Kid Summer Reading Program

Steel blue background with a kid using a snail as a wheelchair with a tablet reading.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Sign-Up Week: June 6 - 11

Program runs: June 13 - July 30

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.


Summer Reading Kick-Off Event: Cycropia Aerial Dance 

Friday, June 10
6 pm: Food available for purchase on-site
6:30 pm: Opening act – Artistic Edge Dance Centre
7 pm: Cycropia Aerial Dance

Reach new heights with us as we have a night of acrobatics! Madison-based dance troupe Cycropia will be here performing in our parking lot for an unforgettable night you won’t want to miss! Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to stake out a spot.


Make and Take Mondays

At 10 am – 12 pm

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

Splash Pad Stories

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 that wants one.


STEM at the Library

At 10 am

Wake up your mind with this program focused on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Every week will focus on a new challenge or craft designed to educate as well as entertain!

Teen and Tween Takeover

At 4 pm

June 14 - Minute to Win It Games (Ages 10-18)
June 21 - Books Against Humanity (Ages 12-18)
June 28 - Cupcake Wars (Ages 10-18) *Register by June 20*
July 12 - Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Trivia Game (Ages 10-18)
July 19 - Mini Terrariums with Florist Lisa Belisle (Ages 12-18) *Registration required*
July 26 - Mini Mason Jar Aquariums Craft (Ages 12-18) *Registration required*


Laugh Out Loud Stories 

At 10 am

Mr. Peter loves to laugh and can’t wait to share some hilarious stories with you! Each story time will end with a quick craft you can take home or do right there!

Family Programs

At 2 pm

June 22 - Magician Matt Teague
June 29 - Mad Science: Fire and Ice
July 6 - Wehr Nature Center
July 13 - Live Animals with Wildlife in Need Center
July 20 - Drum Circle with Ryan Meisel


Getting’ Artsy

 June 23, 30, July 14, and 28 at 10 am

Calling all kids ages 6-12! Come get “artsy” with us at the Library! We’ll make giant dragonflies, paint fireworks, and more! Dress for a mess. Registration is required as there is a limit of 16 per session and limit to 2 classes per child. Call the Library at 262-367-3350 to register.

Lego Club

June 16, 30, July 7 - 28 at 6 PM

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


Sing-A-Long Stories

At 10 am

Get ready! We’ll be singing and dancing to some hilarious songs, as well as reading some musical inspired stories. This interactive program will get everyone up and moving!

Decade Days

At 12 – 2 pm

To celebrate 125 years of the Hartland Public Library, we’ll be giving out prizes every week! Just look on our Facebook page every Friday morning for a trivia question. Come into the Library that day and answer it, and your kids will get a prize!

Tie Dye Party

July 29 at 11 am - 1 pm

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