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17 N. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073
PH: 507-359-8336

 
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Many thanks to our 2012 SRP donors!

Local Donors (alphabetically)

Anonymous Family

Burger King

Casey's General Store

Cash Wise Foods

Sven & Jean
Eelma

Friends of the New Ulm Library

Haar Friseure

Cierra Krenz

Kris's Klippers

Kwik Trip

Lola's Larkspur Market

McDonald's

3M of New Ulm

New Ulm Area Shrine Club

Papa Murphy's

Penazz Hair &
Day Spa

Perkins Restaurant

Subway

Uptown Service

Other Donors (alphabetically)

Minnesota Lynx

Minnesota Twins

Traverse des Sioux Library System

If you would like to make a donation to our 2012 Summer Reading Program, contact Katy Kudela at:

 359-8336.

Thank you!

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2012

"Dream Big - READ!"


(June 4 - August 2)

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Our 2012 Summer Reading Program is nearly over. Many SRP contests will end Thursday, August 2 at noon, including Family Summer Reading Stars, Fishing for Riches, Go Batty Counting Bats, and Let's Play Batball. Winners will be announced at the program finale at the Community Center.
Note: The final storytime of the summer is Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Katy will resume storytimes in the fall.

 

 
Sky Dome Planetarium Narren Dance Class (ages 5-12) WonderWeavers Storytellers
Cancelled due to equipment
breakdown.
Friday, July 27
at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 28
at 3:00 p.m.
  New Ulm Public Library Meeting Room New Ulm Community Center
     
Folding Fun with Origami
Author Chris Harbo
Betsy-Tacy Musical Experience with the
Sunday Punch Barbershop Quartet
Snapdragon Seeds with
Steve Sanders 
Tuesday, June 26
at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. 
New Ulm Public Library
Meeting Room
New Ulm Public Library Meeting Room German Park 

Who can participate?

The NUPL Summer Reading Program is open to anyone from ages 1 to 12 who wants to read and have fun. The goal for successful completion of this program is for each participant to read for at least 30 minutes (or be read to for about 20 minutes) on 25 different days between June 4 and August 2.

Participating is easy. Here’s how:

STEP 1.
Come to the Library and fill out a registration form. You will receive a "Dream Big--Read!" bookmark.

STEP 2.
For each day that you read for at least 30 minutes (or listen to someone read to you for about 20 minutes), you color in one owl on your bookmark.

STEP 3.
After coloring in 5 owls on the bookmark, bring it back to the library. Receive a special prize when you reach the 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 day mark. We’ll keep track of your total number of days and make sure that you receive your prizes.

STEP 4.
When you have reached the 25 day goal, you will become eligible to enter our drawing to win one of 10 grand prizes.

The grand prize drawing will take place at our SRP Finale on Thursday, August 2, which is the final day of the 2012 Summer Reading Program.

SUMMER READING
PERFORMERS & EVENTS
CONTESTS

Sky Dome Planetarium

Sorry, this show cancelled due to equipment breakdown. It is not expected to be re-scheduled.


Book Arts Workshop
Tuesday, June 19
Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to drop in for a Book Arts Workshop inspired by Eric Carle presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Time: 2:00—3:30 p.m.
Location : New Ulm Public Library Meeting Room

This performance is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library System and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund."

Once Upon a Dream Storytime
Thursday, June 28
Imaginations will take flight as the WonderWeavers Storytellers present "Once Upon a Dream" stories pulled from their dream pillows. Puppets, costumes, magic, and songs will appear to enchant dreamers of all ages. Pillows and blankets are welcome, big dreams encouraged, but no sleeping!
Time: 3 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: New Ulm Community Center

Jan the Storyteller & SRP Finale
Thursday, August 2
Jan the Storyteller will end our Summer Reading Program with her unique Dream Weaver program filled with campfire stories, puppets and music. Our Summer Reading Program finale will follow where we will announce contest winners and draw for door prizes.
Time: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: New Ulm Community Center

"This performance is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library System and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund."

What's in Outer Space? Art Contest
Dates of contest: June 18 - July 20

Let your imagination soar! We'll supply the paper, and you draw a scene from space--aliens, planets, spaceships...anything goes! Draw, color, or paint a picture and enter it in your age category: 3-5 yrs., 6-9 yrs., or 10-12 yrs. Winners will be announced at the SRP Finale.

Night Owls Trivia

Dates: June 4 - August 2

Two trivia questions will be posted each week, one for ages 3-7 and one for ages 8-12. Write down your answer and drop it in the proper entry box. All correct answers will be entered in a weekly drawing.

Go Batty Counting Bats! (all ages)
Dates: June 4 - August 2

Count the bats in the children's room! The person who is closest to the correct number wins a prize. A winner will be announced at the SRP Finale.

Out of This World! (all ages)
Dates: June 4 - July 30

Nine undiscovered planets will be suspended from our ceiling. Your job is to name each planet. Judges will select the winning name, and winners will take home their named planet.

Fishing for Riches (ages 1-7)
Dates: June 8 - August 2

Go fishing for riches each time you return a completed "Dream Big--Read!" bookmark. We will record the value of your catches throughout the summer. The fisherperson with the highest score wins the contest. Winner will be announced at the SRP Finale.

Let's Play Batball! (ages 8-12)
Dates: June 8 - August 2

Play a game of "Batball" each time you return a completed "Dream Big - Read!" bookmark. We will record your runs throughout the summer. The player with the highest score wins the contest. Prize will be awarded at the SRP Finale.




STORYTIMES
 
ACTIVITIES

Storytimes will include books, songs, flannel boards, and more! Each program will last about 30 minutes. These storytimes are geared especially for ages 2 to 6, but children of all ages, parents and caregivers are welcome.

Schedule for Storytimes:
June 7 to July 26

Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Dreamy Activity Sheets (all ages)
A variety of fun and challenging activity sheets will be available at the library every day all summer. Return a completed activity sheet and earn a small prize for that week.

Good Night Sheep (ages 3-7)
Help round up the hidden sheep in the Children’s Room. Help yourself to an entry form and start hunting. Write the correct number beside each picture, turn in the answer sheet, and collect a small prize.

Nocturnal or Diurnal? (ages 8-12)
Our bulletin board features a variety of animals. Some of these animals are nocturnal while others are diurnal. Correctly identify each animal as nocturnal or diurnal, turn in an answer sheet, and collect a prize.

Dream Big—Reading Challenge (ages 6-12)
If you have completed the 25 days of reading and want more of a challenge, ask the librarian about the challenge sheet. All who complete this challenge will earn a prize as well as special recognition as a “Dreamy Reader.”

Family Summer Reading Stars (all ages)
Get the whole family involved in summer reading. Ask the librarian about the family challenge sheet. All families who complete this challenge sheet will get a small reward and have their names entered into a random drawing for a family prize.

Last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Last updated: July 31, 2012