Sturm Memorial Library • 130 North Bridge Street, Manawa, WI 54949 • (920) 596-2252 | Contact Us

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Tails & Tails

June 7 - July 30, 2021
The Sturm Memorial Library Summer Library Program

Our Summer Library Program designed to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books, and activities. This program is free, and there are no fees for any of the events or activities.
Beginning June 7, 2021, you can start recording your reading and participate in the activities located in the Beanstack app or website.

How do I Start?

  • Download the mobile app, Beanstack Tracker, to your device. It’s available in the GooglePlay (Android) and App Store (iOS). (or visit to sign up with a computer)
  • Search for your Library. (find a site)
  • Tap Sign up! (or Sign In if you already have an account)
  • Create an Account.
  • Add Readers.
  • Follow the prompts to complete registration.
  • Tap Discover at the bottom of the screen and register for Challenges.
  • Touch the + to log your reading and activities.
  • Track your Badges and see your Stats.

You will automatically be directed to the appropriate activities based on the reader's age.  There are four age groups: 0-6, 7-11, 12-17, and 18+.
If you wish to be contacted about prizes and drawings, be sure to include an email address or telephone number as part of your Beanstack profile.
All prizes must be picked up in person at 130 N. Bridge Street, Manawa, WI.

Special Summer Events

Stuffie Sleepover – Drop your favorite stuffed animal off at the Library by 5:30 p.m. June 17 for a Stuffie Sleepover. We will chaperone your pet and send it home with some special photographs from its mischievous night with the other stuffies.

Dinohunt with Milwaukee Public Museum – Join us on a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where we’ll learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them! June 22 2:00 p.m. via Zoom (Registration Required, pick up kit in advance)

Rodeo Royalty Meet & Greet – A Manawa tradtion! Meet the Rodeo Queen, Princess, and their horses. July 2 10:00 a.m. at the Library

Ice Cream Social with Wisconsin Workers 4-HJuly 2 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (or until it's gone!) at the Library

Puppy Workshop – We'll share a story and then create our own adorable, super soft, stuffed puppies! July 20 4:00-4:45 p.m. via Zoom (Registration Required, pick up kit in advance)

Splashpad Storytime – Join us for stories in the park followed by some fun in the Splashpad! We'll bring the books, you bring a blanket or towel for comfy seating. 9:30 a.m. July 15 and 29 at Manawa Area Veterans Freedom Park.

Preschool Zoom Storytime 9:00 a.m. June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21, 28  (Visit the Library for supplies and Zoom invitation)

Link to Hedgehog paper folding technique