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304 S. Fourth St., Stoughton, WI 53589

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


Stoughton Public Library
2012 Summer Children's Reading Program

For preschoolers through 5th graders
June 1st through August 25th
Children ages 2-12 can register at the Space Station beginning Friday, June 1.
For every hour you read or someone reads to you, have a parent/caregiver initial a star on the reading record. After completing 4 hours of reading, bring the record to the Space Station and receive a prize. If you read 16 hours you will complete the program and
win the grand prize…a free book!
The community reading goal is 10,000 hours. Watch the space ship travel to distant planets on the bulletin board in the Children’s Room. If children and teens read 10,000 hours
we can complete our space journey and visit each planet!

Find the Big Dipper: June 1–30
Look around the Children’s Room and find the hidden picture of the Big Dipper.
If you find it, you win a prize. The Big Dipper will be moved throughout the month,
so you can search each time you visit the library.

Guessing Jar: July 1-30

Guess how many space rocks are in the jar.
You can guess each time you visit the library.
The five closest guesses will win a reading bag full of prizes.
Space Station Reading Tent: August 1-25
Visit the Space Module tent with docking port in the Children’s Room for quiet reading.
Climb inside, curl up and read during your August library visit.
Book of the Week
Not sure what to read this summer?
Check out the Book of the Week, a recommendation by Miss Jane and Miss Diane,
for great picture and chapter books. These books have been read and enjoyed by Children’s staff and multiple copies will be available for check out each week.

Library Facebook Page

Get updates on library program, view program pictures and get great book recommendations on Facebook. Become a fan of the library today!
Adult Summer Library Program
Parents are encouraged to participate in the Adult Summer Library Program, which runs the same time as the Children and Teen programs. Stop by the second floor and add your latest read to the reading wall. Random drawings are held each week for prizes and the grand prize of $50 Barnes and Noble gift card will be awarded at the end of the summer.
If your kids see you reading, they will be more likely to read themselves.

Astronaut Training

Saturday, June 2 at 2pm

Join the staff from the UW Space Place to learn about what it takes to become an astronaut. No registration required.
Totally Toddlers
Mondays, June 11 – August 13 at 9:30am

Storytime for children ages 0-3 featuring shorter stories, lots of songs, puppets,
fingerplays and a short craft. No registration required.
Preschool Players
Mondays, June 11-25 at 10:30am and Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal on June 25 and Performance on June 26
will be held at the EMS Training Room, 516 S 4th St. Stoughton.

Tuesdays, July 10-24 at 2pm and Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm

Children ages 4-5 will learn several plays and then perform for family and friends.
Registration is required and begins two weeks before the first program in each session.
Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, June 13 – August 15 at 10am

Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their families
with stories, songs, puppets, crafts and more!
No registration required.
School Age Wednesdays: Craftastic
Wednesdays, June 13 – 27 at 3pm

Children entering grades K-5 will create a fantastic themed craft project each
week. An adult helper is required for children entering Kindergarten.
Registration is required and begins Wednesday, May 30.

Preschool Fridays: Picture Book Movies
Fridays, June 15 – 29 at 10am

Watch your favorite picture books as movies!
Several short book based movies will be shown each week and popcorn will be served.
No registration required.
Lego Club
Saturdays, June 23, July 21 and August 18 at 10am

Come and build a masterpiece with a variety of Legos.
The library will provide the Legos, all you need are the ideas!
Registration required. Space is limited. Call to register 2 weeks before each club meeting.

Incredible Bats
Thursday, June 28 at 6:30pm

Fire Station Meeting Room
Families are invited to Sharon Peterson and learn about bats.
Live bats are a part of the performance!
No registration required.

No programs July 2-7. Library closed Wednesday, July 4th.

School Age Wednesdays: Science is Everywhere
July 11- 25 at 3pm

Children entering grades K-5 will learn about science with hands on experiments.
An adult helper is required for children entering Kindergarten.
Registration is required and begins Wednesday, June 27.
All Sessions are full.

Preschool Fridays: More Than a Story
Fridays, July 13 – 27 at 10am

An interactive program featuring music, games, movement activities and more
for children ages 5 and under and their families. No registration required.

Camp Out at the Library
Thursday, July 19 at 6:30pm

Bring your sleeping bag to a camping themed storytime for children
ages 3-8 and their families. Enjoy stories, snacks and an art project.
Registration required and begins Thursday, July 5.
School Age Wednesdays: Lunch Bunch
August 1-15 at Noon

Children entering grades K-3 will listen to the librarian read aloud from a chapter
book while eating lunch. After the reading there will be crafts and games. A small
snack will be provided but children are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Registration is required and begins Wednesday, July 18.

Preschool Fridays: Beautiful Art
Fridays, August 3-17 at 10am

Create beautiful art using paints, scissors and other materials.
This program is for children ages 3-5 and requires an adult helper.
Registration is required and begins Friday, July 20.
Summer Library Program Finale: Thursday, August 9
Henry Vilas Zoomobile
Fire Station Meeting Room
Thursday, August 9 at 9:30am and 11am

Meet animals from the Henry Vilas Zoo and learn about animal behaviors from Zoo volunteers. Live animals are part of the performance. To balance the attendance
of each program a ticket is required to attend. Registration for the Zoomobile is FULL.
Tickets were available beginning Monday, July 30 at the Children’s Desk.

Library Picnic
East Park Shelter from 12-2pm

After you enjoy the Henry Vilas Zoomobile performance, join other summer
readers for a library picnic! Bring your picnic lunch and the library will supply
drinks and dessert. No ticket needed for the picnic.

August Movies

Sponsored by the Stoughton Optimist Club
Friday, August 10th at 2 pm
Enjoy this recently released film based on a favorite Dr. Seuss classic.
This film is rated PG. Popcorn will be served.
Saturday, August 18th at 1:30 pm
Watch the film based on the popular book series set in a postapocalyptic world on the first day the DVD is released!
Enjoy popcorn and see the film on the big screen.
This film is rated PG-13 and younger children need an adult to attend.
Wednesday, August 29th at 10 am
Enjoy this hilarious movie about pirates with popcorn before school begins.
This film is rated PG


Photos may be taken at these programs and used in library publicity.

If you need accommodations to attend these programs,
please call 873-6281 two weeks in advance.
The Library would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Summer Library Program: Friends of the Stoughton Public Library; Wisconsin DNR; Dane County Fair; Pizza Hut; Madison Mallards; Culver’s Restaurant; Eugster’s Farm Market and Petting Farm.



This page was last updated July 3, 2012.