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2014 Children’s Summer Reading Program

Come and join the fun this summer!

Summer Reading Program begins the week of June 9, 2014.  Come in, register, and start reading. Early registration begins on Monday, June 2, 2014.

Between June 9th and July 25th follow the directions on your “FIZZ BOOM READ” Reading and Activities Record. When you have a week’s worth of reading completed, return your reading record to the library for a special incentive. Each week your name will be entered into prize drawings and the grand prize drawing will take place on August 1, 2014.  If you read all 6 weeks, your name will be entered 6 times! 

Weekly incentives may include coupons from Arby’s, Culver’s, Cherry Berry, Mc Donald’s, Pizza Hut, and a paperback book of your choice.

There are also special events for those who wish to attend. Children who are elementary age are invited to programs on Wednesdays and Fridays. Special crafts and fun activities are listed below.

Elementary Age (K-5th Grades)

Wednesday or Friday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. *NOTE* Registration is required for each event, 929-3771.

Dates for Wednesday events:
June 11           * Life Science-CD case gardens
June 18           * Experimentation-Kitchen Science
June 25           * Color-Optical Illusions
July 9               * Light-Kaleidoscopes
July 16            * Engineering-Tin Can Robots
July 23            * Motion-Desktop Catapults

*Special Thursday event:
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Miller & Mike presents “The Science of Circus”

What’s behind the “impossible” feats a circus clown performs every day? You can’t throw a yo-yo without physics. You can’t hold a bubble without chemistry and you can’t juggle a club without knowing where its center of gravity is. See scientific knowledge in use as Miller & Mike juggle, throw, and balance their way through this high energy show full of circus skills, audience participation and lots of good clean comedy.
Note: Program at Bessie Allen Middle School 305 McKinley Street NFDL

Dates for Friday events:
June 13           * Thinking in Three dimensions-Polyhedrons
June 20           * Propulsion- Pom Pom Poppers
June 27           *Doc Ron Weird Science Show
July 11            * Buoyancy-Sponge Bombs
July 18            * Momentum-Jet Zeppelins and CD Hovercrafts
July 25             *FIZZ BOOM READ Finale

*NOTE *Please register at 929-3771 for all elementary age activities and programs.  These programs are free, but due to limited space, those wishing to attend must register.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Free Special Events

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at noon.
Watch for us in the “Superheroes” North Fondy Fest Parade.

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Rondini presents “Doc Ron’s Weird Science Show” The Weird Science Show contains side splitting humor, audience participation and scientific principles such as leverage, air vortex, and even time travel.

*Friday, July 25, 2014 from 1:00-2:15 p.m.
“FIZZ BOOM READ Finale” Join us as we close the Summer Reading Program with carnival games, prizes, crafts, and sundaes. Winne the Fox, the Winnefox Library System Mascot, will join us as our special guest. Bring your cameras. *Registration is required for this event.

Family and Preschool Story Times

Let’s explore our world!
Join us as we read stories, complete craft projects, sing songs, and perform finger plays. Each Story Time lasts about 30 minutes.

Family Night (All ages)
No registration required.
Thursday from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
June 12      Color and Shapes
June 19      Living things: plants
June 26      Living things: animals
July 10       Shadows and Light
July 17       Wheels
July 24       Robots

Preschool (Ages 2 ½ -5)
No registration is required.
Friday from 10:00-10:30 a.m.                                                                                         
June 13       Color and Shapes
June 20       Living things: plants
June 27       Living Things: animals
July 11         Shadows and Light
July 18         Wheels

July 25          Robots

Special Contests: Stop in at the library for details.

  • Guessing Jar
  • Question of the Week
  • Recycled Robot Contest

Special thank you to those who help make the summer reading program possible:

Bessie Allen Parent Teacher Organization
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cherry Berry
Friendship Learning Center Parent Teacher Organization
North Fond du Lac Optimist Club
Pizza Hut
Winnefox Library System
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Recycled Robot Contest!

Create your own robot out of recycled materials with your family, and win a $25 prize this summer!

  • Robot must not exceed 36" tall.
  • Robots should be made out of recycled materials.
  • All pieces and parts must be securely attached.
  • Robots will be judged based on Creativity (and use of recycled materials). 
  • Please give your Robot a name and a job. 
  • Robots must be entered by Friday, August 8th.  They will be put on display, and judged by the library board on Tuesday, August 12th.  One Robot will win a prize for BEST Recycled Robot.   Robots must be picked up by August 29th.  Any that are not picked up by that date become the property of the library.  

Example:  This is "Sonny" and his job is to guard the library!

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Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed


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