Looking for some winter activities? The library has a few the whole family can participate in!

With the help of 18 downtown businesses, we have put up our Downtown StoryWalk. Starting at the library, take a walk around downtown reading the pages of the book “Blizzard” by John Rocco. According to the book, in February of 1978, New England experienced a historic snowstorm that left over 40 inches on the ground in two days. The wind was blowing fifty miles an hour and created massive 15-foot snowdrifts. The book is the account of the author from when he was a ten-year-old boy in the blizzard and how he got to the store with tennis rackets tied to his feet. Thank you to the following businesses for helping the library by displaying pages of the books in your windows: 133 on Main, Ali Rud Financial Services, Beauty Nook Salon, Dregney’s Double D’z, Hair It Iz Salon, Highway Vagabonds Boutique, The Locker Room, Midtown  Building Supply, Mondovi Area Food Pantry, Mondovi Area Thrift Shop, Mondovi Eye & Optical, Mondovi Herald Office/Buffalo County News, Mondovi Hometown Pharmacy, Mondovi Insurance Agency, Mondovi Investment Center, Northern Investment Company, Shear Trends Salon, and Triple T Tanning and Active Wear. There is a route map available on our website, our Facebook page, and at the circulation desk. The StoryWalk will remain up until January 6th.

Another activity open to all ages is our Winter Reading Program. We are getting a late start on rolling the program out, but it is easy to follow. We are asking participants of all ages to track how many minutes they are reading, and it is our community goal to have 350 hours read by the end of January. For every hour read by participants the library will hang a snowflake in the library! Miss Helen has cut out 350 snowflakes for us to decorate with and we are hoping to use them all! We have paper sheet trackers available and are hoping to test out an app that will also track reading participation, should you prefer. We also have activity sheets with optional activities for participants to track, for their enjoyment. We have created some prizes available based off participation. For the following milestones a participant will be entered to win a prize, one hour, four hours, seven hours, and completion of five activities on the activity sheet. If you read more than 7 hours, roughly ten minutes a day, you are eligible for extra prize entries. Stop by and talk to the librarian for all the details.

A reminder that the library will be closed on Thursday, December 24th; Friday, December 25th; and Friday, January 1st. The library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st.