Research shows that kids that don’t read over the summer can lose skills and take to three months to catch up. The Dodge Center Public Library wants to help kids avoid this “summer slump” and make reading fun with our summer reading program “Build a Better World”.
How it works:
Pick up a reading log at the library or print one from the website – no registration necessary! Mark off every 15 minutes your child reads or someone reads to your child. Once the reading log is full, turn it in at the library and they’ll earn one library dollar for each hour of reading! Save up those dollars, and your child can “buy” their own prizes at our Library Store on July 28th at 10am. Pick up the reading log at the library or print one off from home.
In addition, children who are the top readers in each age category will earn special prizes.
What else can we do?
We have lots of activities this summer, including:
- Storytime for young children every Monday at 10am
- Music & Movement for preschoolers every Tuesday at 10am
- Lego Club for all ages every Tuesday at 3pm
- Maker Crafts for school-aged kids every Wednesday at 3pm
- Code Club computer programming for ages 8-15 every Thursday at 4pm
- Game Day for children and families every Friday at 10am
No registration is required for any of these activities, and all are FREE and open to the public.
We also have many fun events for all ages:
- June 13th at 3:00pm RAD Zoo with live reptile & amphibians! (This event is at the Community Center)
- June 20th at 5:00pm Movie night: Bring a blanket & watch Beauty and the Beast at the library!
- June 22nd at 5:00pm Movie night: Bring a blanket & watch Mathilda at the library!
- June 24th 9:00 – noon Escape the Library: Solve the puzzles, open the locks & escape in 20 minutes or less! Reservations required.
- July 15th 9:00 – noon Escape the Library: Solve the puzzles, open the locks & escape in 20 minutes or less! Reservations required.
- July 18th at 5:00pm Movie night: Bring a blanket & watch The Black Cauldron at the library!
- July 27th at 5:00pm Movie night: Bring a blanket & watch Boss Baby at the library!
- July 28th at 10:00am Grand Finale! Use your hard-earned library bucks to pick your own prizes at our library store.
Still have questions?
Email us or call the library at (507) 374-2275.
What are you waiting for?
“This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.”