Summer Library Program



READ MORE, LEARN MORE, STAY SMART by joining this year’s summer library program! First, set a reading goal for yourself (“I’m going to read TEN hours this summer.” “I’m going to read TWENTY books this summer!”). Then, during all that brain-empowering reading, mix in EVEN MORE FUN by coming to the extra activities that are offered at the library through July. Enjoy performers and movies, book clubs and crafty things! Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10. On MONDAY ONLY, do some fun crafts, and enjoy snacks and lemonade all day. Registration continues through the week until Saturday, June 15. The extra fun will start on Monday, June 17.




READ TO ME CLUB (infant through entering Kindergarten): Parents, set a goal and keep track of the number of books you read to your child between June 10 and July 31 using the One-More-Book-Smarter Chart. Star stickers will be available to help you keep track. Bring in your completed chart between July 29 and August 6 and your child will receive a FREE BOOK and BUBBLES.

TODDLER STORY TIME: 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays, June 11 — July 31. Enjoy great stories and fun activities with your child. Build a stronger mind and body! Registration not required. Ages 2-5.

TINY TOTS WEEKLY DRAWING: Age 5 and under. Read at least 10 books a week with your child age 5 and under and enter into a weekly drawing for a BOARD BOOK. Limit one entry per week. Limit one book per child during the summer program.

WOW-WEE “100”: Age 5 and under. Read 100 books with your child between June 10 and July 31 and enter to win a READING BUDDY BUNDLE. If you start reading on June 10, the first day of the summer program, that’s just a little over two books a day! Reading the same book multiple times counts each time you read it. Drawing to be held August 1. Limit one entry per child.


ROCKIN’ READERS CLUB (entering 1st through 6th Grade): Set and achieve your own reading goal for the summer starting June 10 through July 31. Use your “Galaxy to your Goal” reading sheet to keep track of the minutes you read. For each day you read for at least 15 minutes, collect a star or diamond to create constellations! Return your completed reading sheet between July 29 and August 6 to receive a FREE BOOK and BUBBLES.

GLUE, POUND, TWIST…WAHLAH! 1–2 p.m. TUESDAYS, June 18 – July 30. It’s crafty/buildy/gamey Tuesdays! One activity or craft is offered each week. Sign up at the library during registration week (June 10-15) so you can read about and choose the specific activities you’re interested in. Limit 25 participants for each activity, unless otherwise noted. Ages 6 and up, unless otherwise noted.

BeTWEEN THE BOOK CLUB: (Ages 10-13) 2 - 2:45p.m. THURSDAYS. We have TWO book clubs to choose from this year! Choose “FANTASTIC FICTION” FANATICS and/or the “GRIPPING GRAPHIC NOVELS” LEAGUE. Our first meeting will be on June 13 so we can talk about things we will be doing in the clubs and you can get the first book we will be reading. We will be reading one book every two weeks. In the FFF club, books will be discussed on June 27, July 11, & July 25. In the GGNL club, books will be discussed on June 20 and July 18 (the library will be closed July 4). We’ll also have fun with BOOK-BUZZ-OFF games (questions will be asked about the book, buzzers will be buzzed, the speediest will enjoy bite-size pieces of sugary goodness). NEVER A TEST—JUST FUN! Snacks and water/lemonade provided at every meeting! Stop in at the library to sign up, or send an email to . If you can’t make the first meeting, please pick up the first book at the library between June 13 and June 19.

BOOKWORMS WEEKLY DRAWING (Going-into-1st-grade thru going-into-6th grade): Put in one entry for every 15 minutes you read. A prize bag will be given away every Monday from June 17 through July 22, after each Monday performer program. You need not be present to win. Limit one prize bag per person during the summer program.

BOOKWORMS GRAND PRIZE DRAWING (Going-into-1st-grade thru going-into-6th grade): Read 6 hours or more during the Summer Library Program and enter into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE. Ask for your entry ticket whenever you have reached 6 hours or more of reading (from June 10 through July 31). Limit one entry per person. Entries must be received by July 31. Drawing will be held August 1. You need not be present to win.


TEEN READERS CLUB (entering Grade 7 and up): Set your own goal of books/minutes you will read between June 10 and July 31. You will receive a reading tracker to keep track of your books/minutes. Return your completed reading tracker between July 29 and August 6 to receive a FREE book and water bottle. OR, if this isn’t quite what you’re looking for, try the Teen Advisory Board...

