Kids 2015

Be a Hero…READ!

Book Hero 1 copy

Celebrate heroes of all kinds at the Minocqua Public Library with books, reading, super programs and amazing activities. Stop at the library beginning June 8 to pick up your reading supplies (book bag and reading log) to begin the summer fun!

Summer Events

Tuesday, July 28, two sessions, 10 am and 1:30 pm – Marvelous Minerals. Identify common minerals and discover some of their amazing properties. Here’s a chance to break open geodes you can keep! Presented by the Northwoods Wildlife Center. Recommended for school age kids. Registration (call or visit the library) begins July 21.

Thursday, July 30, two sessions, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm – Heroes in the Sky Planetarium (Community Gym). Learn about some of the oldest heroes known — the ones found every night in the night skies above us. Registration (call or visit the library) begins July 21.

Friday, August 7, 1:30pm – Summer MovieTime (rated PG|93 min)

Thursday, August 13, 6:30 pm – Dance with Duck for the Oyster (Community Gym) All members of the community are invited to join the dancing (instruction provided) or just to enjoy the music and fun with one of the Midwest’s finest traditional dance bands. Refreshments and door prizes, too!

NEW! Summer Hero Book Club for kids 7 through 10 years. Books, friends, activities & snacks. Two sessions: Mondays, June 15 and 22, 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  (Registration begins June 8.)

Mondays, July 13 and 20, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  (Registration begins July 6.)

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 10 through August 5. 

Summer Music Garden – Music & movement for preschoolers and their families. Meets Thursdays at 9:30 am from July 9 through August 13. Summer Music Garden sponsored by Minocqua Public Library Foundation.


Join the Mid-Readers book club (for readers 10 -14 years old). Our next meeting is Thursday, August 6,  5 – 7:00pm. We will meet in the library’s program room and discuss our book Rules by Cynthia Lord and play some Pictionary. Come hungry because we’ll be eating PIZZA! *You can still join us even if you’ve missed previous meetings. Stop in any time and pick up a copy of the book at the library, we hope to see you!


Help your child get ready to read!

Just do one fun activity each day using the Early Literacy Calendar for 2015  as your guide.

Historical Fiction for Kids

Beginning Chapter Books

Fantasy Series Starters

Other reading suggestions can be found HERE.

bedtimemathBedtime Math’s Summer Numbers Find your fun daily math problem at Bedtime Math. Get a constellation sheet from the library to track your progress with star stickers.



EveryHeroHasAStoryWhich Reading Superhero Are You? Are you a Jokester or Joan of Arc? A Wild Thing or Answerman? Find out what kind of reader you are and get lots of book suggestions at A Book and a Hug.