Children’s Corner and so much more…

The library will not be having any in-library programs or story wagon performances this summer. We will be offering free GRAB & GO craft kits for children, as well as a variety of Activity bags and games for checkout. Don’t forget to check our PROGRAMS & EVENT page the free adult TAKE & MAKE projects. (Quantities may be limited)

Enjoy our story walks around the village–NOTE: As of 6/25, the Hildebrand storywalk is under repair and other stories will be reposted during the week of 6/28. Thank you

We will be posting stories, for the whole family to enjoy, along the Hildebrand Conservancy trail. The story begins near the Mill House gazebo, which is across from the Fontana Elementary School. Afterwards, you can go to the Headwaters Park trail. The story begins on the south end playground of the school. Additional stories will be posted up at the Duck Pond play area, weather permitting. We hope you get a chance to take in the views of the trails and play area and enjoy the stories this summer.

We’ve ran out of GRAB & GO sun catcher craft kits. We will have another kit available during the week of July 6th.

Because of the changes over the last year, we had to rethink on how we can provide for our patrons and what we can offer. We will NOT be offering any summer programs again this year. However, we are putting together Activity Bags and games for families to checkout.

Story walk along Hildebrand Trail… Since the students couldn’t come to the library, I brought the library to them. Storywalk boards were put along the Hildebrand Nature trail. Permanent stands will be installed for students and residents in the future–stay tuned.

5K students enjoy a gorgeous day and a story. Thank you Ms. Murtell.

Join summer reading on BEANSTACK.  It’s the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local  library’s reading programs.  We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. When your library’s program ends, you keep your  account, and your reading history—it’s always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.  Patrons can download the mobile app or sign up online at

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for ages 1-5yrs

100 Books Before College for ages 14-19 yrs—you can find a suggested booklist with this     challenge

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Welcome Back to School


Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman
Story time with sign language from StorylineOnline