Monona Public Library
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READY TO READ RACCOONS FAMILY STORYTIME
Books and activities are geared for ages 3 to 5 years old, however, all children are welcome.

  • Thursdays, June 18 to July 16, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. w/ Miss Karen! Register here online or call 608-222-6127.
  • Fridays, July 10th to August 7th, 4:00 p.m. w/ Miss Karlyn. Register here online or call 608-222-6127.
  • Saturdays, July 11th to August 8th, 11a.m. w/ Miss Karlyn! Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

STORY HOUR FOR WISE OWLS (CHILDREN AGES 4 to 6)
Thursdays, June 18 to July 16, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. w/ Miss Karen! Specifically designed for children ages 4 to 6 years old. Longer books than are read at Family Storytime, and at least one activity that is science, math, art, or writing. Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

LITTLE SQUIRRELS STORYTIMES FOR TODDLERS
Tuesdays, June 16th to July14th, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. w/ Miss Karlyn! Geared for children ages 1 to 2 years old (older siblings welcome to sit quietly in the room with a coloring book or toy). Twenty minutes of tales, music, and movement with Miss Karlyn. Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

BOUNCING BABY BUNNIES
Tuesdays, June 16th to July 14th, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. w/ Miss Karlyn! Geared for non-walkers. 15 minutes of fun, followed by playtime. Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

HORA de CUENTOS: STORY TIME IN SPANISH con Marisol Gonzalez!
Martes, junio 30, julio 7,14 y 21 a las 4:00pm. Gratis.
Tuesdays, June 30, July 7,14 and 21, 4:00pm. Register here.
Acompáñanos a pasar un rato alegre contando cuentos clásicos, canciones, rimas y manualidades que ayudan desarrollar el vocabulario y el reconocimiento del alfabeto! . Este programa será en español. No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado.

BOUNCING BABY BUNNIE
Tuesdays, June 16th, 23rd, 30th, & July 7th, 14th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Geared for non-walkers.
Enjoy a book, movement activities, and songs with new Children's Librarian, Miss Karlyn. 15 minutes of fun followed by playtime. Sign up for the series! Register the child and put the name and age of siblings and the name of the attending adult in the Special Needs box.

LITTLE SQUIRRELS STO
Tuesdays, June 16th, 23rd, 30th, & July 7th, 14th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Geared for children ages 1 to 2 years old (older siblings welcome to sit quietly in the room with a coloring book or toy).

Twenty minutes of tales, with Miss Karlyn! Enjoy a book, movement activities, and songs. Sign up for the series! Register the child and put the name and age of siblings and the name of the attending adult in the Special Needs box.

READY TO READ RACCOO
Thursdays, June 18th, 25th, & July 2nd, 9th, 16th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bring the whole family!  This program will include books and activities for toddlers and books of interest for children 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karen. Stay to play and socialize in our Children's Room "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.
Thursdays, June 18th, 25th, & July 2nd, 9th, 16th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
For ages 4 to 6 years old.
Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

Who? Who? You! This storytime for children and their adults will encourage parents and caregivers to abandon any sense of formality and to just play with their child. Ms. Karen will start the program with books, rhymes, songs, and other activities and then will open it up for playtime. Read, Explore, Discover!
Storytimes at the Pa
Mondays, June 22, July 20, August 17 from 5:45 to 6:45p.m.
Monona Library will present storytimes on Food Cart Night at Winnequah Park. Join us!
Mondays, June 22, July 20, August 17 from 5:45 to 6:45p.m.
Enjoy a story and a craft. Bring your library card to check out a book!
Free. No registration.
Hora de Cuentos: Sto
Tuesdays, June 30, July 7,14 and 21, 4:00pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Hora de Cuentos: Story Time in Spanish con Marisol Gonzalez!
Martes, junio 30, julio 7,14 y 21 a las 4:00pm.

Tuesdays, June 30, July 7,14 and 21, 4:00pm
Acompáñanos a pasar un rato alegre contando cuentos clásicos, canciones, rimas y manualidades que ayudan desarrollar el vocabulario y el reconocimiento del alfabeto! . Este programa será en español. No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado.
Join us for a happy blend of classic stories, songs, rhymes and craft activities that will introduce vocabulary and alphabet recognition. Program is in Spanish. Registration is not required but space is limited.
 
FAMILY GAME NIGHT!
Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30pm
Bring your family to the library for an evening of games! Learn a new game or play an old favorite! A fun evening for the whole family with card games, board games, strategy games and puzzles. We'll have Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Chess, Scrabble and much more!
Wednesdays, March through August, 6:00-7:30pm (Overlaps periodically with family or adult events.)
FREE - all ages welcome, no registration required.
Super Hero Training
Monday, Jul. 6, 10:30 to 11:30a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Super Hero Training Academy Course
Do you have what it takes to save the day? Join us as we celebrate our favorite heroes including our super-selves! Dress in super hero or book character costumes if you'd like. Test your strength, go on a fantastic secret mission through treacherous tunnels, spiderwebs, and hot lava. Learn how to safely pick up poison bombs and stop the bad guys, show off super hero poses and super skills. Future super heroes who pass the test (everyone will pass the test) will earn a Super hero ID card!

