Join us to learn about the August 2017 total solar eclipse with astronomy lecturer John Heasley on Saturday, August 5th!

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Summer Read Program

The summer reading program is well under way! The library is working in cooperation with the Lone Rock Elementary School to provide a self-directed reading experience.

The goal for each child is to read 10 books in the library. A child will then enter his or her name and a joke into a drawing.  After each drawing, the jokes are posted on the bulletin board for everyone to see.

Kids can read at home as well. “Blue stamps for titles read at home”; pink stamps for titles read in the library.” Lone Rock Elementary School will have a drawing in the fall. For each book that is read over the summer, a child will have his or her name entered in the school drawing. For students that are not in school yet, or for children participating from other schools, the library will have a final drawing to include those participants.

Children can join in at any time. Simply visit the library and get started reading!

 

Register for June Computer Classes

Teacher Heidi Radel will be providing two interesting computer classes in June.

Monday, June 9th from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Introduction to Ancestry.com, and finding online News & Obituaries.
Learn how to use a flash drive.

Monday, June 16th from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Using Pinterest to Find/Share Ideas
Learn how to use a flash drive.

To register for one or both classes, stop in at the library, or call 608-583-2034. If you plan on bringing your
own laptop, please stop in the week before so we can make sure you can access the Internet.

Big Read in June!

It’s international! Have you heard of the Big Library Read? It’s a program that gives libraries and library patrons simultaneous access for a limited time to a popular electronic book title, creating a virtual, global book club!

What do you need to participate?  1. You’ll need a valid Wisconsin library card. 2. Request a password from your local library. 3. Visit http://wplc.lib.overdrive.com between June 3rd and June 18th!  If you have downloaded books from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) site before, you are already set to join in the reading.

Beginning June 3rd and concluding the morning of June 18th, Wisconsin library card holders can download (temporarily borrow) and read the mystery ebook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson. The ebook can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about waiting lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!

Summer’s Gone

The summer reading program was very successful this year, with 41 children participating overall, including 34 kids who stopped in throughout the summer to select books to read in the library. Readers in-house were very focused.  If they read 10 books, they could choose a prize!  If they read to another child, both kids received points!  At times the library was abuzz with activity. The totals are impressive, with over 740 points for books read or listened to in the library, and kids recording 388 titles read at home.

Summer Reading Program Comes to a Close

The summer reading program was a big hit this year with over 35 children participating.  Kids won some great prizes: jump ropes, baseballs, bubbles, flip flops, hula hoops and a more great outdoor items. Summer reading helps children prepare for the challenges of the next school year.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Card Class for Children and Adults

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

The library is offering two free card-making sessions. Do you have a card ready for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just to say Happy Spring? Making a card is fun and easy! Stop in and come away with some cute cards to share.
Kid’s Class – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Adult Class – 11:00 – Noon

And while you’re here, visit the Book Sale for some bargain books and DVDs, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m..

Welcome Head Start Children

During the first week in October, the Head Start class will begin making regular visits to the library once again.  The children gather books to read on various topics throughout the year.  For October, their topics include: Insects, the Fall, Harvest, Vegetables, Fire Safety, and Restaurants.  Welcome back little learners!

Fun With Paper

On Tuesday, July 24th, families are once again invited to join Tina Temby in creating a colorful paper project!  The Fun with Paper session will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and features two mini projects. Crafters of all ages are invited to participate, though the project is a bit too challenging for children younger than kindergarten to manage on their own.  Pre-registration is helpful.  Call the library at 608-583-2034, or email rmagno@swls.org.

Free Pool and Bus on August 15th

Last Pool Day – Wed. August 15th!

The Swim Bus to Spring Green Pool ~

  • Who:Children without caregivers/parents must be at least 8 years old and a strong swimmer (able to swim without floaties).
  • Parents must sign a permission slip (available at the library).
  • Where: The bus leaves the library parking lot at 12:40 pm and returns at 3:20 pm.
  • Cost: Bus and Pool are Free while funding lasts!
  • Bus will not run in inclement weather.