The Pine City Public Library, operated by the East Central Regional Library, is more than just a place to borrow books. In fact, the library offers a variety of exciting events throughout the year. If you’re looking for something fun and interesting to do, check out a few of these top events.
For years, studies have shown the benefits of reading aloud to children. It helps them learn how to talk, increases empathy, builds their vocabulary, and more. If you’re looking for more ways to introduce your young children to books and give them a chance to socialize, take them to Preschool Story Time at the library. The event occurs every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. After the read-aloud time is over, you can take your kids to the children’s section to let them select a few books to check out.
If you prefer to stay inside during those cold winter evenings in Minnesota, consider curling up with a good book from the Hot Reads for Cold Nights program. When you read or listen to a book, audiobook, e-book, or eAudiobook from this winter reading program for adults, you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes and be introduced to a few of the latest releases. If you want to participate, just stop by the Pine City Public Library to pick up an entry form.
If you have important letters or photos you want to preserve, be sure to stop by the Pine City Public Library for the Scan for Keeps event, which occurs at various times throughout the year. During the event, bring any letter-sized documents that are important to you or your family to the library. The Minnesota Digital Library will use professional equipment to scan your documents into a digital file. You get to take home your original items plus a free flash drive containing your high-quality digital scan.
On Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m., come to the Pine City Public Library to enjoy “Celtic Holiday with Laura MacKenzie.” During the celebration, you’ll get to hear some of your favorite holiday songs and a unique selection of traditional Irish and Scottish music played on a variety of woodwind instruments, including several types of bagpipes, whistles, wooden flutes, concertina, and gemshorn.
Book groups are a great way not only to socialize with other members of the community but also to discover good books. Meeting are held throughout the month at varying times and dates, making it easier to find one that works with your schedule. If you’d prefer to join an evening book group, consider the Tuesday Evening Book Group that meets at 7 p.m. or the Wednesday Evening Book Group at 5 p.m. If you prefer meeting during the day, check out the Thursday Morning Book Group at 10 a.m.
From special reading programs to unique celebrations, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at one of these great events going on at the Pine City Public Library.