You’ve heard the Minneota Public Library being called “The Gem of Lyon County.” Yes, it’s really unique because it’s repurposing the Big Store space into something new.
Once you walk inside the library, you don’t believe it’s a library because of how beautiful and well maintained it is.
There is more than meets the eye at the Minneota Public Library. Head Librarian Mary Buysse is in my opinion, one of the best in the business.
She works very hard to keep the Minneota Library a wonderful resource for the community.
Mary also works hard to provide the community with different events and programs at the library to cater to different ages and interests of the community.
One of the ways that she does that is through the storytime program. Summer storytime programs began at the Minneota Public Library last Wednesday evening.
The programs will be held every Wednesday evening in June and July beginning at 6:30 p.m. and storytime lasts for about 45 minutes.
The programs are free and open to the public. Last Wednesday, my sister and I were honored to be asked by Mary to come to storytime.
We did our “June Dairy Month” program.
I read a few different farm stories to the children including one that I tell them my calf Flirt “wrote.” It’s a neat little book I put together that goes through life on the farm and how dairy products get to the dinner table.
After the stories were read, we helped them create cow crafts for them to take home using paper plates. Previous experiences taught us to have enough markers and glue sticks and we had the cow spots and body parts pre-cut.
I receive a lot of neat promotional items from Midwest Dairy so Brooke and I then handed out a lot of fun things to the kids including cow hats, coloring books and book marks to take home.
Last week’s group was fantastic and a lot of fun! Brooke and I both really enjoyed it and we’re happy to do it again next summer.
These programs are great for getting out and about and keeping kids engaged in fun activities.
I highly encourage you to take the special kids in your life to storytime.
Thank you Mary for all that you do for the community library!