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In the near future, we are going to be starting an email newsletter to let people know about library news. You can sign up for the newsletter by stopping in at the library and filling out a paper form. Or you can click on the logo below and fill out the form electronically.

Great Wiggly Worm Race Saturday June 29, 2019 9:30 am

cartoon image of a worm crossing the finish line of a race

Join us for the Great Wiggly Worm Race to be held at the Lodi Library THIS SATURDAY, June 29th at 9:30am.  Our professional worms-in-training have been busy practicing at "Wiggly Field" to get ready for the big event.  Worms will be available to use or feel free to bring your own racing superstars.  As always, racing worms will be "retired" to the garden outside the library after the race.  So come on down and be prepared to cheer your worms on to victory!!

Saturday Storytime and Build and Balance sessions

We realize that not everyone can come to Wednesday Music & Storytime/Build and Balance sessions so we are going to try some Saturday times this summer.

Starting Saturday June 22, 2019 and then every other week through the end of August, there will be a Saturday Music & Storytime at 10 am and Build & Balance at 10:30. Bring the kids to sing songs and hear stories. After that, they can get burn up some energy with the balance equipment or build a masterpiece with various building materials!

We hope to see you there!

Dates for Saturday Storytimes:

June 22, July 6, July 22, August 3, August 17, August 31.


Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult is our July book selection

Stop in and pick up a copy of Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and then come talk about it with us on Monday July 15th at 7pm. We have lots of copies along with some audiobooks and large print editions.

Here is a brief summary of the book from the folks at Goodreads.com

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

3...2...1 Summer Library Programs are ready for Blast Off

Check out our Summer Library Programs page for all of the information on Summer events at the Library!

Teen/Middle School Summer Book Club

Do you know a teen or tween who would be interested in joining a summer book club? Respond to the survey linked below to let us know your availability and reading preferences!


30th Annual Lodi Library Run Walk

Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Lodi/30thAnnualLibraryRunWalk

1-mile walk, 1-mile kids run, 5k run or walk
Start/finish Lodi District Office (next to the Lodi Elementary School at Hwy 60 and Clark St.)
To view the course map, visit the library website at: http://www.friendsofthelodilibrary.com

Water is available at the halfway mark and finish line.
Restrooms and refreshments available at the finish line.

Awards are given in the 5k run to male and female runners finishing 1st and 2nd in each age division. Additionally, kids 14 and under who complete the 1-mile run will receive a prize.

$25 Online Registration available through August 8th. Register by July 15th to be guaranteed a shirt. Registrations after July 15th will include a shirt only while supplies last

$15 Late Registration until noon on Friday, August 9th at the Lodi Public Library or day off at the race. Late Registrations will not include a shirt.

Professional race timing and scoring by Tortoise & Hare Race Management, LLC

You can still up sign for the Summer Reading Program!

Register here for the summer Reading Program at the Library. You can also register by stopping in. Once you've registered, come in and pick up your packet and reading slips.

For each hour of reading you complete, you will fill out a slip and then return the slips to the library. The more you read, the better your chances to win one of the grand prizes! You can also complete bingo cards to win small prizes throughout the summer.  

Start counting your reading time! All slips will need to be turned in by Friday, August 9th. We will be drawing for prizes after the run/walk on Susie the Duck Day.

Quilting videos at Recollection Wisconsin

quilt pattern

Last April, members of the Lodi Valley Quilt Guild shared their quilt stories in a series of short videos filmed at the library. Some of these videos are now available on the Recollection Wisconsin website. As more get cataloged, they will be added to the website. Take a few minutes and enjoy hearing the stories as our local fabric artists tell you all about their quilts. Thanks to all of the quilters who filmed a video!

Recollection Wisconsin

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