Summer Library Program

Frequently Asked Questions

We are excited to be packing up and moving back to the library’s newly renovated downtown building later this summer. We need to shorten our Summer Library Program a bit this year to give us time to pack and move. We can’t wait to see you all in the new library building early this fall!

This summer each child and teen that registers for the summer reading program will earn a free forever book. Kids and teens can register for this program and pick up their forever book at the Youth Services desk anytime between June 1 and July 16, 2022.

Yes! This summer each child and teen that registers for the program earns their reading prize right away. Please visit the library’s temporary building (2725 Mall Dr) between June 1 and July 16, 2022 to pick up that prize.

Nope! Kids can start the reading program as early as birth. Kids who are not yet reading independently can be read to by a parent, caregiver, or older sibling.

Sure, the library is open to all! If you have a group of 20 or more, it may help to call and give us a heads up (715-839-5007). Our temporary space has limited seating, and the library staff can give you information about what is happening on particular days which can help you make decisions for your group.

We will also be offering programs offsite this summer, which may work great for your group. Join us at Phoenix Park on Wednesday mornings for performers, the BookBike, and the Dabble Box. Or find us at Owen Park on Friday mornings for storytime and the BookBike. See full schedule.

Our teen reading program is reserved for kids entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2022. Find more information about the reading program for kids entering 5th grade and under here: www.ecpubliclibrary.info/teens/summer-2022/

Our teen programs are reserved for kids entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2022. We have lots of other options for younger kids too, check out more info here: www.ecpubliclibrary.info/teens/summer-events

Our storytimes this summer are planned for kids ages 2-6, but we welcome the whole family to attend. We have tons of fun at Storytime!

Unfortunately due to the fact that we will be packing and moving later in the summer, we are unable to give out prizes after July 16.

We are excited to be packing up and moving back to the library’s newly renovated downtown building later this summer. We can’t wait to see you all in our newly renovated building sometime in early fall.

Our only virtual program this summer is on Thursday, June 30: Book Scouts – Virtual Show and Share.

As you are looking at the library, the library patio is to the left. It is just to the left of the employee door, under the overhang.

Congratulations! This summer each child/teen picks up their reading prize when they register for the program because we are going to be moving later this summer. When your child completes their summer reading goal, we encourage you to do something to celebrate like go for a picnic or enjoy a sweet treat. You can also email us a photo of your child(ren) with their completed reading logs and we might feature them on our website or social media. ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Nope! All programs and events have no cost for the participants. Yippie!

Some programs like Storytime, DIY Discovery, and Wednesday Performers have no registration required. Some events like Book Clubs and Teen events do require registration. Please check the website for more information about each specific event. www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/summer2022

We are so glad you reached your reading goal this summer! We are not able to allow kids and teens to participate in the program more than once per year due to the limited supply of prizes. You are very welcome to set a new goal and keep reading all summer long!