May 282013

Groundbreaking Reads 

The kids aren’t the only ones that enjoy summer reading.  Join our summer reading program for adults for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

June 12th—July 31st

  • Read for enjoyment, information or relaxation.
  • Weekly prize drawings every Thursday morning starting June 20th
  • Other prizes drawn on July 31st

How to participate

—Read adult books or listen to adult audiobooks of your own choosing. Our library booklists may help you find good books.

—Fill out an online review form (starting June 17th) for each book you read or listen to!

—You can also fill out a “Groundbreaking Reads @ Your Library!” book review form and drop it in the box near the adult reference desk in the library.

—Read (and submit forms for) at least 4 books by Sunday, July 28th

—Please enter only adult library books read or heard this summer. The program is open to those 18 and older. First form submitted acts as program registration. Weekly prize winners will be drawn on Thursdays from the previous week’s entries. Weekly prizes are a gift card to a local business.

Pick out a “like-new” used book at the Friends Book Sale area every time you submit 4 book review forms.

Important dates

First day you may turn in book review: Monday, June 17th

Last day you may turn in book review: Tuesday, July 30th

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library.

May 062013


Menomonie Public Library will be implementing an ongoing early literacy initiative called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We plan on kicking off this program on May 14, 2013.  This multiyear project will be used to encourage parents to read aloud at least 1000 books with their children age birth up to before they enter school.  The program is open to any preschooler in Menomonie and surrounding communities.  According to the US Census Bureau, Menomonie’s population has 651 children under the age of 5.  Our initial goal for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is to reach and involve 200 (or more!) of these children over a two year period.