Kid Summer Reading Program


Adult Summer Reading Program

Sign-Up Week: June 5 - 10

Program runs: June 12 - July 29

Who’s reading for summer reading?! 

Our Summer Reading Program is designed not only to promote reading, but also encourage learning in math, English, and other subjects. By keeping our minds and bodies active, we can better retain all the wonderful stuff we learned in school, and be ready for the next school year!

Each week, you can complete 6 tasks assigned to you for that week. At least 3 of those tasks must be reading related, but the others are your choice! When you are done, come back to the Library for prizes! 

Get the app or visit our Beanstack page to complete tasks or grab our paper copy at the Reference Desk.


Make & Take Mondays

Mondays, June 12-July 24 at 10 am - 12 pm

Ms. Sue is back with one of our most popular programs! All ages welcome! Come create fun crafts to take home. Drop in at any time during these two hours. 

Splash Pad Stories

Mondays, June 12-July 24 at 2 pm

What’s better than stories outside??  Stories with Freezer Pops!! Meet Mr. Peter at the Nixon Park Splash Pad, and cool down with some of our favorite stories. Each story time will end with a FREE Freezer Pop for every kid who wants one!!  

Sensory Shenanigans!

Tuesdays, June 13-July 25 at 10 am

Join us as we dabble in activities designed to get your kiddos thinking and exploring their senses. We’ll be using things like slime, playdough, and more! Please wear clothes that can get messy, since some days might get crazy! Recommended for ages 1-3, but all ages welcome! No registration required.

Tuesday Takeovers

Tuesdays at 3 pm
Ages: 10-18

July 11 at 3 pm - Are You Smarter Than a Librarian? Trivia Game

Test your knowledge and face off against our all-knowing Hartland librarians for a chance to win prizes! No registration required.   

July 18 at 3 pm - Fairy Garden Craft

Create a mystical, whimsical garden that is fit for a fairy. A Fairy Garden is a place for mythical fairies to dance along the flowers and protect your garden. Registration is required. Please email Emily at to register.

July 25 at 3 pm - Mario Kart Tournament

Compete in a Mario Kart Tournament!! Show us your racing skills on the big screen. Registration is required, space is limited. Please email Emily at to register.

Pre-K Power Up!

Wednesdays, June 14 - July 19 at 10 am

Mr. Peter loves to laugh, and can’t wait to share some HILARIOUS stories with you!  We’ll not only have fun, but also learn and work on some basic critical thinking skills. Recommended for ages 3 & up, but ALL ages welcome. Each story time will end with a craft you can take home or do right there! No registration required.


Wednesdays, June 14 - July 19 at 2 pm

Ages: 6-12

We’re getting crafty! Join us for a lovely afternoon (a crafter-noon, if you will) where we get creative and make a project! No registration required.

Special Events

Thursdays at 2 pm

June 29 at 2 pm - Snake Discovery

Slither into the world of reptiles to meet the species that call Minnesota and Wisconsin home. Time is reserved after the presentation to touch and hold the reptiles for a truly hands-on experience.

July 13 at 2 pm - Storybook Enchantments: Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? It’s “Frozen” in July! Everyone’s two favorite sisters are preparing for adventure to save Olaf from melting. Come join the fun in an interactive storytime from Storybook Enchantments. Time is reserved after the show for photos with Elsa and Anna! 

July 20 at 2 pm - Kids Play

Join our two Kidsplay master chefs, Gueseppe Baloney and Jean-Pierre Croissant, as they introduce you to their unique brand of culinary comedy. This hilarious and highly interactive show is sure to cook up laughs for the whole family.

Lego Club

Thursdays, June 15 - July 27 at 6 pm

Come join the club for Master Builders! We’ll give you a theme, you give us a masterpiece! A great way to express creativity, learn about teamwork, and just have fun! Legos and Mega Bloks will be provided. No registration required. Hosted by Lego Club President and TWO-TIME “Lego Masters” applicant Mr. Peter!

Baby and Toddler Time

Fridays, June 16 - July 28 at 10 am 

All babies and toddlers are welcome to a morning of stories, rhymes, songs and play. The best way for any child to start the day! Recommended for ages 6 months-3 years, but ALL ages are welcome! No registration required.

 I Spy Time

Fridays, June 16 - July 21 at 12 pm

We made a giant “I Spy” board in our children’s library for summer. Watch our Facebook page every Friday; we’ll give you something special to look for on the board. Come in that day to find it, and get a prize!!

Tie Dye Party

Friday, July 28 at 11 am - 1 pm

It’s our unofficial end to summer reading, so let’s have some fun! Bring a shirt, we’ll bring the rest!