Summer activities at New London Library
Reading program runs through July 30
While COVID-19 may have put a damper on last year’s events, New London Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program offers a full schedule of activities for all ages.
Running from Monday, June 7, through Friday, July 30, the Summer Reading Program (SRP) features reading logs, outdoor story times, take-home craft and STEM kits, and several family-friendly events.
Beginning June 7, adults, teens and children can register for reading challenges at newlondonlibrary.beanstack.org.
Participants can receive virtual tickets for prizes by logging every five days of reading.
Prizes for each age group
For adults (18 and older): Music Pack featuring an ukulele starter kit; an Artist Pack including a canvas and 85-piece drawing and painting kit; or a $50 Amazon gift card.
For teens (ages 11-17): Game Pack with two interactive games, Tap It and Game of Phones; a $50 Amazon gift card; or a $50 Walmart gift card.
For children (up to age 10): LEGO Creator Safari Wildlife Treehouse set; Spectacular Magic Trick Suitcase; or a $65 Badger Sports Park gift card.
Each week will feature a STEM challenge kit that can be picked up anytime that particular week.
How-to craft kits will also be available during the weeks of June 21-25, June 28 to July 2, July 6-9, July 19-23 and July 26-30.
From June 7-11, families can enjoy playing life-size Snakes (Chutes) and Ladders outside.
Groups must register for a half-hour time slot by calling 920-982-8519.
Another register-only event is Outdoor Story Time at 9:15 a.m Mondays. June 7 through July 28.
There is no story time on July 5.
Dino Hunt is in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Museum and Kohl’s On the Move and includes an interactive Zoom presentation and a kit for a hands-on approach to the program.
The program will take place on Thursday, June 17 with time slots at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m or 4 p.m.
There is limited space and registration is required.
Program kits will need to be picked up by Wednesday, June 16.
While this presentation can be attended on Zoom from home, there will also be limited space at the library for families who may not be able to view at home.
The New London Scavenger Hunt quizzes participants on all things New London.
Clue sheets can be picked up at the library or online at newlondonlibrary.org.
For more details and to register for any of the above events, call 920-982-8519.