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304 S. Fourth St., Stoughton, WI 53589
608-873-6281


Library Hours : Monday -Thursday 9 to 9 and Friday & Saturday 9 to 5

 

 

Story Times
(No age limit,
no registration)
Mother Goose Lapsits
(pre-walker -
2 1/2 yrs)

Teen Reading Program
(12 - 18 yrs)
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Stoughton Public Library
2010 Summer Children's Reading Program

For preschoolers through 5th graders

Make a Splash!
June 10th through August 7th

Children ages 2-12 are invited to sign up
at the "Tiki Hut" beginning on Thursday, June 10th.
Readers are rewarded for every 4 hours they read or are read to.
Tons of fun and prizes will be given out including free pizza coupons, passes to Mallards Baseball, passes to Stoughton attractions, pencils, gel bracelets and more!
After completing 16 hours of reading, participating children win a book!

Stop by the library for a brochure of the full details!


**The program ends August 7th, 2010.**


Check out all of the fun stuff
planned for the summer!


Unless noted, programs and events are at the Stoughton Public Library.

Find the Parrot
Beginning Tuesday, June 1 thru June 30,
a picture of a parrot will be hidden in the Children's Room.
If you find it, you win a prize!
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Family Movie
Saturday, June 5th at 2 pm
Start the summer fun early with the recent movie adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic, "Alice in Wonderland". The film is rated PG. No registration required.
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Wee Read Storytime
Tuesdays June 15 - August 3 at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays June 16 - August 4 at 10 a.m.

Children ages 5 and under are invited to summer storytimes at the library Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 15 – August 4 at 10a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, flannel boards, puppets, crafts and more! Encourage early literacy skills and help build new readers all summer long. No registration is required and older siblings are welcome.

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Preschool Players
Wednesdays, June 16th, 23rd and 30th at 2 p.m.
Performance June 30th at 7 p.m.
Calling all actors ages 4 and 5 to star in a library play. Do you like to sing, wear costumes and act? Then this program is for you! Build narrative skills by learning simple plays based on picture books. Family and friends are invited to the performance on June 30th at 7 p.m.
Due to popularity of this event, the registration is closed.

The Children's Dept. will be looking for ways to incorporate this activity into future programming.
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Sound Waves with Charlie Wilson “Noiseguy”
Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fire Station Meeting Room
Join the “Noiseguy” for a shower of splashy stories and slobbery sounds for little squirts this summer! Charlie Williams is the Noiseguy, a vocal sound impressionist who can imitate bubbles, and flushes and splashes! See drippy stories come to life right from his own toy box, learn to make water drips and drops, and participate in some noisy nautical nonsense!

No registration required.

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Mother Goose Storytime
Fridays, June 18 – July 30 at 10 a.m.

Babies and toddlers ages 0-24 months will experience books, songs, puppets and activities at this literacy rich storytime. The program includes time after the stories to play and meet new friends. Children need to be accompanied by an adult and older siblings are welcome.


Registration is required and begins Friday, June 4th.

Call the library at 873-6281 or stop by to register.

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Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Atkins
Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fire Station Meeting Room

International Bubble Artist, Geoffrey "Merlin" Akins, creates moments of wonder and awe during his captivating and hilarious 'Bubbleology' performance. He makes huge, wobbly Electric Dancing Bubbles, blows bubbles inside bubbles, and creates intricate sculptures like Bubble Catepillars, Ice Cream Cones, Snowman, smoke-filled Volcano Bubbles, the impossible Square Bubble and a fully functional Bubble Merry-Go-Round. Why he can even place a child inside a bubble!


No registration required.

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Chess Club
Fridays, June 25th and July 23rd 10 - 11 am
Join volunteers from the Stoughton Area Senior Center and learn to play chess.
All levels welcome ~ Children ages 7 and up

 

No registration required.

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Children’s Book Group
Mondays, June 28, July 26 and August 23 at 12 p.m.

Read an exciting new novel and join the discussion. Children entering grades 4-6 can check out the latest book group title at the library, bring their sack lunch and talk, talk, talk. The library will provide beverages and dessert.

No registration required.


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Clean Boats/Clean Waters
Thursday, July 8 at 2 p.m.

Location: Fire Station Meeting Room

Invasive species are invading Wisconsin lakes and rivers and you can help! Children ages 7 and under will learn about invasive species and how to practice safe fishing and boating to stop the spread of these invaders. The program includes stories, songs, crafts and hand outs from the DNR. Participants will also get to search a real boat and identify where invasive species might hide.

No registration required.

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Crafty Kids: Older Summer Fun
Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m.
Location: Fire Station Meeting Room

Create a variety of summer and beach themed crafts. Children ages 7-12 will make fun and exciting crafts using the Summer Library Program theme, Make a Spalsh!

Registration is required and begins Thursday, July 1st

Call the library at 873-6281 or stop by to register.

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Wii Tournament

Monday, July 19 at 3 p.m.
The Tournament has been postponed until Saturday, October 16.
Registration and further information will be available in the fall.

Join the Wii tournament for kids ages 7-12. Open to all experience and ability levels. Board games and snacks will be provided for entertainment while waiting for your turn. The tournament game will be announced at a future date.

Registration is required for tournament participants.
Children interesting in watching the tournament, playing board games
and eating snacks need not register.

 

 
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Wii Open House
Monday, July 19 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Have you always wanted to try the Wii? Are you sick of playing with friends and family and want to meet new people who like to play? Join the library’s Wii Open House and learn to play, try new games and meet other players. Families, seniors and young children are especially encouraged to attend. Snacks and board games will be provided for entertainment while you wait for your turn.

No registration required.

 

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Splash Away with Say Olé!
Presented by Kay Weeden
This program was cancelled due to tornado warnings in the Stoughton area.
Thursday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Fire Station Meeting Room

Enjoy a program filled with stories, rhymes and dance in both English and Spanish for both English and Spanish speakers. All ages are welcome to this bilingual storytelling program.

No registration required.

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Crafty Kids: Younger Summer Fun
Thursday, July 29 at 2 p.m.


Location: Fire Station Meeting Room

Create a variety of summer and beach themed crafts. Children ages 6 and under with an adult helper will make fun and exciting crafts using the Summer Library Program theme, Make a Spalsh!

Registration is required and begins Thursday, July 15.
Call the library at 873-6281 or stop by to register.

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Summer Library Program Finale
Tuesday, August 10 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location:Mandt Center

Celebrate all the reading you did this summer at the Summer Library Program Finale at the Mandt Center. Join the celebration at 5:30p.m. and bring a picnic lunch. The library will provide beverages and dessert. Get ready to laugh, laugh, laugh at the Pretty Bad Jugglers performing at 6:30p.m. All children, teens and families who read or used the library this summer are invited to attend.

No registration required.

5:30 pm
Bring a picnic lunch to share with your family.
The library will provide beverages and dessert.

6:00 pm
Celebrate the top readers with an award presentation.
6:30 pm
The Pretty Bad Jugglers will entertain with a program that contains only two percent educational ingredients, but provides you with 98 percent of your minimum daily requirements of fun. You will be entertained by flying juggling clubs, razor-sharp kitchen knives, and jokes that are so dull even you might like them.
 

 


This page was last updated July 28, 2010.

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