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Summer Reading 2020
June 15 - August 22
Our Summer Reading Challenge offers fun for all ages!
Visit the website or download the Beanstack Tracker, and start logging your reading on June 15!
Little Kids, ages 0-5;
School-age Kids, entering Grades K-5
Download Beanstack, log your reading, and participate in challenge activities! Families and schools can log their reading for multiple people under one account.
Get a free book just for participating!
We will draw for winners of weekly prize packs and Grand Prizes at the end of the summer.
Entering Grades 6-12
Download Beanstack, choose a challenge activity, read a book, and log it! Families and schools can log their reading for multiple people under one account.
Get a free book just for participating!
We will draw for winners of weekly prize packs and a Grand Prize at the end of the summer.
Download Beanstack, choose a challenge activity, read a book, and log it!
We will draw multiple prize winners at the end of the summer!
Take a look at our blog for booklists themed to Summer Reading 2020!
Special Programs Online
Visit us at facebook.com/monroepubliclibrary.
Miller & Mike Circus Comedy
Watch on Facebook! Available Wednesday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 7
Clowns and jugglers, magicians and comedians and so much more. Combining circus skills with good clean comedy, Miller & Mike are making memories one show at a time.
Storytelling with Sadarri & Company
Watch on Facebook! Available Thursday, July 23
Get ready for crazy mixed-up fairytales, tailor-made tunes, and newly-designed nursery rhymes. Award-winning storytelling troupe Sadarri & Company will amaze you with their unique blend of music, movement and hilarious character voices.
Project Home Maintenance Tips
Want to do some small fixes around your home? On Facebook, we will share videos from Project Home on how to keep your home safe and healthy. Share your questions with us, and Project Home will answer them in a later video!
Looking to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? On Facebook, we will share online programs and information from our friends at Alzheimer's Association, Wisconsin Chapter.
Summer Events at the Library
Friday, August 21 at 2:00 PM
All are welcome
Join us in the library’s front yard for a socially-distanced percussion spectacular! Drummer Elmore Lawson will introduce the Djembe drum, a traditional instrument of West Africa, and other percussion instruments for an exploration of sound and culture! Everyone will get to play as we make music together.
Fun project kits for kids will be shared with you through Curbside Service!
Grab-and-Go Projects for ages 0-5
Scavenger Hunt for ages 6-11
Mobile Challenges for ages 12-18
Call us or chat during staffed hours to specifically request one of these kits.
Weekly Programs Online
Join us every Monday morning on Facebook for Storytime! The video will be posted early, so you can have Storytime when it works for you. Ms Andrea and Ms Laura will share stories, songs, and rhymes geared to ages 0-6.
LEGO Live Challenge
Join us on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM on Facebook for live building challenges! Grab your LEGO bricks and build along with our staff. You can comment with ideas and share your creations. The Live Challenges are geared toward school-age kids, but everyone can play!
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
We'll post a Letter of the Week on Instagram, and you guess where to find that letter in Monroe. Then, it's up to you! Go explore letters in your neighborhood! Share your pictures with us using #MonroeAlphabet.
Every Friday, Laura the Librarian will post a video on Facebook for the adult crowd. We'll do some PaperCraft, some book discussion, some New Book Tuesday, and more.
Clue Mystery Game
Get weekly hints on Facebook about which library staff member left a big mess! Read the story and vote for your choice. One participant will win a prize at the end of the game!
Why is summer reading important? Children who don't read during the summer actually forget things they've learned and experience learning loss! By the end of 6th grade, a child could be 2 grade levels behind their peers. By reading over the summer, kids can avoid this summer slide!
Summer reading encourages kids read to whatever they want, and instills a love of reading for pleasure. Kids who read for fun will often out-perform and read more than those who don't read for fun.
Monroe Public Library provides summer reading for all ages (adults, too!) because we like to encourage and celebrate lifelong reading! Plus, when parents and kids participate in summer reading together, reading becomes a family activity.