Children’s Summer Reading Programming

Join us for a Universe of Stories this summer!

Reading Program

Don’t get on the summer reading slide!—keep reading in a fun way this summer by joining the library’s reading program. Get a reading log from the library, record the time you spend reading, and earn prizes along the way: choose from a prize basket of toys and earn coupons for free ice cream and pizza and free admission to museums, sports games, and even the state fair!

First day to sign up is Thursday, June 6.


The library hosts professional children’s entertainers on six Wednesdays throughout the summer. No advanced registration or tickets are required for any show; however, seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis, and the program will be closed if we reach the room’s maximum capacity.
To make space for all the children, we request that you please limit the number of adults in a single family that attend to see the program.

Wednesday, June 12
Stuart Stotts – Musician
Two Shows – 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Stuart Stotts is an award-winning singer, talented author, and engaging storyteller. This program will not be short on singing, dancing, or fun.

Wednesday, June 19
Fox and Branch – Musicians
Two Shows – 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Come hear one of Wisconsin’s most popular children’s bands! Kids will feel a part of the show as they sing, dance, clap, and play along on rhythm instruments. You will even get to listen to a homemade instrument made from a washboard!

Wednesday, June 26
Geoff Akins – Bubble Guy
Two Shows – 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Geoff’s bubble show is full of amazing bubble tricks such as the bubble caterpillar, the bubble volcano, dancing bubbles, bubbles inside of bubbles, and a kid inside of a bubble.

Wednesday, July 3
Hillbilly Science
Two Shows – 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

View a unique theatrical production that combines science and comedy. Kids learn basic science concepts, and each show contains fast-paced antics, clean humor, visual props, audience participation, and amazing science experiments.

Wednesday, July 10
(Two different shows on this date; see details below.)

David Landau – Musician
One Show – 10:00 a.m.
This show is encouraged for ages 6 and younger.

David specializes in music shows for young children. The kids sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, laugh a bunch, and learn some very important things.

Mark Hayward – Yo-yo Expert
One Show – 1:30 p.m.
This show is encouraged for ages 7 and up.

Mark Hayward is a yo-yo champion and has appeared on several TV shows. Come see his remarkable talent with a yo-yo. Mark will be selling yo-yos after the show for a price of $5-$15.

Wednesday, July 17
Wayne the Wizard
Two Shows – 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Wayne the Wizard’s show is full of amazing magic, ventriloquism, and audience participation.

Wednesday, July 24
Ice Cream Celebration
(Rain date: Wednesday, July 31)
10:00 am –12 noon

At Stayer Junior Park, 39 S. Stafford St.

Miss Kim from the library will be at Stayer Park from 10:00 am-12 noon with free ice cream. Get your ice cream, and stay to play at the playground if you wish. Playground supervision will not be provided.