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Come To The Library This Summer!

Come to the library this summer for some of these awesome programs and events!
Adult Programs, Movie Nights, Afternoon Baby Storytimes, Shakespeare Program, Anime Club Festivals, Teen Book Club, Anime Movie Marathons, Thursday Storytime, Archaeology Program, Tuesday Storytime, Butterfly Gardening, Tween Book Club, BYOB Book Club, Weekly Anime Club, DIY Club, Weekly Children's Events, Final Parties, Weekly Tween & Teen Events, Great Plains Zoo Mobile...and much more!

Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Special! Summer Reading Newsletter Here!
Summer Reading is fast approaching!  Be sure to stop in and sign up the whole family for fun events and prizes!

We also wanted to remind our young builders out there that LEGO Club will be held this Saturday, June 1st from 2-4pm.  Our theme this month is Pirates!  Hope to see you there.

*Staff @ Spencer Public Library*

2013 Summer Reading Programs


Click Here To Register!

 Summer reading programs benefit both children and teens in many ways--including the encouragement of a habit of reading that can last a lifetime, giving reluctant readers activities to get them interested and excited about books, and helping to keep reading skills up during the break. But summer reading programs are not just for children anymore--many libraries have adopted summer reading programs for adults as well. Literacy is important, and fostering a love of literature and the written word can have very positive effects on any age group.

Spencer Public Library's Summer Reading Programs are open to all ages and include prize incentives and drawings at varying levels. So whether you're a parent, a child, a teen, or an adult who loves to read, join us for the 2013 Summer Reading Programs. We'd love to have you!

Anime & Japanese Culture Club

The AJCC is an open club for any and all fans of anime and manga, as well as any other facet of Japanese culture. Currently featuring an ever growing schedule of anime viewing, manga discussion, mini-manga drawing workshops, food festivities, cosplay, anime movie marathons, and celebrations of Japanese culture. The club encourages fans both new and old to enjoy themselves alongside fellow fans.
Our next meeting takes place at 12:00 pm on Saturday , may 25th. For more details on the club, email, or ask at the front desk.
Saturday, May 25th, at 12:00 pm
Current Anime: Fairy Tail & Ghost Hunt
Current Game: Final Fantasy VI

Summer Reading Program Sponsors

Spencer Public Library would like to thank the all those who make our Summer Reading Program possible:

Black Hills Energy Contributions
SMU Cares
Campbell, Higgins, & Mummert
Cotton-Grave Farm Management
Farmers Trust and Savings Bank
Insurance Associates of Spencer
Midwest Land Management
Quail Construction
State Bank
Spencer Area Action Club
Spencer Hy-Noon Kiwanis
Cannon Moss Brygger & Associates
Carey's Electronics
Christians Sheet Metal, Inc
Clay Mutual Insurance
Denison Drywall
Dyno Oil Co.
Emagine Marketing
Employment Connections, Inc
Hanson Plumbing & Heating
Maurer Manufacturing
Nelson Hearing Aid Service
Northwest Iowa Urologists
Rabel Construction
"Solutions", Inc.
Thomas Physical Therapy Professionals
Wessels Oil
Spencer Ready Mix
Spencer Jaycees
Casey's General Store, Inc. # 1458 (25 free popsicles)
MacDonald's (10 free Big Macs)
Fridley Theaters (buy one get one free 20)
Spencer Community Theater (4 free tickets)
Goal Kick (water bottle and gift cert)
Dermus Skin Care (lip rev and eye tutorial)
Jim Ahrens
Brendlee's Hallmark
Clay County Fair 
Nelson Jewelry
Bogenrief Studios

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party!

Saturday, May 18th @ 2:00 pm. Games, crafts, and food based on the best-selling series by Jeff Kinney! Please REGISTER by stopping in (21 E 3rd St) or calling the library at 580-7290 or emailing

Family Storytime with Terrance Simien

Musician Terrance Simien invites you to join him at Spencer Public Library for an evening of enjoyment, featuring stories and folklore from Creoles of Southern New Orleans.

For more than 2 decades Grammy award winning Zydeco artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering myths about what his indigenous Creole Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Simien has become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today. He has performed over 5000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 40 countries and reached at least a million people during his eventful 25 year career.

Terrance Simien will be in Spencer for a 3 day residency. Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa is sponsoring the visit through their SPOT outreach program, and the Clay County Community Foundation in honor of the Lillian Swanson Memorial Arts Fund is also helping to financially support this event.