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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Rock Out at the Library Monday, July 2, 11 AM-1 PM @ All Branches Take a break to Rock Out at the Library, Monday, July 2, 11 AM-1 PM at All Branches of the Dickinson County Library. Bring your family to the library to crack a geode together, and learn fun facts about these rocks. Stop by any time during the program, and visit us all week for fun Libraries Rock coloring sheets!
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CLOSED for Fourth of July Holiday Wednesday, July 4 @ All Branches The Dickinson County Library and branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, July 5.
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Miniature Maestros: Musical Motion Monday, July 9, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch Thursday, July 12, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch Join us for Miniature Maestros: Musical Motion, Monday, July 9, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—North Dickinson Branch, Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 AM at the Main Branch, and Thursday, July 12, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch! Miniature Maestros will march and move at this fun storytime full of motion. Preschool children ages 0-5 and caregivers can enjoy parachute play, rhythm sticks, songs, chants, and a craft! Each program for Miniature Maestros this summer will demonstrate literacy practices you can repeat with children at home. This program is sponsored by Dr. Dale & Lucy Shampo.
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Rainbow Reflections
Monday, July 9, 6 PM @ Solomonson Branch
Saturday, July 14, 10 AM @ Main Branch

Fill your world with color at Rainbow Reflections, Monday, July 9, 6 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Solomonson Branch, and Saturday, July 14, 10 AM at the Main Branch. This program invites children accompanied by an adult to experiment with patterns and reflections using CDs in several fun craft projects! Intergenerational partnerships are encouraged: bring a younger sibling, a grandchild, or the whole family to bond over these fun crafts. This program is sponsored at the Solomonson Branch by the Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club and at the Main Branch by the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Women’s Club.

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The Spoon Man: Music from the Kitchen
Tuesday, July 10
All Ages Performance: 1 PM @ Norway City Hall
Workshop (Gr. 6-12 & Adults): 6:30 PM @ Main Branch

Enjoy some unconventional music and comedy with The Spoon Man: Music from the Kitchen, Tuesday, July 10, 1 PM at Norway City Hall, and 6:30 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch. The Spoon Man’s comical music performance at Norway City Hall will invite families and kids of all ages to laugh and sing along. That evening, young adults (grades 6-12) and adults can learn to play the spoons at our Music from the Kitchen workshop at the Main Branch! Please call the library at 774-1218 to register for the workshop. The performance at Norway City Hall is sponsored by Dr. Daniel & Christine McMahon. The workshop at the Main Branch is sponsored by Hahner Law Offices.

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Novel Bunch Book Club
Wednesday, July 11, 2 PM @ Solomonson Branch

A Novel Bunch Book Club will meet Wednesday, July 11, 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 at www.dcl-lib.org/norwaybookclub. New members are always welcome!

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Makey Makey Music
Monday, July 16, 10 AM @ Main Branch
Monday, July 16, 1 PM @ Solomonson Branch
Thursday, July 19, 1 PM @ North Dickinson Branch

Children and young adults can invent songs and play games at Makey Makey Music, Monday, July 16, 10 AM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, 1 PM at the Solomonson Branch, and Thursday, July 19, 1 PM at the North Dickinson Branch. Explore the endless possibilities of playing music using Makey Makey kits & Scratch projects! Children and young adults in grades K-12 can try out a banana piano or foil drums, and improvise unique conductive instruments. This program is sponsored by U.P. State Credit Union.

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David Stokes
Wednesday, July 18, 1 PM @ Norway City Hall
Wednesday, July 18, 6 PM @ Main Branch

Delight in the sounds of nature and see live animals with David Stokes, Wednesday, July 18, 1 PM at Norway City Hall, and 6 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch! This family performance will feature live animals, music, humorous storytelling, and animal artifacts to delight and astound. This program is for all ages. This program is sponsored by David & Elsa Brule.

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Saturday Games Day
Saturday, July 21, 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: Storytime UnPlugged
Monday, July 23, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch
Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 AM @ Main Branch
Thursday, July 26, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch

Join us for Miniature Maestros: Storytime UnPlugged, Monday, July 23, 10:30 AM at the Dickinson County Library—North Dickinson Branch, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 AM at the Main Branch, and Thursday, July 26, 10:30 AM at the Solomonson Branch! Miniature Maestros (ages 0-5) will enjoy a program full of songs, rhymes, and activities that don’t require special music or equipment! Each of our summer storytimes include stories, singing, rhymes, and a craft, 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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Don't Skip the Beat with Shelton Span
Wednesday, July 25, 6 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, July 26, 1 PM @ Solomonson Branch

Learn about drums and sound at Don’t Skip the Beat with Shelton Span, Wednesday, July 25, 6 PM at the Dickinson County Library—Main Branch, and Thursday, July 26, 1 PM at the Solomonson Branch. This interactive program featuring local musician Shelton Span will introduce children in Grades K-5 to a wide variety of drums and music techniques! This program is sponsored by Brian Brouillette, Attorney at Law.

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Summer Reading Minutes Due
Saturday, July 28 by 5 PM @ All Branches

The last day to log reading minutes from Summer Reading is Saturday, July 28 at 5 PM! This is the last day for preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults to turn in your handwritten calendar log, enter your minutes online through Wandoo Reader, or visit your library for assistance logging your minutes. Make sure to get credit for all of the reading you’ve done this summer! Please call us at 774-1218 with any questions.

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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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