This summer, Libraries Rock! summer reading program is coming to many Fox Valley public libraries. Additionally, all of the libraries offer awesome opportunities and events throughout the summer – all free to the public. Story hours, concerts, magicians, and more are all fantastic way to engage your children. Please visit their individual websites for more information. And remember, Go Valley Kids also has all the events posted on our calendar so if you are looking for something to do during the week, pop on over and check out all the great events at our great public libraries.
Reading programs are available for all ages from June 11th until August 23rd. Youth complete activities to earn prizes and coupons with the opportunity to be part of prize drawings! Students attending KASD, KCSS and Trinity Lutheran will be receiving their reading logs from school. Reading logs will be available in the youth area May 14th. We have a preschool program (birth-four), school-age (K-5th) and teen (5th-12th). Grand prizes include a play tent with four tunnels (preschool), a WowWee MiP robot (school age) and a 3-D pen (teen).
Adults can also participate in Summer Reading Program too! Starting June 11th, enter what you read to win weekly prizes for gift certificates to local businesses or the grand prize of an Echo.
Sign-up begins online or in person Starting Tuesday, May 1: Program runs Monday, June 4 – Saturday, August 11. Calling all kids age 3 to 5th Grade! Come into the library and sign up for the Summer Library Program! Free fun, books, prizes, concerts, magic shows, jugglers, prize drawings, story time, and a movie. Do the 30 Books Challenge. Take the checkout challenge for an extra special prize and an ice cream party. Help your school win the traveling trophy for highest participation or the highest signup challenge prize. Sign up today!
SOAR into Summer Reading
Neenah Public Library’s Summer Program for babies through teens – SOAR into Summer Reading – starts on Monday, June 4 and will run through Friday, August 17. There will be family entertainment with music, magic and trick dogs, weekly storytimes, book groups, STEM projects, and a reading incentive program. Registration is open now (in person or online); kids may pick up their reading logs starting Friday, June 1. Completing the summer reading challenge makes participants eligible to select a free book. All programs and activities are free.
You can also attend Tuesday Family Programs for children and families on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. A ticket is required for Tuesday Family Programs, as space is limited. Tickets are free and available at the youth desk the Saturday prior to each program.
New this year is Story2Screen offered on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m., for ages 10 and up. If you know someone who has ever wanted to try writing their very own movie, this program is for them! At Story2Screen we will workshop turning stories into working scripts.
Summer is a perfect time to read for pleasure, and the library has a great music-inspired summer reading program called Libraries Rock! to encourage you in your reading endeavors. Registration begins on May 29 , and the program runs June 11-August 4 for eight weeks of reading fun! Stop by either location to sign up and pick up your reading logs. Read for two hours each week for a chance to win a grand prize, plus engage in classes, concert, and other shows that entertain and educate. See you this summer!
Babies: Track your Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing with baby each week. Read 5 or more days a week and Talk, Sing, Write and Play at least twice a week (each) to earn an incentive prize and a Baby Rocker stamp. Collect 7 or more Baby Rocker stamps in 9 weeksand earn a free book, a Grand Prize Drawing Ticket, and a Rock Star stamp.
Kids: Track your Reading, Creating, and Exploring each week. Log 5 or more days of reading each week to earn an incentive prize, a Grand Prize Drawing Ticket, and a weekly READ stamp. Collect 7 or more READ stamps in 9 weeks and earn a free book, a Grand Prize Drawing Ticket, and a Rockstar stamp.
Teens: Log 2 hours of reading each week.A weekly participation prize and a Grand Prize Drawing Ticket may be picked up once you’ve logged your reading for the week. Get your Grand Prize Drawing Tickets when you pick up your weekly prizes.
Adults: Log your titles as you finish each book, or log a community event that you attended. Each week’s drawing occurs the Monday following that week. Winners will be notified via email or phone. All participants who submitted at least one title are automatically entered in the Grand Prize drawing.
2018 Kids Summer Reading Program. May 29 – August 24. Sign up any time the library is open, starting May 29. Read for prizes, weekly events & hands-on activities, free and fun for everyone! Drop In and Read Kickoff – Tuesday, June 5 2 to 6 p.m. We’re kicking off the Summer Reading Program with the King! “Elvis John” Hardginski will be rocking and wailing for reading.
It’s sure to be a hunka hunka lotta fun. Dancing is encouraged!. Sign up for Summer Reading, then kick back and read for 20 minutes to receive a FREE one-day pass to Pollock Community Water Park. Available to kids and teens while supplies last.
Summer Reading Adventure
June 9 – August 20, 2018
Sign up at any Brown County Library for the Summer Reading Adventure to receive your reading record. Kickoff event Saturday, June 9, 2018 10am-12 at the Central Library Reading Garden featuring children’s musician, Randy Peterson!
Central Library – downtown Green Bay
515 Pine Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin
1060 Orlando Drive, Ashwaubenon
The Bookmobile travels to locations throughout Brown County. Find a schedule here.
Located in Denmark High School 450 N. Wall Street, Denmark, Wisconsin
East Branch – Green Bay
2255 Main Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Kress Family Branch – De Pere
333 N. Broadway, De Pere, Wisconsin
222 W. Pulaski Street, Pulaski, Wisconsin
Southwest Branch – Green Bay
974 Ninth Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Weyers-Hilliard Branch – Howard
2680 Riverview Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin
615 Main Street, Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Many other libraries extending throughout the Fox Valley also offer summer reading programs. Please find more information on their websites: Hortonville Public Library , Brillion Public Library, Oshkosh Public Library, and Brown County Network of Libraries.
The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:
- Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
- Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 15th and September 3rd, 2018. Find a Store
- Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
Feed Your Brain
Read 15 minutes a day to keep up an appetite for reading all summer long.
(Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.)
Slay dragons. Ride broomsticks. Unlock portals. Cast spells. FEED YOUR BRAIN® & fuel the power of your imagination this summer.
Download and use this reading log in June and July. Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week. Once you’ve reached 300 minutes or more, bring your reading log into your local HPB store to claim your Bookworm Bucks on or before August 30, 2018.