Reading by Design

Reading by Design is this year’s summer reading program theme!  

Our Summer Reading Program is open to children ages 3-17.

For ages 3-12 the program consists of doing our Reading by Design Game.

Children will earn prizes for reading, attending library events, and being active all summer long.  The more game sheets handed in during the summer the more often names get put into a drawing for larger prizes at the end of the summer.  Names of winners will be announced at our end of the summer concert at the bandstand on Red Rooster Day weekend!  We have a ton of activities planned for the summer as well, so be sure to check out our library calendar or keep up to date by liking the Dassel Library Facebook page!

For ages 12-17 the program consists of setting a reading goal whether in number of books or number of hours spent reading over the summer.

Prizes will be received for each third of the way that participants get to their goal ending with a Gift Certificate for Jimmy’s Pizza for a FREE small pizza!  A bonus goal can also be set to help stretch participants abilities or take participants out of their comfort zone.  When that goal is achieved participants will receive an extra prize!  Examples of a bonus goal are: attend a library activity, draw your own comic book, shoot/edit a video about your favorite activity, write a book review for us to post on the Dassel Library Facebook page, … the sky is the limit!  

Everyone who signs up for the summer reading program will receive a bag for their books, a Reading by Design bookmark, and a Reading by Design Game sheet or Teen Reading Log.  You will also be able to pick out a book of your very own to keep thanks to donations from the Dassel Community Chest, the Friends of the Dassel Library, and other local community members!

Our Kick-off day is Monday, June 5th, but you are welcome to come at any time starting June 1st and running through August 31st to sign up for the summer reading program!  

We hope to see you at the library this summer!

Michael Hall, MN Children’s Book Author/Illustrator

Be sure to come out to our exciting family event on Friday, June 9th at 2 pm with MN Children’s Book Author/Illustrator Michael Hall!

Michael Hall is a NY Times bestselling author as well as the winner of the 2016 MN Children’s Book Award for his book, Red: A Crayon’s Story. His program is open to children and adults of any age.  We hope to see you!

**If your video is cropped, you can click on the words “Children’s Book Author & Illustrator Michael Hall”  on the video itself and it will take you to a link where it won’t crop the image.**

This program is funded in part or in whole with money from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Adult book club at Dassel Library


Join us for our next adult book club at Noon on Wednesday, May 24th in the library.  Our book this month is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Copies of this month’s book selection are available to check out at the library.  Large-print and audiobook versions are available.








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