Join the Minocqua Public Library as they celebrate summer reading and the exciting world of science and math. This summer the library will have programs, special activities, and great books for all ages. Stop at the library beginning June 9 to pick up reading supplies (book bag and reading log) to begin the summer fun.
Summer StoryTime –which features picture books, finger plays, music and more for preschoolers and their caregivers– meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from June 11-Aug. 6.
Summer Music Garden – which features music & movement for preschoolers and their families– meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. from July 10-Aug. 14.
In addition to those weekly programs, the following special events are scheduled throughout the summer:
• June 10 & 12: 10-11:30 a.m. – “Library Cardboard Challenge.” Design and build an awesome “something” from cardboard and other recycled materials. The library will display the creations all summer. All ages invited.
• June 17: 1:30 p.m. – Wise Guy & His Gal present “Imagireadination Fantabookasy” at 1:30 p.m. An energy-filled program of music, dancing, puppets, jokes, and more. Bring your imagination and your friends.
• June 19: two sessions, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – “Science Fun: Catapults & Flight.” Make your own catapult, then design and test the perfect plane. Recommended for school age kids. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning Friday, June 13.
• June 20: 1:30 p.m. – “MovieTime!” A new release for Lego lovers. Enjoy the movie with family & friends. Treats, too!
• June 24: 10 a.m. – “Elephant & Piggie Party.” Calling all fans! Enjoy books, make puppets & hats, and create your very own Elephant & Piggie story. Fun for all ages.
• June 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.
• June 26: two sessions, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – “Science Fun: All about Air!” What is it? Where is it? What does it do? Experiments and more for school age kids. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning Friday, June 20.
• July 2: 1:30 p.m. – “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.
• July 8: 1:30 p.m. – “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.
• July 10: two sessions, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Kemp Natural Resources Station – “Hands-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 5-11. Register for a session (call or visit the library) beginning July 3.
• July 15: 10 a.m. – Storyteller Joni Hahn shares “Fizz, Boom…STORIES!” with kids and families. Be ready to participate!
• July 17: 1:30 p.m. – “Can-Do Robots.” Join us for a recycled robot-building craft program. Use tin cans and other recycled metal items 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.
• July 22: two sessions, 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – “Bubble-ology!” Learn how 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.
• July 28: 1:30 p.m. – “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.
• Aug. 7: 6:30 p.m. – “Community Dance with Duck for the Oyster” (in the 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!