Summer Library Program

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Stop into Monona Library, sign up for a free library card, pick up a reading record, check out books, read.
You could be a winner of prizes donated by local sponsors! You may also sign up online to download a reading record. Complete Overtime Tickets to win more prizes. Sponsors will be listed on our website and posted in the library.
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)

Did we mention that there are fun events and games happening throughout the summer at the Monona Library!? 
Registration for events begins May 15.  For more information about an event, click on the title. To register, click on RSVP.

August 11, 5 to 8 p.m.

Culver’s Restaurant and Monona Public Library join forces for one night! Dine at Culver's on Cottage Grove Road and raise funds for the Monona Library Children’s Room. 
August 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Family/All Ages.
Hear a tale about hometown heroes who unearthed fossils from Wisconsin’s Ice Age.  Come for the story time and stay for the hands-on fossils and prehistoric crafts! Sponsored by the American Girl Fund for Children and the Friends of the Geology Museum. Co-sponsored by The American Girl Fund for Children and The Friends of the Geology Museum.  
Saturday, August 15, 1 to 4 p.m.

For all ages.
WISLUG creations and we will have a building area in the Children’s Room for visitors of all ages. This event is a chance for families to check out the work of the Wisconsin LEGO Users Group, meet WISLUG builders, and build your own creation! We will display the top judged creations and we will post pictures of all creations on FB.

Wednesday, June 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Independent readers may register to read for 20 minutes to a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. Register in advance in person or by calling (608) 222-6127.

EVENTS FOR TEENS (ages 12 to 16) 
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The 2015 Summer Reading Program theme is Unmasked! 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, free for ages 12 to 16 and for youth of all abilities.
There is also a Reading Program with great prizes!

Teen Volunteers Needed
Teen volunteers are vital to the success of our summer program by helping children sign up for the Summer Reading Program and awarding reading prizes. Volunteers also help with activities, performances, storytimes, crafts, events, games, contests, and decorating. The teen volunteer program provides opportunities for teens to interact with young children, demonstrate skills such as cooperation and responsibility, and develop good work habits. Teen volunteers will be invited to special events, receive prizes, and a letter of reference at the end of the summer.
Pick up a Teen Volunteer application at the Monona Public Library or
download one from our website beginning May 1.
The deadline for returning applications is Tuesday, May 26 at noon.
For more information contact Karen Wendt at
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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.