Summer 2017

 Reading registration begins Tuesday, June 6!
(continues throughout summer)
We have BINGO reading challenges and fun events for ALL ages: pre-readers, children, teens and adults!
 

Summer BINGO Challenge     Schedule of Events: Children, Families, Teens, Adults
Program Supporters

 

Summer BINGO Challenge

This summer the Ruth Culver Community Library and the Sauk City Public Library will once again be teaming up to bring Sauk Prairie ONE summer reading challenge!  All ages will be playing BINGO! Register at either library or register online beginning June 6. BINGO cards for all ages are available in the libraries.

Children's Challenge

Squares will feature a mix of reading and non-reading activities. Complete one row for a small prize and grand prize entry. Turn in your completed BINGOs at either library. Prizes will be similar at both libraries. Complete additional BINGOs for additional grand prize entries. Pick up a new BINGO card when you're ready to move on. Five different cards will be available for the summer. One card per child at a time. Grand prizes will be drawn at each library at the end of each month. More information and challenge materials will be available at the libraries.

Teen Challenge

Complete one row to get a BINGO and turn it in to staff at EITHER library. You'll earn an entry into the monthly grand prize drawings. Complete additional BINGOs for additional grand prize entries. Pick up a new BINGO card when you're ready to move on.  For each BINGO at the Ruth Culver Community Library you will also receive a scratch-off ticket that could win an additional prize. Redeem 5 completed scratch-offs for a free book!

Adult Challenge

Complete one row to get a BINGO and turn it in to staff at EITHER library. You'll earn an entry into the monthly grand prize drawings. Complete additional BINGOs for additional grand prize entries. Pick up a new BINGO card when you're ready to move on.

Mega Mondays!

All programs are free and no registration is required unless noted. All ages welcome unless specified. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reptile Engineering
Monday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.
Did you know that a gecko's toe pads are being used in engineering and research to develop improved adhesives? This program examines a few examples of how traits and characteristics reptiles have developed are inspiring development of new technologies and research that can ultimately benefit the society we live in.  Live reptiles will be present!

Stuntology
Monday, June 19, 1:00 p.m.
Sam Bartlett brings STUNTOLOGY to the library!  Stuntology is the art of exploring the mysteries of the physical world by playing with everyday objects, and the mastery of pointless techniques to amuse yourself and amaze your friends. Sam demonstrates, then it's your turn! 

Chemistry: Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind!
Monday, June 26, 1:00 p.m.
Prepare to be electrified by the Science Alliance as they do hands-on experiments with fire, liquid nitrogen, color changes, a mysterious Genie, gooey Gak, and springy Superballs!  Recommended for grades K-5.

Duke Otherwise Concert
Monday, July 10, 1:00 p.m.
Duke Otherwise brings his clever lyrics and unique sounds to the library in this musical performance for children of all ages. 

Great Scott Magic
Monday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.
This show will combine the fun of a magic show with a great message about being a better person - which helps to build a better world!  Magician Scott will present a few "tricks" to building trust, respect and being more responsible (like getting books back to the library on time). 

Nature's Niche Animal Show
Monday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.
Join Dino and all his live animals as he shares an educational presentation about animals and their habitats. Lots of hands-on touching of animals!

Building Day
Monday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.
Come and explore many ways to build and objects to build with! Strawbees, dominoes, ice cream sundaes, giant jenga and more! This event is appropriate for children in grades K-5. 

 

Storytime

Don't miss our summer S.T.E.M. storytimes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.   S.T.E.M. is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This summer we will follow the S.T.E.M. pattern with sotries, songs and a craft or activity at the end of each storytime! Make sure to check the summer storytime brochure. Storytimes are appropriate for ages 2 and up.

Bouncing Babies

Bring your baby (birth to 24 months) to the library Friday mornings at 8:15 a.m. and enjoy stories, songs and play time!

 

Summer Clubs

Chess Club
3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
Join the new library chess club for kids! The club will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the summer months and is appropriate for school-age children and up. Beginner instruction provided by Jenna McCann. Boards, chess pieces and a snack provided.  Contact Beth at 643-8318 with questions. Meeting dates: June 20, July 18, August 15

Lego Building Club
4th Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Don't miss the library's Lego Building Club! Drop in to build with the legos provided. This program is appropriate for school-age kids. Kids under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.  Duplos will be available for younger children. Contact Beth with questions. Meeting dates:Tuesday, June 27,Tuesday, July 25, Tuesday, August 22

Coding Club
Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Kids going into grades 4-8 are invited to learn about coding this summer at our new coding club! Each week we will explore a different type of coding. Space is limited; registration opens July 5.  Contact Meagan at 643-8318 for more information.

 

Family Movie & Dessert Nights

One Thursday each month will be hang-out time for families. We'll do dessert and settle in for a family movie. Movies (and) desserts to be announced! The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month: June 15, July 20 and August 17.

 

Teen Tuesdays

All programs are free and no registration is required unless specified. Especially intended for grades 6-12

Teen Movie Night
Friday, June 23, 6:15 p.m.
Movie title to be announced! Movie may go past 8:00 p.m.  No registration is required unless you wish to stay for Library Late Night.

Library Late Night
Friday, June 23, 7:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Registration is required by June 22.
Enjoy games, snacks and more after the library closes!

Weird But True Trivia
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Do you know how many times a year the Empire State Building is hit by lightning? If so, you're ready for the return of Weird But True Trivia!

Fruit Favorites
Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.
We're bringing back some of your favorite fruit recipes, like sour patch grapes, chocolate-dipped bananas and more!

Drop-In Art Night
Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Create your own painting on a small canvas, make buttons and design shrinky dinks!  We'll have all the supplies; you drop-in and create what you'd like.

Building Challenge: "Straw"ctures
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
What can you build out of drinking straws? We'll provide the straws and Strawbee pieces to connect them. 

Dessert Favorites
Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 p.m.
We're bringing back some of your favorite no-bake dessert recipes from the last three years.  Let Meagan know your top picks! Peanut butter and/or nuts may be present.

Soapmaking
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.
Make your own melt-and-pour soap and squishy dough soap, all supplies provided! 

Eclipse Pre-Party
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Parts of the country will experience a total eclipse August 21 (partial in Wisconsin).  Get prepared at our Eclipse Pre-Party! 

Escape the Library
Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.
Crack the clues to unlock the key card and escape the library! 

 

Adults

DIY Terrariums
Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.
Space is limited so register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.

Papercrafts
Wednesday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.
Space is limited so register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.

Book-to-Movie Night
Tuesday, August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.

Mystery Book Club
Join fellow mystery lovers for discussions on the second Thursday each month. 
    June 8: Mysteries by Julianna Deering
    July 13: Mysteries by William Kent Krueger
    August 10: Mysteries by Robert Dugoni

 

Program Supporters

Thank you to all the great supporters of our summer programs!

Chula Vista Resort
Circus World Museum
Craig and Leola Culver Foundation
Culver's
Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library
Knuckleheads Trampoline Park
Mt. Olympus Waterpark
Sauk Prairie Community Club
Sauk Prairie Optimists
Timber Falls
Top Secret

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