Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Reading Program

Reading Takes You Everywhere is this year’s summer reading program theme for ages 17 and under at the Dassel Public Library!  

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

For ages 12 and under, the program consists of doing our Reading Takes You Everywhere Game.  Children will earn prizes for reaching spots on the game board by reading, attending library events, and being active all summer long.  Each time a child turns in a completed game sheet their name will be 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 with Rachel Kurtz at the bandstand on Red Rooster Day weekend.

For ages 12 and up, the program consists of setting a book reading goal for the summer. Prizes will be given when teens reach milestones along the way to their goal, ending with a gift certificate to Jimmy’s Pizza for a free small pizza.  Bonus prizes can also be earned by doing activities that relate to our summer reading theme which are outlined on their reading log.   

We have a number of fun events planned for the summer. The Reading Takes You Anywhere Magic Show with Magic Bob and Lynn Marie will be on Friday, June 22, at 2 pm, and a fun family concert with Ralph’s World will be at the Mushroom Building on Thursday, June 28, at 6 pm.  On Friday, August 3, at 1 pm Belinda Jensen will come to the library to talk about her “Bel the Weather Girl” book series.  To finish off the summer, DC native Rachel Kurtz, will perform at the Bandstand on Friday, August 31, at 6 pm.

Our regular Story Hours will continue Fridays at 10 am.  Magnificent Monday, a program for school-age children, will take place on June 11th and July 9th at 3:30 pm.  We will also have a Coding Club for ages 8 & up running Thursdays, June 7th through July 26th at 3 pm where kids will get the chance to work on safe coding platforms to learn how to create apps and games.  We will use library computers, but participants are also welcome to bring their own devices that we can connect to the library wifi.

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Our Kick-off day is Monday, June 4th, but children are welcome to sign up at any time starting June 1st and running through August 31st.  

We hope to see you at the library this summer!

Dassel Library Book Club

Join us for our next adult book club at 1 pm on Wednesday, June 27th in the library.  Our book this month is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Copies of this month’s book selection are available to check out at the library.

Take note that our meeting time has changed from Noon to 1 pm.








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