2017 Kids Summer Reading Program

Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow. – Paul Watson

The Oconomowoc Public Library presents its 2017 summer reading program, “Build a Better World”.

The summer reading program is open to all ages from babies to adults, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, presenters, and more. All programs are free of charge.

Registration for “Build a Better World” opens Monday, June 5, 2017.


Books build better readers, and readers build a better world! Read, build, learn, and grow this summer at the library by participating in our reading program and events. Whether you are earning prizes by reading and visiting the library or learning and laughing at one of our events, there is something for everyone.

Summer Reading Kickoff!
Thursday, June 8 1:00-3:00 pm
School’s out and the library is open! Stop by for some outdoor fun: Sidewalk chalk, rock painting, popsicles, and more. Register for summer reading on the spot and earn the chance to dunk Miss Caitlin! Best for 3 & up; all are welcome.

Little Library Lovers 
Ages 2 & under

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00-9:30 am
Music & Movement 
Ages 3 & up

Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am
June 6 & 7 – Build a Better World
June 13 & 14 – All Around the City
June 20 & 21 – Construction Zone
June 27 & 28 – R U a Robot?
July 4 & 5 – NO STORYTIME
July 11 & 12 – Home Sweet Home
July 18 & 19 – Sights on Science
July 25 & 26 – So Many Shapes
August 1 & 2 – Helping Hands
Move & Groove Storytime at Shorehaven
Mondays, June 12, July 10, and August 14 10:00 – 11:00 am
This intergenerational storytime will feature plenty of moving, shaking, singing, and reading, all in the spirit of being together in our community.  Ages 3-5; all are welcome.

Mad Science 
Monday, June 12

Brings the fun, the amazement, and the wonder of all things science! Ages 5 & up.

Rick Allen 
Monday, June 19
A magic show! Prepare to be dazzled. All ages.

¡Say Olé! 
Monday, June 26

Bilingual storytelling that will transport you to another world.
All ages.

Monday, July 10

Hilarious and highly interactive improv. Ages 3 & up.

Read, Rhyme, Rhythm –
We Can Dance Around the World!
Monday, July 17
Stories from around the world and dancing too!

David Stokes
Monday, July 24

Animals, humor, and more! Ages 3 & up.

Jeanie B!
Monday, July 31
A fun, musical time! And bubble wrap. All ages.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm

June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25
YOUR MISSION: Complete the build challenge with the materials provided. WARNING: This mission may be fun, encourage creativity, and build problem solving skills. Ages 5 & up.
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm
June 7 and 21; July 5 and 19; August 2
A whole bunch of LEGO fun and creativity! LEGOs are supplied by the library. Best for 5 & up; all are welcome.
Kid Explore
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm
June 20 & July 25
Drop by for an evening of hands-on STEAM learning and play! Explore, ask questions, and have fun! Ages 0-5.

Summer Reading Blueprint
Get in gear and read!
Win a prize for every level
you complete.

Le’go My LEGO! 
Saturday, July 8 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Build a Lego city with architect, John Peine! Legos provided. Ages 5 & up.
Tech Faire
Saturday, August 5 9:30 am-12:30 pm
A drop-in day devoted to all things tech! Lots of hands-on play and tinkering, as well as live demonstrations of robots, AI, and more. Best for ages 5 & up; all are welcome.
Family Fort Building
Saturday, June 10 1:00-3:00 pm
Build a blanket fort in the library at this after-hours event! Make sure to bring the whole family and lots of blankets. All ages.

Coding Club
Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm
June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1
Learn the basics of coding, robotics, programming, and more with members of the award-winning Cooney Tech Robotics team! Registration* starts Monday, June 5 and is REQUIRED. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm
June 14 and 28; July 12 and July 26
Good Griefer! It’s Minecraft at the library! Join us for some collaborative Minecraft play over the summer. You’ll be met with challenges, surprises, and more as you play together to build and survive. Space is limited. Come early to sign up.

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