Summer at the Library 2021

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Reading Challenge

Register and pick up Reading Challenge booklets beginning June 1.
All ages can participate!
Complete tasks on the Challenge tickets and bring them to the library to enter your name for chances to win prizes!
Tasks include reading activities, community involvement, and ways to have a world full of fun!
Receive a free book after turning in your first FIVE completed tickets.

Bookmark Contest

Theme:  Interesting Tales
Deadline:  All entries must be turned in at the library along with a completed entry form by Saturday, June 19.
Categories:  1) Age 6 & under 2) Ages 7-11 3) Age 12 and up
Voting:  First-round voting will take place at the library and online at between June 19 and July 4. Voting will be limited to one vote per person, per day.
Finalists:  Four finalists will be determined in each age category. Final voting will be among library staff and by selected businesspersons and community personalities.
Winners:  One winning entry from each age category will be determined. Winning bookmarks will be printed for community distribution.

Events & Classes

Suggested participation age in parentheses, grades are those entering in Fall 2021.
All Items with a ** require registration at least one day prior to event.

Minden Through Your Lens

Submit pictures taken in or around our community for display at the library! More details available at the library

School-Age Classes and Storytimes
June 8 through July 1
• PreK/Kindergarten Tuesday, 9-9:45 a.m. OR Thursday, 1-1:45 p.m.**
• 1st through 4th grades, Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. OR Thursday, 2-3 p.m.**
• 5th Gr. & older, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon OR Thursday, 3-4 p.m.**

Special Events & Guest Performers
June 9 Crane River Theater, 1:30 p.m. at Chautauqua Park (all ages)
June 16 Family Game Night—Animal Jeopardy, 6:30 p.m.
July 5 Create A Craft Take & Make, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (all ages)
July 8 “Poop and Paws” with UNL State Museum, 9:30 a.m. (all ages)
July 12 Gamer Afternoon, 1-4 p.m.
July 19 Create A Craft Take & Make, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (all ages)
July 26 Gamer Afternoon, 1-4 p.m.
TBD Family Movie Night
TBD Community Scavenger Hunt

Chapter Chat Book Club
Read a selected book, share reactions, earn special prize drawing entries. On your own time. (Grades 4-7)

Teen & PreTeen Nights
June 12 Pre-Teen Night, Water Games & Tie-Dye, 6-9 (grades 4-6)**
July 10 Teen Night, Water Games & Tie-Dye, 6-9 p.m. (grades 7-12)**

For Adults
TBD Virtual Trivia
June 28 Craft Night, 6:30 p.m.**
July 26 Craft Night, 6:30 p.m.**