Hewitt Public Library kicks off summer programs

Registration for the Brown Library's summer reading program begins June 5.

Hewitt Public Library is kicking off its summer programs, which promote reading and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). The best part is it's free.

While some branches offer a toddler program, most invite preschool and school aged children to the library for an additional fun reading experience.

"I think they're bringing the grill out", Boucher said.

The program features eight weeks of fun-filled activities. It is open on Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.; and closed Sunday and Monday. To participate in the library's reading incentive programs, pick up an official book log at any Fargo public library. For June 13-14, the topic will be space travel and rockets.

Linda Gray, the city's youth services librarian, was in charge of the event and manages the reading program that encourages children to read a minimum of 12 hours in order to earn prizes.

"It's really nice that the community does this", she said.

"In addition, each child and teen who reach the challenge will receive a ticket for a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7" tablet at their branch library.

In collaboration with the Legion Memorial Library in Mellen, Miller said they would be holding the "Destination Book Club" at 6 p.m. on August 3 at the Ashland Historical Society Museum.

Tyler Police Officer Brad Langford was a popular attraction as he stood in the Tyler Public Library's parking lot next to his work motorcycle.

Lori Nickel is the publisher and editor of the Lonsdale News-Review.

For more details, including upcoming events, visit here or call your local library at 661-259-0750.

  • Zachary Reyes