Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 1, 2020

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Hawkins Memorial Library is closed to the public until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to staff and patrons. Staff is available by telephone at 319-342-3025 during most daytime hours.
Renewals of all checked-out materials have been extended into April.
Fines for the current period will be suspended.
In order to provide more options and easy online access the library has added several digital services for all ages to our Bridges catalog page. To access and explore these sites go to the Hawkins Memorial Library website, click on the catalog tab and scroll down the page. On the bottom left hand side of the page you will see a list of Electronic Resources. Some of our new offerings include:
TumbleMath – Math picture books, lesson plans, and quizzes.
TeenBook Cloud – Grades 7-12 eBook database.
AudioBookCloud – Unlimited streaming access to the online audio book collection.
RomanceBookCoud – A huge collection of steamy Romance novels!
TumbleeBooks – an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading.
Don’t forget the Little Free Libraries stationed around town. These small book resources are restocked weekly with a variety of materials and are located at:
La Porte City City Park
La Porte City Family Aquatic Center
Lion’s Club Gazebo
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Corner of Hwy 218 and Anton Drive
Corner of Pleasant Drive and Case Road
Looking for learning sites, virtual tours, suggested schooling schedules, games, or activities for the kids while they are home? The library is sharing a lot of learning and entertainment options for you to choose from on our Facebook page.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 25, 2020

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Hawkins Memorial Library is closed to the public until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to staff and our patrons. Staff will be available by telephone at 319-342-3025 during daytime hours.
Fines for the current period will be suspended, and there is no need to contact the library for renewals of checked-out materials.
The next Big Library Read kicks off with the title Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic, by Michael McCreary. This book will be available for simultaneous download from March 30-April 13, and is available in both e-book and audiobook format.
Borrow your e-Books, audiobooks, magazines and a selection of movies from the library through the BRIDGES program. Click the BRIDGES link (icon) on our website, www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, and browse the BRIDGES library. E-Books and audio books are loaned for two weeks at no cost to you. Please call if you need help with this process.
The library wants to support our patrons with their educational and career needs, personal interests, and research skills. We provide 24/7 access to a suite of Gale resources containing everything from periodicals to readers’ advisory and car repair guides. Click on the Gale link on our website at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, to explore this service.
Like us on Facebook to keep in touch with what is going on at the library. Currently we are sharing posts of educational and fun things to do to keep the kids busy while school is out. These options may help you fill some time until you can get back in the building to participate in the great library programs we offer.
Designate Hawkins Memorial Library as your favorite charitable organization on AmazonSmile. This is an automatic way to support the library at no cost to you when you shop on Amazon. Sign in and order on smile.amazon.com, select “Change your Charity” in your account, type Hawkins Memorial Library, and select City of La Porte City.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 18, 2020

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
“Get lucky with a Book” at the library during March. Recommend reads are on display for your choosing.
Spring break day 4: Make popcorn trail mix at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 19, with the Black Hawk County Extension Service.
Spring break day 5: At 1:15 PM watch Frozen II with popcorn and coloring on Friday, March 20.
The Wednesday Letters, by Jason F. Wright, is the Book Club selection for March. The discussion is at 1 PM on Monday, March 23.
Make your life brighter by attending Color and Connect, a coloring program for adults, from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, March 24. The library provides supplies.
You’ll receive a free history lesson about the interurban trolley that ran through La Porte City when Author Linda McCann shares her book, The Cedar Valley Road, at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 25.
Preschoolers can “Spring” into the library on Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 AM to read stories about the new season at Story Time.
Celebrate National Sewing and Quilting Month by joining other stitchers for Hawkins Handcrafters on Thursday, March 26, 1 to 3 PM. All types of handwork are welcome.
We’ve got coffee for you on Mondays from 8 to 10 AM and Saturdays from 9 to 11 AM.
The Bunny Hop is coming on Saturday, April 4, with Easter crafts and activities. Get this on your calendar.

Hawkins’ Happenings – march 11, 2020

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
The library has two afternoons of magnetic building with Magformers on Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12.
Books and activities about leprechauns, shamrocks, and green will entertain preschoolers when we read about St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 12. Story Time begins at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, March 12. This is your chance to work on those unfinished craft projects.
Spring break day 1: Fluffy glitter slime, a make and take activity, on Monday, March 16. Bring the kids in between 1:30 and 3:30 PM.
Spring break day 2: The Cedar Bend Humane Society visits on Tuesday, March 17, at 1:30 PM with animals, information and activities.
Spring break day 3: Experience airplane explorations with the Black Hawk County Extension Service at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, March 18.
Spring break day 4: Make popcorn trail mix at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 19, with the Black Hawk County Extension Service.
Spring break day 5: At 1:15 PM watch Frozen II with popcorn and coloring on Friday, March 20.
The Wednesday Letters, by Jason F. Wright, is the book for discussion on Monday, March 23, at 1 PM.
Color and Connect on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 PM with a group of fun and colorful people.
Author Linda McCann shares her book The Cedar Valley Road at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 25. This is a free history lesson about our own town.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 4, 2020

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
You can recommend and share your favorite reads to other patrons on our March “Luck of the Irish” display. “Get lucky with a Book” at the library and discover a new author or series thanks to the suggestion of a local leprechaun.
Dr. Seuss’ clever stories, full of creativity and silliness, will be featured at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, March 5, 10:30 AM.
Mondays and Saturdays are the days for free coffee with your friends at the library. Drinks are on us for the first two hours the library is open these mornings.
On Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12, the library has two afternoons of magnetic building with Magformers. Magformers are fun and educational!
On Thursday, March 12, at 10:30 AM books and activities about leprechauns, shamrocks, and green will entertain preschoolers when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Story Time.
You’ve got unfinished craft projects and we’ve got people to craft with. Hawkins Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, March 12.
Spring break day 1: Fluffy glitter slime, a make and take activity, is Monday, March 16. Bring the kids in between 1:30 and 3:30 PM.
Spring break day 2: The Cedar Bend Humane Society visits on Tuesday, March 17, at 1:30 PM with animals, information and activities.
Spring break day 3: Experience Airplane Explorations! Learn about airplanes and how they fly, then make and test your plane with the Black Hawk County Extension Service.

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