What’s happening at the Eden Valley Area Library?
Welcome, September. The leaves are turning, and school is back in session. Here’s to a happy, healthy school year.
We have many to thank for helping us with our summer children’s program Education Nation. First, a huge “thank you” to Paynesville Lutheran for the grant from their Endowment Fund. The money they gave us made it all possible. Also, a big “thank you” to Nicholas Klehr from the DNR. He had an enthralled audience during his presentation on Fishing Safety and on Minnesota Trees. Thanks to Police Chief Ernie Junker and Bob Tanner from Bikes by Bob for their informative program on bike maintenance. We can look forward to a bike rodeo put on by these two gentlemen later this fall. Finally, thank you to the Minnesota Raptor Center for their wonderful presentation in Friederichs Park. We loved meeting one of their amazing eagles.
The library is sponsoring an exciting program from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Community Center. Nancy McNab will have a class entitled Diamond Painting 101. It’s the newest trend in crafting. For a peek at one of Nancy’s creations, stop in the library. Then register for the class, or call the library at (320) 453-4434. Attendance is limited, so don’t delay. Cost is $5 for a kit and supplies.
Our campaign to encourage children to wear bike helmets continues through September. Our slogan is “Don’t be a sucker, wear a helmet.” Any child entering the library wearing their bike helmet gets (you guessed it) a sucker.
To celebrate Minnesota birds, we are offering Minnesota bird coloring sheets to children. Complete and return them to the library, and we’ll post them in our window. They can also sign up for a chance to win a set of binoculars. All the better to see those birds.
We are once again collecting school supplies for the upcoming year. Please drop off your contribution at the library and make a difference in the life of a child. To continue that theme, start collecting hats and mittens for area children. We will have a collection basket set out soon. It will be nice to know the kids will be ready when the cold weather arrives.
Make sure to stop in the library for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten packet. Joining this program is a fun way to give your little one a head start in learning. And what could be better than reading a story to a loved one?
The library is open from 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In keeping with Minnesota and CDC guidance, we ask that all Minnesotans mask up to protect themselves and their neighbors. Questions? Contact the library by phone at (320) 453-4434, message us on Facebook or check out our website at https://eval22-org.doodlekit.com/.