YAY! Summer’s here!
We’ve got lots of great Kid’s Stuff going on at the Land O’ Lakes Library this summer:
Every Wednesday morning at 11:00 we have a family event/program scheduled,
and every Monday morning at 10:30 we'll be showing a children’s movie.
Download the Library Summer Brochure Here (part 1) & Here (part 2)
- Summer Events
- Summer Movies
- Summer Reading Program
June 14 (Wednesday) at 11:00, in the Library's back parking lot
Learn the ancient Japanese craft of Gyotaku, which is making prints by inking fish and pressing them onto paper. We'll use models of freshwater fish to create beautiful works of art.
June 21 (Wednesday) at 11:00, on the library front lawn
Bart, from Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, will be here to teach us all about Turtles. He will bring along some of his rescued turtles to help him! This program is graciously sponsored by Conserve School of Land O' Lakes.
Traveling Lantern Theatre Co.
June 28 (Wednesday) at 11:00, on the Library's front lawn
Join us for a LIVE performance by Traveling Lantern, a children's theater company. This program is graciously sponsored by Conserve School of Land O' Lakes.
July 5 (Wednesday) at 11:00, on the Library's front lawn
Wear your swimming suit and bring a towel, because you're going to GET WET! We'll have water games, water toys, water art, and lots of fun.
Birds of Prey
July 12 (Wednesday) at 11:00, on the Library's front lawn
Bart, from Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, will be here to teach us all about Birds of Prey. He will bring along a few of his rescued birds to help him! This program is graciously sponsored by Conserve School of Land O' Lakes.
July 19 (Wednesday) at 11:00, on the Library's front lawn
Rock out to the music of the legendary Tom Pease! Put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to sing, laugh, and shake your tailfeathers. This program is graciously sponsored by Conserve School of Land O' Lakes
Truly Remarkable Loon
July 26 (Wednesday) at 11:00, on the Library's front lawn
Our favorite crazy juggler is back! He'll be juggling everything but the kitchen sink. You don't want to miss this one! Check out T.R. Loons website: trloon.com This program is graciously sponsored by Conserve School of Land O' Lakes
The Magic of Laughter
August 2 (Wednesday) at 11:00 on the Library's front lawn
Jeff McMullen is everyone's favorite clown! Trained at the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey clown college, he combines comedy and magic to charm kids of all ages.
August 9 (Wednesday) at 11:00 on the library front lawn.
Get ready to play your favorite games in GIANT form! We're going to have lots of games to choose from: Connect Four, Checkers, Yahtzee, Jenga, Tic-tac-toe, Battleship...
The Land O’ Lakes Public Library wants to make your child’s summer reading even more fun & exciting! Stop in and sign up for our reading program. The program may be started any time from June 1 – August 12. All children are welcome, regardless of age or residence.
- We ask that each child fill out a registration sheet at the library.
- Four gold coins will be given out once per week, starting Monday, June 5th, when children check in to the library. Weeks run Mon-Sat. There are 13 weeks in all. The coins are used to shop for prizes in our store, The Treasure Chest! The last day to check in for gold coins is Saturday, September 2.
- Kids will receive an extra coin for every additional time that they come in to the library each week (the first weekly check-in is worth 4 coins, each additional check-in that same week is worth an additional coin).
- Children must be present to earn coins. We cannot make exceptions. If you are unable to come to the library and feel that your child truly earned a reward that week, how about rewarding them at home. Perhaps with some one-on-one time, a sweet treat, allowing him/her to stay up a little later than usual, or - saying Yes to “Just one more book?” .
- We have a few different & fun options available for keeping track of summer reading. All are optional. They are for setting personal and/or family goals. Ask about these when you register.
- Extra coins may be earned by completing tasks such as Book Bingo or Reading Adventure sheets. These are available at the library.
- Kids may show us 3 receipts from local businesses (we do not keep these) when they check in at the library, for a bonus gold coin. Local: Land O’ Lakes, Watersmeet, Conover.
- Make and Take Crafts will be available all summer on the table in the children’s area. They will be switched weekly. Be sure to check them out!
Why Public Library Summer Reading Programs Are Important:
- Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents “summer reading loss.”
- Summer reading loss is cumulative. Children don’t “catch up” in fall because the other children are moving ahead with their skills. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills over the summer are two years behind their classmates.
- Reading 4 or 5 books over the summer can have a significant impact.
- One advantage of public library summer library programs is that they are not located In school buildings, which helps reduce the negative perception about summer learning for students who are struggling.
- Summer reading programs in public libraries usually encourage readers, especially those who are struggling, to use alternate formats such as magazines, recorded books, graphic novels, and material on the Internet.
- Participants often return to summer library programs in successive years, which help children build reading into their summer routine.
(The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/files/pld/pdf/slp-points.pdf)