Super heroes inspire us to be greater and to do good for the world!
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Make your own super hero cape from an old t-shirt:
http://www.clumsycrafter.com/2012/05/t-shirt-super-hero-capes-no-sew/
http://kidthings.net/2015/04/every-kid-is-a-superhero-t-shirt-cape-tutorial/


 
Super Hero Training
Monday, Jul. 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Super Hero Training Academy Course
Do you have what it takes to save the day? Join us as we celebrate our favorite heroes including our super-selves! Dress in super hero or book character costumes if you'd like. Test your strength, go on a fantastic secret mission through treacherous tunnels, spiderwebs, and hot lava. Learn how to safely pick up poison bombs and stop the bad guys, show off super hero poses and super skills. Future super heroes who pass the test (everyone will pass the test) will earn a Super hero ID card!
Super heroes inspire us to be greater and to do good for the world!

Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Make your own super hero cape from an old t-shirt:
http://www.clumsycrafter.com/2012/05/t-shirt-super-hero-capes-no-sew/
http://kidthings.net/2015/04/every-kid-is-a-superhero-t-shirt-cape-tutorial/

 
Tuesday Family Meet
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
  • The Recycle Bug brings a recycling Artrageous Art project and activity and talks about what it is to be an artist. How can we keep our city clean and green?

  • Sonja Reichertz, City of Monona Planner & Assistant Economic Development Director, will build a LEGO bricks city with children.

Wednesday at One: Tr
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 1-2pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Karen Wendt - Telling Stories Through Interactive Play!!
Enjoy a performance of folktales and fables about clever characters, mischievous troublemakers who encounter challenges and solve problems, and a true story. Get ready for fun with audience participation stories and interactive tales appropriate for a family audience.
Thursday, Jul. 9, 1-2:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Test your Superhero Skills with this tricky obstacle course. Choose your 'super power' and see if it helps you on your way.

For ages 6-14. Heroes under 9 should have an adult present in the room.
READY TO READ RACCOO
Fridays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, & August 7th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bring the whole family to this storytime!
This program will include books and activities for toddlers and books of interest for children 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karlyn.  Stay to play and socialize in our Children's Room "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.
Sabado Imprecionante
Saturday, Jul. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Sabado Imprecionante: Awesome Saturday con Marisol Gonzalez!
Sábado, julio 11 a las 10 am.

Saturday, July 11 at 10am. 

Ven con toda la familia a jugar juegos interactivos y a aprender unos cuantos trucos para impresionar a tus amigos, tambien haremos una manualidad para llevar a casa. Este programa sera en español. No es necesario registrarse.

Come with your whole family to play some active inside games, learn a couple tricks to wow your friends and make a craft to take home. This program will be in Spanish. Registration is not required.

READY TO READ RACCOO
Saturdays, July 11th, 18th, 25th, & August 1st, 8th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bring the whole family to this weekend storytime!
This program will include books and activities for toddlers and books of interest for children 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karlyn.  Stay to play and socialize in our Children's Room "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.
Create Your Own Supe
Saturday, Jul. 11, 2-4PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
What does it take to be a Superhero? What special power would you withhold? Unleash your inner hero! Discuss, write, and create your very own Superhero persona, equipped with a uniform, coat of arms, an honorable name, and more! Prizes and food!
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Do you love birds? Join Madison Audubon Society for an All About Birds program! First we'll discover how every bird is a superhero by playing a fun game to learn about different bird beaks. Then we'll practice using binoculars and go on a nature hike to look for birds! The program is great for kids of all ages. Members from The Madison Audubon Society will talk about what they do.

Madison Audubon Society (MAS) is the largest and most active Audubon chapter in Wisconsin, with 3,100 members in eight south-central counties. Its mission is to protect and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife through land acquisition and management, education, and advocacy.  

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 1-2pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Who are the heroes of our ancient past?  Who are the heroes of today?
You may know them! You may not! Join singer, songwriter, sailor, traveler, and teller of tales, Tom Kastle, for a look at heroes of long ago and far away... from Hercules in ancient Greece to Maui the "Hawaiian Superman" to everyday heroes who give tirelessly to our community, every day! Recommended for ages 5+. All welcome.

Discovery Days: Duct
Thursday, Jul. 16, 1 - 2:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero? No? Well make it here - with Duct Tape! Tons of materials, inspirations, and of course, Duct Tape will be available to help you make a Utility Belt, Heroic Tool, Mask, and more! Bring your imagination.

For ages 6-14. Heroes under 9 should have an adult present in the room.