Summer Library Program 2024


Summer Reading Challenge:


Complete challenges designed for each age level to earn Greenbucks to use at the SLP prize store.
Library staff will sign off on activities between June 10 - August 8.

Want to make an impact with your reading? "Reach Out & Read" is a is a challenge in which each hour you read, you will earn $0.50 to be donated to a local non-profit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Click here to sign up. 

(Please come to the library to pick up your game sheet.)


Teen Summer Sweepstakes:

 Ages 13-18? Check something out or come to a library program and get a scratch-off ticket!
Some tickets are instant winners, others can be used as entries for the grand prize drawing.
One ticket per person per day, June 10-August 8.

Click here to see upcoming teen programs. 


Reach Out & Read:

"Reach Out & Read" is an alternate Summer Reading Challenge to make an impact with your reading. For each hour you read, you will earn $0.50 to be donated to a local non-profit.

At the end of the summer, library staff will count all the hours read and the total amount up to $500 will be donated to Mount Horeb Neighbors Helping Neighbors. You may participate in both the reading challenge with prizes and Reach Out & Read, but an hour of reading does not count for both programs. You must track your time separately. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (Please come to the library starting June 3 to pick up your reading tracker.)


Program highlights:


Wednesday, July 24 @ 1 pm 

Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians with the National Mississippi River Museum. A few live animals will stop by to help us learn!



Friday, July 26, 10:30 am -12 pm 

Come celebrate Smokey on his big day. Get a photo with the bear himself, learn about fire safety with FDMH, do some fun crafts, and have a slice of cake!


Saturday, August 3, 2-3:30 pm - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Build a character and play through a scenario. Never played before? No problem! Sign up for a session and our Dungeon Master will lead you. Supplies and snacks provided. Open to ages 9-15, registration required. Add your name to the waitlist here.



Monday, August 5 @ 6:30 pm 

Who knows the MOST about children’s books? Sign up with your team of 3+ players. Registration opens June 3. 



  • A trivia competition to see who knows the most about children's books.
  • Participants work in teams of 3 or more players.
  • Recommended player age of 7+
  • The competition will last 60 minutes with a comfort break in the middle. 


  • Register your team.
  • Check out the suggested reading list and read, read, read to study up on possible trivia material! Questions will come from a range of board books, picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, middle grade fiction and non-fiction published within the last 100 years. 
  • Practice asking each other questions at home (all questions are in multiple-choice format: In what book does a boy find out he is the son of powerful wizards? A. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, B. The Phantom Tollbooth, C. The Wizard of Oz, D. The Lightning Thief).
  • Each team will have a buzzer and the fastest team to provide the correct answer will earn a point. If a team answers incorrectly, another team may attempt to steal the point, but the team that buzzed first cannot try that question again.  


  • To gamify the love of reading. We encourage playing with your books!
  • To encourage participants to read books they might not have chosen.
  • To have fun and meet others who enjoy reading for pleasure.


Friday, August 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

As a special prize, kids who complete their summer reading challenges are invited to a pool party at the Mount Horeb Aquatic Center! (This ticketed event takes place at 204 Park Street, Mount Horeb.) 




Click here for full calendar of events.


Preschool Programs:


All Ages Storytime: Mondays @ 10 am & Thursdays @ 6:30 pm, June 13-August 1

Toddler Music: Thursdays @ 10 am, June 13-July 25

Toddler Dance Party: Thursday, August 1 @ 10am

Family Storytimes: Saturdays, June 8, July 6, August 3 @ 10 am

Wondering what to expect at storytime? Click here to learn more. 


Cuentos y canciones - Bilingual Storytimes


viernes 28 de junio, 12 de julio, y 2 de agosto @ 10 am /Fridays, June 28, July 12, August 2 @ 10 am

For children and their caregivers. Celebrate stories as we share books, rhymes, music and movement in a format appropriate for young children. This program runs approximately 30 minutes. Featuring local educator Angelíca Oses. 

Para niños y sus cuidadores. Celebre los cuentos mientras compartimos libros, rimas, música y movimiento en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños. Este programa dura aproximadamente 30 minutos. Con educadora local Angelíca Oses. 


Middle Grade Book Club


Tuesdays, June 18, July 9, July 30, 2-2:45 pm

We'll snack, talk about great books you're reading and end with an activity. Pick up your copy of the (optional) group read at the front desk of the library and come to book club ready to chat about the book! Open to readers ages 9-12. 

Click here for details on what books we'll be reading. 


Bookmark Design Contest


July 1-27
Can you picture your art on one of the library's bookmarks? Pick up an entry form at the library and return your completed design by July 27, 2024 for a chance to be featured. Click here to read contest rules.