Library Events for the Week of August 3rd

Next week we will continue to explore real life heroes. The toddlers will be reading about heroes that feed us, featuring farmers. At Thursday’s Story Time, we will explore heroes in American history. Join us to learn about heroes that use their brains instead of brawn to achieve great things!

See a Superhero- Be a Superhero with Cartoonist Paul Merklein on August 10th


See Super Heroes!  Be a Super Hero!

Holy Famous Faces, Batman!  Who is your favorite Super Hero?  Which Super Hero do you want to be?

See cartoonist Paul Merklein draw Super Heroes on Monday, August 10th at 6:30pm. This performance will be held at the State Theater across the street from the library.

Merklein combines cartoons, comedy and audience participation as he draws famous super heroes from comic books, TV and movies.

Merklein shows everyone how to draw super heroes and will talk about how we can all be super heroes.

Paul Merklein draws and talks at libraries, schools, colleges, conventions and special events around the country, entertaining all ages.

Merklein has been described as “An Amazing Artist”, “Funny and Cool” and “A Magic Marker Wizard” by reporters and fans.

This program is appropriate for children, teens and adults. Bring the whole family! You never know who might be called onstage to be drawn!

You can view Merklein’s videos & tour dates at





Special Visitors Coming to Summer Story Times

In keeping with the summer reading theme “Every Hero Has a Story”, we are reading about different real-life heroes.  Look for the following special visitors to weekly Toddler Time and Story Time programs:

Wednesday, July 22 – Toddler Time – Firefighters                                                                                    Image result for firefighters clipart

Thursday, July 23 – Story Time – Firefighters

Wednesday, July 29 – Toddler Time – School Nurse Lacey Diemer

Thursday, July 30 – Story Time – Ms. Theresa Rajner and Mr. Ed Swartwout with therapy dogs

Be sure to join us as we welcome these special local heroes!

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Family Fun Night with Magician James Warren is July 23rd

On Thursday, July 23rd magician James Warren will bring his Magic of Reading show to Deposit.  In this 45 minute performance Warren uses popular children’s books to showcase the magical properties of children’s literature.  His show combines magical illusions with lots of audience participation.  Audience members will connect with characters such as Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Pinnochio in a new way.  This performance is sponsored by the BOOKS program.  It will be held at the Deposit Community Theatre, across the street from the Deposit Free Library.  Showtime begins at 6:30 p.m.  Bring the entire family for some wholesome entertainment!


Lumberjack Festival Book Sale July 16-18

Are you looking for summer reading?  Do you want your kids to keep reading over the school break?  This is your chance to stock up on books at bargain prices.  Thousands of books will be available on the library lawn for the annual Deposit Lumberjack Festival Book sale.  Books for all ages – in all genres.  The sale will begin on Thursday, July 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It will continue on Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th – same hours.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get books for 50 cents to $1.00 and support your library at the same time!


Are your kids crazy about LEGOs? Then this is the place for you! The Library LEGO club meets once a month under the supervision of Donna Armstrong. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to come and express their creativity. Children will have the option of building whatever they choose or trying to create a structure that meets the challenge of the month. All children will have a chance to share what they built with the group. Builders also have their creations displayed in the library until the next club meeting. Bring your imaginations! Bring your friends! The next club meeting will be Saturday, August 15th at 1:30 p.m.