"Dig into Reading!" Read for Fun Prizes – Join the Library’s Summer
The Library provides Summer Reading Games for all ages. Sign up is
now available. Union State Bank is donating T-Shirts for the
children’s prizes. Kids – come play the reading game, and watch out
for the ants! Teens - pick up your BINGO reading log at the Library.
Adults – we have fun in store for you, too. Read more books — get
Activity Days at the Library during Summer Reading Program
70 kids are enjoying the Library’s afternoon Activity Days on the
Tuesdays and Wednesdays of June. Each child made an ant farm the
first week. The second week, each child made their own rock crystals.
And the third week – you should have seen the worm races!! The
program includes outdoor activities, crafts, stories, games, and
snacks. It’s great to keep learning and sty active throughout the
summer break. Attendance counts as one book read for those playing
the Summer Reading Game.
Attention, Preschoolers! Time for the Library’s Annual Butter-Making!
Our regular Story-Time for Preschoolers ages three through pre-K will
meet as usual on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11, at 10:30 am,
with an important twist – the children get to churn real butter. Best
of all, they get to "Dig into the Goodies" and eat the fruits of their
labors. No registration is required – Pick July 10th or 11th, and
bring your child for a fun time designed just for them. Preschoolers
can also participate in the Summer Reading Game, and earn lots of
prizes, by having their parents read to them. Be sure to visit with
the librarians while you are here – it’s not too late to register for
the Summer Reading Game.
"Beneath Our Feet," presented (with animals!) by Blank Park Zoo, July
16, 2:00 pm
Yes! Blank Park Zoo returns to the Library on July 16, at 2:00 pm.
This program is for children who have completed kindergarten through
completed fifth grade. Zoo staffers will talk about animals that live
underground as part of the Dig into Reading theme of the Summer
Reading Program. Attendance counts as one book read for those playing
the Summer Reading Game. Please register by calling the Library at
515-462-1731. It is free and open to those who register.
Book Discussion on Below Stairs, June 27, 7:00 pm
On May 23, Rebecca Bock will lead the book discussion on Below Stairs:
The classic kitchen maid’s memoir that inspired "Upstairs Downstairs"
and "Downtown Abbey," by Margaret Powell. This is the true inside
story of Ms. Powell’s experiences "in service" — working as a kitchen
maid and then a cook for several glittering wealthy homes of England.
Work started at 5:30 am and continued after dark, and the masters had
plenty of quirky behaviors. If you enjoyed "Downtown Abbey," you will
love this true story that inspired it. Please join the discussion on
June 27 at 7:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room. It is free and open
to the public.
Interested in a New Daytime Book Discussion Group? July 2, 10:00 am
Please attend a planning meeting on Tuesday, July 2, at 10:00 am, to
discuss plans for a new daytime book discussion group. Joan Loftus
will lead the planning meeting, and will discuss the timing of the
group meetings, the method of sharing book information, and possibly
books to be discussed. Join the fun! We need your input!
Living & Working in India, presented by Amy Martens Garrett, July 9, 6:30 pm
Amy Martens Garrett, daughter of Wayne & Debi Martens, has been
teaching in Mumbai for the past couple of years, and is in Winterset
for summer vacation. She will return to India for at least one more
year. Please join us for Amy’s program about living & traveling &
working in India, on July 9 at 6:30 pm.
Madison County Genealogical Society prepares for County Fair
You can pick up your Genealogy entry form for the Madison County Fair
at the Library, on the Genealogy research table.
P4A Antiques Reference
Madison County Antique Association recently donated a new database
resource to the Library. We are so grateful for this database,
because it allows us to look up our antiques, and find out the price
they brought at auction. The P4A Antiques Reference database can be
found on the Library computers – just click on the icon, and you will
be directly connected to the database. From home, go the Library
web-site at www.winterset.lib.ia.us, click on RESEARCH, click on the
name of the database, and finally enter your library card number.
Have fun researching your antiques!
• Toddler Tuesday - every Tuesday at 10:30 for ages 0-2.
• Story Time - every Wednesday & Thursday at 10:30 for preschoolers
ages 3 and up.
• Teens with Tonja – every 1st Saturday from 2:30-4:00. Call the
Library to sign up.
• Writer’s Workshop and Reading to Rover – both programs will take a
summer break and re-convene in September.