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Ready, Set, READ!

The Scandinavia Public Library's summer library program is a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time. It helps children, 'tweens, teens, and adults maintain and improve reading and learning skills. The summer library program has two parts, a reading program and an activities program.

Summer Reading Program

Sign up at the library to get your reading logs to record the time you spend reading this summer. All ages are encouraged to participate!

The reading program is made up of four, three-week reding periods. At the end of each reding period, the library will hold a random drawing to award a $25 Waupaca Area of Commerce gift certificate to one lucky reader!

To enter the drawing for each gift certificate, turn in a reading log with at least three hours of reading completed during that period by 1 p.m. on the last day of the reading period.

Reading Periods:

  • Period 1: June 6 -- June 25
  • Period 2: June 27 -- July 16
  • Period 3: July 18 -- August 6
  • Period 4: August 8 -- August 27

Bonus items: Based on your age and the number of hours you read and record on your reading logs, you may also be offered coupons, free books, or treasures from the library's treasure chest as supplies last. Ask about your bonuses when you hand in your reading logs!

1,000 Books before Kindergarten

This program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school, a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Sign up at the library today!

Book Group -- Fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Upcoming books this summer are:

  • June 28: "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" by Laurie R. King
  • July 26: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote
  • August 23: "Two If by Sea" by Jacqueline Mitchard

 

 

Summer Activities Program

The Scandinavia Public Library offers a variety of programs throughout the summer for all ages!

  • Story Time -- Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. Younger kids can enjoy some stories and a craft followed by a snack. Ages 3-8
  • Craft-tivities -- Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Kids, 'tweens, and teens can enjoy a variety of activities from fun games, special crafts, and sewing. The activity and difficulty will change from week to week, however most will be available for all ages to participate. Ask at the front desk, or check our website or our Facebook page for weekly details.
  • Crafting Bee -- Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Bring your own project to work on at the library. All skill levels are welcome, and assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts.
  • Second Saturday at Jorgens Park -- The second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. We'll meet at the picnic shelter, then head out to explore the prairies, woods, and wetlands of this 40-acre gem. Learn about the land's history, and the plants and animals along the trail. Wear your walking shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather! All ages

Our programs are open to everyone who participates in an age-appropriate manner and is a good role model for younger people. 

Walk With Donnie

Visitors to Scandinavia’s Jorgens Park Preserve can now enjoy a story walk, recently installed by the Scandinavia Public Library. The walk is part of the library’s “On your mark, get set… READ!” summer programming, and is a great way to combine literacy and outdoor activity.

“The story walk is named ‘Walk with Donnie’ in honor of Donnie Jensen who was a Scandinavia Public Library and Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve board member,” says Library Director Sue Vater Olsen. “Donnie volunteered many hours in support of both the library and Jorgens Park. It's my hope that people can enjoy the story walk and remember Donnie's life.”

The story walk is located on a 0.4-mile loop trail beginning and ending east of the park’s picnic pavilion (in yellow on the map at right). As families walk the trail, they can read pages from a children’s picture book placed sequentially along the trail. A new book will be put on display each month through the summer for visitors to enjoy.

Nature enthusiasts will walk through several ecological zones, such as lake edge, deeply-shaded upland forest, and open prairie, as they follow the story walk. Keen eyes will spot a wide variety of wildlife too, including frogs and turtles; butterflies, dragonflies, and many other insects; an array of bird species, and several mammal species as well.

The picnic pavilion provides excellent viewing of the ospreys raising their family on their lakeside nesting platform, and an outstanding view of Silver Lake can be gained from the public fishing pier located below the pavilion.

Jorgens Park Preserve is located off State Highway 49 on the north side of Scandinavia. For more information about the park, please visit the Jorgens Park Preserve or the Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve pages on Facebook.

Volunteer at the Waupaca Area Triathlon

Waupaca Area Triathlon graphicSupporters of Scandinavia Public Library will be volunteering at the Waupaca Area Triathlon on August 20, 2016 to both support a local event and earn funds for the library. The Waupaca Area Triathlon returned over $11,200 to local civic groups in 2015.

One of the opportunities to volunteer is to assist the time keeper by keeping a list of athletes as they move through the transition area. These volunteers would be need from approximately 6:45 to 10:30 a.m. on August 16. Another option is to safely allow spectators to cross the course near the transition area.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact the library. Signing-up indicates that you are willing to share your contact information with the library and Waupaca Area Triathlon.

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Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

Story Time!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids ages 3-10 can enjoy some stories and a craft followed by a snack.

 

 

 

 

Images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact@cslpreads.org for more information.

Independence Day

Saturday, July 2, 2016 (All day) - Monday, July 4, 2016 (All day)

 

The Library is closed for Independence Day

 

 

 

 

Picture provided by: www.homemade-preschool.com

Sew the Library Quilt (1 of 2)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Help the library sew a quilt for our patrons to use!

We'll have have all the fabric, supplies, and sewing machines on hand for you to sew a very simple quilt block under the instruction of our sewing helpers. We'll meet again at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 (come to one session or both), and once we have enough blocks sewn up, you can help us decide how to lay them out in our new quilt. You'll be amazed at how many different patterns can be created as we start laying these blocks out!

Crafting Bee

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Story Time!

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids ages 3-10 can enjoy some stories and a craft followed by a snack.

 

 

 

 

Images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact@cslpreads.org for more information.

Second Saturday in Jorgens Park

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us in Jorgens Park Preserve every second Saturday this summer! We'll meet at the picnic shelter, and then head out to explore the prairies, woods, and wetlands of this 40-acre gem. Along the way you'll learn a bit about the land's history, and the plants and animals that we'll see along the trail. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather!

Jorgens Park Preserve is located off Highway 49 on the north side of Silver Lake in Scandinavia.

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