*This is a community calendar. Some events listed in the calendar have no association with the Kenyon Public Library. The Kenyon Public Library supports and promotes programming at other regional SELCO libraries and Kenyon community events. The Kenyon Public Library has the right to remove postings without notice. If you have an event that you would like to have posted to our calendar, please contact the library by calling 507-789-6821 or emailing email@example.com
Pre-school Story Time
Story time begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday and Friday mornings during the months September through May. The same program is offered on Wednesday and Friday of the same week. Story time lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour. During this time children will listen to two or three books, sing songs, participate in activities, and create a craft revolving around a specific weekly theme. Our story time programs are designed to teach preschoolers creative expression, social skills, listening and comprehension skills, the basics of reading through number and letter recognition, and aid in vocabulary building and cognitive development. This program is designed for children age birth through Kindergarten though all children are welcome to attend with an adult. Daycares are also welcome. Story time is a free program.
Summer Learning Program 2018
The Summer Learning Program will return in June 2018!
Pawsome Readers is a children’s therapy dog reading program offered at the Kenyon Public Library. Children may bring a book from home or pick a book or two at the library to read to Marley, a certified reading therapy dog. Reading to Marley can help build confidence and self-esteem for children that have difficulty reading or a fear of reading aloud. However, all children are welcome to read to Marley. Too young to read? That’s OK! Parents, grandparents, or an older sibling are welcome to read to Marley while the child listens. We offer one-on-one, 10-15 minute sessions depending on availability. For more information, or to sign up for a session, please contact the library at 507-789-6821.
Resumes in summer 2018!
Join us Fridays in July and August at 11:00 a.m. on the grass across from Veterans’ Memorial Park (between Langford Ave. & HWY 56) for Book-A-Lunch! Kids are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and/or a snack while we read to you in the park. If it is raining or if the grass is wet, we will meet inside the library. Follow our Facebook page HERE for updates if we will meet inside on a particular day.
Adult Book Groups
We have two adult book groups that meet at the library. One book group meets the last Monday of the month at 1:30 pm and the other group meets the second Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm. New members are always welcome.
Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2018
Hot Reads for Cold Nights is our adult reading program. Hot Reads for Cold Nights began on January 16 and will continue through April 7. Adults are welcome to enter their name into weekly drawings. All non-winning weekly entries will be placed into the drawing for the grand prize on April 7. Contact the library at (507) 789-6821 for more information.
The annual book sale is held each year in August during Kenyon’s Rose Fest celebration. The sale is located in the city hall council chambers, which is in the same building as the library. The remaining materials that do not sell in the annual book sale are moved into the library for our on-going book sale that continues through November. Please contact the library if you would like more information about the book sale.
2018 Rose Fest Book Sale:
Friday, August 17: 10 am to 4 pm & Saturday, August 18: 10 am to 1 pm
We are not currently taking donations. Donations for the annual book sale will resume April 1, 2018.
Donations must be in good, clean condition. This means books are free from mildew, mold and water damage. Book covers cannot be missing. We do not accept any VHS tapes. Please no condensed books, i.e. Reader’s Digest. Textbooks and medical books must not be older than 10 years. DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are appreciated.