon Mountain, Safari Tent, Sports Indoor Goal, and a Slip ‘n Slide. Instead of an incentive prize, kids may choose to place a 25 cent “coin” in the library’s fish bowl. These coins will be cashed in at the end of the summer by the Friends of the Library, who will contribute that amount toward helping the library get some pet fish. There will also be a Dairy Queen blizzard given to all who complete the reading goal of 12 hours.

Step aside, summer slide!

Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents the summer reading loss or “summer slide.” Summer reading loss is cumulative, meaning that children don’t catch-up in the fall because other children are moving ahead with their skills. By sixth grade, children who experience summer reading loss can be at least two years behind their classmates. Help your children avoid the summer slide. Enroll them in the library’s summer reading program. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 834-3148.

There will be parallel Paws to Read programs for teens and adults. Share the titles of books you are reading and use the comments from others to get more ideas for summer reading. Each completed book slip becomes an entry for a prize drawing. The grand prize for adults is a gift certificate for Kamloops restaurant donated by Superior Shores; additional prizes have been provided by the Friends of the Library. There are a variety of prizes for teens, including a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, paid for by the Friends of the Library.