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A Universe of Stories (Summer Library Program)

Summer Reading at the Library Begins June 10, 2019

Let us show you a fun way to keep those reading skills sharp over the summer!
Our program runs from June 10 through August 2 - Sign up any time during the program!
Sign up is quick, easy, and you set the pace.

Read to Me
Babies – Kindergarten
Parents or caregivers will read to a child and participate in simple but fun early literacy activities. Child will be able to pick out a book to keep.

Grades 1-6
This individually paced program offers youth different opportunities for reading and hands on activities to keep the summer slide from digging in. Something fun will be happening every day at the library!

7th grade and up
Stop in any time to sign up for activities and challenges.

Library Programs

Preschool Palooza, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – June 12, June 26, July 10 (ages 0-5)

Lunch Bunch, Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. – June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30 (ages 8+)

Lego Lab Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. - June 18, July 23, Aug. 27 (ages 7+)

Sage the Tail Waggin' Tutor Fridays 3:15-4:30 p.m. - June 28, July 26, Aug. 23 (ages 5+)

Beginner Slime Lab Thursday July 18 at 2:00 p.m. (ages 5-7)

Movie Time
Thursday August 15 at 3:00 p.m. (ages 7+)

Special Programs

Summer Reading Kick Off Featuring Stuart Stotts
Tuesday June 11, 2019
2:30 p.m. at the Library (all ages)

A Wisconsin family favorite since 1986, author, storyteller, and songwriter Stuart Stotts puts on a show that one third-grade fan claims is "even better than recess." His music is funny, engaging, educational, and filled with meaning and positive messages.

The ULTIMATE Game Show!
Thursday June 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. at Little Wolf High School (all ages)

Dan Kirk will be the game show host and you might be the star of the show! The ULTIMATE Game Show combines games of skill with games of knowledge for ULTIMATE fun!
Who will be The ULTIMATE Winner? Will it be you?

Rodeo Lunch Bunch
Tuesday July 2, 2019
12:15 p.m. at the Library (ages 8+)
Sturm Memorial Library celebrates the Manawa Mid-Western Rodeo with its annual Rodeo Lunch with the Rodeo Queen and Princess. A picnic lunch will be served.

Free Ice Cream Sundaes
Friday July 5, 2019
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. at the Library (all ages)

Wisconsin Workers 4-H will serve some sweet treats.

A Universe of Art with Mary Tooley
Tuesday July 9, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Library (all ages)

Artist Mary Tooley is back with fresh ideas for projects guaranteed to spark your creativity. Drop in from 2 – 4 p.m.

NEW Zoo Zoomobile
Wednesday July 24, 2019
2:30 p.m. at the Library (all ages)

The NEW Zoo is coming to you! The NEW Zoo’s Zoomobile will bring live animals for you to learn about. Presentation is followed by opportunity for close-up looks and possibly even petting the animals.

Finale Picnic Featuring Bob Kann
“An Outrageous Good Time”
Thursday August 1, 2019
11:00 a.m. at the Library (all ages)

Bob uses storytelling, juggling, magic, and everything but the kitchen sink to “make em’ laugh.” Stick around for the annual summer picnic serving up your favorite picnic foods including ice cream!