Where the Wild Things Are

Party on the Plaza

Bring the whole family to Party on the Plaza, August 25th in Little Chute from 4:30-7 p.m.
 
We're partnering with Little Chute Park and Rec to bring a variety of life-size games (human foosball, Chutes & Ladders, Jenga and more) and art projects to the Little Chute Village Plaza. The Little Chute Windmill Project is staying open late, the Little Chute Diamond Club will have food available for purchase, and Culver's will be scooping custard for dessert.
 
 
What a fun way to wrap up the summer! 

Grand Prize Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer reading program, and congratulations to the following grand prize winners from our children's program:

1. Pirate Ship – Josiah C.
2. Olaf Chair – Amelia E.
3. Basketball and Soccer Ball – Callie R.
4. T-Rex – Abram W.
5. Lego Friends – Abigayle .
6. Minions Scooter – Jaden T.
7. Outdoor Fun Kit – Claire B.
8. Frozen Figurines – Allie G.
9. Skyzone Passes – Ryan J.
10. Baseball Set & DVDs – Ryan B.
11. Minecraft Books – Gwen R.
12. Lego Minecraft – Declan P.
13. Doc McStuffins – Vada S.
14. Paw Patrol – Jonny S.
 
Are you wondering how many candies were in the Guess How Many jar? Here are the totals: 331 in Kimberly and 197 in Little Chute. 
 
We hope you enjoyed your summer of On Your Mark, Get Set--Read!  Keep on reading!

Going for the Gold

We did it!! Thank you to all of our fantastic summer readers for helping us reach our gold medal level of 25,000 hours of reading! Because of your efforts and the generosity of Vanderloop Shoes and FOLKS, we will be giving $1000 to Special Olympics! How awesome!

Silver Medal Reading Level Reached

Thank you, Summer Library Program Readers, for helping us reach the silver medal level of 20,000 hours of reading--which means a $600 donation to Special Olympics! The gold medal level is 25,000 hours for a $1000 donation, and with your help we can reach that by our deadline of July 29. Thank you to our matching sponsors, Vanderloop Shoes and FOLKS, for generously supporting our reading for charity initiative.

Bronze Medal Earned

Thank you, Summer Library Program Readers, for helping us reach the bronze medal level of 15,000 hours of reading--which means a $300 donation to Special Olympics! The silver medal level is 20,000 hours, and with your help we can reach that soon for a $600 donation. We are still striving for the gold medal level of 25,000 hours by July 29 to give $1000, so keep on reading!

Kate DiCamillo on Summer Reading

2016 Summer Reading Program for Kids

runners

It is time for another fun summer of reading! This year's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set--Read! The focus is on sports, health, and fitness--perfect for the upcoming Summer Olympics. Registration begins on May 31, so stop by either location to pick up your first Olympic card. The program will run June 6-July 29 for eight weeks of reading, and each weekly card will feature a different Olympic event. Medal in reading by reading/being read to for a minimum of two hours each week. Readers receive a prize when they complete cards 2, 4, 6, and 8, and completing an odd-numbered card earns an entry into our grand prize drawing.

The children's program is for kids ages 3 through entering grade 5. The teen program is for students in grades 6-12, and there is also an adult program for ages 18+, so the whole family can participate.

Each hour you read will help raise money for Special Olympics. Vanderloop Shoes and FOLKS are matching donors, so we will donate more money the more you read. The goal is to have kids, teens, and adults reach 25,000 hours of reading this summer which will earn $1000 for Special Olympics. We need to reach 15,000 hours to give $300 and 20,000 hours to give $600. Let's go for the gold and reach that top mark for the highest donation!

Book Donations for Summer

Do you have books in great condition that need a new home? The youth department is in search of "like new" children and teen books to use as prizes for our summer reading program. 

Please keep in mind that we do not accept the following:

  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Child Craft Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks on Cassette
  • VHS Tapes
  • Items that are moldy, smelly, yellowed, in bad shape

Please let a staffer know when you drop off your donations that the books are for the summer reading program. You may fill out a "Waive of Ownership" form for your tax purposes if you wish. Some donated items may be placed in our book sale if the book doesn't fit the criteria for a reading prize; you will still be benefiting the library. 

Thank you for helping our young readers!

 

STEAMing with Legos

pile of Lego bricks

The library recently received two generous grants to support STEAM programming. STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Besides providing a wide selection of reading materials for informational and leisure reading, the library also strives to support life-long learning. One of the best ways to help children learn is to let them play and explore, so the grant money was dedicated to purchasing Legos, Magna Tiles, Snap Circuits, brush bots, and Build-a-Road sets. Watch for Lego and creative play times as part of our regular programming soon.

We are very grateful to our sponsors for their generous gifts! The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival (Cheesfest) funds were awarded to the Little Chute Library, and the U.S Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation funds will benefit the Kimberly Library. Thank you to both for helping the library go full STEAM ahead.

A Minion Reasons to Read

January often feels bitter cold, dark, and LONG, but we have just the ticket to help the month pass quickly--a winter reading program! Stop by the library to pick up your BINGO card featuring those lovable minions.  Complete reading activities to get BINGO, then bring your card in to the library to get a small prize and an entry into the grand prize drawing. It's easy and lots of fun to participate. This program is for all ages, so the whole family can participate. Sign up soon because it would be "despicable" if you didn't.