Adventures with Woodland Dunes and the Lester and Manitowoc public libraries!

September 8-30

Learn about those most marvelous creatures—butterflies! We live in a wonderful place to witness their incredible lifecycle, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly to their embarkment upon that miraculous journey to Mexico. There is no better way to spark a child’s delight in the wonder of nature! Join Manitowoc Public Library on Facebook at 9:30 AM Tuesday, September 8 for a butterfly-themed virtual story time. Take a StoryWalk at Woodland Dunes Sept. 8-15: Stroll Willow Trail and read posted pages of Where Butterflies Grow as you make your way along the path.

And flutter over to our beautiful gardens here at the Lester Public Library Sept. 8-30, where you can navigate your very own paper butterfly through fun self-guided activities. Find your butterfly in the rainproof container in front of the building, then proceed through 10 stations featuring activities and take-home projects. You’ll end your adventure at the back of the library near the milkweed! And learn MORE by checking out BOOKS about butterflies. We’ll deliver them to you curbside!

Kids 6-11—Begins September 15!

Create an account on Beanstack if you haven’t already. Multiple kids? Only one account required! Register for the FALL in Love challenge to earn fun autumn-themed bookmarks for your kids (which we’ll deliver curbside). START READING! For every 20 minutes read and logged, your child earns one entry (15 maximum) in a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to use at The Read Apple in downtown Two Rivers. Questions? Call (920)793-7114 or email lesref@lesterlibrary.org.



Tots 0-5—Begins September 15!

Create an account on Beanstack if you haven’t already. Multiple kids? Only ONE account required! Register for the FALL in Love challenge. Read and log ONE book to earn the board book Fall by Allie Busby (we’ll deliver it curbside)! And for every five books read (75 maximum), your child earns an entry into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to use at The Read Apple in downtown Two Rivers. The more you read, the better your chances!

A new pack every week  September 21-December 14.

Ms. Tami curates fun, exciting, educational Story Time packs for you to take home! Each contains books, music suggestions, finger plays, math and science activities, and an art project. As always, our materials reinforce those five vital early literacy practices: Read, Sing, Talk, Play and Write! An adult with a valid library card must check out packs.

One per family per week while supplies last. Each kit contains material for one child; we’ll provide extra supplies for additional children—just ask! We’ll deliver curbside. (Geared for ages six and younger)

  • September 21: Wheels Around Us
  • September 28: Autumn Fun

A new pack every other week September 21-December 14.

Take a break from the virtual world! These screen-free activities give you and your school-age kids the opportunity to reconnect, refresh and refocus. Our October 5 Screen Break pack features spiders and includes shared activities with Woodland Dunes and Manitowoc Public Library! Packs include all the supplies you’ll need to maximize the fun. Pick them up curbside.

  • September 21: Paper Roller Coasters
  • October 5: Spiders

Begins September 28.

What can YOU spot on our windows? We’ll have a checklist of specific things to find among the fall artwork posted on our windows! A fun searching game for autumn afternoons!

Prizes are still available!

We are extending the deadline to use your Book Bucks to buy prizes until a month after the library building reopens. Give us a call and let us know what you would like—we’ll put your prizes aside for curbside pickup!

Our prize cart is also filled with great books for all ages. It’ll be here ready and waiting when the library building reopens, so save those summer reading challenge Book Bucks if BOOKS are your desired prizes.
 

Click here for a full menu of prizes!

Babies Bloom Web Page Wrapper

 

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.

1000 Books Web Wrapper

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.