Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

203 N. Main Street (715)479-8070

Children & Teen Summer Reading Programs


                        every hero has a story         unmasked

"Every Hero Has a Story" Children's Summer Reading Program
and "Unmask" Teen Summer Reading Program

Come in and sign up for programs in the kids' department.

Get a time log sheet, read 10 hours, turn in the name and author of the best book you read and
get a Pizza Hut personal pan pizza certificate.

Read-Return-Repeat-have fun reading. 

Scheduled Programs

Thursday June 18th 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Jasmyn Schmidt-Container Gardening
Wear old clothes and come to help us prepare and plant container gardens for the Library,  Learn how to plant your own garden.

Tuesday June 23rd 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Paint a Stenciled T-Shirt
Sign up ahead of time if possible.  Bring a sample of the wording you want to put on your T-shirt.  Bring an old T-shirt or a washed new one to use.  We will make stencils, so let us know your wording you would like.  Kids 10 and under should be with an adult.  Sorry, limited to 20 kids.

Saturday June 27th 2:00- 3:00 p.m.
McHugh Kids: "The White Deer and other Tales of Wonders" .  Come to the library and listen to tales of the White Deer, yarns of giants and wizards and other stories handed down from generation to generation.  Suitable for all ages.

Thursday July 2nd 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Critter Catching at Silver Lake
Meet at the western edge of Silver Lake Beach.  Trees for tomorrow staff will teach us to be clean water heroes and learn how to catch and identify critters living in the lake.  Learn about them and check the health of Silver Lake based on these critters.  Sorry, limited to 25 kids.

Tuesday July 7th 10:00-11:30 a.m.
"Doodle Do-tangle Fun For Kids"
Have some fun drawing doodles and tangles, using losts of shapes and colors to make an interesting piece of art with Dottie Reeder, Zentangle artist. Limit 15 kids.


Tuesday July 7th 1:00-3:00 p.m.

"Zenspiration-Doodle Art" For Teens and Adults

Dottie Reeder will do another Zentangle session for persons age 12 through adult.  Learn techniques of tangling and make a beautiful greeting card.  Limited to 15 people.

Monday July 13th 1:00-3:00 p.m.

"unMask I"  Mask making session 1 with Debbie Ketchum-Jircik.  Come to the library and make a life-mask of your face.  (Wear old clothes)  Open to kids 12 and over and limited to 10 participants.  Mask will be used in Session II on July 2

Tuesday July 14th 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Marigold Pickles with Jasmyn Schmidt!
Help make these pickles and learn how to make others from produce in your garden.

Monday July 20th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
"UnMask II!" Mask making Session II with Debbie Ketchum-Jircik.  We will use the face mask you made last week to create another mask made of fiber which can then be decorated.Limited to kids age 12 and older and 10 participants.

Tuesday July 21st 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Animal tracks at Trees for Tomorrow
Meet at the Education Building at Trees (519 Sheridan St.).  We will be learning about animal heroes of the Northwoods and then make plaster casts of their tracks.  Sorry limited to 25 kids.  Kids 10 and under must be with an adult.

Thursday July 23rd 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Kid Art
Come to Christ Lutheran School's gym 9201 N. 3rd St.).  Projects for youger kids and older kids, too.  Bring an old t-shirt and make a book bag or make a new shirt of it.  Bring a cloth book bad and stencil it.  Kids must be with an adult.

Tuesday July 28th 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Paint a Stenciled T-Shirt
Sign up ahead of time if possible.  Bring a sample of the wording you want to put on your T-shirt.  Bring an old T-shirt or a washed new one to us.  We will make stencils, so let us know the wording you would likd.  Kids 10 and under should be with an adult.  Limited to 20 kids.

Monday August 3rd 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Make, Make, Make a Book with Debbie Ketchum-Jircik
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to come and learn how to write and make house books and concertina books with Debbie.  We'll do photo transfers into the books using hero images you bring with you or images from magazines.

Tuesday August 4th 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Jasmyn Schmidt-Garden Salsa
Help usharvest our tub gardens.  We will prepare salsa using these ingredients and have a salsa party to celebrate our harvest.

Thursday August 6th 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mike the Turtle Guy
Mike Korzinek will bring his turtles to the Children's area for a meet, greet and learn session.  Learn about turtles and tortoises.  Mike has specimens to handle in addition to the real turtles.  Kids 8 and under must be with an adult.

Tuesday August 11th 1:30 p.m. 
Bubble Extravaganza with Jennifer Nickel
Get ready to have some bubble fun.  Get ready to get creative with buble blowing.  Held outside weather permitting.

Thursday August 13th 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Birds of Prey at Trees for Tomorrow
Meet at Trees' Education Hall (519 Sheridan St.) and learn about Apollo, the red-tailed hawk who lives at Trees and other heroic birds of prey that inhabit the Northwoods.  Apollo will be there to meet you.  Kids 10 and under need to be with an adult.

