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CHILDREN

tails and Tales

2021 Summer Reading Program

Tails and Tales

June 9- August 14

** Teen Summer Program runs July 5 to August 14**

Children and teens are invited to participate in the Neillsville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. 

Participants will create their own summer reading goal. Children who complete their reading goal have a chance to win a special surprise.

Children record the books they read, or have read to them, during the nine week session. If the child achieves their goal, coupons will be given that are redeemable at area businesses.

  • Kids-Pak from Neillsville Subway
  • A Special Treat from Strike Time Lanes
  • Ice Cream Cone from Neillsville A&W
  • Doughnut from Hansen’s IGA
  • Three Free Swims from Neillsville Recreation Department
  • A Special Treat from Hardee’s
  • Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut
  • Regular sized candy bar from Marathon Station

Register. 

Sign up in the library or online with the Beanstack app.

Story Hour on Facebook 10:30 am thursdays

Facebook Story Hour

Thursday mornings at 10:30 am

Swing by the library to grab craft kit each week!

Summer dates
June 17
July 1, 15 and 29

Events & Activities

Performers will be outside in east parking lot.

Please bring a chair or blanket.

Programs are open to families and friends of all ages.

Please call the Library at 715-743-2558 with questions, or if you need  accommodations.

June 9, 2021 “KICKOFF DAY”

…is the first day of the Summer Reading Program! We will accept sign up until June 29.

June 16, 2021 7:00 pm Hillbilly Science

Take a dash of science, a blob of humor, throw in a hillbilly, and what do you get? You get the explosive good time of the Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Comedy Show!

This program is sponsored by funds from the Neillsville Public Library Foundation.

June 23, 2021 1:00 pm Randy Peterson

Audience participation and sing along fun. You will meet Tommy the T-Rex (the prehistoric rapper), a very mischievous cat, a fish who sings be-bop, and many more animal friends who show up in Randy’s program.

This program is sponsored by funds from the Neillsville Public Library Foundation.

June 30, 2021 1:00 pm Glen Gerard

Magic!  This program is sponsored by funds from the Neillsville Public Library Foundation.

July 7, 2021 1:00 pm David Landau

An educational, upbeat musical program for all ages that involves children as active participants. Sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, laugh a bunch, and learn some very important things.

This program is sponsored by funds from the Wisconsin Valley Library Service. It is open to the community.

July 14, 2021 1:00 pm Craft Day

July 21, 2021 1:00 pm Mike & Miller

Former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns. This family comedy show includes physical comedy, juggling, audience participation, magic, and other random acts of entertainment.

This program is sponsored by funds from the Neillsville Public Library Foundation.

July 28, 2021 1:00 pm Jeff McMullen

Magic, juggling, physical comedy, plate spinning and balloons.

This program is sponsored by funds from the Neillsville Public Library Foundation.

Sponsors

 

Neillsville Subway
Strike Time Lanes
Neillsville A&W
Hansen’s IGA
Neillsville Recreation Department
Hardee’s
Pizza Hut
Marathon Station

Neillsville Public Library Foundation
Wisconsin Valley Library Service

 

Why Read Over the Summer?

The reading skills of children decline if they do not read over summer break, similar to playing an instrument, or not playing an instrument for three months. Those that read will be more likely to be on target or ahead of their peers. Studies show that reading skill loss is long-term and cumulative, each year widening the child’s skills gap.

Kids can read a variety of print materials, including comics and magazines that they find interesting, as long as they’re reading during the summer. The National Institute of Health states, “when children become good readers in the early grades they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years and beyond.”

Neillsville Public Library
409 Hewett St #1923
Neillsville, WI 54456

715.743.2558

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