We have a donation box at our check-out desk that always has loose change rattling about. Thank you Two Rivers and all our library patrons for 'pitching in!' What a great community of readers and library supporters!
2008 Adult Summer Reading Program Monday, June 9 - Friday, August 15
Open to all adults, 18 years and up. Registration begins Monday, June 9 at the Reference Desk and runs through Friday, August 15. For each book you read this summer, fill out an entry slip. Entry slips will be entered into a weekly drawing for a prize and then added to the grand prize drawing for a $100.00 Gas Card at the end of the summer.
The more you read the better your chance of winning. Prizes this year will include gift certificates from a variety of local businesses. A prize will also be given to the person who reads the most books. For more information call 793-7114.
Join "Butterfly Lady" Ann Shebesta for an informative program about how to raise Monarch butterflies and what plants will encourage them to visit your yard. Suitable for both children and adults wanting to learn more about butterflies and butterfly gardening.
How’s your stomach? Do you think you could eat Sardines? Jell-O & ketchup? Could you drink a glass of clam juice? How about a chocolate covered cricket or a sour cream and onion meal worm? Come compete with other teens in 6th-12th grade in the library’s Edible Fear Factor—I Dare You! Prizes for the teens who can eat anything.
2008 Summer Reading Program Begins Monday, June 9!
Koenig Elementary Bookmobile
Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00 PM
Come join the library for lunch and stories on the playground at Koenig. Check out books, sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy a story or two while you eat! Lunch provided free of charge by the Salvation Army.
Do you have what it takes to become a Wii Champion?
Do you excel at Wii Bowling, Wii Tennis, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero or Super Smash Brothers Brawl?
Come test your skill against other teens ages 12 and up for a chance to become a Lester Public Library Wii Champion. One champion will be selected for each of the above games.
Champions will then compete with other teens from Manitowoc, Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein and Brillion at a tournament this fall. Winners from that tournament will then compete with teen across the state!
To participate you must be at least 12 years old, have a valid library card and compete at LPL during one of the following game times:
Tuesday, May 27: DDR
Friday, June 13: Super Smash Brothers
Friday, June 20: Guitar Hero
Tuesday, June 24: Bowling
Friday, July 18: Tennis
Tuesday, July 29: DDR
Friday, August 15: Super Smash Brothers
Tuesday, August 26: Guitar Hero
Game Times: Tuesdays - 5:30 PM Fridays - 1:00 PM
Participants with the highest score for each game will be declared champion. Rules for each game will be discussed during game time. Scores will be kept track of on a master sheet. Participants may compete at any tournament they wish but may only represent LPL for one game. Participants do not have to be present for both tournaments in their game of choice. The Wii is available for practice on Fridays during the summer when no tournament is scheduled (1:00-5: 15PM.)
Hey Teens, Nothing to do this Summer? Check out LPL!
All summer long LPL features cool competitions and fun programming. Ante up for Texas Hold 'em; enjoy a Timber Rattlers baseball game; test your intestinal fortitude at Edible Fear Factor; get a Henna Tattoo; take home cool chains, bracelets and more with Beaded Bugs; and outwit, outlast your friends at Survivor Night!
Want to give a memorial that will last longer than flowers? How about donating a book to the library? You choose the topic and we will find the perfect book. Each book donated has a plaque placed inside stating it was given in memory of your special someone.
Have an avid chef, collector, crafter or dog lover in your life? How about donating a book to the library in their honor for their birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. Inside the front cover we will place a plaque in honor of your special someone.
Stop by the Reference desk for more information or to fill out the donation form
July 10 - August 15 Mornings: Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 AM
Evenings: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
Babygarten is much more than a play group! Infants and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, and books but also get a chance to make fun projects that demonstrate the babies’ developmental milestones - usually a homemade toy or a baby book item.
Many projects and activities will emphasize the importance of reading to babies AND parents will learn how to do this most effectively. Each instructor will also share insight about infant development and parenting. The class concludes with a free play period.
Program meets once a week for 6 weeks.
Program is open to infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers and is limited to 12 participants per class.
To register, please call 793-7116 or stop by the children’s desk.
A big thank you to Two Rivers Water and Light for a grant of $500 to purchase new books about energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. This grant allowed the library to purchase 29 new titles. Look for these great new books on the shelves now. Some of the titles purchased include:
Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings
Alternative Energy Demystified
Feel-good Heat: Pioneers of Corn and Biomass Energy
Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel
Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Dinosaur stories, songs, games, crafts & more. This program is geared for children in 2nd grade and younger but all are welcome to attend; fun for the whole family. No registration required. For more information call 793-7116.
You may remember the first annual Paddle Open by another name, 300 Rivers. Last year on April 14, 2007 Wisconsin canoeist Rick Kark marked his 300th Wisconsin river canoed on the East Twin River. Kark led a contingency of fellow paddlers that rowed from the Mishicot Dam to Paddlers Park in Two Rivers on the East Twin River. One year and 12 days later canoeists and kayakers left Mishicot Dam for the Paddlers Park destination under the new moniker – ‘East Twin River Paddle Open.’
As was the case last year, there was a mishap with Two Rivers City Manager, Greg Buckley’s canoe. Victims claimed by Buckley’s deft canoeing skills include last year’s dunk - Mark Matthews, Two Rivers City Council President and this year’s victim - Frank Lasee, Representative for District 2, Wisconsin State Legislature. Said Buckley, “Working my way from local government, to state representative, next year I need a federal representative in the canoe!”