New Space For the Public Library

We are starting the process of getting the new space ready for the big move in early September!  Here are some behind the scene action shots!



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Sean Emery

Sean Emery visited the Lake City Public Library on Tuesday to share his wonderful talent with the kids!  The last week of the Summer Reading Program had a wonderful turn out!  Even though the Summer Reading Program is over, there will still be Family Fun Days every Tuesday through July!  Check out the Children’s Program tab for more information.  Below are some fun shots of Sean’s performance!

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The Lake City Rotary Club donation

The Lake City Rotary Club is the first to participate in the Lake City Library’s “Where’s Yours?” buy a square foot program.

The “Where’s Yours?” is part of the capital campaign to raise funds for the new library.  You can purchase a square foot for $250.00 and tell us which section you would like your square foot in (children’s, fiction, non-fiction, reference….).

For more information, please contact the library at 651-345-4013.

Pictured below is Ron Hooge, President of the Lake City Rotary Club and Library Administrator, Patti Bross.

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Anytime Fitness Obstacle Course was a BIG Hit!

The children (and adults) who attended the obstacle course this Tuesday at the library had a great time with Jeff and Teri Bissonnette, owners of Anytime Fitness.  Even though the event was moved inside it didn’t dampen the children’s spirits!


Anytime Fitness brought balloons to mark each station and let some lucky children take them home!


Teri and Jeff from Anytime Fitness came to help us!


The parachute was a crowd favorite!


The kids really enjoyed the sack races


Part of the obstacle course was to throw bean bags through a hoop!


In this obstacle, children had to blow a pom pom through a maze with a straw.

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Library Board Meeting Date Change

The Library Board meeting set for June 23, 2014 has moved to June 16, 2014.  The meeting will be held at the Lake City Public Library at 4:30 pm.


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Britton Pankratz Draws Great Turnout!

What a fun night for the summer reading program! Tuesday June 3rd we hosted, Yo~Yo Fun with Britton Pankratz, a talented young man that does amazing tricks with Yo~Yo’s!  The turn out was just wonderful, check out the pictures from the night below!

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Show and Share 2014 Art Show

 Show and Share 2014 Art Show       May 27th – June 27th


By: Pat Swanson

Local Artisans will be showing and selling their work at the Lake City Public Library.  A percentage of the proceeds will go towards the Library renovation!

Artist’s reception honoring Al Knudsen will be Thursday, May 29th 6:00-8:00pm.

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A Glimpse into Summer Reading

Here is a sneak peak of some of the entertainers who will be performing at the Lake City Public Library this summer.  Click on the following links to watch!

June 3rd — Britton Pankratz

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June 10th — Glen Everhart

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June 24th — Sean Emery

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Welcome Brigette!

Brigette Rol Childrens Librarian 2014

Brigette Rol is the new Children’s Librarian! We are so please to have her join our staff and become a part of the Library. Here are a few questions to help get to know her a little better!

1) What is your favorite picture book?

Timothy Cox Would Not Change His Socks

2) What would you rather do: jump rope, cart wheels, or swing on a swing?

Swing on a swing.

3) What is your favorite story character? Why?

It’s a tie between Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird and Ramona from the Beverly Cleary series.  They are both really wonderful and honest depictions of young girls.

4) If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?

I think I would like to do the Trapeze if I weren’t scared of heights.

5) What is your favorite cookie?

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

6) If you were a fruit, what would you be and why?

An apple, because it’s a great basic fruit that everyone likes.

7) If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

Minnie Driver.  She’s wonderful.

8) What is your favorite season? Why?

Fall.  I love the coolness in the air, the changing colors, and getting out the sweaters again.

9) What is your favorite hobby? (Reading doesn’t count)

I love making gifts for my friends and painting.

10) If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Brigette.  Nice and simple.

11) What was the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

Well, I don’t think it’s weird, but I’ve met lots of people who do: Braunschweiger.  I love it.

12) What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up?

No doubt about it: Little House on the Prairie

13) If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?

Climb Mount Everest

14) If you were stranded on a desert island, what three books and three people would you take with you? Why?

Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, and The Count of Monte Cristo; They are all great stories that I could read many times.  People: My sister Gretel, for entertainment, My best friend, Rhonda, for conversation, and Jack, because I like him.

15) What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?

A semi-colon, because you can always add more…

16) If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?

A tour of Europe

17) If you could snap your fingers and appear somewhere else, where would you be?

Southern Germany

18) If you could date any celebrity, who would it be and why?

John Cusack.  He seems intelligent and normal.

19) If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Blue.  It is a happy color.

20) Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best and why? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)

Happy.  I love to laugh.

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Family Fun Day — Flutter on Down