Join us on Saturday, June 8 from 10-2:00pm for the big kickoff of the Adult and Children’s Summer Reading Programs. We will have tons of prizes, games, and more! The Welty Environment Center will also be doing a special presentation at 10:30am on our favorite diggers called ”Wonderful Worms”. Come for an exciting presentation about these wiggly creatures with stories, crafts and tactile experience. Kids of all ages are welcome!
The Children’s Summer Reading Program will be bigger and better than ever this year with new programs for kids of all ages! Participants will also receive a free pass to the Milwaukee Public Museum (while supplies last)!
0-3 Year Olds: Children are invited to join Rubber Ducky Readers. Parents will receive an activity sheet and have the opportunity to do a variety of activities with their child in June, then return the sheet and pick a cute bath squirt. Complete another sheet in July and return in August to get a board book.
3-12 Year Olds: Children are invited to join the traditional summer reading program by completing a bookmark with reading and library activities. Pick out a prize every week you turn in a bookmark!
6-12 Year Olds: Children are invited to show off their reading prowess as part of the Super Readers’ Club. Complete additional reading hours (on top of regular summer reading) and in August pick out passes to Wisconsin attractions and other special prizes!
Teens: Teens can join our teen summer reading program; every week you turn in a book review sheet, you get to pick a free book or yummy treat! Turn in as many review sheets as you can for a chance at the grand prize in August!
Enjoy some “Groundbreaking Reads” for this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program at the library! The program, which targets readers ages 18 and over, will run for nine weeks from June 8 to August 10. Look for our special “groundbreaking” exhibits around the library throughout the summer with reading suggestions.
We will be returning to the traditional reading program this summer: Simply complete a form every time you read a book, tell us a little about it and be entered for a weekly drawing. The more you read, the greater your chances of winning! Prizes will be awarded weekly. Many thanks to all our sponsors for their donations and good luck to all our readers!
The Friends of the Library is hosting a special Movie Night on June 14 at 6:30pm. It’s a Monster Pajama Party! Families are invited to wear their favorite pajamas, robe or slippers and bring a blanket to sit on for a fun evening. We will be showing the original Monsters, Inc. film before the prequel hits theaters later this summer. Free entry, popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends.
Enter the Monstrous Coloring Contest for a chance to win movie tickets and candy! Coloring sheets are available at the Library Circulation Desk. Seven winners will be chosen for a box of candy and one grand prize winner will receive two tickets to Showboat Theater in Lake Geneva to see the new Monsters University film due out in this summer! Completed sheets must be returned to the Circulation Desk by June 12 for judging. All entries will be on display at the Pajama Party and children must be present to win.
The 2001 film follows the adventure of two “Scarers” for the Monsters, Inc. Power Company in Monstropolis who successfully use the screams of children as energy to power the city. When the monsters realize that children are actually in danger, they discover a new way to get power but must keep their friend safe. The film is Rated G; 92 minutes. All children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.
The Friends of the Library welcome new and existing members to its bi-monthly meetings discuss past successes and upcoming goals. The next meeting is set for Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30pm in the Community Center. The Friends is a fundraising group of the library and also the program sponsor of the monthly Movie Night at the library. Learn more>>.
Find out what’s happening at the Matheson Memorial Library. Newsletter May June 2013