Library Happenings

On display at the Library is this button blanket showing a Native American raven design.

Photo courtesy of Lewistown Public Library

Program on Glacier Park

The Lewistown Public Library will host the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program “The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, Father of Glacier National Park” on Sept. 1, in the upstairs meeting room.

 

Book Station News

The Book Station will be open during the Chokecherry Festival. They will feature a Tent Sale for all of their collectibles. Be sure and stop by and say hello to Jim Dullenty and Floss Kettering as they retire from their many years of service to the Book Station as collectible experts.

On loan for display from Marla Phillips we have featured a “Button Blanket.” The blanket or shawl, made by Marla’s fourth grade class in Anchorage, A.K. in 1989, features 1,200 hand-sewn buttons outlining the shape of a raven. The raven signifies a Tlingit Native American clan. Come in and see.

 

New in the Youth Section

“The Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling (and others); “Samantha on a Roll” by Linda Ashman; “Circle” by Jeannie Baker; “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo; “Sea Monsters: A NonFiction Companion to Magic Tree House #39” by Mary Pope Osbourne; “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” by Il Sung Na

 

It’s a Wrap

By Kari Albertson-Denison

This was my first summer as Library Assistant and being involved with the Youth Summer Reading Program. Undeniably, the Summer Reading Program at the Lewistown Public Library was more than I ever imagined.

Even though staff had warned me of the high pace and energy that accompanied SRP, I honestly did not anticipate the level of patron participation and work load it generated. On the morning of June 7, the first day of the SRP, kids were literally lined up outside the library prior to opening. These kiddos wanted to be first to sign up for the program and get started on their tasks.

This was a true sign of the times, foreshadowing how the SRP would unfold as 350 local youth signed up to “Get In The Game.” With Dani Buehler in the lead, the Youth SRP was full of positive energy and new exciting activities. Not only could participants attend story times, complete scavenger hunts and activity sheets or read, programs engaged youth in fishing lessons, jump rope demonstrations, guest author presentation, local musicians performing and a yoga and meditation exercise.

The greatest joy of this experience was seeing children attend programs in epic numbers and the appreciation they expressed to staff for having the SRP. I very much enjoyed my first SRP experience and its great success. It’s a wrap.

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