Summer Library Programs for Kids
“Tails and Tales” Summer Library Program
Get your Summer Library Program bag starting Monday, June 7! Just stop by the library to pick up your summer library bag or call 608-767-4905 to schedule an appointment to pick up your bag. For children from birth – 5th grade, inside your bag you will find: 2 Activity Logs, a coloring sheet, a bookmark, an elephant Badge tracker, stickers, a bracelet, a temporary tattoo, plus prize passes! We also have summer library bags filled with goodies for students in 6th – 12th grade. Readers of all ages can sign up online for Beanstack, beginning June 7, and join our Summer Reading Challenge. We’re donating $1 to the Dane County Humane Society for every Activity Log finished and every Beanstack Badge earned. The more you read, the more you help animals at the Humane Society. Go to blackearthlibrary.beanstack.org to get started on June 7. Or give us a call at 608-767-4905 for more information about our Summer Library Program.
Join the Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge!
The Black Earth Public Library & the Mazomanie Free Library are teaming up! Readers of all ages, including babies and adults, can join the Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge. This year we’re reading to raise money for the Dane County Humane Society. We will donate $1 for every Beanstack Badge that you earn. Simply log your reading and activities to earn Badges. When you have earned 4 Badges, then you will have completed our Summer Reading Challenge! Feel free to earn up to 6 Badges this summer to raise extra money for animals at the Humane Society.Plus all teen and adult participants who earn a Badge will be entered into our Grand Prize drawings at the end of the challenge for a chance to win a great gift card. The more you read, the better your odds of winning. Three teen winners and three adult winners will be chosen. Go to blackearthlibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app to sign up and get started on Monday, June 7! Please note: We recommend that only one adult per household registers for an account. Then multiple other readers of all ages can be added to that one account.
Activity Grab Bags for Kids
A new bag containing activity sheets, stickers, a 3-D paper animal craft, and a bonus prize will be available every Monday morning from June 7 - July 26. Stop by the library or call 608-767-4905 to schedule an appointment to pick up your bag each week.
Move It Mondays in Veterans Park
Mondays, June 7 - July 26 from 10:30 – 11:00am
Come sing and dance in the park! Great for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Please note: Outdoor programs are cancelled if the weather is stormy.
Crafternoon in Veterans Park
Wednesdays, June 9 – July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00pm
Make fun crafts every Wednesday afternoon. Great for kids 5 and up but all ages are welcome. Limited to 20 kids. Call 608-767-4905 to register. Please note: Outdoor programs are cancelled if the weather is stormy.
Easy Tie Dye T-shirts in Veterans Park
Friday, June 18 from 2:00 – 3:00pm
Create easy tie dye t-shirts in the park. Best for students in 5th grade and up. Limited to 20 kids. Call 608-767-4905 to register. We will provide shirts, but feel free to bring your own. Please note: Outdoor programs are cancelled if the weather is stormy.
Battle of the Books in Veterans Park
Friday, July 16 from 2:00 – 3:00pm
Form teams with friends and battle for great prizes! Books are available at the library. Call 608-767-4905 to sign up. Best for students in 4th through 8th grade. Please note: Outdoor programs are cancelled if the weather is stormy.
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
Hilo by Judd Winick
Virtual Programs for Kids
Build Your Own Storytime
Visit our YouTube channel anytime for videos of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories to enjoy at home. Don't forget to subscribe!
Build Your Own Twist & Shout
Dance and sing with Kirsten to songs by The Learning Groove! Just visit our YouTube channel to find your favorite tunes, and get those wiggles out whenever you want.