Summer Library Program 2017


Welcome to the Summer Library Reading Program at the Spring Green Community Library! We hope that you'll join us on a quest to "Build a Better World"! Our Summer Library Program offers plenty of exciting events and opportunities; there is sure to be something fun and educational for all ages!


Reading Program


Family Story times


Wednesday Programs



Reading Program


The Summer Reading Program is a great way to earn prizes for reading! The more you read, the better chance you have of winning one of our amazing prizes. Stop in the library to check them out!

To get started, create an online account in “Wandoo Reader” and begin tracking what you read to earn tickets for prize drawings!

You can choose to track by either books or hours (each has a separate link). Books are recommended for kids 0-6 and adults, hours are recommended for children and teens 7-17.

Earn one ticket for every 10 books or 5 hours read, depending on which program you’ve chosen. Use the tickets to enter into our drawing for amazing prizes! Every reader can earn a maximum of 20 tickets (200 books or 100 hours).

Earn Tickets: June 14th – August 2nd
Prize drawing day: August 2nd


Family Storytimes: "Constructing great stories!"

During our summer library program, we'll be hosting a weekly storytime and craft! These storytimes are open to all ages, but we'd suggest an age range of 3-9 based on the books' content and crafts' difficulty! 
• Storytimes will be Fridays @ 10:30 AM, from June 16th to August 4th.



Family Programs - Wednesdays @ 2 PM!



‣ July 5, 2-3 PM: Caroline Hamblen of Taliesin Preservation Inc.

• Presenting: “Build a Better World the WRIGHT Way!”
• Participants must be 7-17, watching open to all ages!

Creativity and design are key aspects in building... well... everything! But they are especially important things to keep in mind when it comes to architecture. Now you can learn more about Mr. Wright in this hands-on educational demonstration hosted by Taliesin Program Manager, Caroline Hamblen! We will take inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for a future city and together build a small neighborhood for today. 



‣ July 12, 2-3 PM: Magician Nickey Fynn

• Presenting: “Comedy Magic Show!"
• Fun for all ages!

An important part of building a better world is having FUN too! Join Nickey Fynn as he dazzles and entertains with both comedy and magic. Nickey will use tricky manipulation techniques to will blow your mind! Be prepared to laugh until your belly hurts! This performance is generously co-sponsored by the Meadows Assisted Living & Memory Care.


‣ July 19, 2-3 PM: Yo-yoer Mark Hayward

• Presenting:“Super Awesome Yo-yo Day!"
• Fun for all ages!

Mark Hayward is a seasoned performer, expert Yo-yoer, and all-around cool guy! He realizes the value of having fun while "building a better world", and we want to encourage you to do the same! Come watch Mark as he demonstrates some amazing yo-yo tricks that you can learn too! This performance is generously co-sponsored by the Meadows Assisted Living & Memory Care.

 July 26, 2-3 PM: "Dr. Shock" with Mad Science of Iowa+

• Presenting: "Construction and Demolition”
• Fun for all ages!
Learn about the physics and chemistry related to both construction and demolition! Help cultivate scientific literacy in our communities. Explore all sorts of fascinating and cool experiments that will help us understand how to "Build a Better World!"



‣ August 2, 2-3 PM: Prize Drawing Day!

August 2nd is the big day... the prize drawing!  The day will finally arrive for all of our summer readers will see if they are lucky enough to win the prizes they have been vying for! Always remember: the more you read, the better your chances!





Special Thanks to our Community Partners

We want to take a moment to thank the businesses and organizations that support the library. Our Summer Library Program simply could not happen without them. We are grateful for the donations, time, and effort put forth by the following: 

• Arcadia Books, for their gracious incentive donations for our Summer Reading Program;
• Subway, for their gracious incentive donations for our Summer Reading Program;
• Culver's, for providing free custard and helping us kick off our Summer Library Program; and
River Valley School District, for promoting our programs encouraging kids and teens to visit the library.

We want to offer a special 'thank you' to the Meadows Assisted Living & Memory Care in Spring Green. We are proud of our ongoing partnership with this amazing organization. We are grateful for their shared funding for three Summer Library Program performers: Zoozort, Nickey Fynn, and Mark Hayward. Because of their support, we are able to offer a wonderful array of performers and incentives, so please say "thank you" when you get the chance!

Director: Carrie Portz
Phone: (608) 588-2276