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Read Now ∙ Read Forever....Children's Book Week event for 100th anniversary

Saturday, November 09, 2019
Monona Public Library
Read Now ∙ Read Forever
Draw Your Own Children's Book Week Poster!
All poster entries must include the following:
  • The slogan "Read Now Read Forever"
  • The words "Children's Book Week 100th Anniversary"
  • On the back of the poster, your name and phone number.
You can help the library win new books!
Ten locations will be selected through a random drawing in early December. Winners will be announced on December 11th and a box of age appropriate books will be shipped in January 2020. 

Prizes!
One winner and runner up winners will be picked from the Monona Public Library entries to win a prize.
Prizes may include games, books, t-shirts, coupons, etc.




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Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. 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!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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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Cuentos y canciones en español

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
4:00 a 4:45PM con la Maestra Barbara! 
Join us for storiessongs and rhymes that encourage language development and literacy skills in both Spanish and English

El maravilloso mundo de los animales: cuentos, canciones y arte con la Maestra Bárbara Alvarado. ¡Acompáñanos para una serie especial en español para niños pequeños y sus familias!

No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado. 


The Wonderful World of Animals: Stories, Songs and Art with Maestra Barbara Alvarado. Join us for a special series in Spanish for small children and their families!  It is not necessary to register, but the space is limited.

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Storytime

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. 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!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks ToddlerTime 
Children aged 10 to 36 months with an adult caregiver.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy a 20-minute 
lapsit storytime which features stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Playtime and a chance for adults to socialize follows each story time.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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


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Inclusive Sensory Activities Club

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
For ages birth to age 6. Siblings are welcome to join.
Location: Story Room

Bear Smiles Sensory Storytime!
Sensory Storytime allows for modifications to make storytime accessible for all children.  Our inclusive program incorporates a schedule board, visuals, sensory opportunities and socialization time while focusing on social emotional and educational skills.

Hosted by Monona Public Library Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt in collaboration with Lindsey Rice, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher from Winnequah Elementary School.
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Discovery Zone: Fire Safety Storytime w/ Monona Fire Dept.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ages 3 to 9. Drop in.
Join us to listen to a few stories about Fire Trucks, Fire Safety and have free play time. Special Guest firefighters will bring a fire truck, show & tell equipment, and share coloring sheet safety tips.

Children under age 8 must be directly supervised by an adult.

All play materials will be provided by the library.
Drop in. First come, first served.
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Friday Morning Book Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room
The Friday Morning Book Group focuses on thought-provoking and enjoyable reads in a variety of genres, including both fiction and non-fiction. This is a casual, drop-in group, so please join us when you can! You can contact the library for the current title, and copies of the book are usually displayed near the public computers. Contact Amelia for more information at amelia@mononalibrary.org.
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Clay Crafts: Leaf Dishes! Grades 5-12

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room
Mold air dry or sculpey clay with fresh, fall leaves into dishes for your trinkets, jewelry, and accessories!

Grades 5-12
Drop-in event: no registration required
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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!

Tech Tutoring does not replace professional technical support.  As such, we are unable to diagnose, repair, or advise on broken or nonfunctional hardware.  Any assistance offered must be done in one session, or additional sessions, Dan is unavailable outside of this program. We are not liable for problems arising during a tech tutoring session. Recording of Dan with electronic devices is prohibited.
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STEM Construction Zone: Build It!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ages 4 to 8 years old.
Build with LEGO bricks, KEVA Planks, Magnatiles, Cardboard construction, and more.
The program will begin with particpants looking at books that are on display until everyone arrives for the program. 

The program will include a series of challenges and will end with free play time. 
Books will be available for checkout. Ms. Karen says "Don't forget your library card! I'll see you at the library."
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Cuentos y canciones en español

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
4:00 a 4:45PM con la Maestra Barbara! 
Join us for storiessongs and rhymes that encourage language development and literacy skills in both Spanish and English

El maravilloso mundo de los animales: cuentos, canciones y arte con la Maestra Bárbara Alvarado. ¡Acompáñanos para una serie especial en español para niños pequeños y sus familias!

No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado. 


The Wonderful World of Animals: Stories, Songs and Art with Maestra Barbara Alvarado. Join us for a special series in Spanish for small children and their families!  It is not necessary to register, but the space is limited.

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Eco-Action Tuesdays - Say NO to Plastic: Beeswax Food Wraps Workshop

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room
91% of plastic is not recycled! It ends up in landfills, where it takes many years to decompose. and pollutes oceans, rivers and streams.

The most pervasive plastic is the one-use bag, it directly damages wildlife; birds and animals become entangled and drown or ingest plastic and die of starvation when plastic blocks their intestines.

Cities and entire countries are now banning single use plastic bags. Eventually this will happen world-wide but what can we do in the meantime? Don’t use plastic wherever possible! One way is to substitute beeswax wraps and bags for food storage.

