Programs for Kids

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Summer Reading Program 2017

June 12 – August 4

Children 16 and under can register in the Youth Department. Adults and teens 17+ can register at the adult services desk.

  • Registration begins June 5.
  • June 12 is the first day to begin reporting and earn prizes.
  • The last day to register is July 21.
  • August 4 is the last day to report and collect incentives.





Rick Allen’s Beyond Belief Magic ShowMagician Rick Allen and a floating woman

Mind-blowing magic and comedy for the whole family!

Tuesday, June 20

1:30 p.m.






Help build a better future in this hilarious, highly-interactive show!

Thursday, July 11

1:30 p.m.





Bliss Tonic Hoop Yoga

Registration begins on June 26. 4:00 p.m. is for kids 6 and up. The 5:30 p.m. is for kids 6+ and their grown-up. Grown-ups without kids can sign-up too!

Monday, July 24

4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.





David Stokes and stuffed animal friendsBirds, Bugs, Beavers and More

David Stokes will teach us about builders in nature and animal homes. Join the fun, and don’t forget your camera!

Tuesday, July 25

1:30 p.m.





Jeanie B.Jeanie B.

Interactive music show for the whole family. Bring your dancing shoes!

Tuesday, August 1

1:30 p.m.





Kindness Rocks

Spread a little kindness. Make a rock, leave a rock. All ages welcome.

Monday, June 19

Drop in 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.






Join us for a family night of bingo. Everyone can play! All ages welcome.

Monday, July 10

1:30 p.m.





Storytime: Picnic at Riverfront Park

Join us for a special family storytime and picnic in the park! Bring food and drinks and stay for a short storytime. All ages welcome.

Monday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5 at 11 a.m.





children at storytimeStorytime

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft! Ages 0 – 7

Wednesdays, June 14, 21, 28; July 19, 26; August 2

10:00 a.m.





Fort Night

Bring your blankets and flashlights! Kids and their parents can build a fort, read stories, and enjoy a snack. All ages welcome.

Monday, July 17

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.





Food Challenge

Get your family team together and sign up for the Food Challenge! Registration begins July 3. All ages welcome.

Monday, July 31

5:00 p.m.





Read & Play

Stop by for stories, songs, rhymes, and play! Ages 0 – 7

Thursdays, June 22, July 20, August 3

10:30 a.m.





Messy Friends

Let’s get messy! Bring your little ones to play with paint, slime, and more. Ages 0 – 7

Thursdays, June 15, June 29, July 27

10:30 a.m.





Kids Club

Join us for programs featuring building challenges, stop motion videos, and nail string art. Ages 8 and up.

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

June 22: Strawbees

July 20: Nail String Art

August 3: Stop Motion Video




Elementary Book Club

Talk about books with us in our summer book club! 1st – 5th grade.

Wednesdays, June 7, June 21, July 19, August 2

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.





Kids Comics Club

Do you love comics and graphic novels? Join this summer book club. All books are kid-friendly. Ages 8 and up.

Tuesdays, June 27, July 18

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.





Builders Club

We’re building with Legos and learning to code with Meeper Bots and other devices. Join us this summer! Ages 8 and up.

Fridays, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4

1:30 p.m.





Explorers Club

Program featuring four different building projects. Ages 8 and up.

Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

June 14: Building With Boxes

June 28: Newspaper Towers

July 12: Building a Bridge

July 26: 3 Little Pigs Experiment





Teen Club

This summer we’ll have STEM-focused programs featuring virtual reality, stop motion video, and tiny houses. Ages 12 and up.

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

June 15: Virtual Reality

June 29: Design a Tiny House

July 27: Stop Motion Video





Scholastic Book Fair

Saturday, August 5: 10 a.m. – noon

Monday, August 7: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9: 10 a.m. – noon & 3 – 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 10: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 5 p.m.





Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Club Meet-ups

The Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Club will meet on a Saturday, rotating between the Jefferson Public Library and the Fort Atkinson Library.  The first Saturday of the month will be at Fort and the second Saturday will be here at Jefferson.  Sponsored by Chaos Comics in Fort Atkinson!

Upcoming Dates at Jefferson: June 10, July 8, August 12

Time:  10 am – noon





Craft Cornerphoto of craft supplies by ellepacca on Pixabay

Did you know that you can make a craft at our Craft Corner everyday? We have new crafts every week, so come by and check it out!