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FoMLASH: Friends of Monona Library Annual Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Monona Public Library
Join us for A Fantastically, Creative, Friendly, Zany Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser for the Monona Public Library. You and your team of 7 -10 will complete a series of unique, zany, kind, silly and/or helpful tasks around Monona, celebrating our local spirit. All tasks can be submitted using a cell phone camera and Internet access. Teams will be judged both on the number of tasks they complete, and the creativity they display. Put together your own team of 7-10 people each, or FoMLASH will randomly assign you to a team. Sign up now by clicking here. See the FAQ's below for more amazing details!
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Library Card Sign Up Month! Stop in today to get a card for everyone in your family.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Monona Public Library

The public library should be near the top of our list of money-saving resources. It’s true that we have access to a lot of free information and services today, but... 

Here are ten advantages you can enjoy for free if you have a library card!

Books; ebooks; Newspapers; Magazines; DVDs; CDs; Puppets; Children's play space; Downloads; Software; Databases; Librarians; Workshops and Classes; Wi-Fi for free; Tech help; Comfortable Spaces; Study Rooms; Copy Machine; Events and Activities; Community Connections; and so much more!

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Monona Library Closed

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Paws and Pages! Reading to a Dog.

4:30 PM - 6:10 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Mondays, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18; 4:30pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
STORY ROOM or CHILDREN'S ROOM
The Monona Library "Read with Me" program is for beginning and independent readers. Independent readers may register to read for 20 minutes to a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. Our Read with a Dog teams are volunteers. Rarely, emergencies do occur. Please call ahead to confirm your appointment.
 Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. For the child, the reading is about the dog. No pressure. No embarrassment. No humiliation. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
  • help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure
  • listen attentively
  • do not judge, criticize, or laugh
  • allow children to read at their own pace
  • are less intimidating than parents or peers
Results are Significant
Children who participate in the Read with a Dog program make enormous strides in reading ability with measurable increases in vocabulary, comprehension, and general fluency as a reader. This increase in reading ability goes hand in hand with an improvement in communication skills which in turn foster self-esteem, confidence, and enhanced social skills.

ALLERGIES?
"Therapy animals are scrupulously clean and well-groomed before each sesson, which helps.  Many therapy dogs are treated with a dander remover product and body deodorizer before they volunteer.  If a child suffers from severe allergies or asthma, reading with a dog might not be appropriate or enjoyable."
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Storytime: Friday Friendly Foxes

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A 30-minute storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, older and younger siblings are very welcome to attend. 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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Family Storytime (Ages 0-6)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time
Ages 0-6
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music!
Free!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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FAMILY CRAFT TIME! (All Ages!)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for FUN FAMILY CRAFTS with Ms. Angelika!
Every week we will have a different theme. Stop in and create with us. 
Examples of projects include but not limited to: creating puffy paint to I-SPY Bottles to making your own shakers! 
Some weeks we will incorporate awesome S.T.E.A.M activities! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Join us and see what we can create together. 
Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Free!
If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Monona Library Closed

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Construction Zone

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Construction Zone LEGO
Monona Public Library
Story Room
LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 4PM
Free. Drop in. All ages. 
Put on your hard hats and let’s build with all types of blocks! Imaginative play enhances gross motor skills along with socialization. Bring your construction workers and build away! We provide books to inspire your imagination. Join other LEGO® fans and build your own unique creation! Creations may be displayed in the Children's Room glass display case for a week.

Children under age 8 must have an adult helper in the room at all times during the program. The library provides LEGO® bricks, LEGO® DUPLO blocks, good old fashioned wood blocks, and Lincoln Logs!

"LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program."
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Monona Library Closed

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Monona Library Closed

All Day

S.T.E.A.M Saturday! Ages 5-9

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
S.T.E.A.M Saturday in the Story Room!! 
Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math tailored activities!

Join us and see what we can create together. 
Each month we will explore a new topic, ranging from Magnets, Homemade Putty, to Catapults!
Ages 5-9 due to small pieces and magnets. 

Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Free! Drop In Event!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Tech Tutoring with Dan

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Join Dan on the Second and Third Saturdays of the Month for one 30 minute session.

Do you have a gadget that has got you down?  Do you have a tech challenge you need help with?  Sign up for a 30-minute session with Dan, our tech guru! If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can attempt to fill your time slot. 

Ready to book your appointment? Click Here!
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Mending Day

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Cafe Area
Your dreams have come true! Mending Day at the Monona Library from 2-4pm.. Bring in your clothes that could use a little TLC. Some restrictions. Mending is free and done on a first come basis. Thanks to The Sewing Machine Project and our volunteer magnificent menders!
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Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, siblings are very welcome. 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Books, stories, puppets, songs, poems, fingerplays, action activities, and sometimes a craft help to ready your child for a future of reading! Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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Registration is open

ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks Toddler Storytimes
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult. 

What is your toddler learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs, and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.


Walk-ins welcome. Space is limited.

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Math Literacy Night for 4K

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Bedtime has never been so fun with Bedtime Math, featuring math riddles and games dealing with everything from Bathtime to PJs. This one is fun for the whole family! 
Studies show that children who receive quality early childhood education are more likely to be successful throughout their school years. 
Monona Library coordinates Math Literacy Night with the Monona Grove Together 4 Kids program. Parents learn what they can do at home to use books and games to enhance math concepts and learning for their young children. 
This event offers 1.5 CE Credit for participation from The Registry for care providers.

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Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, siblings are very welcome. 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Books, stories, puppets, songs, poems, fingerplays, action activities, and sometimes a craft help to ready your child for a future of reading! Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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Registration is open

ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks Toddler Storytimes
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult. 

What is your toddler learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs, and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.


Walk-ins welcome. Space is limited.

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Bouncing Baby Bunnies Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Babies with their caregivers are invited to join us for 15 minutes of stories, music, puppets, rhymes, and fingerplays, followed by toy time. Feel free to bring a small blanket for baby. We sit on the floor, however, low stools and chairs are available. 
Stay to play and talk after storytime.

Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 



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Storytime: International Dot Day

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will engage children in a story about "The Dot" to celebrate International Dot Day! 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them. Books, stories, puppets, songs, poems, fingerplays, action activities, and sometimes a craft help to ready your child for a future of reading! Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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Friday Morning Book Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room
We focus on thought-provoking reads in a variety of genres. Come for discussion, stay for coffee and treats.
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Saturday Family Storytime and Craft

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time followed by Craft Time
Ages 2-6 but younger and older siblings welcome. 

A 15-20 minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! 

Each week we will have a new theme ranging from Farms, Safaris, Dinosaurs and more!
Stay for Crafts from 10:30-11! 
 
Free!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Tech Tutoring with Dan

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Join Dan on the Second and Third Saturdays of the Month for one 30 minute session.

Do you have a gadget that has got you down?  Do you have a tech challenge you need help with?  Sign up for a 30-minute session with Dan, our tech guru! If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can attempt to fill your time slot. 

Ready to book your appointment? Click Here!
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Tween Doodles & Zentangles

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM