Kids | Teens | Adults

KIDS

Walk in Crafts
Make and take projects recommended for kids ages 5 and up. No registration is required. Stop by the Children’s Room anytime to make your project except during weekly storytimes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am.

Bookmark Contest
Coloring: August 13-18 (Entries due on Saturday, August 18)
Voting: August 20-25

Enter our bookmark coloring contest! Pick up a bookmark, color it, and return it to the library to display. Then, vote for your favorites the following week. The winners will receive a free book of their choice or have their overdue library fines forgiven!

Kids Summer Reading Program

June 8 – August 18

  • Sign up is easy! Just come to the library and pick up a log to keep track of the time spent reading. Each log counts 10 hours of reading.
  • When you complete your reading log, bring it to the library to collect a prize! One completed reading log will earn you one prize, or you can save up multiple logs (up to 6) for bigger prizes!
  • Reading logs can be turned in for prizes until August 18th at 1pm.

Early Literacy Programs

Storytime
Wednesdays at 10am
June 11 – August 17

September - November
• No storytime on September 19, 26, and November 21.
Stories, songs, and other early literacy activities that help develop pre-reading skills for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. For ages 0-5 and caregivers.

Music & Movement
Fridays at 10am
June 11 - August 17
September- November
• No storytime on September 21,28, and November 23.
Move, groove, swing, and sway at this musical and dance filled storytime for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Family Storytime

Thursdays at 6pm | September through November
• No storytime on September 20, 27, and November 22.
Fun for the whole family! Stories, songs, and other early learning activities for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Baby Play Group

Saturdays at 10am
September through November

• No play group on September 22, 29, and November 24.
Stories, songs, and playtime for our youngest library patrons! Help your baby develop listening and language skills while having fun and getting to know other families. For babies and their caregivers.

Children's Programs

Book Buddies
A Book Club for kids in grades K-2. Together we’ll read a new book each month and do fun activities based on that book. Activities will vary each month and may include reader’s theater, science experiments, arts and crafts projects, and more! Register online.

  • Tuesday, September 11 - Alfie by Thyra Heder
  • Tuesday, October 9 - My Friends Make Me Happy! by Jan Thomas
  • Tuesday, November 6 - Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick

Spooky Science Family Night

TENTATIVE - Date & Time TBD
Join the Friends of the Eager Free Public Library and the PTO at Levi Leonard Elementary for an exciting evening full of science demonstrations with a Halloween theme, including free samples of ice cream made from liquid nitrogen! Free for all, no registration required.

Family Science Night

Thursday, October 11 @6-8pm
Location: ECSD Environmental Education Nature Center
340 Fair St, Evansville, Wisconsin 53536
Celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival with fun for the whole family! Explore science and nature with hands on learning activities, make and take projects, and more. Weather permitting, we will have outdoor activities including a night hike!
Hosted by Eager Free Public Library and the ECSD Environmental Education Nature Center

STEAMpunks
A fun, educational event full of hands-on activities that incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts and math for kids in grades K-5. Due to the library expansion construction there will be no STEAMpunks this fall, but please save the date for STEAMpunks in 2019!

  • Monday, February 4
  • Monday, March 4
  • Monday, April 22

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TEENS AND TWEENS

Teen Summer Reading Program

REGISTRATION FOR TEENS:https://efplsummersignup.com/teens/

June 8 – August 18
Read 20 hours to win a book of your choice!

  • Sign up is easy! Just stop by the library to pick up a reading log.
  • When your log is completed, turn it in to collect your prize!
  • Readers may complete up to 3 reading logs for a total of 60 hours read and 3 book prizes earned.

Teen Volunteer Club

Wednesdays from 3-6pm | September 5-November 14
Are you a teen? And a team player? Join us on Thursdays from 3-6pm during the school year as often as your schedule allows to help with a variety of projects, including working with library materials, prepping for library programs, and completing projects for local organizations. You can drop in for 5 minutes, an hour, or the whole time each week. Snacks provided!

  • There will be no meeting on September 19 or September 26.

High School Study Nights

TENTATIVE - Date & Time TBD
Use the library after hours to study for exams! Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the Library. For high school students only.

Youth Advisory Council – Beginning in 2019!

Do you love your library? This council guides decisions about library events and collections for young people. Earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, and make a difference in your community! Joining the council is a yearlong commitment starting in January 2019. The group will meet about once a month.

  • For grades 7-11

Interested? Applications will be available late this fall. Contact Assistant Director Alison O’Brien at obrien.alison@als.lib.wi.us with questions!
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ADULTS

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 8 – August 18

  • Read or listen to 5 books on our BINGO card to win a book of your choice.
    • Sign up is easy! Just stop by the library to pick up a BINGO card.
    • When your log is completed, turn it in to collect your prize!
    • Readers may complete 1 reading log.

Farm Girls Meet Up

Once a month on Saturdays at 10:30am
Calling All Farm Girls! Join us other kindred spirits at a series of gatherings this fall.

  • September 15 - Seed Saving
  • Farm Girls will try to meet off site in October through the end of the year during the library expansion construction.

Writers Group

Meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 5:45pm and 3rd Monday at 12:30pm
Meet up with other neighbors in the area who are interested in writing. All experience and levels are welcome, as are all genres and ages.

  • Tuesday, September 4 at 5:45pm
  • Writers Group will try to meet off site in October through the end of the year during the library expansion construction.

Antemeridians Book Club

Tuesday, October 16th at 10:30 AM
This month’s book for discussion is The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.  Copies are available at the library.  No registration is required.


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