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SPRING BINGO GAME May 11 to May 31

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Monona Public Library

Play bingo with Monona Public Library while you are practicing Physical Distancing at home!

Use the Monona Public Library’s website for ideas to stay entertained! Once the library reopens, bring your bingo card to the main desk to claim the following prizes:

  • One bingo (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) for a treasure box prize

  • Complete full bingo card for ticket to enter a Random Drawing with a chance to win a prize!

  • Once we are open again, show your completed bingo card to a desk staff member



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Summer Reading Program sign up June 1 to August 1.

Monday, June 15, 2020
Monona Public Library

Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of the summer reading program. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:

  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
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Summer Reading Challenge Begins!

All Day
Monona Public Library
More details to come soon!
http://mymonona.com/178/Summer-Adventures
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What's For Lunch? Book Break

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Facebook Live Picture Book Break
For ages 4 to 7. 
Ms. Karen will read a longer picture book or two for readers/ listeners, primarily ages 4 to 8, however, anyone interested in picture books is welcome to log on to Facebook Live to listen.

LUNCH BREAK POEM
What's for your lunch today? 
Veggie Pita Pie with Caraway? 
That sounds delicious, my oh my!
Tunafish sandwich? Mac&Cheese? 
Take a book break, please! 
Log onto MononaLibrary Facebook Live
Just 10 minutes, possibly plus five.
Enjoy a story from a book. 
Next time you're at the library, take a look.
By Karen Wendt

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Last Day MG School

All Day
Registration is open

Storytime: Facebook Live

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

https://www.facebook.com/MononaPublicLibrary/live/

A multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 5. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!



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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Read w/ a Dog

4:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
PAWS AND PAGES: Reading with a Dog (Wilson)
Register children, independent readers, for a 20 minute time slot.

The program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy animal. But not just any animal. Dogs on Call teams are registered therapy animals that volunteer with their handler going to schools, libraries, and many other settings as reading companions for children.
    Learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than about overcoming fears. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
  • Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure.
  • Listen attentively.
  • Do not laugh, judge, or criticize.
  • Allow children to proceed at their own pace.
  • Are less intimidating than peers.
Learn more here.



DATES: Third Monday of the Month
Sep 17
Nov 19
Feb 18
April 15
June 17
July 15

TIMES PM
4:40 to 5:00
5:00 to 5:20
5:20 to 5:40
5:40 to 6:00 
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Registration is open

Storytime: Facebook Live

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Geared for children ages 2 to 5 however, all are welcome. 
Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/MononaPublicLibrary/live/


A multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 5. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music  to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. 


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. Count books toward the Summer Reading Adventure!

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What's For Lunch? Book Break

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Facebook Live Picture Book Break
For ages 4 to 7. 
Ms. Karen will read a longer picture book or two for readers/ listeners, primarily ages 4 to 8, however, anyone interested in picture books is welcome to log on to Facebook Live to listen.

LUNCH BREAK POEM
What's for your lunch today? 
Veggie Pita Pie with Caraway? 
That sounds delicious, my oh my!
Tunafish sandwich? Mac&Cheese? 
Take a book break, please! 
Log onto MononaLibrary Facebook Live
Just 10 minutes, possibly plus five.
Enjoy a story from a book. 
Next time you're at the library, take a look.
By Karen Wendt

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Juggling Funny Stories! Chris Fascione

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Pick up a free ticket to attend. Tickets will be available at the library main desk one week before the event. One ticket per person, all ages. Walk-ins welcome. Space is limited.

You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances.  Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.  A Storytelling World Award winner, Chris brings out the kid in everyone, as adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.  Find out more at www.JugglingFunnyStories.com

"Chris Fascione is the most talented literature-based storyteller in America today. If you have one program in your school or library this year, make sure it is his. Your audience will thank you."  
Esme Raji Codell, author of How to Get Your Child to Love Reading!, 
Vive La Paris, Sahara Special, and Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year.
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Registration is open

Storytime: Facebook Live

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

https://www.facebook.com/MononaPublicLibrary/live/

A multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 5. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!



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

Demo & Do: Make a Journal Ages 3 to 8.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room

Register. You will receive the link a day or so before the event.

Space is very limited.


An online 30-45 minute craft & creation activity to engage children primarily ages 3 to 8. 
Karen will demonstrate a craft activity- Make Your Own Journal. Children will be encouraged to be creative with the materials. 

A list of materials you will need to prepare will be available in the Calendar of Events. If you need materials, contact Karen at <karen@mononalibrary.org> to make an appointment to pick up a packet.

SUPPLIES:
Paper, white or colors
Heavy stock paper such as construction paper, tagboard, or a cereal box
Scissors
Pencil
Tape Options; duct tape, Washi tape, electrical tape, Scotch tape etc
Hole Punch (or something to create holes in the paper: adults help needed)
String, Ribbon, or Yarn
Crayons or Markers
Stickers or other decorative materials

Social development helps your child get along with others. By playing and learning together, children build their social skills, language skills, and self-control. With support from educators, children learn to resolve conflicts that may come up during play.


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Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Program!

