Summer Reading 2018

MAY 14 – JULY 31

Ready, set, GO! It’s time for an adventure, it’s time for Summer Reading 2018 – “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”
This year’s Summer Reading program, which runs May 14 – July 31, has a fantastic global theme that engages kids in cultures from around the world!
And not only is it a fun way for kids to learn new things and win great prizes, but studies show that Summer Reading programs are an integral tool for preventing “summer slide.” National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year!
Sign up is easy, just stop by the library to get your child’s name on the list and pick up their Summer Reading activities sheet!

Ralph’s World Family Rock ‘n Roll Show

Monday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m.

Ralph Covert originally came to public attention with his first rock’n’roll band, longtime Midwestern faves The Bad Examples. Their disc debut, was named by Goldmine magazine as one of the “50 essential American power-pop albums of all-time.
Ralph’s library shows are solo acoustic, but the energy and fun remains high. Ralph engages his young fans with activity songs, story songs, dancing songs, and a healthy dose of pure silliness.
Everyone is welcome!

Kid’s Play-Doh Sculpting

Tuesday, June 26, from 4-5 p.m.

It’s amazing what you can make with Play-Doh and a little imagination! Join us on Tuesday, June 26, for an hour of Play-Doh sculpting fun!

Kid’s Tea Party

Tuesday, June 19, from 4 -5 p.m.

Kids, join children’s librarian Catherine on Tuesday, June 19, at 4:30, for a tea party!
There will be tea and snacks and dressing up is encouraged!

Around the World in 80 Days Movie Day

Saturday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m.

In honor of Summer Reading 2018, “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” the theme of our June movie day is “Around the World in 80 Days!”
We’ll have a movie viewing, complete with popcorn and drinks, and do classic crafts from around the world!
The fun starts for kids and their families at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16!

Teen Coffee Club

Thursday, June 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Teens, join us at the Madison Library for the teen-only coffee club! We’ll be serving coffee, tea and hot chocolate in our conference room and will have optional activities available, like board games and origami supplies. Just want to hang out and visit with friends? Use one of our laptops or iPads? Do homework?
The sky is the limit at the coffee club, and all teens are welcome! You don’t even need a library card!

MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here

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