Summer Reading Kick-off, June 8th, 10am

2018 Summer Reading Kick-Off

Join us for a fun Magic Show for all ages!

Friday, June 8th at 10:00am

Right after the show: register for the Summer Reading Program (quick & easy) and enjoy free lunch at the library! 

This show features interactive theatre with lots of audience participation, story-telling, comedy, and magic aimed at helping kids discover the rewards found within the pages of a book.

This show made possible with generous funding from the Chatfield Friends of the Library.

We need your trash!

We need a large number of the following items for Summer Reading Program activities.toilet-roll



Please bring any and all you can spare to the library!

  • cardboard boxes (shoebox size and smaller)
  • egg cartons (1 dozen-size)    We have enough egg cartons now!  Thanks!
  • milk jug caps and bottle caps
  • toilet paper rolls
  • paper towel rolls

Please collect and bring as many as you can before summer.  Thank you!

Fairy/Gnome Garden Workshop – Full

fairy garden beach scene

Our Fairy/Gnome Garden Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, July 2nd is full.  While we would love to offer this workshop to everyone, it is simply not possible.  Experience has confirmed to us that we have only the manpower, space, time, tools, and materials to handle 25 youth with such a complex project.

But do not fret!  ANYONE can make a fairy or gnome garden!  Go on a nature hunt with your kids and gather up twigs, rocks, little plants, bark, moss, and anything else that strikes their fancy.  Make your miniature garden in the corner of the yard, in a flower-pot or any other container that seems the right size and shape to you.  Then let your imagination soar and create a tiny little garden that any fairy or gnome would love to move into!

Below you’ll find some links to help you get started and find inspiration.  Or simply search for “fairy garden” on Pinterest or through Google.

Information on how to create your own fairy garden:fairy garden 5

For fairy garden ideas, tips, and inspiration:

How to make fairy furniture:

fairy chair tutorial—part-three.html

Have fun!!

Storyteller, Katie Knutson at the Library on Friday, 6/28/13

Katie Knutson Storytelling

Professional Storyteller, Katie Knutson presents

Slimy and Squishy

Storytelling for Young Children

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00am

Bugs, Spiders, and other Creepy-Crawly Creatures!

Sing silly songs about bumblebees and worms, then relax into stories about tricky spiders and butterfly coats.

Captivating audiences with her energetic storytelling style since 1994, Katie’s programs engage children in their learning, encourage self-expression, teach character education, and foster a love of reading and telling stories.