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Solon Public Library


Babygarten helps to nurture the bond between caregiver and child, increase eye-hand coordination, and develop body awareness. This rhythmic program will enrich your child’s life from the very beginning and provide an excellent foundation for the future. Each session will feature music, board books, and toys and is intended for children ages birth to 24 months.
Our next Babygarten program will run on Fridays from Sept. 5 through Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is free and can be done by calling the library at 319-624-2678 or emailing cmajor@solon.lib.ia.us.

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This August, the Solon Public Library is celebrating all things railroad, including the literature and history of the great train industry.
Our new display “Whistle Stop: Love Song to the Railroad” will be dedicated to Joe Turkal. We are recreating an old railway station, full of wonderful items from the past. Some of the historical treasures that will be included, in the display, will be lanterns, signs, photographs, tools, and of course model trains.
Contact the library and share your railroad memories with us, and listen closely for the thunder of America’s “Iron Horse.”

Your Space

Every Tuesday afternoon, at the library, fifth graders and up are welcome to hang out at “Your Space.” This program gives kids a place to go after school, with their friends, where they have access to snacks, games, movies, and other activities. It takes place in our meeting room from 3 until 5 p.m.

Adult Reading program winners

This summer’s theme of science related book choices, many of them in non-fiction, presented a challenge for our adult patrons. Thanks to all of you who gave this reading theme an all-out try. The winners of our summer program are: Mike Jorgensen, Alisan Roe, Amy Schaffner, Charlene Groven, Aimee Spinks, Mardi Rasmussen and Nadine Sojka. They each won a $25 gift certificate to one of our local restaurants.
One more winner. Mary Yeomans won our monthly drawing, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. She won a $10 cash prize.

Dates to remember

Storytime: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.

Meal and a Movie: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on, usually, the last Friday of the month. The movie is free, but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable, and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

LEGO® Club: This club normally meets the first Monday of every month, but because of Labor Day they will meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3. This program is from 6 until 7 p.m.

Early out Aug. 21 activity: Make your own fingerprint and collage notes. This craft program will run from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m.

Early out Aug. 28 movie: “The LEGO® Movie” rated PG 100 minutes. This program will run from 1:45 until 3:15 p.m.