Children & Families

Summer Reading Club has begun! Click here to register and print out the reading record from home.

 

 

Summer Story Times
June 15 – July 24
All story times are drop-in (no registration), except for sensory.

Baby Story Time (ages 0-18 months)
Fri    10:30am (no story time on July 3)

Toddler Story Time (ages 1-2)
Mon    9:30am
Tues   9:30am
Thu     9:30am & 10:30am

Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5)
Mon    10:30am
Tues    2:00pm
Wed    10:30am

Everybody Story Time (ages 0-5)
Tues    10:30am
Wed    9:30am

School Age Story Time (ages 5-10)
Tues    2:00pm

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
*Please register by phone: 608.845.7180 Ex. 2
Fri        9:30am (no story time on July 3)

 

Summer Reading Program Special Events:
 

Late Night at the Library
Friday, June 12, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Elementary school age kids and their caregivers are invited to kick off the summer reading program with a late night just for them! Check out the snakes and reptiles of Snakes Alive! Enjoy games, crafts, and more. Ages 5-10. No registration required. (Community Room)

Zoo to You
Thursday, June 18, 11:00am
The Henry Vilas Zoo visits the library with some of their amazing animal friends. All ages, no registration.

Read It & Eat Kids’ Book Group: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Wednesday, June 24, 4:00-5:00pm
Join our kids’ book group, where we discuss and eat snacks inspired by the book. This month’s pick is the graphic novel and space hero thriller Zita the Spacegirl. Ages 9-12, meets in the Story Room.

Tom Pease: Music for Kids
Thursday, June 25, 12:30 & 2:00pm
One of the area’s most popular performers, Tom Pease, engages children with imaginative songs and humor. All ages, no registration.

Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Comedy Show
Thursday, July 2, 12:30 & 2:00pm
Take a dash of science, a blob of humor, throw in some hillbillies, and you get the explosive good time of the Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Comedy Show! All ages, no registration.

The Figureheads
Thursday, July 9, 1:30pm
Recipients of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, these three hip-hop artists use syncopated beats and funky rhythms to capture children’s imaginations and promote positive messages. All ages, no registration.

Read It & Eat Kids’ Book Group: Almost Super by Marion Jensen
Wednesday, July 15, 4:00-5:00pm
Join our kids’ book group, where we discuss and eat snacks inspired by the book. This month’s pick, Almost Super, is about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Ages 9-12, meets in the Story Room.

Comedy Juggling Show
Thursday, July 16, 12:30 & 2:00pm
Jason Huneke has performed all over the country and on TV. He brings his comedy juggling show all the way from Minneapolis. All ages, no registration.

The Magic of Jim Mitchell
Thursday, July 23, 1:30 & 6:30pm
In a fun magic show that includes audience participation and comedy for everyone, Jim Mitchell makes the ordinary look fantastic and the extraordinary look miraculous! All ages, no registration.

Prehistoric Explorers
Tuesday, July 28, 10:00am
Hear a tale about hometown heroes who unearthed fossils from Wisconsin’s Ice Age.  Come for the story time and stay for the hands-on fossils! Sponsored by the American Girl Fund for Children and the Friends of the Geology Museum. (Community Room)

Read It & Eat Kids’ Book Group: The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Wednesday, August 12, 4:00-5:00pm
Join our kids’ book group, where we discuss and eat snacks inspired by the book. This month’s pick is a hilarious story about the misunderstood princes of fairy tales, The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. Ages 9-12, meets in the Story Room.

Ongoing Events:

Open Art Studio
Mondays, June 15 - July 20 from 1 - 3pm
Drop in and get creative with different art projects each week. Ages 3– 10. Community Room

 

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