Studies show that children who read over the summer are more prepared for school success in the fall. The same is true about children who have opportunities to use their imaginations in new and exciting ways.
This summer the Cloquet Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Challenge promises to spark the imagination as well as a love of reading for all involved.
Events will include a number of special activities, reading incentives and extra surprises all summer long. Be Creative @ Your Library kicks off Monday, June 1, the first official day of summer vacation. Registration for the reading challenge will begin when the doors open at 10 a.m. Stick around for a scavenger hunt, treats and a coloring contest.
The Library will host “Monday Fun-Day” events for children through July, including performances by musician Hans Mayer, jugglers Cheney and Mills and colorist Linnea Caldeen. Activities will feature fun art projects, open stage for puppets, music and creative play.
Summer story times for preschoolers (ages 3-5) will be at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 3 through July 29. LapSit Story Times (ages birth to 2) will be at 10 a.m., Thursdays, June 4 through July 30.
For tweens and teens, the library will also host a collage workshop inspired by the Soulcollage® process, a creative way of expressing yourself by creating a decorative deck of cards with special meanings just for you. Ages 11 and up can register for the workshop which will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 16, 23, and 30. Sign up by June 15.
For more information on the library’s summer reading challenge and schedule of fun activities, call 218-879-1531.