Kids 2016

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2016 Summer Reading Program Events

Get into the reading game with fun activities and great books. Stop at the library beginning June 6 to pick up your book bag and reading log to kick off the summer.

Tuesday, July 12, 1:30 p.m. Prepare for eye-popping illusions and seemingly impossible magic tricks from deaf entertainers Magic Morgan and Liliana. Be amazed as they combine magic, miming and comedy to communicate through the universal language of fun!

Thursday, July 14, (two sessions) 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Youth Forestry at Kemp Natural Resources Station. Learn how to age and measure trees. Also, make homemade paper, leaf rubbing art and wooden necklaces. Recommended for school age kids. Registration (call or visit the library) begins July 5.

Tuesday, July 19, 1:30 p.m. Hillbilly Science Spectacular (Community Gym). Laugh, learn and have a rootin’ tootin’ good time as Dr. Cletus Beaker tries out hilarious backyard experiments.

Thursday, July 21, 1:30 p.m. Bird Hurdles with North Lakeland Discovery Center. It’s not easy being a bird! Navigate a fun obstacle course to learn about the dangers that face wild birds. Make a bird craft, too. Recommended for school age kids. Registration (call or visit the library) begins July 12.

Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m. Harry Potter Party. Are you ready for an evening of mystical magic, ghoulish treats and fantastical fun? Help us celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday (a bit early) with fun and games. For ages 8 and above.

Tuesday, August 2, 2 p.m. Mammals of Wisconsin at Kemp Natural Resources Station. Take a closer look at Wisconsin’s mammals. Recommended for school age kids. Registration (call or visit the library) begins July 26.

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Summer StoryTime - Picture books, finger plays, music and more. For kids ages 2 through 6 and their caregivers. Meets Wednesdays at 10 am from June 8 through August 3. 

Summer Music Garden – Music & movement for preschoolers and their families. Meets Thursdays at 10 am from July 7 through August 4.

Help your child get ready to read. Just do one fun activity each day using the Early Literacy Calendar 2016 as your guide.

Historical Fiction for Kids

Beginning Chapter Books

Fantasy Series Starters

Other reading suggestions can be found HERE.