Looking for some fun activities for your youngster? Bring them to the Spillville Public Library and learn about turtles and worms. Lilly Jensen, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Winneshiek County Conservation will do two fun-filled after school programs for kindergarten through 4th grade students. The programs are scheduled for Friday, March 27 at 4:15 and will last about a half an hour. Parents or grandparents are welcome to stay also. You might enjoy taking time to use the computer lab or browse for new book arrivals while you are there.
Everyone knows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but did you know that real turtles are just as amazing? Come learn about the "superpowers" that turtles have, about the different kind of turtles we have right here in Winneshiek County, and about how you can help protect them. Doesn't that sound like lots of fun? And maybe your children can learn something at the same time, too. The next program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 4:15, lasting about 30 minutes long, about Wormology. You will discover the squiggly, wiggly world of red wiggler worms and how they are nature's recyclers, turning kitchen scraps into rich compost. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, because we'll be feeling slimy worms and digging through crumbly compost as we search for worm eggs.
Soon it will be time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Did you know that if your child reads or is read to just 15 minutes a day on the weekdays, they would have read more than 10 hours over the summer months? Reading can become inconsistent during the summer for children and this program encourages them to be excited about reading and have their parents involved as motivation. If they're involved in the Summer Reading Program, they're still picking up that pace. They're still reading and learning new words and building their vocabulary. The Summer Reading Program is an interactive tool to learning.
The new Library Director Colleen Kray plans to bring a variety of programs to the library each month to keep children engaged at their local library. Come check out a world of fun new discoveries at the Spillville Public Library. Don't forget to check out everything Spillville has to offer when you visit!