Thursday August 20th 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Paint a Stenciled T-Shirt
Sign up ahead of time if possible.  Bring a sample of the wording you want to put on your T-shirt.  Bring an old T-shirt or a washed new one to use.  We will make stencils, so let us know ahead of time the wording you would like.  Kids 10 and under should be with an adult.  Limited to 20 kids.

 

 






Adult Summer Reading Program


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Escape the Ordinary!  Adult Summer Reading Program

Join the adult summer reading program, Escape the Ordinary, Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, August 8.  Read books for a chance to win prizes!

       Rules:

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Read for Fines: Tic-Tac-Toe (3 in a row) = 1 ticket for weekly drawing and 1 ticket for Grand Prize drawing                                             
  • Reading Challenge: Book Reviews (2 books)  = 1 ticket for weekly drawing and 1 ticket for Grand Prize drawing
  • Attend Kick off event, "The Time Travelers" on June 27 =  1 ticket for Grand Prize drawing                                        
  • Books, eBooks, and audio books all count towards the program
  • No limit to the number of tickets you can enter for the drawing
  • Pickup Tic-Tac-Toe Cards and Book Review forms at the library

Ask for tickets at the Circulation.  The prize drawing will be held on Saturday, August 8.  You need not be present to win.

The 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program is a Friends of the Library (W.O.L.F) sponsored event.




Program Details

Read for Fines 
Earn up to $9 off library fines. Pick up a Tic-Tac-Toe Card at the Circulation Desk. For every Card returned, get a $3.00 credit to reduce your fines. Or, you may donate your fine credit to another patron. Valid for overdue fees only, not replacement or other fees.  You can enter a maximum of three Tic-Tac-Toe Cards.  Plus, you get a raffle ticket for every Tic-Tac-Toe Card to enter in the Grand Prize Drawing, an Amazon Kindle HD7.   Read for Fines runs from June 13 to August 8.

Reading Challenge
How many books can you read this summer? Pick up a double Book Review form at the
Circulation Desk. Read any books you like.  For each book you read, fill out the Book Review form (2 reviews on each form). Each Friday, a prize winner will be drawn at Noon for that week’s Book Review entries. Be sure to read at least two books every week to be eligible for all six weekly drawings.  Plus, you get a raffle ticket for every double Book Review form to enter in the Grand Prize Drawing, an Amazon Kindle HD7.  The Reading Challenge runs from June 13—August 8.

Weekly Prizes
Drawing 1— June 20,  $10 gift card to Book World
Drawing 2— June 27,  $10 gift card to Butch’s Pizza
Drawing 3— July 11, $10 gift card to Trig’s
Drawing 4— July 18,  $10 gift card to McDonald’s
Drawing 5— July 25,   $10 gift card to  Pick ‘n Save
Drawing 6—August 1,   $10 gift card to  Friendship House

Grand Prize
Grand Prize Drawing—August 8,  Amazon Kindle HD 7

kindle-hd7



Adult Book Club

 

Our adult book group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Library Community Room. The group creates a list of titles every few months and is always open to new suggestions.  Participants can borrow copies of the books from the library or order them, whenever possible, through interlibrary loan. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming titles and summary

Date       Title
May 7th 

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan

June 4th     Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

July 2nd Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pamela Smith Hill (Editor)



Services

The Olson Memorial Library offers many services and special collections to our patrons and the community.

  • Public access computers which include word processing, email, educational games and printing capabilities
  • FREE 24 hour wireless access
  • Laminator and color copier
  • Fax service
  • Loanable LCD projector with attachment cables for most laptops
  • Slide projector
  • Screens
  • Conference/meeting room: make reservations ahead of time; it's a popular place!
  • Sorenson nTouch videophone for the deaf and hard-of-hearing which enables the user to conduct conversations through a video relay system using American Sign Language. The nTouch software is installed on a library laptop with a built-in camera and is available free of charge
Special Collections
  • Fishing HotSpot maps for northern Wisconsin lakes and Upper Michigan lakes can be checked out like a book (for two weeks).
  • Cake pans are available for checkout just like books.  Search in our catalog under the subject: cake pans
  • Kids' activity kits including puppets and games; Weekly story times and fascinating summer library programs
  • Large audio and video collections, both VHS and DVD

Printing, Photocopying and FAX

PRINTING
Our printer is accessible from our public use computers.  Printouts are .10/page.

PHOTOCOPYING
The library has a photocopier for public use.  

Black and white copies are:

  • .15/side for 8 1/2 x 11 and 8 1/2 x 14
  • .25/side for 11x17

Color copies are: 

  • .25/side for 8 1/2 x 11 
  • 1.25/side for 8 1/2 x 14
  • 1.75/side for 11 x 17 

FAX SERVICE
Fax service is available at the Circulation Desk. Within the United States, the cost for outgoing fax pages is $1.00 per page; international faxes are $4.00 per page. Incoming faxes are $1.00 per page.  A staff member will send your FAX for you. 

As an alternative to faxing, you can use our photocopier/scanner to copy a document, and then e-mail the copy at $1.00 per page.