Lauran Ostberg

Calling All Readers!

By Diana Johnson


Stromsburg Public Library is calling readers (and even non-readers) of all ages to sharpen their skills and reawaken the joy of reading by enrolling in the summer reading program. Adults are not to be neglected.

Adults will have the opportunity to complete a trivia sheet each month pertaining to the theme, “Groundbreaking Reads.” June trivia is an earthy word find with only 16 words to locate. Prizewinners will be selected from correct, completed worksheets. Stop in each month to pick up a trivia quiz. Another sheet asks the reader to match the quotation with the correct author.

Not interested in trivia? Then read any book, magazine, audio book, or ebook and enter the title and your name into a drawing for a prize each month.

Young people in grades 6-12 are invited to test their knowledge in a historical jeopardy game Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the library. Teens may also answer one trivia question each week for a prize. They are encouraged to look up the answer if they don’t know it. The answer must simply be submitted for the drawing by the end of the week to qualify for the prize.

Elementary students will begin their weekly summer reading sessions July 8 and 9. Stop in and register.

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Correction: Teen Book Club Meets June 4th

There was an error made on the flyers around town. The Teen Book Club meeting will be June 4th, NOT June 6th as advertised! Sorry for the inconvenience.

The Historical Jeopardy game competition for Teen Summer Reading will be June 11, 2013 @ 7 pm.

Don’t forget the summer trivia contest going on at the library. Each week is a new question and winners are picked from the correct answers! This competition is also for grades 6-12.

Hope to see you soon at the library!

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Fredrickson Display Case

Linda Richard's Beautiful DisplayThe Gordon Fredrickson display case was given in memory of Gordon Fredrickson, a long time member of the community and faithful patron of the library.

The library’s goal is to change the displays each month. We have had many varied collections over the years ranging from a license plate collection to school bells.

This month Linda Richards has loaned us her pitcher collection. The collection includes milk pitchers, gallon pitchers, cream pitchers, and various other sizes. Linda’s collection includes gifts from family and piano students, as well as heirlooms passed down from family. One pitcher was even purchased at the Stromsburg City Wide Garage Sales in 2010!

Stop in the library and view this beautiful collection.

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Summer Reading is for Everyone!

Embedded DIG into Reading Logo“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. The program runs through the month of July and is for children in grades K-5. Crystal Stratman will be in charge of our reading program this year and has many exciting events planned!

The librarians will be visiting the school soon to encourage advance sign-up and get the students excited about reading this summer. Watch the webpage calendar, Facebook and look for flyers around town with details.

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New this year to the Stromsburg Public Library is a Teen Summer Reading Program. The teen program will run through the months of May, June, and July and will end before school starts in August. Each month will have a different theme that relates back to the central theme of “Beneath the Surface”. There will be a weekly trivia contest, big events and a teen book club.

The teen program will kick off with a “Hobbit Party” on May 4th at 12:30 at the library. We will have hobbit food, trivia, and games. Come dressed as your favorite hobbit and you could win a prize for “Best Costume”.

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Also new this year is the Adult Summer Reading Program. The program will run from May-August and will be in addition to monthly events such as book club and genealogy meetings. Join us as we look at groundbreaking books, technology and events.

Adults will keep a reading log similar to what the kids fill out each summer, with a twist. Anything you check out from the library counts! Come see what all the library has to offer besides just books. Movies, audio books, eBooks, and magazines, are just a few of the  materials available for check out, we also have an Accu-Cut machine, projector, cake pans and so much more!

Watch the calendar on our web page for more details on all the upcoming Summer Reading events!

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Mark Your Calendars for April 16

Tuesday, April 16, come out and join the fun at the Stromsburg Public Library! Taxes are done, Spring is here (maybe?) it’s time to get out and enjoy the days to come!

We will be holding our monthly lapsit at 11:00 am for 1-4 year olds and their parents. Lapsits are held the third Tuesday of each month. They are a fun time of reading, rhyming, and singing for parents and children. This month our stories are oldies but goodies with selections from Aesop’s Fables, Mother Goose, and popular fairy tales.

Tuesday night at 7:00, Colleen Pallas will be with us to talk about creating your own herb garden. Information will be given on caring for the herbs, use of the herbs and how to freeze and dry your herbs.


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Summer Reading is Coming!

We’ve watched webinars, attended workshops, read manuals and scoured Pinterest all in preparation for our upcoming Summer Reading at the Stromsburg Public Library! Events will start in May for the Teen and Adult program and continue throughout the summer with the kid’s program running the month of July.  Watch for details in the Polk County News, our Facebook page and this webpage! We will start adding events to the calendar soon, so keep an eye out!

In the meantime, can you guess the theme for this year’s summer reading from this photo?


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Movie Showing at the Library

Saturday, March 2, 2013


In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, we will show a movie based on one of his books! We will also celebrate with some birthday treats.

Children grade 3 and up are welcome-younger children are welcome with a parent.

See you Saturday!

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