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Wednesday @ One Programs
Wednesday @ ONE Programs are Sponsored by The Friends of the Monona Public Library, the Weinberger Family, and SCLS.
Programs start at 1pm. Registration highly recommended. Please arrive early, unclaimed spots at 12:55 will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Dig Into Reading! Summer Library Program Kickoff June 19, 1pm
1:00pm- Paw Paw Puppet Theater gives puppet shows of classic folk and faerie tales, often with a twist. To open the 2013 summer library reading program season Paw Paw will present a 30-minute puppet show featuring the tales Lion & Mouse and Monkey & Crocodile, two stories young readers can find in books in the library; and stories in which characters appreciate how reading enriches their lives. 1:30 - 3pm - Children and families are invited to sign up for the summer reading program and register for events.
Sign-up begins May 14!
CRITTERrrr MAN! - Chris Langenfeld June 26, 1pm
Today we are consuming our natural resources faster than ever before. In the process, we are losing critter habitat. The question is…what’s best for the critters? We need to get diggin’ and find renewable solutions to save critter homes. Come and meet some critters that are always exciting and sometimes unpredictable! And use caution, there will be dangerous levels of humor.
Sign-up begins May 14!
We Come from the Land Down Under! With Wildflower Dundee and Lenny July 10, 1pm
Meet Wildflower Dundee and her mate from the outback, Lenny the Lizard. All the science, stories, silliness & songs that we can dig up about tubers, bulbs, and roots. Let's unearth the facts, folklore, fables & fantasy of the food that grows down under with entertainer and educator Wildflower. I can dig it, you can dig it, can you dig it? For 20 years Wildflower has dug into the history and humor of plants and people. She lived out back in the bush of Dundee, WI for 6 years. Her rescue lizard has it's roots in Australia and is the inspiration for this program for all ages!
Sign-up begins June 5!
“Have Guitar - Will Travel" -
David Landau! July 17, 1pm
As a former first grade teacher David knows the importance of developing good reading habits at an early age. His program motivates kids to develop a life-long love of stories, books, and music. David’s shows are very interactive His song "Plant Myself a Forest" is a perfect song for our “Dig into Reading” summer theme. The kids will get to dig in soil, plant seeds, and watch a forest grow - all from the comfort of the library. (No real soil is used.) And as always, the kids will sing song, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch. The adults just sit back and enjoy the show.
Sign-up begins June 12!
Juggling Funny Stories! -
Chris Fascione July 24, 1pm
You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. A Storytelling World Award winner, Chris brings out the kid in everyone, as adults and children alike have fun participating in the show. Find out more at www.JugglingFunnyStories.com. Sponsored by AmericInn Lodge & Suites Madison South and the South Central Library System.
Sign-up begins June 19!
Family Fun Finale Event Stations of Fun!
July 31, 1-3pm
Stations will be set up around the library with displays, activities, music, and more! Don’t miss this great chance to get to know your community better. While the event program is complete on July 31, please know that the Reading Program continues until August 10. See the pictures from the 2012 Finale event on our Facebook Photo Albums page “Finale Summer Event 2012.”
Stop in to the library to pick up your game card. Complete at least 10 squares on the game card and read your way through the month of August. Turn your completed Game Card in at the Monona Library Main Desk on or before August 31 for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Angelo's Family Restaurant in Monona.
Children ages birth to 9 are invited to drop in and drop off stuffed animals at the library in the evening. Critters spend the night at the library doing all sorts of fun things. The stuffed animals are then waiting for their owners at the library the next morning, where the night's activities are recounted on a digital picture frame. Sign up now!
SUMMER LEGO® CLUB: Weekly Build!
Tuesdays, June 18 through July 16
Kids, ages 5 to 12, will have about an hour to build a cool creation. Keep your creation from week to week, or start fresh each time.
Build whatever you would like!
Kids (5 and up) and adults alike will meet once a week to work on cool origami creations. Join Rob for an ever expanding origami project. Each week, participants will use the design from the previous week to create ever more complex geometric origami designs.
No program on July 3.
Jazz & Hip Hop Dance! - 2:45-3:15pm For children ages 6-11! Explore the joy of music & movement while learning basic hip hop & jazz dance style and movements. Creativity, coordination, rhythm & fun! Sign up now!
Creative Movement Dance Class - 3:30-3:50pm For children ages 3-5! Younger children may join with adult
assistance. Creative Movement Dance fosters physical and congnitive development through dance, music, drama, rhymes, and stories, and encourages creativity, coordination, and body awareness. Sign up now!
Independent readers may register to read to a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. Children can sign up to read for one 20 minute time slot to Wilson, a Spaniel. This dog loves to listen to young readers! Sign up your child in advance either in person or by calling 222-6127. A Reader Information Form is requested prior to reading; download it here or pick up a copy at the circulation desk.
Time slots: Monday, June 10, 6-7pm (Wilson, a Spaniel) Monday, June 17, 6-7pm (Wilson, a Spaniel) Monday, June 24, 6-7pm (Wilson, a Spaniel) Monday, July 08, 6-7pm (Wilson, a Spaniel)
2013 Summer Sponsors
A Huge Thank You to all of our
Generous Community Dornors
We would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship of our summer reading program. We hope you will take a moment to stop in, call or write them to thank them for all they do for Monona children and families.
(In alphabetical order)
AmericInn of Monona
Angelo’s Family Restaurant
Eugster's Farm Market
Fraboni's of Monona
The Friends of the Monona Public Library
Hometown News Group/ Herald Independent
Madison Embroiderer's Guild
Madison Monona Lioness Club
Monona State Bank
Noodle's & Company
Schuster's Playtime Farm
South Central Library System
Starbucks of Monona
The Weinberger Family