July 16, 2014 presented us with a beautiful day for the Legacy bus trip to the Minnesota Transportation Roundhouse and that afternoon for our train ride on the Osceola to Marine train trip. The day started very early (5:15 am) for some and ended close to 11:00 pm for others. We packed the day with a tour of the Roundhouse on Pennsylvania Avenue, a catered lunch with the author Steve Glischniski who wrote “Minnesota Railroads”, then a 90 minute train ride along the scenic and historic St. Croix River Valley where we were able to see a panoramic view up and down the river. Throughout the whole trip there were engineers visiting with us, telling us tales of the railroad history, explaining different lines, why they are the way they are, and making us all feel welcome. The last car on the train was the mail car. Did you know that the US Post Office was all in one car on the train? I didn’t. It stall had the pouches, cubby holes and some mail left from the time all mail was sorted on the train. Everyone had a great time even the kids who had free rein of all the cars and made regular runs up and down the whole train. This program was made possible in whole or in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This will be a free event, and all ages are welcome!
Dawson Public Library
Monday, June 9th
Sponsored By: Dawson Public Library & Clean water land and legacy amendment.
“This project is funded in part of in whole with money from Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.”
Programs will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 A.M. -12:30 P.M. The first date will be Wednesday June 11th.
Teen programs for ages 13-18 will be held on Tuesdays from 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Free sack lunches will be provided!
One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation, a key to school and learning success. By reading less than 3 stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year! Not to mention, sharing stories together is fun.
How the program works:
Register and receive your library bag
Read to your child
Record each book read to your child
When you finish 500 books your child will receive a price
After finishing 1,000 books your child will receive
1-A graduation party
2-A certificate of completion
3-An awesome jump start on success in school
Please contract the Dawson library (320) 769-2069 with any questions about the program!