June 14 – August 7, 2021

Reading Challenge

Kids ages 0 – 11, we’re challenging you to read at least 800 minutes over the 8 weeks of our Summer Library Program (that’s 100 minutes a week). Record your reading time, complete activities, and write reviews to earn digital badges, prizes, and tickets for prize drawings.

All reading counts towards our program! You can read books, audiobooks, comics, articles, and more. Not yet an independent reader? Any time spent reading with someone else or having someone read to you also counts!

We’ll be using Beanstack to run our Reading Challenge. Beanstack is an online platform that allows you to record your minutes read, complete activities, and write reviews.

Visit MenomoneeFallsLibrary.Beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app (IOS | Android) to your mobile device to get started! Check out our Beanstack User’s Guide (PDF) so you can be ready to go when early registration starts June 1.

Pick up or download a copy of our Reading Log (PDF) to help you keep track of your reading and activities between your Beanstack account updates.

Programs & Activities

We’re planning a combination of virtual programs and in-person activities this summer. Registration is required for some programs. Visit our event calendar for more information on these free programs and activities, and to register.

Virtual Programs

Animal STEAM Club* (for kids ages 5 – 11)

Thursdays at 2:00 PM on Zoom – Register Online

  • June 24: Swarmed!
  • July 8: Marsupial Mania!
  • July 22: Fliers and Gliders!
  • August 5: The Cutest Animals on the Planet

Family Game Nights* (for all ages)

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on Zoom – Register Online

  • June 29: Animal BINGO
  • July 27: Animal Trivia

LEGO Makers* (for kids ages 5 – 11)

Thursdays at 2:00 PM on Zoom – Register Online

  • June 17
  • July 1
  • July 15
  • July 29

Storytime at Home (best suited for kids ages 2 – 5)

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM on Facebook

  • June 15 – August 3

Variety Programs* (for kids ages 5 – 11 and their families)

Mondays at 1:00 PM on Zoom

  • June 14: SLP Kickoff (in person)
  • June 21: Little Miss Ann
  • June 28: Dinosaurs & Dragons with Colossal Fossils
  • July 12: Pet Show & Tell
  • July 19: Cartooning is Fun with Paul Merklein
  • July 26: Get Wild in Wisconsin with Milwaukee Public Museum
  • August 2: Magic Morgan & Liliana

You Choose Book Club* (for kids ages 5 – 11)

Fridays at 1:00 PM on Zoom – Register Online

  • June 25: The Jungle
  • July 16: Dinosaurs & the Cretaceous Period
  • August 6: Endangered Species

* = advanced registration needed

In-Person Activities

Book Walks (for all ages)

  • June 2 – June 29: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • June 30 – July 27: Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
  • July 28 – August 24: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Chalk Obstacle Courses (for all ages)

  • June 14 – July 10
  • July 19 – August 14

Guessing Games (for all ages)

Weekly, from Monday – Saturday

  • New games available June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26

Scavenger Hunts (for all ages)

Weekly, from Monday – Saturday

  • New hunts available each week

Take & Make Activity Kits (best suited for kids ages 3 – 11)

Weekly, each Saturday & Monday

  • New kits available each week while supplies last