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Library ready for October programs

International Falls Public Library

International Falls Public Library

The school year is settling down, fall is definitely in the air and the library is ready for October programs.  Join us for some great programs this coming month.  We’ll start the month out with family gaming on Saturday, October 4th from 10:30 – 12:30.  Come play a board game or two, new and old, for young and old.

Storytime continues each Thursday morning at 10:30 followed by Stay and Play at 11am.  The month of October will feature stories about forest animals, fire prevention, elephants, dinosaurs and scary? Halloween tales on Thursday October 30th.  Storytime is geared to children ages 3 – 5 but everyone is welcome.  Following storytime is about 30 minutes of playtime with our early learning science toys.

Crafty Tuesday is back with a craft activity available from 10am – 7:30 pm in the junior room.  Come create, discover new skills and check out a book or two.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 13th in observance of Columbus Day or Canadian Thanksgiving, depending on your viewpoint.
Thursday and Friday October 16 and 17 are no school days and we’ll have our regular storytime Thursday morning, so bring the gang and enjoy elephant stories at 10:30.  Teens (anyone in grades 7 and up) is welcome to come in from 2 – 5 pm and enjoy games and pizza.  We have some new games for the Wii and PS3, great board games and we’ll provide pizza and pop.

Friday, October 17th at 10:30 am the 3-2-1 Art Studio will present “Cartooning for Kids” an hour long program on the basics of cartooning for anyone in Kindergarten and up.  Come start your own cartoon or comic strip. 

Saturday, October 18th from 11am – 1pm will be the monthly Friends of the Library book sale.  All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming.

Monday, October 20th beginning at 6:30 pm the library will hold its second paper airplane contest at Backus Auditorium. Come create paper airplanes then fly them from the balcony in the auditorium and see if you can get them to land on the stage.  All ages are welcome to participate with prizes available for the planes that fly the farthest.  We’ll provide paper, some books with patterns and you provide the manpower to create the planes and throw them.  An adult is required to be with children in the balcony.

Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm the library will show the documentary “A Girl and A Gun” which brings a female perspective to the debate raging across the nation.  Following the 76 minute film will be discussion and refreshments.

If you have preschool children in your life, please stop by the library and pick up a “Reading Ready” booklet to record the books you read so they can earn free books and be ready to learn to read when they enter school.  It isn’t hard to have your children ready to read when they reach Kindergarten especially if you start at birth.

Pictures and Pens

"Pictures and Pens – Year 3!" The library’s program to encourage both photographers and writers in their craft.  Each month we will post a theme for writers and photographers to work with. Writings of less than 1,000 words and 8x10 photographs will be accepted up to the last day of each month the library is open. A winning writing and photograph that best capture the theme will be selected with each winning entry receiving a $50 prize. After we have selected twelve photos and stories we will print them together in a small book.  Everyone is eligible to enter these contests (although if you win one month, you are not eligible the next month).  For more information, visit the library blog, or contact Diane at the library.

The September theme is "School."

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Hours

Winter (Sept. 6 - May 22)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: closed
Summer (May 24 - Sept. 5)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
 
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Reading Ready

International Falls Public Library has launched a new program for children from birth until Kindergarten and their parents. Reading Ready seeks to help parents prepare their children to read by reading to them. The library has booklets for any interested families to pick up and fill out with the titles of books they read to their child. Every time they read 250 books to their child, the child can pick out a free book to keep and read. Your child can fill out as many of these books as they (and you) can read before they enter Kindergarten.

Reading books to your child is one of the very best preparations for them to learn to read. Studies have shown that hearing books read helps increase your child's vocabulary, ability to describe things and events, letter and print awareness and is just fun.

 
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Electronic Media

The library is now able to offer you access to a variety of online magazines. Click the image for Zinio digital magazines!  For help with Zinio, click here, or call 888-946-4666.  The library also has a printed guide of directions available in the library.

Zinio for Libraries Overview Video (8 minutes)

Zinio for Libraries Account Set Up and Navigation Guide

Download an audiobook or e-book and put it on a portable device to enjoy your favorite titles while traveling or any other time when you want the convenience of a portable electronic device.

Browse Audiobook Selection

 
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