Children’s Summer Library Programs

 


Build a better world: Summer Library Program 2017

Reading logs are due August 25 by 6:00 pm.


Registration guidelines

Register your child according to his/her age at the time of sign-up.
Registration is allowed at only ONE library.
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Weekly Programs

You may register online or at the library.
Runs July 10 – August 23
Join us in the children’s room in our new library.
You are automatically registered for the reading program when you sign up for a weekly program.

Infant/Toddler: (ages 6-35 months)
Mondays at 10-10:20 am (playtime from 10:20-10:45)
OR Wednesdays at 6-6:20 pm (playtime from 6:20-6:45)

Preschool Storytime: (ages 3-6 years)
Tuesdays at 6-6:30 pm
OR Wednesdays at 10-10:30 am

Lunch Bunch: (ages 7-11 years)
Tuesdays at 12-12:45 pm

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Reading Program

You may register in person by calling 348-7441 ext 3. Please stop by the library after registering to pick up summer packets and reading logs.

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Reading Program Requirements

Orange Literacy Explorers

  • Ages birth-35 months
  • Complete and check off at least 20 activities on the Early Literacy Activity Sheet.
  • Return sheet (with child’s name on front) in person by Friday, August 25.
  • Receive a free book.

Yellow Reading Explorers

  • Ages 3-6 years
  • Read (or have read to them) at least 40 books and complete 4 activities.
  • Record each book read on child’s reading record.
  • When you are half way done with your reading, bring your folder to the library and show it to staff to receive a ticket for the prize drawing.

Blue Reading Explorers

  • Ages 7-11 years
  • Read at least 1000 pages and complete 4 activities.
  • Record each title completed and the number of pages read on child’s reading record.
  • When you are half way done with your reading, bring your folder to the library and show it to staff to receive a ticket for the prize drawing.

Reading Program Rules

  • You can count books, magazines and audiobooks.
  • If you have completely filled up or lost your reading record, just record your reading on regular paper.
  • Completed reading records must be returned by 6:00 pm on Friday, August 25.
  • Be sure child’s full name and reading total is on the front of their reading record.

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Contests and Ongoing Weekly Activities

Look ‘n’ Find in the New Library
Children ages 2-11 years can visit the library each week to find items hidden throughout the library. New winner each week, one entry per week per child.

Color Our World
Help decorate the library by designing your own flag. Pick up a coloring sheet in the children’s department. Artwork will be displayed all summer. Winners announced at final event. For children 2-11 years, one entry per child.

Library Pen Pals
Write a letter to library kids from around the world and read their replies.

Prize Drawing
Ages 3-11. Earn one entry for our Prize Drawing when you:

  • Sign up for summer reading
  • Show us your summer reading record when you are halfway to your goal
  • Turn in your completed summer reading record
  • Attend a special event

Prize Drawing winners will be announced at the final event.

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Special Activities and Events

Stay & Play
Time: Thursdays, July 6 – August 24, 2-4 pm
Ages: All ages
Location: Children’s Programming Room
Everyone is welcome to drop in for this informal playtime. This is a great opportunity for parents and children to socialize. Adult supervision is required.
NO registration required.

Spectacular Saturdays: Chalk Drawing
Time: Saturday, June 10, 9-11 am
Ages: All ages
Location: Farmers’ Market, Platteville City Park
Stop by the Farmer’s Market and draw your idea of what it means to “Build a Better World.” Event will be canceled if it rains.
NO registration required.

Spectacular Saturdays: LEGO Building
Time: Saturday, June 17, 9-11 am
Ages: All ages
Location: Farmers’ Market, Platteville City Park
Stop by the Farmer’s Market “Build a Better World” with LEGO. Event will be canceled if it rains.
NO registration required.

Instrument Petting Zoo
Time: Wednesday, June 21, 1-3 pm
Ages: All ages
Location: Blue Note Music, 200 N Court St
Part of Make Music Day 2017. Blue Note Music and area high schoolers will be on hand to give a close up (hands on) look at a variety of instruments. Hosted by the library, held at Blue Note Music. Rain location will be City Council Chambers.
NO registration required.

Spectacular Saturdays: Sand Castle Building
Time: Saturday, June 24, 9-11 am
Ages: All ages
Location: Farmers’ Market, Platteville City Park
Stop by the Farmer’s Market and build your idea of what it means to “Build a Better World”. Event will be canceled if it rains.
NO registration required.

Spectacular Saturdays: Playhouse Building
Time: Saturday, July 1, 9-11 am
Ages: All ages
Location: Children’s Programming Room
Families are invited to drop in and build playhouses with large cardboard boxes.
NO registration required.

Spectacular Saturdays: LEGO Building
Time: Saturday, July 22, 9 am – 5 pm
Ages: All ages
Location: Children’s Programming Room
“Build a Better World” with LEGO.
NO registration required.

Southwest Music Fest: Duke Otherwise
Time: Saturday, July 29, 2-3 pm
Ages: All ages
Location: Community Room
Duke Otherwise is a musician and children’s performer. Clever Lyrics. Superb Music. Outrageous Fun! Part of the Southwest Music Fest
NO registration required.

Planet in Peril
Time: Saturday, August 5, 1:30-2:30 pm
Ages: All ages
Location: Community Room
Everyone is invited to a presentation by Bethel Horizons. See live animals and learn how to “Build a Better World” for people and animals.
NO registration required.

Spectacular Saturdays: Un-Building
Time: Saturday, August 19, 11 am – 3 pm
Ages: All ages
Location: Children’s Programming Room
Ever wonder how things work? Drop in for an opportunity to take things apart (without getting into trouble).
NO registration required.

Summer Library Grand Finale
Time: August 28, 6:30-7:30 pm
Ages: All ages (children 0-6 must be accompanied by an adult)
Location: Community Room
Come enjoy a performer and pick up your SLP prizes. Everyone who completed the summer library program will receive their prizes.
NO registration required.
If you are unable to attend the finale, you can pick up your prizes at the library starting August 29.

Scholastic Book Fair
Time: August 29 – 31
Ages: All ages
Location: Children’s Programming Room
Something for everyone! Summer Readers- don’t forget to bring your “Book Bucks” to spend. Cash, credit cards and checks accepted.

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Photos/video may be taken at library programs and may be used in library promotions and/or social media. Inform library staff in writing if you do not want images of your family used.