The library is one story with plantings and a bench near the entry.

2024 Summer Reading Program Registration Week

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Lester Library of Rome

Summer is almost here and we are very excited for our 2024 Children's Summer Reading Program!  This years theme is, "Open For Adventure."  We will be having lots of great performers, crafts, and prizes to earn for all of your reading!  Please stop in at the Library Circulation Desk to get registered for this fun summer event!

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Registration Week June 10th-June 14th @ Lester Public Library of Rome. Must be between the ages of 0-18.

Ceramic Gnome Painting

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Community Room

Come and paint with us! We will have a cute collection of Spring Ceramic Gnomes to choose from.  Add your special touch to make it your own! All craft supplies will be provided and are free of charge. Stop in or call to reserve your spot!

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Ceramic Gnome Painting

Adult Program: Paint-a-Pal

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Community Room

Bring a friend, spouse, or partner & paint each other’s portrait! No talent necessary (in fact, the less talent, the more fun you'll probably have). 
-Fun awards for all participants
-Light snacks and refreshments
-All supplies provided

Registration is required. You can sign up at the library or by calling/emailing!

Contact
Nicole Menzel
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Lego Building Challenge

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Community Room

Our Lego Challenge Program, will be a fun family event for all! If you have a creative side, create your own Lego Masterpiece or get inspired with some of the designs we will have on display. We will be displaying your finished Lego creations throughout the Children's Area in the Library! This event is drop in, no need to register.

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Lego Building Challenge June 24th, 2024 from 10-3pm

Closed for Fourth of July

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The library will be closed Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th for the Fourth of July holiday.

Hoop Elation with Danielle Lee

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Outside at the Lester Library of Rome

This instructional program will begin with a performance by Danielle Lee. Then it's time to get hooping! Participants will learn beginner friendly hula hoop moves through the 10-Trick Game. Danielle will lead hoop based creative movement exploration exercises, partner/group activities and games! This event is open to all ages.

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Hoop Elation with Danielle Lee

Rome Garden Club: Make & Take Stepping Stones

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Community Room

Join Laurie Francis, Robert Stoldt, and the Rome Garden Club for a DIY stepping stone workshop. This is a FREE event organized by the Rome Garden Club. Registration is required! Please call the library or sign up at the circulation desk.

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Sand Art Craft Day

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Community Room

Come and join the fun and create your own sand art piece! We will have two crafts kits to choose from and lot of fun, colorful sand. This is a drop in program, no registration required.  

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Sand Art Craft Day

The Jedi Adventure Begins...with Toby Kidd!

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Community Room

Come join us at the Library for an out of this world experience, with entertainer Toby Kidd! This event will be sure to get your children excited, with a Jedi that will battle for the planet's ecosystems! Light Saber duels and the Dark Side all show up for a romp through the galaxy of fun. This is a family friendly event!

 

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Jedi Adventure July 17th, 2024 at 2:30 PM

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

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Community Room

Looking for some new (to you) jigsaw puzzles? Bring your old puzzles to swap with other puzzlers! We do have a few guidelines to make the event successful and enjoyable for all:

  1. Swap like puzzles (500pc for a 500pc, 1,000pc for a 1,000pc, etc), unless both parties agree to a different arrangement.
  2. Only one-for-one trades, unless both parties agree to a different arrangement. This also means you need to bring puzzles in order to take puzzles.
  3. All puzzles must be in original box/container.
  4. Please note on the puzzle's box, to the best of your knowledge, if any pieces are missing.
  5. You can swap directly with other participants, or add/take puzzles from the "free for all" pile.
  6. Any left over puzzles not removed by the end of the event will be donated to the library's yearly book sale.

No registration is required. Just stop by with your puzzles!

Contact
Nicole Menzel
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Getting Excited About Science!

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Community Room

Come and learn some cool things about Science, with Steve Belliveau. This event will offer lots of audience participation, humor, music and great experiments! This is a family friendly event.

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Getting Excited About Science!

Adult Program: Bumblebee Sign Painting

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Community Room

Paint and decorate your very own 16" x 14" wooden bumblebee sign! Some stencils will be available, but feel free to be creative. All supplies will be provided. While this is planned as an adult program, teens ages 13+ can also participate.

Registration is required and spots are limited. Please stop into the library, call, or email to reserve your spot! If you sign up and cannot attend, let us know ASAP as we often have a waiting list for programs.

Contact
Nicole Menzel
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Movie Night Under the Stars

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Outside

Join us for a family friendly movie under the stars! (Weather Permitting) We will provide some small snacks and beverages, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. Also, please bring a blanket or chair for yourselves so that you can comfortably view the movie!

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Movie Night Under The Stars July 26th at Dusk

Paint Your Own Tote Bag

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Community Room

If you enjoy painting and stenciling, this event is for you!  All supplies will be included and are free of charge. We will have Canvas Tote Bags, a variety of pre-cut vinyl stencil designs, and lots of paint colors to choose from! Please stop in or call the Library to register. Ages 8 and up welcome! (Adults please supervise the younger children)

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Paint Your Own Tote Bag August 1, 2024 at 11AM

ZooZort Petting Zoo

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Community Room

Children will have the opportunity to interact and learn about animals, with special guest Noelle Bezio! Noelle has visited our Library in years past and brings different animals each time to keep the experience exciting and fresh. This program is a family friendly event.

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ZooZort Petting Zoo August 2nd, 2024 at 2 PM

Rome Garden Club: Native Shade Plants

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Community Room

Join Barb Herreid and the Rome Garden Club for a learning session all about native Wisconsin shade plants. This is a FREE event organized by the Rome Garden Club.

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Papa Bears Mini Golf

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Papa Bears Mini Golf 266 Matterhorn Trail, Nekoosa, WI 54457

Come and join the fun at Papa Bears Mini Golf Course in Rome! Participants will receive one free game of golf and an ice cream treat!

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Papa Bears Mini Golf 266 Matterhorn Trail, Nekoosa, WI 54457

Sidewalk Chalk Art Day!

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Outside

Come decorate our sidewalks at the Library! We will have some images for inspiration, or use your imagination and create your own. Participants will receive a popsicle and a fun little prize to take home with them!

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Sidewalk Chalk Art Day! August, 14th from 11-3 PM

Adult Program: Cookbook Book Club

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Community Room

What's better than book club? A cookbook book club! Choose a recipe from a new (to you) cookbook, make that recipe, and bring it to share with others. We'll chat about the cookbooks we chose, how the recipe turned out, and try a variety of dishes. Library staff is more than happy to help you find a cookbook on our shelves or from another library in our system.

Registration is required for this event, and sign ups will close on August 9th. Stop in to the library, call, or email to register!

Contact
Nicole Menzel
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Closed for Labor Day

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The library will be closed Saturday, August 31st-Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day Weekend.

Rome Garden Club: Lawn Care for Sandy Soils

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Community Room

Join Janelle Wehr and the Rome Garden Club for a learning session about lawn care for sandy soils. This is a FREE event organized by the Rome Garden Club.

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Rome Garden Club: Growing Garlic and Walking Onions

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Community Room

Join Jennifer Fane and the Rome Garden Club for a hands on session on growing garlic and walking onions. This is a FREE event organized by the Rome Garden Club. Registration is required! Please call the library or stop by the circulation desk to sign up.

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