It doesn't start until June 13th, but you can come sign up now. We have some great volunteers that can help you get started as soon as you walk in the door. Also, don't be worried about being bored this summer, look at all the awesome things we have planned for you and yours!
2011 SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM:
June 13th-August 3rd
ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES
Summer Reading Challenge
June 13-August 6
Open to newborn-grade 6
Children are invited to "Read to Feed" and help provide animals to families around the world. These animals will include a flock of chicks, a flock of ducks and geese, a hive of honeybees, a trio of rabbits, and even a water buffalo.
Part of the Heifer International summer reading program. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of the Mukwonago Community Library.
Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 PM
Share ghastly ghost stories, sing silly camp songs, play goofy games, adn stuff your face with marshmallows.
THE TROUBLE WITH TROLLS
Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 PM
Enjoy the classic story of the Three Biily Goats Gruff and one of its twisted variations, re-enact the story in a Reader's Theater, and test your skill at a Troll Toss.
LULLABIES FOR LITTLE ONES:
an Evening Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 PM
This program is designed for children and their caregivers to enjoy together. It features Mother Goose, books, songs, bouncy rhymes, fingerplays, and lots of fun for little ones and their caregivers. (Older children are invited to attend Bedtime Buddies.) Recommended for families with children ages newborn-36 months.
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 PM
Wear your pajamas, bring a "bedtime buddy," and come to the library for an evening filled with books and fun. Recommended for families with children ages 3-8.
POETRY ALIVE! Poetry Performance Like Nothing Else!
Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 PM
Enjoy poetry performances of many of your favorite poetry classics. Shows have lots of audience participantion so get ready to join Poetry Alive! on stage. Yoy'll never see poetry in the same way again. Sponsored by the Waukesha County Federated Library System.
FAMILY FILM NIGHT
Wear your jammies and bring a pillow and blanket to snuggle into. Popcorn will be served. Call the Library for titles. For families of all ages.
SSSNAKE STORY WRITING CONTEST
Open to grades K-12
In 100 words or less, write a story about an explorer, a tiara, and a giant snake. The story must include all three elements! One winner will be chosen in each of three age categories: grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. The winners will each receive a trophy plush giant snake. Contest ends Saturday, August 6. Pick up your official entry form at the Library beginning Monday, June 13.
MAGICAL RIDE DRAWING EVENT
Open to children of all ages.
Imagine you are taking a magical ride around the world. Show us how you would get there. All entries will receive a coupon for a cool, custardy treat. Contest ends Saturday, August 6. Pick up your official entry form at the Library beginning Monday, June 13.
GUESS HOW MANY FEATHERS!
Open to grades K-12.
Guess how many many are in our container and you could win a plush blue Macaw. To be eligible, be the closets without going over. Contest ends Saturday, August 6.
SKATEBOARD DESIGN CONTEST
Open to grades 7-12.
Create the artwork for a skateboard deck and earn a chance to win a skateboard from Won-A-Go Biking. Your design should be two-dimentional and approximately 8 x 32 inches. Contest ends Saturday, August 6.
For families of all ages. No registration necessary.
These events will be held in the lower level at the Mukwonago Village Hall, 440 River Crest Court.
June 15, 10:00 AM
Doug the Jug: "Juggling Extravanganza."
June 22, 10:00 AM
Jerry Falkenstein, Storyteller: "Circle the Globe with Storytelling."
June 29, 10:00 AM
Fox & Branch, Musicians: "Family Folk Music"
July 6, 10:00 AM
David HB Drake, Musician: "What a Wonderful World"
July 13, 10:00 AM
Jim Mitchell, Magician: "One World, Many Stories"
July 20, 10:00 AM
Nature in the Parks: "One Butterfly, Three Countries"
July 27, 10:00 AM
Tom Kastle, Musician: "Maritime Music"
August 3, 10:00 AM
Puppet Story Theater: "Puppet Travels"
For ages newborn to 36 months
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
June 16-August 4
This program is designed for children and their caregivers to enjoy together. It features Mother Goose, books, songs, bouncy rhymes, fingerplays, and lots of fun for little ones and their caregivers. (Older children are invited to attend our Wonderful Wednesdays Series.) No registration is necessary.
PAWS TO READ
For readers of all ages
Visit the library and read a poem, picture book, or book chapter to Navarre, B.J., or Zeus the Therapy Dogs. Drop in; no registration necessary.
Navarre the Samoyed
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
July 5, 12, 19, 23
Zeus the American Bulldog mix
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
June 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20
B.J. the Rottweiller
Fridays, 10:00 AM
June 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29