Books on the Move
2022 Summer Library Program (Register June 1 – July 16)
Get your child’s interest in reading on the move by signing them up for the Summer Library Program! Reading during the summer months helps prevent summer slide, a decline in reading ability and academic skills. Research shows that participation in summer reading programs can increase reading skills, motivation, confidence, and enjoyment. Learn about our fun and free events for children and teens (ages 0-18) below, or download our flyer.
Sign up begins June 1! Set a reading goal, explore activity challenges, and discover great books throughout the summer.
Questions? 715-839-5007 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back soon for event registration info!
MUSIC & MOVEMENT STORYTIME
Mondays and Tuesdays, June 6–July 12 • 10 a.m. • Library Patio
Featuring interactive picture books, music and movement, and related playful activities.
STORYTIME IN THE PARK
Fridays, June 10–July 15 • 10 a.m. • Owen Park Bandshell
Featuring stories, music, and movement. Bring a blanket and find a spot on the grass, or sit on the benches for this outdoor storytime experience! Book checkout will be available at the BookBike following storytime. Weather permitting.
Wednesdays, June 8–July 13 • 10 a.m. • Phoenix Park Pavilion
Join us at the Phoenix Park Pavilion (by the clock tower) for the return of our summer performances! A blanket or lawn chairs recommended. In the case of inclement weather, we will gather under the large pavilion. Stick around after the performances for some Dabble Box makerspace activities. Be sure to stop by the BookBike to check out some great books!
June 8: Mixed Nuts with A Touch of Magic Entertainment | A lively undercover-clown show with physical comedy, humor, silly antics, and uproarious audience participation.
June 15: Magic of Laughter with Jeff McMullen | Comedy magic, plate spinning, juggling, audience participation…and lots of laughs!
June 22: Music and Comedy with David Landau | An upbeat and engaging music and comedy show.
June 29: Family Folk Music with Fox and Branch | Sing, clap, dance, and play along with this folk music duo.
July 6: Camp Ocean—performed by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company | Come along for a fish-fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea in this interactive play.
July 13: Yo-Yo Blast with National Yo-Yo Master, Dazzling Dave | Watch in amazement as National Yo-Yo Master and world record holder, Dazzling Dave, performs his yo-yo show.
Activities & Workshops
Thursdays, June 9–July 14 • 1:30–3 p.m. • Library Patio
Drop-in events for families featuring a different topic and activity each week. All materials provided, while supplies last.
June 9: Cardboard Creations | Let your creativity loose and put your engineering skills to work with our large supply of cardboard boxes, tubes, and large spools.
June 16: Zoetropes | Make this classic device to turn a series of images into animated movement.
June 23: Solar Oven S’mores | Create a cardboard box solar oven and use the sun’s energy to cook a sweet treat.
June 30: Penny Spinners | Design your own spinning toy using cardboard and a penny. Decorate them any way you like with patterns and colors that mix and swirl together.
July 7: CD Hovercraft Experiments | Create your own hovercraft from a repurposed CD, then test its capabilities with simple challenges.
July 14: Not-So-Basic Bubbles | Craft simple science experiments that seem like magic using bubbles.
Saturdays, June 4–July 16 1–3 p.m. • Youth Services
Design and build a LEGO® masterpiece at this drop-in program. LEGO® bricks provided.
DABBLE BOX OPEN LABS
Tuesdays, June 7–July 12 • 1:30–3:30 p.m. • Library Patio
Drop in to play, make, and share! From coding with robots to painting and drawing, there’s something for everyone.
READ ME A BOOK CLUB
Mondays, June 13–27 • 4–5 p.m. • Library Patio
Recommended for youth entering K–2 in Fall 2022. Elephant and Piggie! Mother Bruce! Jelly Jolt and Narwhal! Celebrate this summer with your favorite book characters. Listen to stories, go on scavenger hunts, make crafts, and play games. Character costumes encouraged. Registration required. For more information, visit www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/read-me-a-book-club.
BOOK SCOUTS BOOK CLUBS
Recommended for youth entering grades 3–5 in Fall 2022. Registration required. For more information, visit www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/club.
Story Seekers and Page Turners • Thursdays, June 16 & July 14 • Library Patio
Play games, do craft and STEM projects, and talk about our monthly book! Participants vote for their book selection each month. Join the section that is the best fit for you. Space is limited.
Story Seekers: 5–6 p.m.
Recommended for newer independent readers who enjoy illustrated and shorter chapter books.
Page Turners: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Recommended for more experienced independent readers who enjoy longer chapter books.
Virtual Show & Share • Thursday, June 30 • 4–5 p.m. • Zoom
Meet up with your fellow readers to talk about what you are reading, get recommendations, and play story games like Mad Libs. No pre-reading required for this virtual meet-up! Story Seekers and Page Turners members are welcome.
Teen Summer Library Program
Learn more about our summer events, activities, and programs for teens right here!
FREE bus rides to the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays and to the Farmers Market on Wednesdays!
Stop by the Youth Services desk to get one! This bus pass gives children and teens a free bus ride to and from the library and the Farmers Market to participate in the summer library program. Accompanying adults must pay full fare. If you don’t know where to go or how to catch a bus, call Eau Claire Transit at 715-839-5111.
Bus pass valid June 1–July 16, 2022