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Join experienced Dungeon Master, Rebecca Her, as she takes you on a vast and imaginative journey through the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Choose your character, embark on treacherous adventures, discover treasure and dark secrets, and battle against villainous foes from your device at home! Ages: 10-17

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE (Deadline to register: June 19th at 5pm). 
This program uses a safe, private, and staff-monitored voice chat server called Discord as well as a virtual online role playing board system called Fantasy Grounds. Participants will need to download Discord and set up a user account, and register an account in Fantasy Grounds prior to the event. Instructions will be sent out the day before the event for how to connect to our program. If help is needed in setting up these services, please contact Tiffany the Teen Librarian by 12:00pm the day of the event at: tiffany@mononalibrary.org
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STEM Your Imagination: Imagine Your City

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room
STEM Your Imagination is designed for ages 8-15 and will feature fun, hands-on activities.

Details: Be a city planner. Imagine Your City and construct a 3D Paper Craft model of it. 

Materials you will need to find at home for this event: A good pair of Scissors, coloring implements (crayons, markers, pencils)

Materials the library will provide for this program: Glue Stick, Foam Core Board, color printed buildings on card stock

Registration is required for this event and closes the Tuesday before the time listed on the event. Participants will be able to use Monona Library curbside pick-up to get materials for the program. A link to a video detailing the process for the program will be released via email to participants by Saturday noon. On Monday at the scheduled program time, participants will have the option to join a 30 minute Zoom Meeting to share progress and ideas with other participants.
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Read w/ a Dog

4:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
PAWS AND PAGES: Reading with a Dog (Kaylee)
Register children, independent readers, for a 20 minute time slot.

The program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy animal. But not just any animal. Dogs on Call teams are registered therapy animals that volunteer with their handler going to schools, libraries, and many other settings as reading companions for children.
    Learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than about overcoming fears. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
  • Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure.
  • Listen attentively.
  • Do not laugh, judge, or criticize.
  • Allow children to proceed at their own pace.
  • Are less intimidating than peers.
Learn more here.



DATES: Third Monday of the Month
Sep 17
Nov 19
Feb 18
April 15
June 17
July 15

TIMES PM
4:40 to 5:00
5:00 to 5:20
5:20 to 5:40
5:40 to 6:00 
View More
Registration is open

Storytime: Facebook Live

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Geared for children ages 2 to 5 however, all are welcome. 
Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/MononaPublicLibrary/live/


A multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 5. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music  to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. 


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. Count books toward the Summer Reading Adventure!

View More

What's For Lunch? Book Break

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Facebook Live Picture Book Break
For ages 4 to 7. 
Ms. Karen will read a longer picture book or two for readers/ listeners, primarily ages 4 to 8, however, anyone interested in picture books is welcome to log on to Facebook Live to listen.

LUNCH BREAK POEM
What's for your lunch today? 
Veggie Pita Pie with Caraway? 
That sounds delicious, my oh my!
Tunafish sandwich? Mac&Cheese? 
Take a book break, please! 
Log onto MononaLibrary Facebook Live
Just 10 minutes, possibly plus five.
Enjoy a story from a book. 
Next time you're at the library, take a look.
By Karen Wendt

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Snapped, Shattered, and Cracked: Re-imagined Classic Tales

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Once Upon a Story .... Fairy tales and songs are shared through the use of puppets, props, and musical instruments. With your imagination, you will enhance the stories by making sound effects and kinesthetic movements right from home. Find a drum or shaker and get ready to let your imagination walk through interactive stories as we travel a fantastical journey together!

Virtual Event.
There is a chance this event will have two parts - Facebook Live storytelling and YouTube video puppet show.
Watch here for details about the link to enjoy the stories.
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Registration is open

Storytime: Facebook Live

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

A multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 5. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


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

Demo & Do: Playdough Creations Ages 3 to 8.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room

Register. You will receive the link a day or so before the event.

Space is very limited.


An online 30-45 minute craft & creation activity to engage children primarily ages 3 to 8. 

Karen will demonstrate a craft activity- 

Make Your Own Playdough. Children will be encouraged to be creative with the materials. Make the Playdoh, Make an Animal, 

Create a Paradise Scene for the Animal. 

A list of materials you will need to prepare will be available in the Calendar of Events. If you need materials, contact Karen at <karen@mononalibrary.org> to make an appointment to pick up a packet.

MAKE YOUR OWN PLAYDOH SUPPLIES:
Play Dough Recipe
  1. 2 cups plain flour.
  2. 1/2 cup salt.
  3. 2 tbsp oil.
  4. 2 tbsp cream of tartar.
  5. 1 .5 cup boiling water.
  6. food colouring (optional)
  7. 3 drops of glycerine (optional)


Language and literacy development helps your child understand and communicate through listening, talking, reading, and writing. These skills are all connected.
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Virtual Roblox Club!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Yeah, you read right! We are starting a Virtual Roblox club to play with your friends online and meet new ones through the library! Join Tiffany the Teen Librarian as she hosts a Roblox party. We will also be using Discord, a secure and private voice channel so everyone can chat while we build our own worlds and play fun games online!

Roblox is a free, online game that teaches kids STEM skills and also encourages collaboration among friends. Check out more information about the game here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE--Registration Deadline June 26th. If registration is full, make sure to sign up on the wait list! If we have a no-show we will allow wait list participants in! We will also consider adding more Roblox programs if our wait list is high enough to ensure everyone has a chance to play!
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