Summer Library Program


Registration Begins June 1 at the library & online here. Click here for more information.
Visit Monona Library, sign up for a free library card, pick up a reading record or print one out, check out books, and read.

You will win prizes donated by local sponsors when you complete the Reading Log! Reading Adventure Sponsors will be listed on our website and posted in the library. When you finish the Reading Log, complete Overtime Reading Tickets to win more prizes. There are four Reading Adventure levels:  

Read to Me (birth to Age 4)
Super Readers (entering K to grade 5)
Unmasked Readers (entering grades 6 to 8)
Caped Crusaders (high school and adults)

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Did we mention that there are fun, free events and games happening throughout the summer at the Monona Library!?  For more information about an event, click on the title. To register, click on RSVP.
Storytimes for Babies, Toddlers, and Young Children. RSVP
Hora de Cuentos: Spanish Storytimes Martes, junio 30, julio 7, 14, y 21 a las 4 p.m.
Family Fun Nights! Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m.
◦ Wednesdays @ One Family Fun Days, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Spanish Game Days.
  Sábado Impresionante: Awesome Saturday. Sábado 11 de julio a las 10:00 a.m.  / Saturday, July 11 at 10am.
  ¡Cómo juegan los niños alrededor del mundo: Children Play Around the World! Sábado 1 de Agosto a las 10:00a.m.
Discovery Days for children ages 6 to 12. Thursdays at 1 p.m. RSVP
Prehistoric Explorers, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. Family program. RSVP
LEGO Bricks Building Days for ages 5 to 12. RSVP
Display & Play! August 15, 1 to 4 p.m. For the whole family. RSVP
Read to a Dog! Independent readers register to read to a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog.
Culver's Scoopie Night! August 11, 5 to 8 p.m.
Summer Events for ages 12 to 16, Disc Golf, Writing, Stop Motion Animation, and more! RSVP
Events for Older Teens & Adults.

EVENTS FOR TEENS (ages 12 to 16) 
Click here for more information about events and the reading program.
The 2015 Summer Reading Program theme is Unmask! The theme celebrates the inner you as well as touching on superheroes, folk heroes, community heroes, and other heroes. Events, book displays, and DIY activities will be available, all free. There is also a Reading Program with great prizes!

Teen Volunteers Needed:  Click here for more information.
What? Award prizes, register readers for the summer program, help with special events, prepare materials for programs.
 Why? Get service hours for school, add it to your job and college applications, learn more about the library, get invited to special teen events, have something to do during the summer in air-conditioning! The deadline for returning applications is Tuesday, May 26 at noon. For more information contact Karen Wendt at

Click here for more information about events and the reading program.
Monona Library has a wide variety of programs and services for teens and adults scheduled
year round. Look for the following activities and services: Book a Librarian, One-on-One Tech Tutoring with Dan, Art Escape, Fearless Crafters, Seasonal Chefs, Flipster and Consumer Reports Online, Tech Programs, Book Clubs, Green Tuesdays & Natural Step, Monona History Club, and of course, the popular Summer Reading Program.

Thank you to: Angelo's, Benvenuto's, Culver's on Cottage Grove Road, Fat Jack's, Food Fight, Inc., Fraboni's, Glass Nickel PIzza, Hometown News Group, Ken's Meat & Deli, Lazy Jane's, Madison Knitters' Guild, Madison Monona Lioness Club, Monona State Bank, Noodles & Company, Old Chicago, Schuster's Playtime Farm, Madison Mallards, Dane County Fair, Eugster's Farm, Pizza Hut, Milwaukee Planetarium, Starbucks, Weinberger Family, South Central Library System, and The Friends of Monona Public Library.