Summer Program

Summer Reading Adventure for All Ages!
Simply select the age appropriate program that you would like to participate in, sign-up, read the rules, log your progress, and collect prizes*.
Did we mention that there are fun events and games happening throughout the summer at the Monona Library!?
Select the appropriate links below for sign-up, rules & prizes, reading recommendations, and to view upcoming Summer Reading events!
Events For Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (ages birth to 6)

Reading Club

Family Fun Day

Events for School-Aged Children (ages 5 to 11)

June 2: Meet & Greet! Meet the new Children's Librarian and some of our superhero library staff. Get to know the people who work at Monona Library.
They are part of your child's community! Staff will talk briefly about the different roles they have and take children on short tours of their personal work spaces!
We want children to think about what these individuals do and how they are library superheroes who help people. Even though they don't always get thanked,
these superheroes still feel good about helping.

June 9: Meet & Greet! The Recycle Bug brings an Artrageous Art project and talks about her work as an artist.

June 16:

June 23:

June 30: The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular, Curt Strutz.

July 7:  Meet & Greet! The Recycle Bug brings an Artrageous Art project 

July 14: Meet & Greet! The Madison Audubon Society will talk about who they are and what they do. They will also bring a fun Bird Program to share.

June 17 - Suit Up Superhero Kickoff Party!
June 24 - Mr. Billy. "Super Superhero Songs: Classic Rock for Kids and Families”
July 8 - Tricksters, Travelers, and Heroes!
July 15 - Every Hero Has a Story! Tom Kastle.
July 22 - Costume Contest! So you think you’re a Super Hero?
July 29 - Finale! 1pm Sadarri & Company 2pm Secret Identity Fair!

July 9: Super Heroes Obstacle Course!
Leap tall building, crawl through the mine, walk across Hot Lava, Rescue a kitty from the tree (jumping), Help the Old Lady/Man cross the street. Hula hoop. Spider Web crawl (red streamers; pinterest), CRAFT: Make your own armbands (toilet tubes) or word balloon, lollipop superhero (pinterest); photo booth 

July 16: Duct Tape Costume Accessories!

July 23: Hero City Paper Craft

July 30: Stop-Motion Superhero Animation! Make your own movie.






Events for Teens (ages 12 to 17)
  • Teen Volunteer Program
  • Summer Reading Program 
  • Parties & Programs
  • Friday, June 26 at 6 to 8p.m. Disc Golf in the Library! An exclusive after hours teen event. It's time again to have fun in the library after-hours and throw mini-Frisbees around at mini-disc golf baskets and other home-made obstacles. Space is limited to 30 teens so register early! Prizes for disc golf and Door Prizes!
  • Thursday, July 16 at 3p.m. The Tips & Tricks of Writing. Do you love to write? Do you have a story just pestering you to be written? Have you always thought it would be fun to write a book? Join author Chrisa Thomas for a fun, interactive writing workshop about the tips and tricks of writing. Learn how to plan a story, create great characters, get through the big bad messy middle of the book, e
  • Date TBA: Make Up Your Own SuperHero! Drawing, Writing, Talking about favorite superhero characters
  • Monday, August 3 from 2 to 4p.m. Stop-Motion Superhero Animation!
Events for Adults
  • Summer Reading Program