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) BOOK CLUB (ages 13-18): TAB members receive a pre-selected list of book titles. As a group, choose one at a time to read and discuss—one per week for six weeks. In early August, we will have a pizza party and book grab as the grand finale to the program. Our first meeting will be Thursday, June 13 at 1:00p.m. so you can pick up the first book we will be reading, and we can discuss how the meetings work. You can come in or call the library to sign up and get more information, or email Gail at . Snacks are provided at every meeting.

June 20: Stop in anytime between 6:30-8:00 p.m. – T-SHIRT TOTEBAGS Bring a favorite/old/new/fun t-shirt and we’ll turn it into a usable totebag. Choose the sewing version or the no-sew version. Feel free to bring more than one t-shirt!
July 25: Stop in anytime between 6:30-8:00 p.m. – MICROWAVE MUNCHIES. We’ll have several recipes to try. Bring your snacking appetite!


MONDAY ENTERTAINMENT HOUR AT 1:00 P.M. **PLEASE NOTE: There may be times we hold programs at the Firemen's Pavilion. You can call the library or check our Facebook page for the latest information.**

June 17 – VINTAGE MIX QUARTET—MUSIC. If you’ve never seen or heard a quartet before, this will be a SPECIAL treat for you. This 4-person group of sibling teens will knock your socks off with their harmonious talent. This could be YOU someday!

June 24 – RICK ALLEN—MAGICIAN. What will he do to challenge your brain? Can he fool you? Will he make you see things that are not there? Let’s find out!

July 1 – MARY TOOLEY—ART IN A SUITCASE. Everyone LOVES to do art, so join us today to learn about art, talk about art and create some art.

July 8 – LOONEY CARTOONIES with BALLOONIES. We’re setting up the projector for an hour of Looney Tunes cartoons. We suspect many people will be on vacation so this will be a low-key event. And, of course, everyone will leave with a balloon. If you want it to float/fly, though, you’re going to need to do a little running. FREE POPCORN!

July 15 – RICH BAUMANN—MUSICIAN/STORYTELLER. It’s all about OUTER-SPACE and this program will definitely put a smile on your face. We dare you not to tap your feet and sing along!

July 22 – HENRY VILAS ZOO-MOBILE. They love us so much, they can’t stay away! (Or is it, WE love THEM so much we can’t stop inviting them?) Let’s show our appreciation and fill the room with eager-to-learn-about-animals faces. We never know what animals they will bring, so be sure not to miss this. What if they bring YOUR FAVORITE animal?

July 29 – OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CAKE CELEBRATION! Did you make a galaxy-big effort to reach your reading goal this summer? Let’s celebrate with outer space cake! We suspect some aliens might swoop in to try and steal your delicious dessert, so keep your cake close and your alien-detector even closer. This is our last Monday program of the summer, so savor the yumminess!


THURSDAY MOVIE MATINEE: Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m., from June 20 through July 25, we will feature much-loved movies for you to watch at the library. Pull up a chair or a pillow or a sleeping bag and strain your eyes for the next hour and a half-ish for some movie-time fun. We’ll provide the chairs and popcorn. Feel free to bring your own pillows and blankets. The movie line-up will be posted June 10. No registration necessary—just show up! Movies will be rated “G” or “PG”. FREE POPCORN!

GOLD BRICKS for BRAINS is back!: You know all that reading you’re doing? We take that extra brain power you’re acquiring and use it to SOLVE PUZZLES. The librarians will come up with common phrases known by most everyone (like a song lyric or nursery rhyme) and write it out on the library whiteboard using blank spaces with numbers to represent the letters. Grab a puzzle card at the front counter every day you visit the library—the card will have a letter from the phrase on one side and a number on the other. Match up the number on the card to the number on our whiteboard. Eventually enough letters will be on the whiteboard for someone to figure out what the phrase is. Be the first to guess the phrase correctly and win a fabulously heavy GOLD BRICK! We’ll always start a new puzzle after we solve the current puzzle, usually by the next day. And we’ll give away a gold brick every time a puzzle is solved. Will YOU earn a gold brick this summer??                                                                                               


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