Summer Adventure

girl camping under giant book tent

Our annual Summer Reading Program encourages all ages to keep reading over the summer.
We have six weeks packed full of free, fun family activities, including performers, crafts, educational presentations, and more! 

This year's national theme is "Adventure At Your Library."
We have two programming tracks, one for fantastical fun, and another for outdoor adventures.
All ages are welcome to participate, though some programs are designed for teens and adults, and others are for kids.

All ages can win prizes for reading!
You will earn some small trinkets during your adventure, at the 300, 600, and 1,000 minute marks. We’ve got cool stickers, “Magic Worms,” and a chest full of neat treasures. However, the main prizes this year will be raffle prizes. These include four gift certificates for tubing on the Fox River!
(Each of the four gift certificates provide admission for up to four people at The Ice Bowl, a $100 value. Thank you to The Ice Bowl of Princeton for sponsoring these prizes!)
 
For each 30 minutes you read between June 5 and July 17, you will receive a raffle ticket for our big prize drawing on July 17th. All books read must be checked out from the library.
You can also earn raffle tickets by going on adventures like hiking, biking, and attending library events.

Anyone can check out an Experience Pass!
With your library card, you can now check out a free family admission pass to the following local adventures:
Shamba Safari 
Fond du Lac Children's Museum
Marsh Haven Nature Center
Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Quarters
This program is sponsored by Webster's Marketplace in Ripon.

For more info on this program CLICK HERE.

TO SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM:
Come on into the library and we'll put your name down! There's no charge. Both residents and visitors are invited! All you need is a library card (and those are free).
You will receive a packet of information, a reading log, and an avatar for Reading Adventure Challenge. 

If you want to see your packet ahead of time, Click HERE for a printable pdf of all events, rules, reading logs, and details.

Summer Reading Program Timeline

Sign up opens May 22nd
Winnefox Library Passports Available Starting June 1st
Reading Adventure Challenge Begins Wed. June 5th
Attend free, fun events June 6th-July 17th (see below)
Princeton
Raffle Drawing Wed. July 17th (reading logs must be turned in today)
Winnefox Library
Passport Prize Drawing July 31st

Events

Thursday June 6th, 6pm: Wild Lakes of WI
Author John Bates will give a presentation on some of our state’s most hidden gems, and the ecological wonders they hold.

Friday June 7th, 1-3:30pm: Weaving with Mary Burns (Teens and Adults Only)
Try this fun workshop with a famous fiber artist!
You’ll take home a mini loom and finished project. Cost $7. Limited seating (12): RSVP by May 23rd.

Tuesday June 11th, 1:30-3:30: Wings of Fire*
Kids can hatch their very own baby dragon and create a dragon eye pendant with clay, paint, and glass eyes.
*Because we anticipate a large number of kids at this event, we will have two one-hour sessions, starting at about 1:30 and again at 2:30. You are welcome to attend either one!

Friday June 14th, 1:30-3:30: Testing the Waters*
Green Lake County 4H Leader Brandon Springer will teach kids water science and help them build delicious edible aquifers out of candy.
*Because we anticipate a large number of kids at this event, we will have two one-hour sessions, starting at about 1:30 and again at 2:30. You are welcome to attend either one!

Tue. June 18th 1:30-3:30: Creepy, Crawly, & Cool*
Meet the reptiles of Marsh Haven Nature Center! Touch and learn about snakes, turtles and  more.
*Because we anticipate a large number of kids at this event, we will have two one-hour sessions, starting at about 1:30 and again at 2:30. You are welcome to attend either one!

Thursday June 20th, 1:30-3:30: Nature Art Hike*
Green Lake County 4H Leader Brandon Springer will take families on a short hike on the nearby Black Bridge trail to spot wildlife and collect items for use in a fun art project. 
*Because we anticipate a large number of kids at this event, we will have two one-hour sessions, starting at about 1:30 and again at 2:30. You are welcome to attend either one!

Friday June 21st, 2pm: WI Historical Fencing Association Demo
See real sword fighting up close! Then make your own sword and shield (out of cardboard). 

Friday June 28th, 8am: Guided Birding/Nature Hike (Adults & Teens only)
Take a tour of the White River Marsh with Tom Schultz and Rick Vant Hoff, naturalists who’ll wow you with their knowledge. 

Limit 15 people. YOU MUST RSVP by June 21. 920-295-6777. Suggested donation $5 to offset library costs.

Tues. July 2nd, drop in any time! Make Your Own Muppet
Inspired by the creatures of  the “Labyrinth” movie.
Stop in any time today and create a furry or feathery puppet creature ready for you to take on adventures! All ages are welcome, but best suited for age 8 and up.

Thursday. July 11th, 5-7pm: Mini Fairy Gardens (Teens and Adults Only)
If you love miniatures and gardening, this program is for you! Create your own little fairy world with our tiny animals, succulents, and accessories. Please bring a decorative container with dirt to house your fairy garden. For best results, your container should be wide but shallow. Limited seating (10). Please RSVP: call 920-295-6777.

Wed. July 17th, 5-9pm: Knight Night
All reading logs must be turned in today, and raffle tickets claimed.
Join us to celebrate the end of another great summer reading adventure!
Outdoor Games and Bounce Castle 5-7pm
Crafts and Snacks 7-8pm
Prize Raffle Drawing 8pm

Campfire & Marshmallow Roast 8:30pm

fictional characters reading books

 

 

Location

Princeton Public Library
424 West Water Street
Princeton, WI 54968-9147
Phone: 920.295.6777
Fax: 920-295-3303

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Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed