A Universe of Stories Summer Reading 2019

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Program materials can be picked up at Friday Memorial Library beginning June 10, 2019.


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Birth through 3 years

A Universe of Stories

 


Benefits for early learners in a summer reading program:

Young children will gain self-confidence and a love for reading, books and the library.

  • The groundwork will be laid for children to become lifelong readers and learners
  • Entire families will have the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate summer reading programs
  • Completion of the program will give children a sense of accomplishment and belonging
  • Parents and caregivers will gain knowledge about early literacy and
    learning activities at the library that they can continue at home

Program Materials:

Galaxy Guide: includes instructions, stamp and reading tracker.

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the galaxy guide
  3. Track your reading in the galaxy guide
  4. Attend Babygarten each Monday at 10:00 am in June & July
  5. Return your completed galaxy guide at the end of each 4 weeks to earn prizes from local businesses

Prizes:

Each time you visit the Library, collect a stamp. Receive 4 stamps to earn a free book. Additional stamps will earn raffle tickets.

Read to your child often. Meet your reading goal to receive coupons for prizes from local sponsors.

Participate in Library programs. Complete a raffle ticket at each event for chances to win additional prizes from local sponsors. Raffle tickets will only be available at events.

Galaxy guides must be redeemed at Friday Memorial Library:

Guide 1: July 8-20

Guide 2: August 5-17

 

 

Featured Classes:  check calendar

Babygarten: Mondays at 10:00 am in June & July 

Rhymes, stories, and play time for children ages birth to 24 months. Check calendar for details.

 

Afternoon Performers: Select Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

All Wednesday afternoon performers will be in Glover Park unless otherwise noted. Check our calendar for details.

Evening Performers: Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

All Tuesday evening performers will be in Glover Park unless otherwise noted. Check our calendar for details.

 

 

 

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Age 4 through grade 5 

 


A Universe of Stories

Benefits for children in a summer reading program:

Summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective.
For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.

  • Children are motivated to read
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books and the library
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively

 


 

Program Materials:

Mayor Fred

Galaxy Guide: includes instructions, stamp and reading tracker.

 

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the galaxy guide
  3. Attend the programs and classes for school-age children
  4. Track your reading in the galaxy guide
  5. Return your completed the galaxy guide at the end of each 4 weeks to earn prizes from local businesses
  6. Complete the Mayor's Reading Challenge (see galaxy guide for details)

 

Prizes:

Each time you visit the library, collect a stamp. Receive 4 stamps to earn a free book. Additional stamps will earn raffle tickets.

Read for 20 minutes each day and mark off the days on the provided calendar. Meet your reading goal to receive coupons for prizes from local sponsors.

Participate in Library programs. Complete a raffle ticket at each event
for chances to win additional prizes from local sponsors. Raffle tickets will only be available at events.

Galaxy guides must be redeemed at Friday Memorial Library:

Guide 1: July 8-20

Guide 2: August 5-17

 

Complete the Mayor's Reading Challenge and receive a special medal* and be recognized at the August 12, 2019 City Council Meeting.

*Medals sponsored by:Willilamson & Siler, S.C. & Bernard's Northtown.


    New Richmond Airport Culver's Kwik Trip Pete's Pizza  Moore Imprints WESTconsin
Williamson & Siler, S.C. Attorneys at Law Jimmy Johns Bremer Bank First National Bank Metropolis Gathering Games
         Bernard's Northtown McDonald's Chipotle Taco Bell St. Croix Harley-Davidson Garibaldis
Green Bay Packers Give Back Centre Kiwanis Domino's Papa Murphy's Family Fresh



Featuring:  check calendar

Wednesday Afternoon Entertainment at 2:00 pm

All Wednesday performers will be in Glover Park unless otherwise noted. Check our calendar for details.

June 12: Science Tellers

June 26: Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo

July 10: The Jolly Pops

July 24: Raptors of MN & WI

August 7: Orbit Earth Expo at New Richmond Airport

 

Tuesday Evening Entertainment at 6:00 pm

All Tuesday performers will be in Glover Park unless otherwise noted. Check our calendar for details.

June 18: The Big Fun Show

July 16: The Magic of Isaiah

August 20: Magician Kevin Hall

 

Classes:

Summer Stories: Thursdays June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25 at 10:00 am

For Pre-K plus. Join us for an interactive story time with stories, songs, and activities. Themes will include fishing, camping, summer treats, space, and more

 

Sit. Stay. Read.

Grab a book and read to one of our therapy dogs, Alaska, Lola or Tucker. This is a wonderful way for kids to practice their reading skills in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Alaska or Lola: Saturdays, June 1, July 6, & August 3 at 10:00 am

Tucker: Tuesdays, June 4 & 18; July 2, 16 & 30; August 6 & 20 at 3:00 pm

 

Saturday Stories & More: 10:00 am

June 15: Space Fun at the StoryWalk™: Join us in Mary Park to explore the newest StoryWalk title I Am Neil Armstrong, taste astronaut foods, test your balance, and more.  

July 20: Journey to the Red Planet: Come sit on a large map of Mars and learn about space from NASA Ambassador Christopher Mick of Space St. Croix, a non-profit located in Hudson, Wisconsin focused on bringing cool information and experiences about the universe to local youth.

August 17: Characters Welcome: Meet Paddington Bear: Meet Paddington Bear and help us celebrate our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduates of 2018-2019! Everyone is welcome to share in this interactive storytime with Paddington.

 

Space Crafts: Tuesdays, July 2 & 30 at 2:00 pm

Prepare to get messy. We will make various arts and crafts. Best for grades Kindergarten through 4th Grade.

 

Rockets to the Moon: Tuesday, August 13 at 2:00 pm. For ages 9+, Registration Required.

How many planets are in our solar system? How far is the earth from the moon? Youth will create scale models to answer these questions and look into the depths of our solar system. In addition, youth will design and build air powered rockets that they will blast off at the end of the workshop. Join us in discovering the depths of space. 

 

 

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Teens grades 6-12

Benefits for teens in a summer reading program:

For many teen readers, the library is the only space offering free access to age-appropriate programs, resources, and expertise in their community.

  • Many teenagers find enjoyment in reading
  • High levels of literacy are needed for higher education and future employment
  • Most standardized tests that teenagers will take include a reading comprehension portion

 

Program Materials:

Galaxy Guide: includes instructions, stamp and reading tracker.

Teens

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the galaxy guide
  3. Attend the programs and classes for teens
  4. Track your reading in the galaxy guide
  5. Return your completed galaxy guide at the end of each 4 weeks to earn prizes from local businesses

 

Prizes:

Each time you visit the library, collect a stamp. Receive 4 stamps to earn a free book. Additional stamps will earn raffle tickets.

Read for 30 minutes each day and mark off the days on the provided calendar. Meet your reading goal to receive coupons for prizes from local sponsors.

Participate in Library programs. Complete a raffle ticket at each event
for chances to win additional prizes from local sponsors. Raffle tickets will only be available at events.

Galaxy guides must be redeemed at Friday Memorial Library:

Guide 1: July 8-20

Guide 2: August 5-17

 

 

  
       St. Croix Harley-Davidson
Culver's Sweet Beet Bakery Kwik Trip    Stillwater Escape Co Antlers By Klaus
           Papa Murphy's McDonald's Bremer Bank First National Bank Doyle's Farm and Home Garibaldis
Centre Jimmy Johns Gathering Games Taco Bell Metropolis
Moore Imprints Pete's Pizza Chipotle Domino's Green Bay Packers Give Back

Featured Classes:  check calendar

TeensTeens On Demand

Join us select Thursdays for a variety of teen programming on your timeline. 

June 13: DIY Canvas Wall Art

June 27: Solar S'mores

July 11: DIY Star Jar

July 25: LEGO Animate

August 1: DIY Bottled Nebula

August 8: Space Movies

 

Escape Room - Teens Only! Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 pm

Will you unlock the locks in time in this space-themed escape room? 

 

Teen Tours & Tutorials: Select Thursdays at 2:00 pm

Want to learn more about what’s available in our community? Join us as we tour local businesses & learn a bit about what they do.

July 18: Antlers by Klaus Registration Required

August 15: Sweet Beet Bakery Registration Required

 

 

Reading for Charity: All June - August

Are you a star for our community?

For every item read over the summer, $1.00 will be donated to one of the charities listed below, your choice. Pick your favorite charity or change each time – we don’t mind!

Friday Memorial Library along with our sponsors Johnson Motors & Ford, Oevering Homes and WESTconsin Credit Union would like to invite you to be a rock by reading this summer! Being a star means supporting our community and helping others in need. It’s easy to help, just keep reading and submit a completed form after finishing a book or audiobook. Forms can be picked up at the Library or downloaded here.

Five Loaves Food Shelf 

Gregory's Gift of Hope 

Halos of the St. Croix Valley 

Sponsored by:

 

Johnson's Oevering Homes WESTconsin

 

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Adults

AdultsWhy should kids have all the fun this summer? You too can have fun by participating in our summer reading program. We are excited to offer a variety of classes and events for adults.

Program Materials:

Adult Summer Reading Challenge: includes weekly activity tracker and reading log.

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the adult summer reading challenge
  3. Complete 12 or more activities
  4. Return entry slips weekly for entry into prize drawings

Prizes:

Turn in your entry slips to win weekly prize drawings with a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the program. 

Prizes sponsored by:

Friends of the Library

 

 


Featured Programs and Classes: check calendar

Crafty Adults in the Library: Registration Required. Ages 18+ are welcome to attend.

Zodiac Crafts: Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 pm

Constellation Book Bags: Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 pm

Simple Floral Design: Tuesday, August 13 at 5:30 pm

 

Reading for Charity

 

Author Visit: Allen Eskens: Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 pm at the Civic Center

Allen has written five books that have been translated into 21 languages and his first novel, The Life We Bury is in development for a feature film. He lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota where he recently retired after practicing criminal law for 25 years.

 

UFO Wisconsin - Watch the Sky with Chad Lewis: Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm

Wisconsin has a rich history of UFO and alien encounters. Each year hundreds of people witness something in the sky that they can't explain. Even more bizarre are those who believe that have come face to face with creatures not of this earth. This program looks at some of the most amazing UFO encounters WI has to offer. 

 

Simple Tips to Take Better Photos: Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 pm Registration Required

Photographer Terry Butler will illustrate simple camera settings, discuss the qualities of light, basic camera skills and composition to improve your photos. These are topics that have relevance regardless of your equipment. Her work can be seen at terrybutlerphotography.com.

 

Booknic: Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00 pm in Glover Park Registration Required

Read the book Mayor of the Universe by Lorna Landvik and we will have a discussion and lunch will be provided outside. Weather permitting.

 

Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves: Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Civic Center Registration Required

Come experience the magic that occurs when creating a naturally dyed silk scarf from local leaves and plants. Participants will learn the basics of using water, plant materials, heat and metal (rust) to make a beautiful naturally dyed scarf. Light snack provided.

 

A Planetarium in the North Woods: Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 pm 

Author Ron Legro will introduce the story of a stargazer from Wisconsin's North Woods whose creativity, ingenuity, fervor, and endurance realized a dream of galactic proportions.

 

Author Visit: Patricia Skalka: Monday, August 5 at 6:00 pm 

Author of the Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries. Patricia lives in Chicago & Door County, WI and her fifth book of the series was released in May 2019.

 

Star Party Presentation: Thursday, August 8 at 8:30 pm Registration Required

A telescope and binoculars are set up outside in the evening so viewers can see the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. John Heasley will give a tour of the constellations.

 

A Grand Tour of the Cosmos: Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm 

With Ron Schmit, Solar System Ambassador at JJPL/NASA Solar System Ambassador Program. Staring into a starry sky, one can't help but wonder what is out there. "For everyone, as I think, must see that astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." ~ Plato. Back even further than that time, we knew, and I know not how or why, that we were citizens of the cosmos. Join us for a grand tour of our cosmic home, from our place here on humanity's shore to the very farthest reaches of the universe. From nebulae and clusters, to galaxies and black holes, we'll stop along the way and marvel at it all.

 

 

Reading for Charity: All June - August

Are you a star for our community?

For every item read over the summer, $1.00 will be donated to one of the charities listed below, your choice. Pick your favorite charity or change each time – we don’t mind!

Friday Memorial Library along with our sponsors, Johnson Motors & Ford, Oevering Homes and WESTconsin Credit Union, would like to invite you to be a rock by reading this summer! Being a star means supporting our community and helping others in need. It’s easy to help, just keep reading and submit a completed form after finishing a book or audiobook. Forms can be picked up at the Library or downloaded here.

Five Loaves Food Shelf 

Gregory's Gift of Hope 

Halos of the St. Croix Valley 

Sponsored by: 

 

Johnson's Oevering Homes WESTconsin

 

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