The 2017 Summer Library program encourages people of all ages to “Build a Better World”, whether they are constructing physical objects or creating community connections. Kids can also build brain power with one of our book challenges. Book programs for tots, preschoolers, readers, and teens run from May 30 to August 12. Stop in at the library to join the reading crew. Those who complete their reading folders by August 12 earn a reward packet of small toys and tickets and coupons to local attractions. .
There are also plenty of fun events in our plan. Young readers can enjoy year round favorites like Wednesday Art Cart, storytimes, Pop In & Play, and Lego Club, as well as the popular Terrific Tuesday series. This year’s line-up includes the Magic of Rick Allen, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, KidsPlay Theater, Ballet Folklorico, Atwood Players, and Korea Konnect. Tweens and Teens can look forward to events planned just for them including Tween Days, Tinker Labs, Random Fandom Fridays and Coding Clubs.
If you are thinking “kids have all the fun”, think again. Grown-ups can join in the festivities with our all ages programs including a Community Lego Build, Tie-Dye Day, Eclipse – the Sun’s Disappearing Act, and Around the World in Shorewood Folk Faire – a celebration of Shorewood’s multi-cultural community. And you will soon have a chance to answer that perennial question “Where’s Leo?” Our library mascot Leo is on the move again. This summer, he is exploring some of Shorewood’s most well-known buildings. Follow his adventures on-line and enter the prize drawing.
We are in the building mode and excitement is building for the annual Summer Celebration. Join us Thursday July 27, 6 – 8 p.m. as we celebrate community with music, trolley car rides, Culver’s sundaes, games, balloons, and more. The Milwaukee Brewers Famous Racing Sausages wouldn’t miss it and neither should you.
You can help us Build a Better World by making sure none of our neighbors go hungry. The Shorewood Library, Shorewood Senior Resource Center and Hunger Task Force will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout the summer. If you will be attending one of our programs, please consider bringing a donation of a non-perishable food item.
JUNE IS MONARCH MONTH IN SHOREWOOD.
We are also helping to Build a Better World by helping our pollinator friends. As in the past, we will be raising and releasing monarchs at the library all summer. To read more about how Shorewood is aiding butterfly conservation, visit the Shorewood Monarch Facebook page and look for an upcoming blog about our efforts.