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2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program for ages 0-11*

May 29–July 28, 2018 Register in the Youth Services Department

*ages 12-18 should register for the teen reading program

For both READERS and READ-TO-MEs:

* Register and pick up a reading record. You may register anytime between May 29 and July 19.

* Read—or be read to—12 hours total, for completion.

* Claim first prize after 6 hours of reading: start counting your time AFTER you have registered! We’re creating a mosaic poster this summer—add a sticker when you log in your reading time.

* Reading logs may be turned in for prizes beginning June 11.  Reading records MUST be turned in on or before July 28.

CHALLENGE SHEET: For both READERS and READ-TO-MEs:

* The form will be given only after 12 hours of reading have been completed. You may choose to read another 6 hours or complete a separate Challenge sheet with specific activities.

* 2 Challenge sheets (or reading an additional 12 hours) may be completed BEFORE July 28.

AUGUST CHALLENGE: For READERS only

* August Challenge forms available beginning July 30.

* Read more books and turn in form BY August 30 for one more prize.

WEEKLY SCAVENGER HUNT: For CHILDREN or FAMILIES

* Each week there will be a YS scavenger hunt available. Children can do the activities on their own or as a family. There will be a weekly drawing for a prize: one prize for an individual, one prize for a family.

* One entry per child/family per week.

* There will be a total of 7 scavenger hunts beginning the week of June 11 and ending the week of July 23.

 

LEGO CLUB                                          

Mondays, 1-2pm: July 9—July 30 Youth Services Program Room

Lego Club is open to all ages—children under the age of 5 must have an adult stay in the room. Check in at the Youth Services Desk. Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited. Read-to-Lola in the Youth Services Department from 1:30-2:30pm each Lego Monday.

 

FAMILY LUNCH AND A MOVIE

Tuesdays, 12:30pm lunch, 1:00pm movie: June 12—July 24

All movies will be appropriate for a general audience (G or PG rating). Come early and bring your own bag lunch to eat before the show! Legos, Duplos or Keva Planks will be available for building before the movie starts. Movies will be shown in the Community Room. Check in Youth Services for a flyer with a list of movies titles and dates. Movies may be subject to change without prior notice. No registration required.

 

CHESS CLUB

(for grades 1-8, 2018/19 school year)

Tuesdays at 5-6:30 OR 7-8:30: June 19—August 7

Pick up registration sheet at the Youth Services Desk or download here! Chess Club meets in the Community Room. Registrations must be turned in prior to June 16—there is a $10 charge for supplies for this program.

NEW this Summer!Parent Movie Nights...check out the details here!

 

PLAYGROUP

Fridays 9:30-10:30am

For preschool age or younger and their caregivers in the Youth Services Program Room. This is not structured as storytime. No registration is required; however, space is limited.

 

CRAFT DAYS

Pre-registration is required for each craft day—there will be a limited number of supplies—but you may stop in the Youth Services Program Room anytime between 1:00-3:00pm to do the project. For all ages.

Friday, June 22—CD Magnets; registration begins June 8.

Friday, July 6—Nature Journals; registration begins June 22.

Friday, July 20—Sharpie Rocks; registration begins July 6.

Friday, August 3—Galaxy Jars; registration begins July 20.

After you finish your project, practice reading with Bo! Bo will be in the Youth Services Department each craft day from 1:30-2:30pm.

 

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

Monday, July 30; stuffed animal drop off between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 31: animal pick up between 5:00 and 8:00pm

It’s a stuffed animal slumber party! Drop your stuffed animal off in the Youth Services Department for a night of fun after the library closes. Every stuffed animal goes home with a booklet of pictures to remember the night.

 

SHAKE, SHIMMY, & DANCE

 

For 2-5 year olds & their caregivers. Youth Services Program Room

Tuesday, August 14 OR Thursday, August 16, 10:00am

Registration begins July 31

*space is limited, please choose one session

Research shows that there are positive correlations between movement and learning, so bring your dancing shoes and shake, shimmy, and dance with us! This program will have a primary focus on music, movement activities and dancing, and is perfect for those active toddlers and preschoolers who love to wiggle.

 

FAMILY AFTERNOON PROGRAMS

All ages are welcome. WEDNESDAYS* at 1:00pm in the Community Room.

Read-to-Tazer after the program in the Youth Services Department. NO registration necessary.

KayTales

Bilingual storytelling show

Wednesday, June 13, 1-2pm, Read-to-Tazer 2-3pm

Smarty Pants

Big balloon show

Thursday, June 21, 1-2pm, Read-to-Tazer 2-3pm

*please note change in day of week

Mad Science

Fun and funky science show

Wednesday, June 27, 1-2pm, Read-to-Tazer 2-3pm

Magic Morgan and Liliana

Magic show

Wednesday, July 11, 1-2pm, Read-to-Tazer 2-3pm

Fox and Branch
Folk music show

Wednesday, July 18, 1-2pm, Read-to-Tazer 2-3pm

End-of-Summer Reading Party

Thursday, July 26, 1-2pm *please note change in day of week

Enjoy games, prizes, ice cream and more on the Library Green to celebrate the end of summer reading! Fun for all ages.


 

READ TO ROVER

Kids are encouraged to practice reading with a trained therapy dog, however even children who aren’t reading yet are welcome to talk with or pet the dogs. There are a lot of opportunities—and dogs—to choose from. All sessions are on a drop-in basis, no registration is required. Bring a book from home or school, or choose one from the library to read.

 

Meet the Dogs!

 

STORYTIMES

 

For Storytime programming information...

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A NOTE TO PARENTS: We ask that you respect the age and attendance restrictions that we have for certain programs. Please do not request to sign your child up for a program he/she does not meet the age requirements for. These age requirements are set up to ensure that all children have an enjoyable and safe experience. We also ask that in order to be courteous to our performers and staff, you arrive on time for programs. We reserve the right to refuse admittance once a program has begun.

 

The City of New Berlin does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, national origin, ancestry, creed, marital status, sexual orientation or physical, emotional or learning disability. The New Berlin Public Library welcomes persons of all abilities to participate in its programming. Should you require accommodation, please contact the Library at 262-785-4980.

 

 

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