Reading registration begins Thursday, June 7!
(continues throughout summer)
We have reading challenges and fun events for ALL ages: pre-readers, children, teens and adults!
Register Online Print Reading Slips for: Pre-Readers & Children, Children's Bonus Reading, Teens and Adults
This summer the Ruth Culver Community Library is going back to basics for the summer reading challenges. All you have to do is read whatever, wherever and whenever you like! Register at the library or register online beginning June 7. More information and challenge materials will be available at the library.
Children of all ages, including pre-readers, can participate and all you have to do is read! Yes, just read! We want to encourage you to keep reading all summer long, anytime, anywhere, anything with words! Just sign-up and read a minimum of 20 minutes per day. Play PLINKO for prizes! You can also earn bonus slips for the grand prizes by reading extra.
There will again be a "give back" option. In lieu of a prize, children can choose to take some coins and drop them in the Big Belly Bank. At the end of summer reading, we'll donate all proceeds to the Sauk County Humane Society. Join us at the Sauk Prairie Community Center Monday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. for the Grand Finale Give Back Celebration! Enjoy a presentation by the Humane Society with live animals and photo ops.
Read for 2 hours and you'll earn an entry into the monthly grand prize drawings. You'll also receive a scratch-off ticket that could win an additional prize. Redeem 5 completed scratch-offs for a free book (while supplies last)! There are no limits on the number of entries you can have. Get a new sheet as soon as you fill one up!
Read for 2 hours and you'll earn an entry into the monthly grand prize drawings. There are no limits on the number of entries you can have. Get a new sheet as soon as you fill one up!
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. Contact Beth at 643-8318 with questions.
Giant Bubble Show
Monday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Marvel will present his Giant Bubble Show at the library! The show combines 20ft bubbles, fog bubbles, kids in bubbles, science and comedy into a really unique experience.
Monday, June 18, 1:00 p.m.
The Hillbilly Science Spectacular is coming to the library! The show features a zany hillbilly character who takes the staging area and presents his homemade science experiments for the enjoyment of the crowd. Audience members will assist in experiments that range from cannons, volcanoes, optical illusions and so much more!
A Circle of Drums...the Rhythms of Life
Monday, June 25, 1:00 p.m.
Bill Kehl brings "A Circle of Drums...the Rhythms of Life" to the library. Children will get to participate in a drum circle during this community-building, group rhythm-making experience. This event is open to children in grades K-5.
Stuart Stotts Concert
Monday, July 9, 1:00 p.m.
Don't miss award winning singer, author and storyteller Stuart Stotts at the library. This event will be full of music and movement and is sure to be fun for children of all ages!
Monday, July 16, 1:00 p.m.
Come and explore many ways to build and objects to build with! The event will include a snack and a drum that kids can take home! This event is appropriate for children in grades K-5.
Rob the Magician
Monday, July 23, 1:00 p.m.
Magic Rob will take you on a magical adventure at the library! Explore remarkable worlds, meet outrageous characters, and learn how to do extraordinary things. The show is full of lots of audience participation, story-telling, comedy, and MAGIC!
Jason Kollum: Juggling, Balancing...
Monday, July 30, 1:00 p.m.
See the show, become the pro with Jason Kollum! He'll start with a performance for all ages featuring big juggling and balancing stunts with balls, clubs, giant beanbag chairs and a huge finale! There's tons of zany comedy, improvisation, audience participation, energy and excitement! After the show, every child, regardless of age, can participate in a hands-on skills workshop!
Don't miss our traditional storytimes Tuesdays, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and musical storytimes Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Make sure to check the summer storytime brochure. Storytimes are appropriate for ages 2 and up.
Bring your baby (birth to 24 months) to the library Friday mornings at 8:15 a.m. and enjoy stories, songs and play time!
Join the library chess club for kids! The club will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. one Monday each month and is appropriate for school-age children and up. Parents are also welcome. Beginner instruction provided by Jenna McCann. Boards, chess pieces and a snack provided. Contact Beth at 643-8318 with questions. Meeting dates: June 4, July 23, August 27
Lego Building Club
2nd 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 12, Tuesday, July 10, Tuesday, August 14
Wired Wednesdays Tech Club
Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Kids (age 8 and up) and teens are invited to our summer club focused on technology. Contact Meagan at 643-8318 for more information.
August 1: Paper circuits
August 8: Robots
August 15: Stop-Motion Animation
August 22: Lego Mindstorms
One Wednesday each month will be hang-out time for families. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
June 20: Family Movie & Dessert
Movie to be announced.
July 18: Family Building Night
Come and explore many ways to build and objects to build with. This family-friendly event will be similar to Monday's Building Day, but you'll get to build a different snack and instrument!
August 15: Family Book Tasting
Ms. Beth will share all new books at the Family Book Tasting. In addition to "tasting" books about a different character, topic or format, tasting of food will be included!
All programs are free and no registration is required unless specified. Especially intended for grades 6-12
Lip Sync Battle
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.
Get your (library appropriate) routine ready and see if you can win the Lip Sync Battle!
Make It: Shrinky Dinks & Buttons
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
We'll have all the supplies for you to make your own shrinky dinks and buttons. You can also experiment with the 3D pens!
Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.
We'll make up some waffles and provide a variety of toppings. Come hungry!
Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
Try our versions of your favorite carnival games!
Teen Movie Night
Friday, July 13, 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 Teen Late Night.
Teen Late Night
Friday, July 13, 7:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Registration is required by July 11.
Enjoy games, snacks and more after the library closes!
Teen Paint Night
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
We'll provide blank canvases, paint and inspiration for you to create your own work of art. Wear old clothes!
Escape the Library
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, see if your team can crack the clues to escape the library.
Life-Size Games: Pac-Man & Mario Kart
Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.
We're playing life-size versions of video game classics Pac-Man and Mario Kart. You are the competitors!
Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.
Make snacks with a unicorn theme: cookies, dip, and trail mix.
Stop Motion Animation
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m.
Using stop-motion animation kits, create your own brief movie using library props.
Make It: Magnetic Things
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Make magnetic games and more (possibilities include battleship, scrabble, poetry).
Lyme Disease Prevention and Infection
Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Join Jean Schneider of Nativa Medica at the library Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long exploration of Lyme Disease, tick-borne infections, how to prevent these infections and what to do if you get an infection. According to the CDC, this is reaching epidemic levels with more than 25,000 new reported cases of disease every month! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.
Monday, July 16, 6:00 p.m.
Turn old books into fresh art with a variety of projects, all supplies provided. This event is open to adults only and registration is required. Contact Charlene at 643-8318 with questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.
Bath Bombs & Teas
Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Make your own bath bombs and teas to turn your bath into a spa retreat. This event is open to adults only and registration is required. Contact Meagan at 643-8318 with questions. 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 14: Mysteries by Sarah Strohmeyer
July 12: Mysteries by Anne Perry
August 9: Mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith
Thank you to all the great supporters of our summer programs!
Cave of the Mounds
Circus World Museum
Culver's of Sauk City
Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library
Sauk Prairie Community Club
Timbavati Wildlife Park