Hello from the Waterville Public Library ~
I just wanted to let all our patrons know that the Library will be closed from December 24 thru the 26th and will re-open on the 27th of December in observance of Christmas. We hope that everyone has a safe and fun holiday with family and friends.
The Waterville Public Library
Good Tuesday afternoon! The Lego Club will meet again on the 2nd Thursday of September, which is the 13th. However, from that point on, the Lego Club will only be meeting once a month on the 2nd Thursday of every month. So, here is the following schedule until the end of this year:
September 13th at 5:30 pm
October 11th at 5:30 pm
November 08th at 5:30 pm
December 13th at 5:30 pm
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask either Beth Bachura, Jeannette Bergquist, or myself, Lee Jones the Waterville Library Director.
Lego Club meets this Thursday night at 5:30PM – I hope to see everyone there. Please check back often to find out exactly what plans the Lego Club has moving forward now that summer break is over and everyone is back in school…..
Good Friday afternoon everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know that the sidewalk and the steps in front of the library have been completed. The front entrance is now back open.
DON’T FORGET THAT THE LEGO CLUB MEETS TOMORROW, THURSDAY, JULY 26TH AT 5:30PM! I HOPE TO SEE AS MANY KIDS AS LAST TIME IF NOT MORE…..
Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening Waterville (depending on when you are reading this!) Well, we just had our second meeting of the Lego Club and once again it was a great success as we had at least 15 kids show up. I can only imagine and hope that the club will continue to grow and grow. We had quite a few kids come back from the first time and some kids that were away on vacation and a handful of new kids that were not here for the first meeting. Remember, it doesn’t matter if you have kids that attended the first of second Lego Club meeting, all kids are welcome at any of our gatherings.
We are hoping as some of the other summer activities wind down that we will have more and more kids show up and participate. It truly is a time for kids just to get together and be kids. Where they can use their imaginations to build anything and everything they want to. It’s a place where they can make new friends as well as get to hang out with friends they already have. It doesn’t matter if you kid(s) are 4 or 18, they are all welcome to join in on the fun.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask myself, Beth Bachura or Jeannette Bergquist. I thing between the three of us we should be able to answer any questions you might have.
Keep On Reading ~
What a great success our first ever Waterville Library Lego Club get together was. We had approximately 20 kids and even a few adults. The kids really used their imaginations and built a lot of really cool things. Below are some photos of our first get together. Please keep in mind that the Waterville Library Lego Club Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of Every Month from 5:30-6:30pm…
The Waterville Library is going to be starting it’s Summer Reading Program in the month of June.
On Tuesday the 12th of June from 10:30-11:30am we will be starting a Story Time/Music Hour for kids between the ages of 2-5. My 16 year old daughter, Megan Jones, will read a book out loud for all the kids. After that, I hope to have someone from the Valley Heights High School band come in and share with the kids the instrument they play and play a little something for them.
On Thursday the 14th of June at 5:30-6:30pm will be our first Lego Club get together. This is open to anyone above the age of 4 and will take place the 2nd and 4th Thursday’s of every month. I want to personally thank Beth Bachura for bringing this idea to us along with the willingness to help run the Lego Club along with the help of Jeannette Bergquist and or other members of the Library Board of Trustees. It should be a fun time for everyone. I just ask in advance that everyone come with a little extra patience’s as this will be the first time we have tried something like this and I am sure there will be some small glitches along the way.
We also currently have a book club called “Last Page Literary Club” that meets every Thursday night at 7pm and is going over the life and works of Mark Twain. Please don’t hesitate to stop by and take this chance to learn more about one of America’s most beloved authors.
Lastly, we will have what is called “Independent Reading” starting at the beginning of June. Both kids and adults can come in and fill out a registration paper and pick up a reading log. This will go from the beginning of June till the end of July. Once the end of July comes and depending on how many books (For Adults) and pages you read (For Kids) I hope to have a little something for you to reward you for all the reading you have done. What that is as of right now I am not exactly sure but it will be something. For the kids I might be doing something for them weekly if they bring their reading log in and show me what they have read.
Good Tuesday morning! Well, summer is fast approaching and kids will be getting out of school this week. I know that the summer can be a very busy time for both families and kids. Waterville and Blue Rapids have a host of different activities that go on all summer long. Some of these include KRR, Camp Exploration, baseball, softball, VBS, Swimming, Swim Lessons, Basketball camp and so on.
I do want to remind everyone that starting on Tuesday, June 12th from 10:30am to 11:30am and continuing on every Tuesday at this time through July, the Waterville Library will have a combination story time and music time for kids between the ages of 2-5. I am hoping to have my 16 year old daughter read a story to kids for 15-20 minutes followed up by one of her friends, that is the Valley Heights High School Band bring in the instrument they play to share it with the kids and let them know what instrument they play, the different parts of it, what it sounds like and maybe even play a song…
Also, beginning on Thursday, June 14th from 5:30pm to 6:40pm we will be starting a LEGO Club that will meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. All we ask is that all kids who participate be at least 4 years old. The library has all the Lego’s and accessories needed for the kids to come and build what ever their imagination can come up with.