On the Same Page: Summer winds down at Reedsburg Public Library

Reedsburg Public Library staff

Piper Brockway shows off artwork created at the upcoming Kindergarten Here We Come! Storytime at the Reedsburg Public Library. (Submitted photo)

In the remaining two weeks before school starts, there are events planned for both relaxing and preparing for the school year at Reedsburg Public Library!

For youth, the RPL Play Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. at City Park, weather permitting. Kids from toddler through the middle grades can interact with each other under the supervision of their parents and library staff!

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Baby and Me playtime will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the library’s Community Room with age appropriate toys provided. Babies and toddlers as well as their siblings and caregivers will enjoy this time getting to interact through free-play.

Kindergarten, Here We Come! Storytime will be held at City Park, weather permitting, on Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. This is a great opportunity for children entering kindergarten to celebrate one more library story time before their upcoming school experience. Registration is required; visit reedsburg.librarycalendar.com. This program will be held in the library’s Community Room in case of inclement weather.

Movies will be shown Tuesdays and Thursdays the rest of the month in the library’s Community Room. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m., teens entering grades five and up may enjoy the film based on Louis Sachar’s book, “Holes.” On Thursday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m., families of all ages will be treated to the PG-rated animated film featuring “bad guys.” Popcorn will be provided at all of our August movies!

Adults may wish to visit the library’s Morning Book Discussion session on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. The group will be talking about JoJo Moyes bestselling book, “The Giver of Stars,” a historical novel focusing on a Depression-era traveling library and its volunteer women librarians. There are plenty of copies to check out, and the book club always welcomes new participants.

This coming Wednesday, Aug. 23, is the last Summer Concert in the park, and your last opportunity to visit the library tent. Be sure to bring your library related questions, say hello to the staff, and pick up some library swag!

Now may be the perfect time to sign up for a library card before the busy school year commences! Adults may get their own card and cards for their children by filling out a brief application and showing a current photo ID. If the address on the ID is outdated, an additional piece of mail proving the current address is required. Area teachers are reminded that they may fill out an application for a teacher card for school use for the upcoming year, or have their existing card updated.

Next week’s article will focus on the upcoming visit of Packers author Tony Walter to the Reedsburg Public Library on Monday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m.

For questions about any library service or event, call the library at 608-768-READ (7323) or email info@reedsburglibrary.org.