Library Kids - June 3, 2017

Library Kids

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.

June 3, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Summer Reading

Get Reading This Summer

Even though school is out, summer is a great time to support your child’s learning. The Madison Public Library provides many free and fun programs to keep children busy reading, making and learning over the next few months.

Visit one of the nine Madison libraries to join our Summer Reading Club. All ages welcome from birth through grade 8. Join us on a brain-building reading adventure this summer and earn a free book of your choice and an invitation to our Amazing Amulet Parties, a special Bubbler Jr. making experience just for summer readers. Summer Reading Club runs through August 31 - sign up today!

Why is reading and learning during the summer so important?
Summer is the perfect time for kids to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the “summer slide,” and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months. By joining the Summer Reading Club and participating in library programs, kids can prevent this from happening.

Thank You Sponsors! 

We couldn't celebrate summer reading without our wonderful sponsors. Funding for the 2017 Summer Reading Club is provided by the Madison Public Library Foundation with additional support from Olbrich Botanical Gardens,Overture Center for the Arts, the Friends of the Sequoya Library and the South Central Library System


Rock & Read

Rock & Read 

Madison Public Library Foundation's fourth annual Rock & Read fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rock & Read is an opportunity for families who are committed to our libraries to come together for a fun, sunny afternoon to celebrate and support the future of Madison Public Libraries.

This family-oriented fundraiser will take place at the Capital Brewery Bier Garten and include live music by Yid Vicious and Sean Michael Dargan & The Mersey Brothers, crafts by Monroe Street Arts Center, and hot dogs, burgers and ice cream for all to enjoy. This event also features autographs and photos with the UW Spirit Squad and a surprise UW athlete, as well as free book giveaways and Summer Reading Clubs signup.

Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Madison Public Library Summer Reading Clubs, which encourages kids to read and learn all summer long. Last year, Rock & Read raised over $10,000 to support summer reading. View photos from last year's event.

Visit the Madison Public Library Foundation to learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or become a family sponsor.

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Camp MAD Media

Camp MAD Media

Calling all educators...Looking for a fun way to learn new skills, increase your digital literacy, and play around with tools that can enhance student learning this summer? Join us for Camp MAD Media, a free, hands-on digital "summer camp" just for educators!

In partnership with WeThinkBig, a local non-profit supporting education innovation, the Madison Public Library will be offering a series of six different 2-hour sessions. Camps will run Tues/Wed/Thurs mornings, June 20-29 from 9:30am-11:30am at Central Library. Here, educators will build skills in multi-media areas that enhance K-12 teaching and learning. In each session, educators and librarians will be introduced to media tools and will explore simple activities and techniques they can use with students, ranging from stop-motion animation to coding in the classroom. At the end of each session educators will reflect and share insights about how these new skills can expand classroom practice and strengthen student learning.

Visit the WeThinkBig web siteto see full class descriptions and to register for one or more classes.



Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our Summer Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting ClubsLEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5

Read to a Dog
Saturday, June 3, 1:30-2:30 pm - Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, June 7, 4:30-5:30pm- Meadowridge Library
Saturday, June 10, 11am-12:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Saturday, June 10, 2-3pm - Lakeview Library

Piñata Party
Saturday, June 3, 10:30am-12pm - Hawthorne Library

Summer Drummin'with Elmore Lawson
Saturday, June 3, 10:30-11:30am - Monroe Street Library

Bilingual Stories and Crafts
Saturday, June 3, 1-2:30 - Goodman South Madison

Library Lego Club
Saturday, June 3, 2-3:30pm - Central Library
Monday, June 5, 3-4pm - Pinney Library

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence
Mondays-Thursdays in June, 6-8:30pm, Central Library

Drag Queen Storytime
Tuesday, June 6, 6:30-7:15pm - Pinney Library

Chess Club
Wednesdays, June 7-28, 3:30-5pm- Meadowridge Library

Tech + Tinker
Saturday, June 10, 10-11am - Sequoya Library

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, June 10, 10-11am - Alicia Ashman Library

Teen Crafts
Saturday, June 10, 3-4:15pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Maker Mondays
Mondays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, 10-11am - Sequoya Library


New Books


All Ears, All Eyes
by Richard Jackson and Katherine Tillotson

As darkness falls in the forest, animals hoot, chirp, whirr, and bark, lulling drowsy children to sleep.

Anywhere Farm
by Phyllis Root and G. Brian Karas

All it takes for an anywhere farm is one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed.

My Friend Lucky
by David Milgrim

A dog named Lucky demonstrates opposites such as slow and fast, dry and wet, cold and warm, and here and there.

A Perfect Day
by Lane Smith

A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert's backyard.

This House, Once
by Deborah Freedman

Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them, by exploring all the different elements of a house and where each came from, once.