Dickinson County Library Solomonson Branch

Annual program; Summer Reading at the Dickinson County Library

The Solomonson Branch of the Dickinson County Library offers programming all year, but the Summer Reading Program is our largest annual event.  Registration begins shortly after school ends each year.  The Summer Reading Program is open to kids of all ages (0-18) and we offer a program for adults too!  This FREE program runs for 6-8 weeks each summer!  To find out more, visit our website

To register kids 18 or under for Summer Reading visit: http://summerreading.dcl-lib.org

Adults can register at http://summerreading.dcl-lib.org/adult/login.asp.

Monthly program; A Novel Bunch Book Club

There is also a monthly book club that meets in Norway.  The 'A Novel Bunch Book Club' meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at the Norway Library.  Book selections and reading guides can be found at our website:  http://www.dcl-lib.org/norwaybookclub.


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Family Games Night Wednesday, June 6, 6 PM @ Main Branch and Solomonson Branch Join us for Family Games Night, Wednesday, June 6, 6 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main and Solomonson Branches! Kids, teens, and families are invited to drop in any time during the program to play our variety of board and card games, or bring your own games! Bring a game buddy, or challenge other attendees to a friendly competition! For All Ages.
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Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday, June 11 @ All Branches Registration Day T-Shirt Craft Monday, June 11, 11 AM-1 PM @ All Branches Celebrate Summer Reading Registration Day with a T-Shirt Craft, Monday, June 11, 11 AM-1 PM at All Branches of the Dickinson County Library! Decorate a t-shirt with music notes and fun designs in the spirit of “Libraries Rock,” our Summer Reading theme! All Branches will provide stencils and fabric markers for this Bring-Your-Own t-shirt craft. This program is sponsored by Norway Eyecare. For All Ages. While at the library, patrons of all ages can register for Summer Reading and pick up reading booklets and a registration prize! Registration for the reading program continues throughout the summer, so don’t worry if you’ll miss the first day; visit any branch or our homepage, for instructions and access to our new online Summer Reading tracking program, Wandoo Reader!
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Miniature Maestros: Sing-A-Long Stories Monday, June 11, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch Thursday, June 14, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch Join us for Miniature Maestros: Sing-A-Long Stories, Monday, June 11, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—North Dickinson Branch, Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 AM at the Main Branch, and Thursday, June 14, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch! These fun storytimes will introduce the musical theme of our Summer Reading program, “Libraries Rock!” Preschool children ages 0-5 and caregivers are invited to enjoy stories inspired by our favorite songs and nursery rhymes! Each program for Miniature Maestros this summer will include stories, singing, rhymes, and a craft, in addition to demonstrating literacy practices you can repeat with children at home! For Ages 0-5. This program is sponsored by Dr. Dale & Lucy Shampo.
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Soundz of Time featuring Jan & Gino
Tuesday, June 12, 6 PM @ Solomonson Branch

The Soundz of Time featuring Jan and Gino will present their signature show, Tuesday, June 12, 6 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Solomonson Branch! High energy entertainment duo Jan and Gino will feature crowd-pleasing musical hits at this family friendly show. Bring your lawn chairs to start the summer off right with this fun concert in the Solomonson Branch’s courtyard! All are welcome to attend. Ice cream will be provided during the show by the Friends of the Dickinson County Library! This program is sponsored by Norway Pharmacy. For All Ages.

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Novel Bunch Book Club
Wednesday, June 13, 2 PM @ Solomonson Branch

A Novel Bunch Book Club will meet Wednesday, June 13, 2 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Solomonson Branch. The Novel Bunch book selection is chosen at the meeting each month for the upcoming month: attend the program to cast your vote! Reading guides for this book are available at the Solomonson Branch and on our website, www.dcl-lib.org/norwaybookclub. New members are always welcome!

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Whirligig Warbles
Thursday, June 14, 1 PM @ North Dickinson Branch
Thursday, June 14, 6 PM @ Main Branch
Saturday, June 16, 11 AM @ Solomonson Branch

Invite birdsong to your yard with Whirligig Warbles, Thursday, June 14, 1 PM at the Dickinson County Library—North Dickinson Branch, Thursday, June 14, 6 PM at the Main Branch, and Saturday, June 16, 11 AM at the Solomonson Branch! Craft whirligigs and wind-spinners using a variety of fun crafting materials! This program will foster intergenerational partnership between children and young adults in Grades K-12, and parents, grandparents, or other caregivers; have fun bonding over these musical crafts! This program is sponsored by Hahner Law Offices.

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Summer Reading Kickoff: Tom Pease
Monday, June 18, 10 AM @ Main Branch
Monday, June 18, 1 PM @ Norway City Hall

Help us start Summer Reading right with Tom Pease on Monday, June 18, 10 AM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch and 1 PM at Norway City Hall! Tom has been entertaining children for years with his boisterous, participatory songs, and has become a beloved addition to our Summer Reading program. Tom’s performances celebrate the power of music to bring us all together! All ages are welcome! This program is sponsored by Dr. Dale & Lucy Shampo. For All Ages.

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Teen Iron Chef
Wednesday, June 20, 3 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, June 21, 10:30 AM @ Norway City Hall
Friday, June 22, 3 PM @ Main Branch

Young adults are invited to create food masterpieces at Teen Iron Chef, Wednesday, June 20, 3 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, Thursday, June 21, 10:30 AM at Norway City Hall, and Friday, June 22, 3 PM at the Main Branch! Inspired by the TV shows Iron Chef & Chopped, young adults will compete to create delicious dessert dioramas while incorporating a secret ingredient. This program is open to grades 4 and up, and registration is required. Please register for only one session. To register for the Main Branch sessions, please call 774-1218. To register for the Norway City Hall session, please call 563-8617. For Grades 4-12. At the Main Branch, this program is sponsored by Tim & Mary Endelman. In Norway, this program is sponsored by Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club.

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Saturday Games Day
Saturday, June 23, 10 AM-1 PM @ Main Branch and Solomonson Branch

Join us for a Saturday Games Day, Saturday, June 23, 10 AM-1 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main and Solomonson Branches! Kids, teens, and families are invited to drop by to play our variety of board and card games, or bring your own games! Bring a game buddy, or challenge other attendees to a friendly competition!

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Miniature Maestros: Barnyard Rock
Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch
Thursday, June 28, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch

Dance, wiggle, and move at Miniature Maestros: Barnyard Rock, Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 AM at the Main Branch, and Thursday, June 28, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch! Get ready to Moo, Oink, Bleat & Neigh as we rock around the barnyard! The story of the Bremen Town Musicians and other folktales will come to life as we visit with puppet friends and hear about the double life of the violin (a.k.a. the Fiddle). Each program for Miniature Maestros this summer will include stories, singing, and rhymes, in addition to demonstrating literacy practices you can repeat with children at home! This program is sponsored by Dr. Dale & Lucy Shampo.

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View a complete listing of all Dickinson County Library programming at http://www.dcl-lib.org/programs.
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