"Dig into Reading!" Read for Fun Prizes – Join the Library’s Summer

Reading Games

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

more prizes.

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!

Ongoing Programs

• 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.