Give the gift of reading to a child or teen in Marinette County this holiday season. The Crivitz, Marinette, and Wausaukee public libraries are collecting NEW books to give to local partners, which will distribute the books to children and teens in need this holiday season. Together we can make a positive difference in the lives of children in our county. Please contact your local public library for more information.
Get ALL the Summer Reading Club details here!
You may have read or heard about some of our Summer Reading Club programs, but be sure to look at all the wonderful events included in our June-July “Build a Better World” themed Program Guide 8×14
Please note that one event is NOT listed in the guide: Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. Mary Tooley will present her “Animals are Builders Too!” program for school age children. They will learn about animals and construct their own take home paper spider web and spider.
August events are also in the guide.
REGISTRATION and PRIZES:
The Summer Reading Club kick-off is on June 1, from 5-7 p.m. You can register,participate in activities, and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
To go with the theme, participants will be able to vote via sticker for a charity via their reading and completion of various activities. (Donation lists will also be available.) Completing reading and activities will also earn participants a weekly STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kit, such as a catapult, to take home.
Local elementary schools will be competing for a reading trophy and a special “Pete the Cat” Story time at their school.
Weekly activities for ages 0-18 include Maker Mondays, Summer Story Time,Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Teen Scene, Volunteens, Tinker Thursday, Walking Book Club, and puzzles/games, guessing jar
Activities for adults and teens include Books Outside the Box, Genealogy for Beginners, Local History Resources, Walking Book Club, puzzles/games, guessing jar, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
Special Events : Boldt Blocks, Pokémon Trainer Club, Animals are Builders Too!, Moms’ Clean Air Force (air quality), Pete the Cat Story Time, Lego Story Club, and Computer Coding Camp
**No programs the week of July 3-8**
All library programs are free and open to the public.
They’re back! Join a reader dog for some quality time this month. Now open to adults and children, we are offering 15 minute sessions on Wednesday November 9th and December 14th. Please call Miss Lara to schedule your session today! 715.732.7570
This month we are offering two nights of family fun at 6 p.m. in the Community Room:
Wednesday, October 5th will be LEGO night
Wednesday, October 19th will be family GAME night (bring your own or play one of ours!)
Children under 12 must have a parent with them.
Teen Scene is held on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30, this program is for ages 12-18. We will have different revolving events each month. Please contact Miss Lara if you need more information. Remember, all programs at the library are free and you do not need to have a library card.
9/7: First Dibs/TAG Meeting: First Dibs allows you a sneak peek at the new YA (young adult) books we have ordered. You will also have the chance to check them out. TAG is the Teen Advisory Group. We would like to have teen input on upcoming changes to the YA section and this is your chance to help make an awesome space for YOU!
9/14: Game Night: Come play games with us. Bring your own or play one of ours.
9/21: Mandala Rocks: Get creative and paint something! Dress for mess.
9/28: Lego Night: Build to the monthly theme OR free build.
Fall Itsy Bitsy Story Time will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Designed for ages 0-3 with a parent or caregiver, this story time features, songs, rhymes, fingerplay, books, social time, and occasionally a craft!
September Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21,9/28
October: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
November: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (no IBST 11/23 OR 11/30)
December: 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 (no IBST 12/28 OR 1/4/17)
Phew! Such a busy summer and more fun to be had. Join us in August…. You can view or print the Coming Soon Brochure August 2016 by clicking. Be sure to join us for our Harry Potter celebration on August 11th too! Please call if you need to preregister or have questions. 715.732.7570
We are pleased to announce that our Summer Reading Club will begin with our “OPENING CEREMONIES” on Thursday, June 2 from 5-7 pm. Join us for activities, a make and take, snacks, and more! If you would like ALL the fabulous details, feel free to take a peek and/or print the document below. (It is set up to be run two sided as a booklet.) There is SO much going on this summer that it just would not fit on one sheet. For a great overview, see a brief video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT_0ZgOMG-E
Early birds can plan ahead by checking out OR printing here: Program Guide