Library newsThe theme of the new adult Summer Reading Program is “Between the Covers.” Throughout the summer adults, 18 and older, may put brief written book reviews into a “Between the Covers Bed Box,”
New adult Summer Reading Program
The theme of the new adult Summer Reading Program is “Between the Covers.” Throughout the summer adults, 18 and older, may put brief written book reviews into a “Between the Covers Bed Box,” for a chance to win weekly prizes and a grand prize to be awarded at the end of the summer.
There will also be three craft-making programs related to the theme. They will be on the fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
June 27 will be making a fashionable handbag from a recycled book. On July 25 the craft will be making cloth e-book reader covers and on Aug. 22 herbal dream pillows to influence dreams will be handcrafted.
Preregistration is required for these programs because space is limited and to ensure that there will be enough supplies. Stop in or call the library.
“Dream Big—Read!” children’s Summer Reading Program
Registration for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children nine and younger begins on Monday, June 11. When the children register they will receive reading logs to keep track of the time they spend reading this summer. From June 18 through Aug. 14, they may pick up a reading incentive/prize each week that they come to the library.
Each day in the Children’s Library the children may search for a hidden star and if they find it they may enter a drawing to win a weekly prize. Puzzles and in-house games will be also be on-hand in the children’s library for whenever they visit.
Terrific Tuesday programs at 2 p.m. for grade-school-aged children start on June 19 and continue through Aug. 7. Each week will feature a local person who “dreamed big” and became a success.
The first program is on June 19 and will be presented by Anna Lane who is featured in the June/July issue of “Discovery Girls” magazine. Her parents are Dawn and Tom Lane of Hudson and she will be accompanied by her sister, Laura.
The “Discovery Girls” team stated that they chose Anna because they thought she was a terrific role model for girls nationwide. Each issue of the magazine focuses on one state and June is all about Wisconsin girls. She was one of the 12 Wisconsin girls chosen from submitted online questionnaires. “Discovery Girls” magazine is a 2011 Mom’s Choice Award and 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards winner.
Wonderful Wednesdays will be at 1 p.m. from June 20 through July 25. Teachers from Hudson’s Willow River Elementary School will read some of their favorite books to children of all ages.
French Club is a new group for children in kindergarten through grade four and meets on Thursdays at 2 p.m., June 12 through Aug. 16. It’s an introduction to the French language led by a local resident who speaks fluent French.
Teen and preteen Summer Reading Program
Registration for “Own the Night,” the 2012 Summer Reading Program, for teens (13-18) and preteens (10-12) begins on Saturday, June 9. This reading incentive program, “Rewards for Reading,” will run through Aug. 31.
Participants keep track of the hours they spend reading and record the time on the reading log they receive when they register. For the first 10 hours the incentive is a “Goodie Bag” filled with coupons for free or greatly reduced food and treats from local eating establishments.
For the next 10 hours they are rewarded with a free book they may choose from the selected titles for preteens and teens. For each 10 hours read after the initial 20 they will receive a ticket to enter the “Grand Prize” drawing.
Summer Book Clubs for youth
This summer there will be book clubs for ages ranging from kindergarten through high school. All six of these book clubs require preregistration which can be done in person at the information desk near the children’s area or by calling the library at extension 103.
A book club for children in kindergarten through third grade is planned and the details will be announced soon. An elementary education student will read and discuss books with the members.
Third- and fourth-graders (ages 7-10) will have a book club on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. from June 18 through Aug. 13. The books to be read will be announced soon.
The book club for fifth- and sixth-graders (ages 10-12) will be held on Mondays at 2 p.m. from June 18 through Aug. 13. This club will be reading and discussing books from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
A preteen (ages 10-12) girls book club will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. in August. It will be led by a member of the Teen Advisory Board, (TAB) and the book will be “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Stewart.
Another TAB member will lead a preteen boy’s book club on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. July 7–Aug. 1. The titles to be discussed will be announced later.
The teen book club will continue to meet monthly on the fourth Thursday, if there is continuing interest and participation. Each month will have a different title.
All children’s, preteen and teen programs are free. Only the reading incentive programs and book clubs require preregistration. For the most up-to-date information on the Summer Reading Programs and all the other activities visit the library’s website: www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org/ or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HudsonAreaLibrary, or look for posters and handouts in the library.
Preschool Story Times start June 11
Rhyme Time Baby Story Time is for ages newborn to talking. Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of stories, puppets, poems, finger plays, and action activities. Programs are held every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.
Walkey-Talkey Story Time is for children talking to age 3. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, poems, puppets, and activities. Programs are held every Monday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.
Wiggles and Giggles Story Time is for children ages 3-5. Books, puppets, songs, poems, flannel board stories, crafts, and action activities help to ready your child for a future of reading. Programs are held on Tuesday nights from 7-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
On-going monthly programs and meetings
--Teen Book Club: Thursday, June 28, “Crossed,” by Ally Condie.
--Page Turners Book Club, Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m., “One for the Money,” by Janet Evanovich.
--Bookmarks Book Club, Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., “Red Earth, White Earth,” by Will Weaver.
--Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, June 20, 1 & 6:30 p.m., “Murder in the Bastille,” by Cara Black.
More detailed information about programs, events and meetings can be found on the library website: http://www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org