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The teen page is where you'll find upcoming events for teens and recommended book titles from Library staff. If you want to recommend a book, send us the name and author and we'll post if for you. If you would like to contribute a review about a book you just read let Ellen know. We want to know what everyone is reading!

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Oceans of Possibilities!

June 6 - July 29, 2022

Summer reading is a fun 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.  As you read books and engage in the activities, you are eligible to win badges and earn drawing entries. The best way to track your progress is through the Beanstack app or web site.  Beginning June 6, 2022, you can start recording your reading time and participate in the activities, located in Beanstack. (We will provide paper records for our patrons that do not have access to Beanstack. Stop at the library to pick one up or print one with the links below.)

How do I Start?
To get the most out of your summer reading experience, we recommend that you create a Beanstack account.  Parents can also create accounts for their children.  In Beanstack, you can view the available activities, enter the books you have read, write book reviews and more.  As you progress you will earn badges and be entered into a drawing at the end of the summer. To register, visit the Beanstack website or login through the app.
Any prizes earned must be picked up in person at 130 N. Bridge Street, Manawa WI.

Beanstack app available for iOS and Android.

Beanstack will automatically direct you to the appropriate activities based on your age.  There are four age groups: 0-6, 7-11, 12-17 and 18+. If you wish to be contacted about prizes and drawings, please include an email address or telephone number as part of your Beanstack profile.

Special Events
June 6 – SLP Begins!
June 9 – Stuart Stotts 2:00 p.m. (all ages)
June 16 – Splashpad Storytime 9:30 a.m. (all ages)
June 17 – Sage, the Tail Waggin’ Tutor 3:15 p.m. (ages 5+)
June 21 – Mad Science Presents Fire & Ice 10:00 a.m. (all ages) at MES
June 22 – Builders Club (ages 6+)
June 30 – Splashpad Storytime 9:30 a.m. (all ages)
July 1 – Rodeo Royalty Meet & Greet 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (all ages)
July 1 – Free Ice Cream Sundaes 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (all ages)
July 7 – Baby Polar Bear Workshop 2:30 p.m. (Reg. Required) (ages 4+)
July 14 – Corcoran Puppets 2:30 p.m. (all ages)
July 15 – Sage, the Tail Waggin’ Tutor 3:15 p.m. (ages 5+)
July 26 – Duke Otherwise 6:30 p.m. at MAVF Park (all ages)
July 20 – Builders Club (ages 6+)
July 28 – Splashpad Storytime 9:30 a.m. (all ages)

Alternate Reading Logs
Logo for summer reading program "Oceans of Possiblities"

Oceans of Possbilities June 7-July 29

The summer program for teens at Sturm Memorial Library will include using the Beanstack app to earn badges for reading, doing activities and attending programs and earning chances for basket drawings. The line up  of programs promises to have something for everyone. Library staff will be promoting the program in the classrooms in May. Flyers for the program and a schedule of events will be available at that time. Let's have some summer fun!

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SML Book Club

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The next book pick for the SML Book Club is All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss. The book discussion will be on held on Wednesday October 5th at 4pm. All the Little Hopes takes place in North Carolina, during World War II.Two girls--Lucy Brown and Allie Bert Tucker--decide to solve crimes just like Nancy Drew. Their chance comes when a man goes missing from town. Before they can solve the case, a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp opens, and more men go missing. Together the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is. You can order a copy of the book on Infosoup by clicking here or call the library at 920-596-2252 and  we'll order a copy for you. The SML Book Club is open to anyone aged 16 and up and new members are always welcome.