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Summer Reading Program 2021

June 7 - July 31

Something for Everyone

All ages, infant through adult, can enjoy this year’s summer reading program and its theme Tails & Tales.  Reading and programming involves classic tales, animals with tails and more!  Stop in today!
Tiny Tales (ages 0-5)

Let’s excite our non-readers to develop a love of books and listening to stories.  This program focuses on five literacy themes: read, sing, talk, write, and play. 

Complete the weekly reading and fun activities, then stop by the library to receive coupons, incentives and check out more books.

Available in-person or electronically using Beanstack.

Register here:

Teens (ages 12-18)

Level up with Beanstack this summer! Log the pages you read, and when you reach a goal, stop in to the library and receive a book or a chance to win the raffle.  Choose your genre, choose your reading spot, and enjoy!

Register using the Beanstack button.

Click here to find out more about summer fun in YA.

Kid Tales (ages 5-11)

Let’s excite and encourage children to continue reading during the summer months.  This will help to maintain or improve their developing reading abilities.  

Kids complete the weekly reading and other activities, then stop by the library to receive raffle tickets, coupons, incentives, and of course, more books!

Available in-person or electronically using Beanstack.

Register here:

Adults (ages 18 and up)

Read both fiction and non-fiction books about animals this summer. Log your books in Beanstack and the person logging the most will win a prize! You may also write book reviews of these titles (of at least 100 words) in Beanstack to earn credit.

Register using the Beanstack button.

Summer Programs & Activities

Kids & Families
  • Playful Exploration (STEM) Activities: Mondays, 10-11am – Weekly June 14 thru July 26.* Fun science and technology activities supported by PBS Wisconsin Education. 
  • Movies +: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm – Weekly June 15 thru July 27. Watch a great Tails & Tales theme related movie and have fun with a creative activity.
  • Story Time: Wednesdays, 10:30 for children of all ages.  Weekly June 16 thru July 28
  • Baby Story Time: Thursdays, 10:30 – Weekly June 10 thru August 26
  • Petting Farm: Wednesday, June 30, 10:00am – 2:00pm at the library, rain or shine. Come pet baby sheep, goats, chicks, bunnies and a pot-bellied pig 
  • Touch-A-Truck: Saturday, July 17 10:00am – 12:00pm Trucks of all kinds will be on display on Park Road behind the library. Kids can climb on the equipment and touch the trucks!!
  •  Open Wide What’s Inside?: Monday, Aug. 2, 10-11am and Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1-2pm  Deconstruct small appliances, keyboards and more! Ages 10 and up.
  • Game Makers: Monday, Aug. 16, 10-11am Get creative and make your own board game using pieces from recycled games.  Ages 10 and up.
  • Bookmark Contest
Teens (ages 12-18)
  • Book Club: Fridays June 4-August 27 (except July 2)
    Ages 12 & 13 at 2pm (June 4 only at 3pm) Click here to see what you’ll be reading.
    Ages 14-17 at 3pm (June 4 only at 4pm) Click here to see what you’ll be reading.
  • YA Activities: Wednesdays, 2pm June 16 thru July 28. A fun activity is planned each week – art journal, spring planters, tic tac toe to go, make your own flip book, photo scavenger hunt, Instagram bookmarks, mason jars!!
  • Writing Contest: Age Categories: 12 – 13; 14 – 15; 16 -18. Writings can be personal narratives or fiction. Email your short story with your name and age to emitchell@townhall.lib.wi.us by July 31, 2021.
    Winners of each category will be published in Ellipsis Imprints!
  • Dungeons & Dragons Day: Mondays 4:30-6:30pm in-person with the option to Zoom. Learn to play this fun role playing game. 
Special Programs for All Ages
  • Jeremy Bryan of the Figureheads:  Friday, June 25, 3:45pm Jeremy Bryan of The Figureheads inspires all ages with Parent’s Choice Gold Award winning hip-hop music. You’ll sing, dance, listen, learn and most of all, have fun!**  
  • David Landau, “The King of Kids’ Music”: Friday, July 2, 3:45pm  David Landau is a former first grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, and he is very silly.  His personal appearances are upbeat musical programs that keep children engaged and thinking. The kids sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch. The adults just sit back and enjoy the show.**
  • Magic Morgan: Friday, July 9, 3:45pm  Magic Morgan & Liliana will amaze and astound you, make you laugh, and make you wonder. Their show is a theatrical event for the entire family, full of moments that take your breath away.**
  • The Stapletons Concert: Tuesday, July 20, 11am – Firemen’s Park Pavilion. Enjoy folk songs with this guitar and harp duo.  Fun for all!
Adults (ages 18 and up)
  • Safety with Essential Oils: Tuesday, June 1, 6:30pm  Learn to use essential oils safely. This program is offered in-person at the library and via Zoom.
  • Consumption by the NumbersThursday, June 10, 6pm  Discover how we use resources and what you can to do cut waste.  Offered in-person at the library.
  • Tech Tuesdays: June 15, July 20 and August 17, 3:30-5:00pm. Get help with your smart phones, laptops, tablets and more!
  • Flower Craft: Thursday, July 15, 1pm  Craft garden flowers from plastic bottles. This program will be held outdoors at the library.
  • Summer Read Book Chat: Thursday, August 5, 1pm  Do you have an exciting book you want to share with others? Bring a lawn chair and meet outside to talk.

*The library is closed on Sundays and Monday, July 5.

**Sponsored by Bridges Library System

 

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