At this workshop, we’ll make beeswax wraps and you can take them home to use instead of plastic!

Adults and teens only may register for this event as the process involves hot wax.

There will be free refreshments and a door prize! Seating is limited so sign up now!

Eco-Action Tuesdays is sponsored by MGE and Willy St. Co-op.

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Super Smash Bros. Night, Grades 4-12

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Come and test your battling skills and play Super Smash Bros. with your friends while you indulge in some tasty snacks!

Grades 4-12
Drop-in event: no registration required
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Pokemon GO Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Cafe Area
Hit all the hot spots around Monona Public Library for the Pokemon Go game!!! There are tons of gyms and stops to help with all your poke hunting needs! Be sure to activate your account in advance! We will be there to help you play!

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. WAIVER REQUIRED FOR EVENT! Please fill out here, or fill out a copy when you arrive! Bring your own device. Drop-In event. 

Meeting place: cafe near the main entrance in the lower level
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S.T.E.A.M Saturday! Grades K-5

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room
S.T.E.A.M Saturday! 
Location: Municipal Room
Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math tailored activities for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade!

This month we learn about Polymers by making Putty! 
Take on the Putty Challenge to see what ingredients make the best Putty!

Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Supplies are limited. First come first served. 
Free! Drop In Event!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Cuentos y canciones en español

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
4:00 a 4:45PM con la Maestra Barbara! 
Join us for storiessongs and rhymes that encourage language development and literacy skills in both Spanish and English

El maravilloso mundo de los animales: cuentos, canciones y arte con la Maestra Bárbara Alvarado. ¡Acompáñanos para una serie especial en español para niños pequeños y sus familias!

No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado. 


The Wonderful World of Animals: Stories, Songs and Art with Maestra Barbara Alvarado. Join us for a special series in Spanish for small children and their families!  It is not necessary to register, but the space is limited.

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Registration is open

Nature Explorers! Let's Explore Animals in WinterAges 4 to 11

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

Nature Explorers: Kids Naturally Story & Activity Hour

"Let's Explore Books About Wisconsin Wildlife"


A free nature education program. Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt along with Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor and various guest presenters will entertain families with children's books about nature and wildlife at a special event that is part of a monthly series “Nature Explorers! Kids Naturally.”


  • Play an I Spy Animal Tracks game. Learn how to locate and identify a few Wisconsin wild animal tracks.
  • Different animals use different strategies to get ready for and survive the winter. Learn about different winter survival tactics and play a game matching animals to their strategies.
  • Draw a poster to celebrate 100 years of Children's Book Week! Posters must include: the slogan "Read Now Read Forever" and the words "Children's Book Week 100th Anniversary"


Registration of one contact person is encouraged, so we can alert you if there are any changes to our plans. Walk-ins are welcome. Siblings are invited to attend.


Why? “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder


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Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. 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!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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.
View More

Cuentos y canciones en español

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
4:00 a 4:45PM con la Maestra Barbara! 
Join us for storiessongs and rhymes that encourage language development and literacy skills in both Spanish and English

El maravilloso mundo de los animales: cuentos, canciones y arte con la Maestra Bárbara Alvarado. ¡Acompáñanos para una serie especial en español para niños pequeños y sus familias!

No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado. 


The Wonderful World of Animals: Stories, Songs and Art with Maestra Barbara Alvarado. Join us for a special series in Spanish for small children and their families!  It is not necessary to register, but the space is limited.

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Registration is open

Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. 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!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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.
View More
Registration is open

ToddlerTime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks ToddlerTime 
Children aged 10 to 36 months with an adult caregiver.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy a 20-minute 
lapsit storytime which features stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Playtime and a chance for adults to socialize follows each story time.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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


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Hangout: Purrmaid Necklaces, Grades 4-12

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room
What's a "Purrmaid", you say? Why, it is a glorious mythical creature invented by the internet. Come and craft your very own Purrmaid charm to wear on a necklace, bracelet, or keychain. After all, there's no better time to wear a Purrmaid than right "meow"!

Grades 4-12
Drop-In event: no registration required
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Inclusive Sensory Activities Club

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
For ages birth to age 6. Siblings are welcome to join.
Location: Story Room

Bear Smiles Sensory Storytime!
Sensory Storytime allows for modifications to make storytime accessible for all children.  Our inclusive program incorporates a schedule board, visuals, sensory opportunities and socialization time while focusing on social emotional and educational skills.

Hosted by Monona Public Library Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt in collaboration with Lindsey Rice, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher from Winnequah Elementary School.
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Baby StoryTime

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Bouncing Baby Bunnies ages birth to 15 months with their caregivers. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy 20 minutes of stories, music, puppets, rhymes, fingerplays and toy time. Feel free to bring a small blanket for baby. Sit on the floor, however, chairs are available. Stay to play and talk after storytime.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness.  


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


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