Summer Reading Program 2021

Tails and Tales

Excitement is building for the next Summer Learning Program "Tails & Tales"!  There will be prizes for reading, surpises, animals, crafts, performers, and so much more to enjoy.  Our program will be for all ages, so the whole family can get in on the fun! 

Visit the Library anytime between June 7-July 31 to pick up a Summer Library Club reader's ticket to sign up.  Then start reading!  The more you read the more chances you have to win fabulous grand prizes! 

Children and teens, show us your reading tickets  to receive a spin on the Wheel of Prizes.  Readers can spin the wheel weekly.   Then enter the raffle of your choice for each new ticket you fill out.  It only takes two hours of reading to fill out a ticket!

Adults also can enter reading raffles especially for them.  One ticket per book read for our adult readers.

Prizes will be drawn on Aug. 2nd.

On top of prizes there will be free programs and events.  Our line up is as follows:

Zoozort at Markesan Elementary School Tues. June 1st
Armidillos on the loose!

Wednesday June 16th 1pm: "Mess Fest"
Let's make the library courtyard a messy Pigsty!  Put on your play clothes and enjoy icky, yucky, grimmy fun like squirt gun painting, oobleck, mud pies, elephant toothpaste and so much more!

Thursday June 17th 6pm Facebook Live:  Professor Tim Deelen's virtual program on "Wolf Predation & Deer Herds"  (This program is geared towards adults).

Wednesday June 23 1pm: Raising Chickens with Nicholas & David Oft of the Oft Family Farm : EGGsactly everything you needed to know about chickens, presented by Markesan's own....the Oft Brothers of Oft's Flock and Feather Farm!

Thursday June 24 6pm:  Fur Trading & Fox River History w/ Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe LLC
Learn all about local history of Fur trading on the Fox River with Jerrry Disterhaft and Glen Gorsuch. 

Wednesday June 30th 1pm:  Voyageur Caonoeing on Little Green w/ Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe LLC
Set up a Teepee, learn about furs and fur trading, paddle along on an 18 person canoe!  Sign up will be required as space will be limited.

Wednesday July 7 10:30 am:  Hobby Farm Friends! Pet a variety of farm animal in our courtyard from Ron Mueller's farm! Animals may vary, but it will be furry, feathered fun for all ages!  Animals may be available for purchase as well.

Wednesday July 14 1pm:  Crafty Critters.  Make pet rocks and chia pets at the library.

Wednesday July 21 1pm: Raising Bunnies!  Everything you needed to know about bunnies! Rachel Heise and family will be presenting on raising, breeding, and showing our long-eared furry friends. It will be a HARE-raising experience!

Wednesday July 28 1pm: Ice Cream Social & Water Balloon Olympics!  Come down to the library to cool off in two ways: ice cream and water balloons! A great way to beat the heat!

Bonus Event:  Reading with Tia the R.E.A.D  Dog.  Sign up for a time slot to read to Tia the therapy dog.  Tia is cute, cuddly and loves books.  This program is great for reluctant readers as Tia listens with no judgement and all cuteness.  Dates will be Wednesday June 23 at 1:30 -3 and Wednesday July 7 at 10:30-11:30-12 and Wednesday July 21 at 1:30pm-3

Please Help us Thank our Sponsors:
Ballweg Implement
Berlin Journal/Markesan Regional Reporter
Delmonte
Ergo Bank of Markesan
Giddy Up Bar & Grill
Green Lake Basic Needs Fund within the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation (Grant)
Kevin & Holley Amway Home
Markesan Lions Club
Ted's Piggly Wiggly