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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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month During Library Card Sign-Up Month, the American Library Association and libraries across the country celebrate the humble library card, and remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs, and knowledgeable library staff, all of which support academic achievement. To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, all new patrons ages 18 and up who sign-up for a library card at the Dickinson County Library and Branches will be entered to win a gift card! Current patrons can also be entered to win by adding an email address to their contact information, or confirming the email address we have on file!
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Closed for Labor Day - Monday, September 3 Fall Hours Begin - Tuesday, September 4 The Dickinson County Library and Branches will be closed on Monday, September 3 to celebrate the Labor Day Holiday. Fall/winter hours will begin on Tuesday, September 4. The Main Branch in Iron Mountain will be open: Monday through Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM Friday 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM The Solomonson Branch in Norway will be open: Monday through Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM Thursday and Friday 10 AM – 6 PM Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM The North Dickinson Branch in Felch will be open: Monday and Friday 11 AM – 4 PM Tuesday and Thursday 2 PM – 6 PM
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Celebrate Grandparents Storytime Tuesday, September 4, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch Thursday, September 6, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch Friday, September 7, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch Preschool children can play and learn at Celebrate Grandparents Storytime, Tuesday, September 4, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, Thursday, September 6, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch, and Friday, September 7, 10:30 AM at the North Dickinson Branch. Grandparents Day is right around the corner: visit the library to make a special craft and enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes about the wonderful grandparents in our lives! Preschool storytimes are an excellent opportunity to learn about early literacy practices you can use when you read together at home.
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3rd Annual BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, September 8, 10 AM-12 PM @ Main Branch

We’re celebrating our library community with a Block Party, Saturday, September 8, 10AM—12PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch in Downtown Iron Mountain! Weather permitting, we’ll have performers, snacks, and prize drawings outside. If it rains, come inside and experience the same fun! Visit our information station to learn about the best ways to use your library card, and meet the Friends of the Library, who volunteer to support the library all year long! Library Director Megan Buck will lead groups on short tours of our newly redesigned Reading Room. We will hold a prize drawing for a total of three Kindle Fire tablets, at 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 11:30 AM. Begin entering the drawing once per day each time you visit the library, August 20 – September 8! You must be present to win, so join us for food, fun, and a chance to win at your library! This program is sponsored by the Iron Mountain Kingsford Kiwanis and Friends of the Dickinson County Library.

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Library Card Sign-Up Storytime
Tuesday, September 11, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch
Thursday, September 13, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch
Friday, September 14, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch

Preschool children are invited to Library Card Sign Up Month Storytime, Tuesday, September 11, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, Thursday, September 13, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch, and Friday, September 14, 10:30 AM at the North Dickinson Branch. Preschool children (ages 0-5) will participate in songs about reading, and enjoy stories featuring puppets and our flannel board! Make a bookmark craft, and learn about early literacy practices you can use when you read together at home.

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Novel Bunch Book Club
Wednesday, September 12, 2 PM @ Solomonson Branch

A Novel Bunch Book Club will meet Wednesday, September 12, 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 the Dickinson County Library website, www.dcl-lib.org/norwaybookclub. New members are always welcome!

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Manners Storytime
Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch
Thursday, September 20, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch
Friday, September 21, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch

Preschool children are invited to Manners Storytime, Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, Thursday, September 20, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch, and Friday, September 21, 10:30 AM at the North Dickinson Branch. September is Good Manners Month! Preschool children (ages 0-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes all about being polite! Make a fun craft, and learn about early literacy practices you can use when you read together at home.

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Banned Books Week
September 23-29

Participate in Banned Books Week at the Dickinson County Library and Branches, September 23-29! Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harm of censorship. Displays will spotlight books which survived actual or attempted banning at libraries and schools across the United States. Anyone can celebrate the freedom to read and join the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of our communities to retain open access to all materials by checking out these books!

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Banned Books Storytime
Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch
Thursday, September 27, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch
Friday, September 28, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch

Preschool children are invited to Banned Books Storytime, Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, Thursday, September 27, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch, and Friday, September 28, 10:30 AM at the North Dickinson Branch. This storytime will feature children’s books that were challenged, banned, or restricted in the past at libraries or schools around the country, including popular favorites like Strega Nona and Where the Wild Things Are! Banned Books Week celebrates the efforts of libraries to prevent censorship and keep all materials available to our communities. Preschool children (ages 0-5) and families can learn about Banned Books Week and early literacy practices you can use when you read together at home.

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Don't miss the many upcoming events not listed here; link to our homepage's Community Calendar to see lots of cool things coming our way!  (Click on 'View More,' at the bottom right corner of the calendar, to see the fun stuff that'll be here soon.)
View a complete listing of all Dickinson County Library programming at http://www.dcl-lib.org/programs.
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