2017 Summer Library Program

June 12 - August 4

Read, Read, Read

The goal for all ages is to read or be read to 20 minutes per day or 2 hours per week.  You can help build a better community by reading for a charity this summer. The charities we have chosen are the Waupaca County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit and Iola and Rural Fire Department.

Each time you return a reading record you will get 2 stickers to place on the charity poster of your choice. If you read every week of the program you will be able to make 8 donations that will make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone who reads and returns every reading record will receive a certificate for a free Pizza Hut personal pan pizza at the end of the program.

Kick Off Performance! Bubble Wonders!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Held at the Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School

Bubbleologist, Geoffrey “Merlin” Akins inspires hearts and minds to a new level of curiosity. Kids will laugh as they learn all about the art and science of bubbles and learn how to use the library as a resource for making their dreams come true. Watch spellbound as Akins creates Bubble Caterpillars, Dancing Bubbles, Kid in a Bubble and more! How about a square bubble? Anything is possible.

Mad Science of Iowa Plus “Construction and Demolition!”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Highly interactive, action packed show using many kid volunteers. Some of the experiments: building a human “Kid” dome, kids standing on eggs, demolition catapults, mini “dynamite” (firecracker) explosions and building a large arch with keystone block. Designed to please all ages.

Tail Waggin’ Tales

Fridays @ 10 AM ~  June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28, and August 4

Bring along your favorite book, choose one from our shelves or let us select one for you. Woody, Po and Pepsi love to listen and will be waiting to hear you read. All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International.

Please sign up for this program by calling the Library at 715-445-4330. 

Estimation Jars

Mondays ~ June 12 - August 4

Each week on Monday we will display new jar. Calculate how many items are in the jar. The person whose estimate comes closest to the correct amount in the jar will receive a prize.

 

Chapter Chat Book Club

Tuesday, June 13, 20, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1

For Ages 9 - 12

We will read a chapter or two and discuss a different book each week and there will be copies for you to check out and take home. There will be time for you to tell everyone what you are reading or have read that you enjoyed, games or activities and a snack.

STEAM Story Times

Wednesday @ 10 am ~ June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2

Super exciting story times for preschoolers. We will read books and do hands on science experiments, art projects and other fun activities.

Movie Afternoons

Wednesday  @ 1:00 PM ~ June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2

Join us Wednesday afternoons for movies on the big screen downstairs in the air conditioned community room. Movies will be G or PG. Movie titles will be posted in the Library. This program is for the whole family. Refreshments will be served.

Build with Craft Sticks

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

Join us for craft stick construction fun. Make a Popsicle stick throwing star, watch and experiment with exploding sticks and make a catapult to take home.

This program is for children 5 and up.

Iola Rocks .... Family Night

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

A new movement happening around the country is painted rocks being hidden around towns and in parks to brighten people’s day and spread joy. When you find a rock you can take it home or re-hide it for someone else to find. This is similar to Geocaching, a fun activity for the whole family. Join us to paint some rocks and the next day we will seal and waterproof them and you can return the following week to pick them up and hide them in a public place in Iola. We will post on the Library Facebook page when they are being hidden so people can look for them. When someone finds one they can post where they found it and if they kept it or re-hid it for someone else to find.

Waupaca County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit Visit

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Officer Jon Loken and his canine partner will be at the Library to meet and greet everyone. Learn about the job they do to keep our community safe

Build Your Own Lunch

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:30am

We provide the fixings for lunch and you construct your own taco, choosing the toppings you love. We have fun activities planned also.

Sign up for this fun time by calling the Library at 715-445-4330 to let us know how many are coming.

Deconstruction Day

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

Take apart items to see what is inside and how they are put together. We provide the items to deconstruct and the tools to do it with. Bring your friends and work as a group or on your own.

This program is for ages 5 and up.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Listen to stories, make a craft and enjoy a bedtime snack. After the program your stuffed animal is invited to a

sleep over at the Library. Pick them up the next day and see all the fun they had during the night.

Build Your Own Lunch

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Construct your own pizza choosing the toppings you like best. After lunch participate in the days STEAM activity.

Sign up for this fun time by calling the Library at 715-445-4330 to let us know how many are coming.

Egg Drop

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Design a contraption using various recyclable materials to protect a raw egg from a fall. The Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative will have their bucket truck here to drop the eggs from a very high height.

This program is for ages 5 and up.

Build Your Own "Lunch"

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:30am

End the summer by constructing the ice cream sundae of your dreams. We will provide the ice cream

and toppings, you provide the creativity. Afterwards enjoy some STEAM activities for all ages.  

Sign up for this fun time by calling the Library at 715-445-4330 to let us know how many are coming

Library Addition Survey

The Iola Village Library has received donations to build an addition that will be a children's library space and programming space. 

We would love to get your input and help with this exciting develpment!

Please take our brief 5 question Suvey