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Summer Fun at DPL!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Jun• 03•17

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–Don’t Forget to SIGN UP for our Summer Program for ages 4-12! Older kids, come help out if you’d like!
–“Hangout” for all ages Wednesdays from 3-5. Something fun to do, games & snacks!
–Thursday evenings, Family-Friendly movie & popcorn starting 6:45! BYO soda; water available!

And NEW, Beginning Guitar Workshops from our very own (retired librarian) Wil Fryer! Guitar Workshop Flier

Looking Forward to Summer!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - May• 06•17

Paper sack What does a paper sack have to do with summer, you might ask?

Well, this summer, our kids’ reading/activity program will be focused on all the ways that this paper sack, and other everyday items, can be recycled, re-used and up-cycled! Welcome to “Build A Better World!”

We’ll be having Tuesday morning programs (10 a.m.) for any kids 4-12 who want to participate in fun activities and demonstrations about living better on our Earth. We’ll have snacks from Miss Bonnie again, our super fun Bonnie Flick who comes up with *the* most amazing things for us to nibble on!

We’ll have a summer-long campaign to collect as many aluminum cans as possible (drop-off at library will be available) and we’ll utilize the proceeds from that drive to support a charity that will help children and small communities somewhere else on our Earth.

In addition to that and the weekly Tuesday morning programs, we’re going to have our Wednesday “Hangout” again! From 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday, kids can pop into the library to participate in a fun-but-independent activity or craft (all Earth-friendly, of course) and hang out with other area kids while having some refreshments! Feel free to stop by, even if you do come to the Tuesday morning programs, as our focus is a bit different on Wednesdays.

Stay tuned for further announcements about the programs, including a date for a special Skype presentation from a well-known children’s author whose books about our planet and how we live on it are the basis of many of this summer’s program themes!!! How exciting is that!

Oh, if your kids attend summer school at Prairie View Elementary, they’ll be participating again on Wednesday mornings, so your kids won’t be missing out! I haven’t yet heard if Stoddard Elementary will be participating, but hopefully they’ll come by at least a couple times!

And of course, here’s the pitch: EVERY summer program requires countless hours of thought, preparation and dedication. Our volunteers are amazing, but we could always use a couple fresh new eyes, ears and brains to help out even more!!! Please consider joining our SRP gang! If you want more details, email the library @ desotopubliclibrary@yahoo.com If you’re passionate about the Earth, maybe you’d even want to plan the activities and lead them for a particular week? How about “hanging out” with the kids on Wednesdays and doing the activities with them?

Whatever you’re willing and able to offer, we’ll find a way to use your talents!

Hope to see you soon at the Library!!

Cheryl

Presidential Trivia This Thursday!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Mar• 14•17

Coming THIS WEEK THURSDAY at 7:00 p.m.! Join us for Presidential Trivia on our Big-Screen TV! Fun trivia with video clips, historical tidbits and lots of info. Don’t have to be a brainiac to enjoy this event! Goodies served!
Hail to the chief trivia night flier

Hail To the Chief! Trivia Night Coming Soon

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Feb• 25•17

Hail to the chief trivia night flier

Welcome to our Newest Computer

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Nov• 26•16

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We’re back up to 4 computers now for public use with the addition of an HP elitebook! Thanks for your patience in the past few months when we’ve been down to only 3!

First Teen Movie Night is Thursday the 15th

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Sep• 14•16

dadvsstepdad 6th grade through young adult are invited to join us for Teen Movie Night on Thursday, September 15th. We will be watching “Daddy’s Home”. The movie is rated PG-13. Kids do not have to be accompanied by an adult, but if there is any misbehavin’, an adult will be required for future attendance at TMN.

Children younger than 6th grade can attend IF A PARENT attends and sits with the child the entire time (no running amok allowed) 🙂

Popcorn will be served; byo Soda or Juice!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Aug• 13•16

Ordinary GraceTHIS WEEK Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Book Discussion about William Kent Krueger’s “Ordinary Grace” which has been our Vernon County Libraries’ Summer Read-Along!

The 6 copies we’ve had circulating around have been very popular; if you’re one of those who’ve read the book, come Wednesday for the discussion and join in!

AND NEXT week (already!?! Where has the summer gone??) Thursday the 25th, meet the author at the Viroqua Elementary School’s Cafetorium, 115 N. Education Ave. in Viroqua. Doors open at 6:00, program starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments & book signing to follow. This is a FREE Event sponsored by the Vernon County Libraries!

Here is a trailer about the themes in the book, as put together by the staff at Wesby’s library!

Ocean Mini!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Aug• 09•16

Today for our Summer Program, we watched some YouTube videos showing the microscopic things in ocean, pond and tap water! Then we used a small hand-held microscope to look at pond water, fishtank water, tap and bottled water here! In addition, kids brought in various things they wanted to look at. We have a microscope that sends pictures to the computer, so check out this Facebook album to see what we took pics of today! If you don’t have a FB page:
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earpiece on Eva's glasses

earpiece on Eva’s glasses

A cheesy Whale (like a goldfish cracker)

A cheesy Whale (like a goldfish cracker)

paint fleck

paint fleck

bug antennae

bug antennae

bug legs

bug legs

Xavier's hair

Xavier’s hair

Avyn's hair

Avyn’s hair

Checkout desk counter

Checkout desk counter

Underside of Asian bettle

Underside of Asian bettle

DVD

DVD

a DVD that didn't look too scratched

a DVD that didn’t look too scratched

pincers??

pincers??

Loren's hair

Loren’s hair

Eva's hair

Eva’s hair

Loren's freckle

Loren’s freckle

Jaycee's fingernail polish

Jaycee’s fingernail polish

pretzel stick (see the salt crystal?)

pretzel stick (see the salt crystal?)

soy sauce

soy sauce

beat up penny

beat up penny

beat up penny

beat up penny

beat up penny

beat up penny

quarter

quarter

june bug

june bug

june bug

june bug

penny

penny

quarter (guess what part?)

quarter (guess what part?)

quarter

quarter

june bug

june bug

june bug

june bug

june bug

june bug

crack in shark tooth

crack in shark tooth

tip of shark tooth

tip of shark tooth

seashell

seashell

seashell

seashell

Swimsuit fabric

Swimsuit fabric

Polypropylene fabric (like fabric grocery sacks)

Polypropylene fabric (like fabric grocery sacks)

Veggie Stick snack food

Veggie Stick snack food

It’s the D.O.G.S. Days of Summer Here in De Soto!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Aug• 06•16

DOGS puppet show flier Letter Sized

Don’t Miss this One-Time Event! Let’s Show Our Support for a CLEAN Mississippi River and Clean Earth!

Written By: Cheryl Russell - Jul• 19•16

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Week 6 of “Sink Your Teeth Into A Good Book” has us celebrating Spongebob & Mermaids! The 2nd Spongebob Movie, “Sponge Out of Water” is our movie of the week! We will be showing it Wednesday & Thursday this week at 3 p.m. with snacks~ Stop in to enter a drawing for our Spongebob prizes too! Keep on a Reading! Beat the Heat at the Library!!!