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  1. F.U.N. (Faribault Ukulele Network) Sessions 2nd and 4th Thursdays

    March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM @ Buckham Memorial Library

    F.U.N. participants get together every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to play ukuleles (soprano, concert, tenor). It's recommended that you bring a music stand and ukulele tuner, along with a ukulele of course. Beginners to advanced uke players 16 and older are welcome but we do not teach lessons. Just jump in and play what you can. Most of us pick up new chords, songs and lyrics as we go along.

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Library - Children Event Calendar

  1. Vote for Maud Hart Lovelace!

    March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

    The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children's choice book award designed to encourage recreational reading among school age children. Maud Hart Lovelace was a famous Minnesota author, born and raised in Mankato at the turn of the twentieth century, and best known for her Betsy and Tacy series. Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I nominee list and students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division II nominee list are eligible to vote for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Students vote for a favorite title in March, so now is the time to start reading! See the list below and visit the library’s special Maud Hart Lovelace Nominee sections in the children’s and young adult areas to get started. For more information about the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, visit: www.maudhartlovelace.org/ [Psst! I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! – Ms. Deni]

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  2. Vote for Star of the North Picture Book Award!

    March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

    The Star of the North Picture Book Award was established by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA). Its purpose is to promote quality, engaging picture books and reading for pleasure among school-aged children. Here is how the award works: • Each year ten picture book nominees will be announced. • Students or library participants who read or have read to them at least eight of the ten nominees will be eligible to vote. • Votes will be collected through MYRA members each March. [Psst! I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! – Ms. Deni] • The award winner will be announced each year between April 18 and 25. New nominees will be announced at the same time. • This award is focused on picture books intended for a kindergarten through 2nd grade audience. However, pre-k and older children are also welcome to participate. For more information about this award, visit: www.starofthenorthaward.org/

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  3. Storytime

    March 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:30am (30 minutes) In the Children’s Program Area Ages 0-6 with adult caregiver. Siblings and guests welcome. Join us at the library for stories, songs, and fun! Storytime encourages language development and fosters a love of books and a lifetime of learning. Parents and caregivers will also learn about early literacy and get tips on how to help their child become ready to read. No registration necessary.

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  4. Spring break @ your library!

    March 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Youth Activity Area

    During Spring Break, join us in the library's Youth Activity Area each afternoon from 2-4 p.m. for self-directed, fun, free, family-friendly activities!

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  5. LittleBigRead

    March 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area

    LittleBigRead is an informal “reading buddies” program for school age youth that pairs younger kids with older kids for one-on-one reading time. Younger kids can read to or be read to by older kids or they can take turns sharing a book together. This program is a fun and no-pressure way for children to build a passion for reading for the fun of it. It is not a tutoring program. Books are chosen by the readers from the library’s collection or favorites can also be brought from home. No registration necessary – just drop in and read!

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Library - Teen Event Calendar

  1. Vote for Maud Hart Lovelace!

    March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

    The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children's choice book award designed to encourage recreational reading among school age children. Maud Hart Lovelace was a famous Minnesota author, born and raised in Mankato at the turn of the twentieth century, and best known for her Betsy and Tacy series. Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I nominee list and students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division II nominee list are eligible to vote for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Students vote for a favorite title in March, so now is the time to start reading! See the list below and visit the library’s special Maud Hart Lovelace Nominee sections in the children’s and young adult areas to get started. For more information about the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, visit: www.maudhartlovelace.org/ [Psst! I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! – Ms. Deni]

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