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Challenge ends March 31!

Pick up a winter reading challenge sheet at the Help Desk. Complete five reading activities and earn a free book, or really challenge yourself by completing the entire sheet for two free books. Age categories: littles (ages 0-4); kids (grades K-4); teens (grades 5-12).

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Saturday, March 3 10:00 AM-Noon

Come on down to the library for a really good time. Do some reading and rhyming, play games and you’ll shine! Fun for all ages from 100 to 2, come join in the fun you’ll be glad if you do! A big thank you to our sponsors, Holy Family Memorial and Aurora Health Care.

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Saturday, March 10 11:00 AM

Listen to a reading of A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy and learn about the art of symmetry! Use a combination of skills to create a matching pair of socks inspired by the story. Most of all, express yourself! Designed for grades K-2, though all are invited. No registration required.


Saturday, March 10 2:30 PM

Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. No need to have attended previous sessions to join in. Hour of Code is for everyone age eight and older—including adults. No registration required.

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Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of laughter and inspiration as we celebrate world storytelling day and the art of oral storytelling. If you’d like, share a personal or favorite story, read from books that will be available, or challenge yourself by creating an impromptu story based on words or props given to you. Stories should last no longer than four minutes please! For all ages! No registration required. Prepare to laugh, be moved, and feel inspired!

Additional events will be held at the Rahr-West Art Museum on Saturday, March 24 1:00 PM and the Manitowoc Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 6:30 PM.

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Wednesday, March 28 1:30-3:30 PM

BIG pile of LEGOs, LOTS of space to build. Open to LEGO fans of all ages. All LEGOs provided. Stay for the whole two hours or drop in for a short build. No registration required.

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Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library

Plant the seed to your baby’s success! Believe it or not, learning to read begins at birth. Sharing books together strengthens your baby’s foundation for learning and creates a long-lasting relationship with their favorite teacher – you! Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library encourages parents and caregivers to read 100 books to their child before the age of 1. Babies who participate in the program will receive a special bib and a record sheet to keep track of the books they read. After each milestone of 25 books, participants will receive a free book to add to their home library. Stop by the library’s Help Desk to register for the program.

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Plant the seed to your child’s success!  Believe it or not, learning to read begins before kindergarten.  Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning and creates a long lasting relationship with their favorite teacher-YOU! Register for the program at the Help Desk any time before your child enters 5-year-old kindergarten and receive a record sheet to keep track of the books you read. For every 100 books read you will receive a free book for your home library.