If you live in or near Oconomowoc and are interested in taking your child to the Oconomowoc Public Library storytimes this summer 2017, please know that they do not require registration. Each storytime is a drop-in session. They offer several different storytime options for young children and their caregivers all summer long!
Books build better readers, and readers build a better world! Read, build, learn, and grow this summer at the library by participating in our reading program and events. Whether you are earning prizes by reading and visiting the library or learning and laughing at one of our events, there is something for everyone.
Little Library Lovers: Ages 2 and under
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Music & Movement: Ages 3 and up
June 5 & 6 Build a Better World
June 13 & 14 All Around the City
June 20 & 21 Construction Zone
June 27 & 28 R U a Robot?
July 4 & 5 NO STORYTIME
July 11 & 12 Home Sweet Home
July 18 & 19 Sights on Science
July 25 & 26 So Many Shapes
August 1 & 2 Helping Hands
Mondays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
June 12 – Mad Science: Brings the fun, the amazement, and the wonder of all things science! Ages 5 and up
June 19 – Rick Allen: A magic show! Prepare to be dazzled. All ages.
June 26 – ¡Say Olé!: Bilingual storytelling that will transport you to another world. All ages.
July 10 – Kidsplay: Hilarious and highly interactive improv. Ages 3 and up.
July 17 – Puppet Story Theater: A hands-on, interactive puppet experience. All ages.
July 24 – David Stokes: Animals, humor, and more! Ages 3 and up.
July 31 – Jeanie B!: A fun, musical time! And bubble wrap. All ages.
June 7, 21; July 5, 19; Aug 2
A whole bunch of LEGO fun and creativity! LEGOs are supplied by the library. No registration required. Best for 5 and up;
All are welcome.
Summer Reading Kickoff!
Thursday, June 8
School’s out and the library is open! Stop by for some outdoor fun: Sidewalk chalk, rock painting, popsicles, and more.
Register for summer reading on the spot and earn the chance to dunk Miss Caitlin! Best for 3 and up; all are welcome.
Family Fort Building
Saturday, June 10
Build a blanket fort in the library at this after-hours event! Make sure to bring the whole family and lots of blankets. All ages.
June 13, 27; July 11, 25
YOUR MISSION: Drop by and complete the build challenge with the materials provided. WARNING: This mission may be fun, encourage creativity, and build problem solving skills. Ages 5 and up.
June 14, 28; July 12
Good Griefer! It’s Minecraft at the library! Join us for some collaborative Minecraft play over the summer. You’ll be met with challenges, surprises, and more as you play together to build and survive. Space is limited. Come early to sign up; no advance registration required. Ages 8-12.
June 20 & July 25
Drop by for an evening of hands-on STEAM learning and play! Explore, ask questions, and have fun! Ages 0-5.
June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 2
Learn the basics of coding, robotics, programming, and more with members of the award-winning Cooney Tech Robotics team! Registration opens Mon., June 5 and is REQUIRED. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Le’go My Lego!
Saturday, July 8
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Build a Lego city with architect, John Peine! Legos provided. Ages 5 and up. No registration required.
Saturday, August 5
A drop-in day devoted to all things tech! Lots of hands-on play and tinkering, as well as live demonstrations of robots, AI, and more. Best for ages 5 and up. All are welcome.
Books build better readers, and readers build a better world. Explore all the library has to offer at our exclusively teen events, and earn prizes by visiting the library and participating in the reading program.
June 15 & July 6
Anime fun at the library! Each meeting will have a viewing, snacks, activities, and more.
June 29 & July 20
From video to board to tabletop, games (and snacks) are abundant at Teen Game Space!
Hula-Hoop Yoga with BlissTonic
Monday, July 24
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come learn the art of hoop dance! Practice with fun warm-ups, games and tricks in this workshop on body movement.
Register at the library starting June 5. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Teen After Hours
When the library closes…the teens take over!
Register @ the library, starting May 29
Permission slip REQUIRED.
June 9: Fandemonium
Games and activities for ALL fandoms. Come in cosplay to win prizes!
July 7: Build-a- Thon
Build box forts and play Capture the Flag; plus LEGOs, Rube Goldberg machines, and more.
July 21: Game On
Library-wide hide ‘n’ seek (in the dark), Super Smash Bros., FNAF, and everything in between.
Aug. 4: Potter vs. Percy
Compete as teams to see which universe comes out on top. Cosplay encouraged!
*Each of these storytimes is also located on our calendar.