Children’s Programs

The staff of the Dodgeville Public Library offers children’s programs for children of different ages.

Summer Reading Programs!

Checkers Library TV Virtual Programs June 7 – August 23, 2021 

These twelve 30-minute episodes coincide with the national summer reading program Tails and Tales.  Each episode will feature an animal of the week, animal arts and crafts, and interviews with animal experts and animal book reviews.  Program sponsored by: 2021 United Fund of Iowa County Grant.

The program stars Checkers the Inventor, his robot sidekick Snoozer and a variety of special guests. Each weekly episode also includes book recommendations, animal themed crafts, visits to Zoos and Aquariums and downloadable activities and crafts. Activities and crafts will also be available at the library.

Enjoy this video with Checkers and Snoozer about the library’s virtual Checker’s Library TV Reading Road Trip!  https://checkers.teaser.vid

Please note:  We will post the video links each Monday. However, there may occasionally be a slight delay. Please know the posting will be asap.

Episode One: June 7 – Animals that aren’t here anymore (this is a large file, please give it time to load – thank you!)

Episode Two: June 14 – Desert animals

Episode Three: June 21 – Pets
Episode Four: June 28 – Forest animals
Episode Five: July 5 – Farm animals
Episode Six: July 12 – Arctic animals
Episode Seven: July 19 – Tropic animals
Episode Eight: July 26 – Savana animals
Episode Nine: August 2 – Ocean animals
Episode Ten: August 9 – Freshwater animals
Episode Eleven: August 16 – Australian animals
Episode Twelve: August 23 – Mythical animals

Beanstack!!  We are encouraging our patrons to register on Beanstack, our on-line Children’s Summer Reading program! Our program will be offered from June 1 through August 21, 2021 for children up to age 12.  Register to read great books and win prizes along the way.  To register visit: https://dodgevillelibrary.beanstack.org.  Find more registration information about our reading challenge on the link: A Quick Guide to Beanstack below.  If this is your first time registering on Beanstack we encourage you to select: I am an adult registering a child.  This will allow you to have all of your children under one Account Creator.  If you already have an account simply Sign In.  Writing down your username and password will be most helpful.

Quick Guide to Beanstack

Program sponsored by: Dodgeville Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Dodgeville Public Library.

2021 Tails and Tales Dodgeville Public Library Summer Programs

Contact Children’s Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at cgleichauf@swls.org to find out more about these wonderful programs.

Summer Reading Program June 1 – August 21, 2021

Families may register on Beanstack, our on-line Children’s Summer Reading program!  Read and receive virtual badges and incentives as you progress.   To register visit: https://dodgevillelibrary.beanstack.org.

Program sponsored by: Dodgeville Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Dodgeville Public Library.

Outdoor Storytime Wednesdays June 9 – July 28 10:00 – 11:30

Families are welcome to join in our socially distanced Storytime’s at Centennial Park Shelter #1.  Join Judi Ziehr for stories and Jennifer Williamson from Grace Lutheran Church for activities.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and masks to sit in grassy areas.  Your water bottle and hand sanitizer if needed.  Dress for comfort outdoors.  Hear great stories and be ready to be active.  Since it will be outdoors and we can’t predict the weather, you can contact Carol and sign up for email alerts if a program is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Weekly virtual Storytime’s and book talks from the library

Contact Carol Gleichauf if you would like to receive a link to prerecorded Storytime’s and book talks.

LEGO Challenges, Name That Children’s Book and Early Literacy Tips

Sign up to receive weekly online challenges, clues and tips.

Reading Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Welcome! You are joining a program that helps your preschooler journey through many pages as you assist your child in becoming a lifelong reader. This program is to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s biggest milestones: kindergarten. Sign up at the library today or to register visit: https://dodgevillelibrary.beanstack.org

Quick Guide to Beanstack

Growing Wisconsin Readers

Growing Wisconsin Readers is a statewide initiative rooted in public libraries that aims to support Wisconsin caregivers of young children with information about early literacy so they can prepare children for learning at school and beyond. Learning to read begins at birth and looking at books with children every day is one of the most important things adults can do for their future. The Dodgeville Public Library has some brochures called Growing Wisconsin Readers that shows parents and families how to help babies, toddlers, and young children gain early literacy skills that will assist them in becoming readers and also offers pre-school programs that support Growing Wisconsin Readers.

Library Programs

Summer Reading Program

We are encouraging our patrons to register on Beanstack, our on-line Children’s Summer Reading program! Our program will be offered from June 1 through August 21, 2021 for children up to age 12.  Register to read great books and win prizes along the way.  To register visit: http://dodgevillelibrary.beanstack.org.  Find more registration information about our reading challenge on the link: A Quick Guide to Beanstack below.  If this is your first time registering on Beanstack we encourage you to select: I am an adult registering a child.  This will allow you to have all of your children under one Account Creator.  If you already have an account simply Sign In.  Writing down your username and password will be most helpful.

Program sponsored by: Dodgeville Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Dodgeville Public Library. 

Quick Guide to Beanstack

 

Battle of the Books

Mark your calendars for February 6th, 2020 starting at 8:30 a.m.

What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the books is a program designed to promote a love of reading in students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, settings, and authors of the books. Students read twenty titles in preparation for local competition between Dodgeville Middle School and St. Joseph’s School. The competition takes place in late November at the Dodgeville Public Library. Participating in the Battle of the Books is a great way for students to experience interesting, exciting, high quality young adult literature while having fun and being recognized for their accomplishments in reading.

Who can join Battle of the Books? Any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student can join the Battle of the Books program at school. Once students have signed up, the group meets to prepare for the competition. At Dodgeville Middle School, meetings take place once a week in the Library Media Center.

What happens at a Battle of the Books meeting? During Dodgeville Middle School meetings, Ms. Boland (the DMS Librarian) leads review activities and discussions on the books read for that week. A reading schedule is given out at one of our first meetings so students know which books will be discussed each week.

Visit America’s Battle of the Books web site.

The Battle of the Books 2020-2021 Reading List (.pdf format) is now available. Titles written in italics are new this year.

You Should Know…Your attendance at programs sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library may be digitally recorded through photographs or video recordings. These images may be posted on our web site, in our newsletter, by local newspapers or ultimately on the internet. If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify a member of the Library staff before the program.

When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children’s programs will be cancelled.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Librarian:
Carol Gleichauf at cgleichauf@swls.org, or call 608-935-3728, ext. 3.