Create a Card Tuesday, June 19th

Children in grades K thru 6 and their families are invited to enjoy some stamping fun with Tina Temby.  Create a card to share with a friend or family member – in colors for the holiday; red, white and blue!

Tuesday, June 19th at the Lone Rock Community Library

  • Grades K-2   10:00 to 11:00
  • Grades 3-6    11:00 to Noon

Preregistration will help us make sure we have enough for everyone!  Call the library at 608-583-2034.

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Read to Lead Summer Reading (Ages 5-9)

Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to participate in the Read to Lead program sponsored by the Wisconsin State Parks (and the Lone Rock Community Library).  It’s easy!

From June through August~

  • Visit the Library
  • Pick a Book
  • Read the Book
  • Pick a Prize!

Children who read 20 books can enter a statewide drawing to win a Kindle Fire or other prizes.  Visit the library to get the details!

Read to Lead Poster

Civil War Era Day Dress

On display in the library is an 1860s style day dress with handbag handmade by seamstress Terry Heffner (of Terry’s Sewing Shop on Hwy 14).  Terry is stitching in a hurry these days for Lone Rock’s Thunder in the River Valley Civil War Encampment, June 9th and 10th.  She received a number of orders from area residents for Civil War attire, one of her specialties.  Terry also creates custom fitted old west clothes.  For information, contact Terry at 608-637-3890 or terrysew@frontiernet.net

Day Dress with photos from the Lone Rock Area Historical Society Collection

Fishy Titles for Kids

Titles in our curio this week are children’s books on fish and fishing.  If you have a young person that’s a little fishy, stop in to check out some of these featured titles: Gone Fishing: Ocean Life by the Numbers by David McLimans counts 1 to 10, and then back again. Bold sea creatures in the shape of numbers educate young and old about imperiled marine life.  Fishing in a Brook by Lawson Drinkard offers fishing terminology and friendly graphics, so kids from 6 to 106 can learn something about the sport.  Great for someone fishing for the first time.  Freshwater Fish & Fishing by Jim Arnosky describes various species of common freshwater fish.  Realistic sketches illustrate how to make various artificial baits such as cork popping bugs and spoon lures.  For the older child.

Les Paul Title for 4th & 5th Grade

“Explore the stories of real Wisconsin people” through Badger Biographies Series published by the Wisconsin State Historical Society.  These books for 4th and 5th graders feature “famous and not-so-famous people that made a difference in our history”.  A 2012 addition to this series, Les Paul: Guitar Wizard, is now in our collection.  Born in Waukesha, WI Paul was a musician and inventor.  Paul learned at an early age how to take apart contraptions and put them back together, including a radio, a record player and a player piano!  Designed for teachers and students, the book includes a reading group guide with activities, Les’s Timeline, and a glossary of terms.  Great black and white photos accompany this enjoyable life’s story.