Give Local Day is May 24th

Join in the excitement of supporting local service organizations in the Wabasha-Kellogg area on Wednesday, May 24th!  Give Local Day is replacing the Combined Drive.  The Children’s Library Expansion Project at the Wabasha Public Library is a participating organization. Please follow the link to donate online or drop your donation into the community drop box located at the Library.  Make all checks payable to:  WKACF Local Giving Day.  Thank you for your generosity.

https://smifoundation.org/what-we-do/philanthropy/wabasha-kellogg-area-community-foundation-give-local.html

Children’s Book Week Event Host

Wabasha Public Library is Proud to Be a 98th Anniversary Children’s Book Week Event Host

Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.  We are proud to be hosting the following event(s) in celebration of Children’s Book Week:  

A book display with the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards nominees will be available in the children’s room.

  • Coloring pages, word finds, and other activities celebrating the joy of reading will be available throughout the week.
  • Pre-School Story Time with Ms. Amy –  Date:  Thursday, May 4th at 10:00 a.m.  Join in the fun sharing stories and activities during story time with Ms. Amy.
  • Children’s Book Week Fun Night for 4th – 6th Graders  –  Date:  Thursday, May 4th, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Children’s Book Week book nominees will be read and votes casted for each child’s favorite.  Snacks will be provided including doughnuts and milk. 

Wm. Kent Krueger Program, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m.

On Saturday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m. At the Wabasha Public Library,
meet Minnesota author, William Kent Krueger.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last seven novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

This program was arranged by SELCO and made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities and by the Friends of the Wabasha Public Library. Much appreciation to the Friends Group for providing and serving refreshments and Kennedy Tent Rental for providing the chairs for the Wm. Kent Krueger presentation.

Summer Picnic Quilt Auction

 

This beautiful handmade picnic quilt and throw pillow was created and donated to the Wabasha Public Library for a silent auction item.  Stop in or call the library with your bid today.  The starting bid is $100.00.  All proceeds will help fund the children’s library expansion. The auction will end on April 29th at noon.

“Ordinary Grace” by Wm. Kent Krueger

The Wabasha Public Library has chosen the book “Ordinary Grace” for Wabasha Reads this Spring.  Wabasha Reads invites the community to share and enjoy a common story.  The Library also plans events surrounding the book and author.  Watch for upcoming events in April including an author visit by Wm. Kent Krueger and Native American Artist, Dick Mindykowski.  All events are free and open to the public.  Funded in whole or part by SELCO and MN Arts and Legacy Fund.

Magic of Dr. Seuss

The Magic of Dr. Seuss featuring Bob the Magician will take place on Saturday, March 4th, at 10:00 a.m.  Following the magic show, children may decorate a cookie, do a craft project or get their picture taken.  This program is free and open to all ages.  W-K Comm. Ed. / ECFE will be co-sponsoring this event.  This program was arranged by SELCO and made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Author Tour “Minnesota’s Byways”

MN Author, Storyteller, and Photographer, Doug Ohman, will be a the Wabasha Public Library Thursday, Feb. 23rd, at 10:30 a.m. Doug will share the best photographs and stories from around the great state of Minnesota.  This event is free and open to the public.

This program was arranged by SELCO and made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.