Fizz, Boom, … Read!

2014 Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Minocqua Public Library as we celebrate summer reading and the exciting world of science and math! We have super programs, special activities, and great books for all ages. Stop at the library beginning June 9 to pick up your reading supplies (book bag and reading log) to begin the summer fun!

Summer Events

Tuesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 12, 10am-11:30am – “Library Cardboard Challenge”. Design and build an awesome “something” from cardboard and other recycled materials. We’ll display the creations all summer. All ages invited.

Tuesday, June 17, 1:30pm – Wise Guy & His Gal present “Imagireadination Fantabookasy” – an energy-filled program of music, dancing, puppets, jokes and more. Bring your imagination and your friends.

Thursday, June 19, two sessions, 10am and 1:30pm– Science Fun: Catapults & Flight. Make your own catapult, design and test the perfect plane. Recommended for school age kids. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning Friday, June 13.

Friday, June 20, 1:30pm – MovieTime! A new release for Lego lovers. Enjoy the movie with family & friends. Treats, too!

Tuesday, June 24, 10am – Elephant & Piggie Party. Calling all fans! Enjoy books, make puppets and hats, and create your very own Elephant & Piggie story. Fun for all ages.

Wednesday, Jun 25, 1:30pm“The Industrious Mr. Franklin” presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. Here’s a chance to meet Ben Franklin, inventor, author, scientist and founding father. Learn all about the man who tamed electricity with a kite and a key. Recommended for school age kids.

Thursday, June 26, two sessions, 10am and 1:30pmScience Fun:All about Air! What is it? Where is it? What does it do? Experiments & more for school age kids. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning Friday, June 20.

Wednesday, July 2, 1:30pm– Professor Marvel’s Fizz Bang Boom Science and Magic Show. Don’t miss this magical program featuring the coolest science experiments. Great fun for the entire family.

Tuesday, July 8, 1:30pm - “The Science of the Circus”. See science in action as

Miller &Mike juggle, throw and balance their way through a high energy show of circus skills, audience participation and lots of great comedy.

Thursday, July 10, two sessions, 10am and 2pm at Kemp Natural Resources StationHands-on Forest Adventure. Here’s a chance to learn about the forests all around us. Kids will learn how to age and measure trees and to use leaf rubbings to create spectacular works of art. They will also make homemade paper and wooden leaf necklaces. Recommended for kids ages 5 to 11. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning July 3.

Tuesday, July 15, 10am – Storyteller Joni Hahn shares Fizz, Boom….STORIES! with kids and families. Be ready to participate!!

Thursday, July 17, 1:30pm – Can-Do Robots. Join us for a recycled robot-building craft program. Use tin cans and other recycled metal items (knobs, bolts, etc.) to create amazing robots. Materials provided, but kids are welcome to bring their own supply of recycled metal. Recommended for school aged kids. Register (call or visit the library) beginning July 10.

Tuesday, July 22, two sessions, 10am and 1:30pm – Bubble-ology! From the foam floating along the river to deposits left behind by spittle bugs, bubbles are all around us. Learn how these bubbles are formed and become scientists observing and experimenting with bubbles! The group will also make bubble art and take home a wand and bubble solution. Recommended for school aged kids. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning July 15. Presented by the North Lakeland Discovery Center.

Monday, July 28, 1:30pm – Snakes Alive!! Here’s a chance to meet and learn about snakes, alligators, and lots of other reptiles at a special afternoon program. Get up close and see these amazing creatures. Great program for the entire family.

Thursday, August 7, 6:30pm – Community Dance with Duck for the Oyster (Community Center gym across from library). A special community event to celebrate summer and Minocqua’s 125th anniversary. Join the dancing (instruction provided) or just enjoy the music and the fun! Duck for the Oyster is one of the Midwest’s finest traditional dance bands. Refreshments provided; door prizes, too! It’s the event of the summer!

Summer StoryTime: Picture books, finger plays, music and more for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meets Wednesdays at 10am from June 11 through August 6.

Summer Music Garden: Music & movement for preschoolers and their families. Meets Thursdays at 9:30am from July 10 through August 14.

Bedtime Math’s Summer of Numbers

Prevent the “summer slide” in math skills by stopping at the library to pick up supplies to complete a daily math riddle on the Bedtime Math web site (  Track daily progress using our constellation map and shiny star stickers (available at circulation desk). Fill up the map, and come in for a prize. No registration required.