Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pine River summer reading program to begin

Young friends and neighbors and parents of same,

Soon, very soon, the summer reading program will commence. The theme is “Read to the Rhythm”.

My friend and ghost writer played in a band for many years and this theme rings true for her. We feel everybody should fill their lives with music.

Our summer reading program, as always, is divided into two groups: our younger readers ages 5 to 12, and our teen readers ages 13 to 18. Activities will, of course, be age appropriate.

We will be learning to dance! We will have a special guest who will tell us about different musical instruments. We will indeed have a wonderful time!


Here are the specifics:

  • Sign up begins June 1st. Young people can pick up their reading logs at this time. (As an aside, humans tend to call their youngsters “kids”. This program is for human children, not baby goats.)
  • This program continues from June 8th until August 1st.
  • Thursdays are activity days. Children will need to sign up in advance.
  • Prizes for reading are given out every week.
  • By finishing all eight weeks, participants will have their names in a drawing for a larger prize and will be invited to the end of program party.
    Also the month of June, Story Times are being sponsored by the Pine River Lions Club.  If you wish to sponsor a month of Library Story Times please contact the Pine River Library at 587-4639. 
    Join me, Browser, the library cat, at our Pine River Library for fun times in summer. See you soon.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Pine River Library to host Legacy Program

Happy Spring, friends and neighbors.

April showers bring May flowers – if they aren’t covered in snow. This is Minnesota. Some May days are sunny and spring like, some others not so much.

We at the Pine River Public Library are welcoming May with another free Minnesota Legacy Program, thanks to the vote of our citizens on November 4, 2008. Thank you, people of Minnesota.

This program will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 at the Riverview Life Center on Barclay. It is none other than the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag. You pronounce it. I’m at a total loss.

Still, I know what they do. This is a five piece Norwegian folk group providing traditional dance music from Norway and Western and Central Europe. In this age of searching for your roots (I know something of mine.), this concert should bring a feeling of coming home to many of our residents.

Come and join them. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, move to the tunes of your ancestors. There will even be an historical discussion and time for questions and perhaps answers.

Our Legacy Programs continue. For a complete schedule of these marvelous events, visit the Kitchigami Regional Library website: Click on Legacy Events.

I absolutely know deep down that there will be an event you will want to attend. The ones that take place in our library will be attended by me.

Story times for the month of May are being sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch Echo Publishing.

I remain,                                                                                                            

Browser, the library cat, author of some note.
P.S. (That stands for post script.): My life story appears in the recently released book, “Rescued. The stories of 12 cats through their eyes.” Need I say more?