Kids, ages 11 and under, can make a big splash this summer by taking place in the library’s Book Bug programs. Held six times throughout the summer, these programs keep kids engaged in reading throughout the summer months with programs that showcase some fun summer titles with games, activities, and programs that fit all ages.
Plus, attending 4 or more of the library programs qualifies participants for a field trip! This year’s trip is scheduled for Friday, August 12. The field trip will be to the Henry Vilas Zoo and the Madison Children’s Museum. More information regarding the field trip will be available in August.
A reading club for kids ages 6-10, that will meet five times throughout the summer at 4:00pm. Each meeting will have a theme, suggested books will be made based on that theme, but read whatever book you’d like!
Who is Book Squad for?
Book Squad is open to kids, ages 6-10, interested in:
*talking about books
*doing activities that may or may not be book related
*any of our themes
Tiny Art Show
Create a minature painting and have your artwork displayed at the library as part of our first annual Summer Tiny Art Show! Mini artist kits will be available at the library starting May 31. The theme for this year’s show will be “Oceans of Possibilities.” Limited supplies will be made available at the library, or take your canvas home and add your own flair. All we ask is that finished masterpieces be returned to the Library by Tuesday, June 21 to be featured in the art show which opens on Tuesday, June 28.
Let’s make time for ourselves this summer and commit to reading at least 20 minutes a day for two weeks. Fill out and sign a commitment form then, starting June 6 track your reading for just two weeks. If you are able to take the time every day, that’s great! Check in with a staff member to share what you were able to read in the two weeks. Make note of any challenges you had to overcome to make your 20 minutes of reading everyday happen.
Complete a two week challenge and earn a prize. Complete more than one challenge and be entered into the grand prize drawing! You can get up to five entries into the drawing this summer.
Challenges should be completed by August 27 and returned no later than Friday, September 2. Drawing will take place on Saturday, September 3, with winners contacted by September 10.
Summer in the library is not just for kids! Check out the listings below for programs happening throughout the summer. Age restrictions may apply for some programs. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended as space and supplies may be limited and weather may affect location.
Toolkits with video links
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm