When I say: "Read"
You say: "For the Win!"
(And don’t forget to pump your fist in the air!)
Excitement and fun await those who journey to the Willmar Public Library and participate in the summer reading program, Read for the Win! The Willmar Public Library launches Read for the Win! on June 6 and the program ends August 29. In addition to reading great books, library patrons can participate in exciting programs! The 2106 summer reading program is open to young people preschool through 5th grade, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, baby lap sits, book club, matinees, visiting princesses, Lego Club, board game events, 4-H on Wheels, and more.
Children may join the summer reading program after checking out books from the Willmar Public Library. This program is for preschool through incoming 5th graders. Each child will receive a reading chart, sticker(s), bookmark, and instructions. Children can register at the children’s desk or online (available in June) for the summer reading program. Next, they can pick out a name tag of their choice to write their name on, then glue to the “Read for the Win” display next to the children’s DVDS. Children may join as a reader or listener. If the child is still participating in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, we ask that they not join this program also. Children that are in the summer reading program may choose a prize from the prize box after every ten titles or every ten hours read and register for grand prizes after the program is completed (up to 3 prizes, but only one grand prize registration). Third prize will be a book out of the book prize box. We encourage everyone to read at their reading level or higher. The books have to be checked out from the library and not returned the same day. There will be many programs and activities throughout the summer months. Read for the win with a good book!
To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. The Summer Reading Club reminds children that reading is for fun - as well as for learning. Parents of children enrolled in the public library summer reading program reported that their children spent more time reading over the summer, read more books, were well prepared for school in the fall and read more confidently.
The first program is summer reading kick-off with Global Games with Mr. Fun. The Global Games program is a fun and informative way to teach children about other cultures through a variety of skill based toys. Steve Poreda, alias "Mr. Fun", will demonstrate how each toy works. He then will teach a brief history behind each toy, followed by a session of group games. Finally participants will get a chance to demonstrate what they have learned through mini-performances of their own. This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Our grand finale performance with be "Reading is Fundamental" with Don B!. Don B! is a "professional goofball" and two time National Unicycle Champion whose one-man show is entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Willmar Public Library invites everyone to attend the Reading is Fun-damental program by Don B!; all of the amazing feats demonstrated in this program are found in books. Attendees will be encouraged to find amazing books related to the program and, on literally every topic in the world! This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Tickets are available at the Willmar Public Library
For children Kindergarten age 5 and under with parent(s). This is the 7th year for this event. The library has approximately 100 tickets to give away, FREE. This year, the tickets will also have a free hot dog ticket attached to the baseball ticket. Priority will be given to the children in the Willmar School District. If you are not in the Willmar School district and seem really interested in obtaining a ticket, we will put you on a waiting list. You will not need a ticket for infants/toddlers if they will be sitting on the parent's lap.
The game is Monday, June 13. 6:00 gates open and you may redeem your voucher at the concession stand for a free hotdog. At 6:30 children and parents head out to the 3rd base line to have a story read by the Stingers. If interested in obtaining tickets to the game, come to the Willmar Public Library. If you have any questions please call us at (320)235-3162.
Brought to you by: Willmar Early Childhood Initiative and the Willmar Stingers
Every Thursdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Starting January 7
The Willmar Public Library is excited to have this new program/service available to the children that come to the library. It is called "Study Buddies" run by 3513 Girl Scout Troop. It is for children in 1st - 5th grade that need help with their homework, spelling, reading and more right here at the library in the children's area. Please tell other parents/children about it!
Wednesday, June 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Join us to make some wonderful Lego creations. The sky is the limit for your imagination. You will create a new structure each time that will be put on display. Legos are provided for this club. This program is for children in grades second through sixth. No registration is necessary. The start of the Lego Club was made possible with a Maker Grant from the SAMMIE office in Marshall. If you have any Legos that you would like to donate, please contact the library.
Friday, May 27 3:30 - 5p.m.
From IMDb: The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. - Written by Pixar
Rated PG. Runtime: 93 Minutes. Movie snacks provided!
Tuesday, June 21, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This summer we will be featuring sport books. The first book we will be reading is The Extra Yard by Mike Lupica. Teddy has been training all summer with his new friends Jack and Gus to make the new travel football team in Walton, but when his long-absent dad comes back to town and into his life he is faced with a much bigger challenge. Activities, book discussion along with snacks will be provided.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children during the preceding year. The medal was named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott. The 2016 Caldecott Medal Winner is Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. The book was written by Lindsay Mattick and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable - he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.
2016 Honor books are: Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Troy Andrews and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS; Waiting, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and published by Candlewick Press; and Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson, written by Matt de le Peña and published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. For more information: Caldecott Medal Home Page.
The Newbery Medal is awarded each year by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book that was published the previous year. The award is named after the eighteenth-century English bookseller John Newbery. The 2016 Newbery Medal Winner is Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Peña. The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: The War that Saved My Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC; Roller Girl, written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC; and Echo, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. The library has or will be getting a copy of each of these books. For more information: Newbery Medal Home Page.
These kits include books, cd’s, scarves, and laminated sheets with ideas and activities. Preschooler can be unstoppable – running, spinning, leaping, and climbing at every opportunity. Their desire to move, move, move makes this a great time to cultivate fitness habits that will last. The activity sheet will help you in making simple movement props and exercise that can be done with them. We encourage you to also use props you many already have at home, such as balls and scarves, to promote movement and activity to your kids. These kits were donated to the library by: Kandiyohi County Public Health Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). See all kits available.
1: I Am Moving, I Am Learning – Tumbling, Rolling, Crawling and Climbing
2: I Am Moving, I Am Learning – Rhythmic, Movement and Balance
This program is for children in Kandiyohi County 0 - 5 years old. This is an exciting new reading program designed for pre-school children and their families. Many people believe that children learn to read and write in kindergarten or first grade. Developing literacy skills begins at birth through everyday interactions - sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, talking to one another, or pointing out and naming objects. Families-parents, grandparents, and older siblings play a powerful role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self confident and motivated learners.
How it works:
This program is sponsored by:
Willmar Public Library
Jennie-O Foods Inc.
Willmar Area Early Childhood Initiative
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Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center
Janning ENT Center
Jenni-O Turkey Store
Lake Region Bank
North American State Bank
Premium Waters, Inc.