As of March 13, 2020, all in-person library programs have been canceled. For more information, visit our Current Services page.
SUMMER READING 2020
Summer Reading will start Monday, June 15th and last through Saturday, August 15th.
New this year, record your summer reading on our new summer reading platform, Beanstack! You can also download the Beanstack app and look for South Milwaukee Public Library. Otherwise, we have paper logs available outside the library in the bin marked “Summer Reading Logs,” or available to print online.
We will have a raffle drawing each week for a gift card! You must read one hour a week to be entered into the weekly raffle drawing and you must turn in your reading log, so you can be entered into the drawing. The first time you turn in a reading slip, you’ll be officially registered for the program and will win a Cousins coupon. The coupon will be placed in an envelope with your name on it, in a box labeled “Summer Reading Prizes.” If you participate in the reading program in some way throughout the summer, you’ll win a free book at the end. Details on picking up the free book will be provided later.
If you want a second reading challenge, pick up a Genre Challenge log. Complete the Genre Challenge, turn it in with your reading log, and you’ll get another raffle ticket for the week!
See below for a calendar of events. Please note that all events will be taking place virtually on Facebook or Zoom, while some, like Craft Kit & Mystery STEM Bag, are crafts that you can take home. Online Storytime will now be on Facebook, not Zoom. If you missed an event, you can view it for up to a week after on Facebook!
STORYTIME – TUESDAYS
Join us for storytime on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook Live. Storytime will last between fifteen and twenty minutes and will include stories, flannel boards, songs, and a craft! For links to previous recordings and books that were read, visit our Virtual Storytimes & Activities page!
MYSTERY STEM BAGS – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Each week kids and families can stop by the library to pick up a Mystery STEM Bag! Take it home and put together the science activity inside the bag. STEM challenges will be science-themed and will contain instructions and all of the supplies needed to complete the challenge. Bags will be located in a blue plastic bin outside the library and are available Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please take one mystery bag per child! There will be a new Mystery Bag each week during Summer Reading!
TAKE-HOME CRAFTS – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Each week kids and families can stop by the library at any time between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday to pick up a baggy with a craft in it (one per child, please!). Crafts will be located in the small plastic containers underneath the outside table in front of the library. Crafts will be switched up every other Monday. Check out our Facebook page Monday afternoon for instructions.
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Grab your camera or phone and try to find and photograph the five items on this list! Upload at least two of the pictures to Facebook or email them to Ms. Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and win a small prize! (Located in the box labeled “Summer Reading”).
Check on Facebook, on our website, or outside the library for new scavenger hunts each week!