Children's Programs

The staff of the Dodgeville Public Library offers children’s programs for children of different ages. Contact Children’s Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at [email protected] for more information.

Reading Programs!

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Children’s Programs
The staff of the Dodgeville Public Library offers children’s programs for children of
different ages. Contact Children’s Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at [email protected]
for more information.

Summer Library Programs during June and July

Drop-In Storytime
Mondays 10:15am
Families are welcome to join our Storytime at the library. Hear great stories, songs
and be ready to have fun. Our Storytime is geared toward children up to age five and
their caregivers. Older siblings are always welcome.

Crafty Kids
Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00pm
Drop in to create a craft kit in person. Projects are geared toward kids in elementary
school. All ages are welcome. Any remaining kits will be made available as grab-and-
go kits starting the following day at 9:00am.

Wonderful Wednesdays
Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:15
Harris Park – Ley Memorial Pavilion
Ridgeway Community Building – ZooZort animal program June 19th
Let’s us entertain you with different performers, fun and laughter!
Programs on June 12, June 26, July 10 and July 17 will be held at Harris Park – Ley
Memorial Pavilion. Bring a chair or blanket!

LEGO at the Library
Thursdays 1:30 – 3:00
Our LEGO at the Library programs is for kids of all ages who love getting creative with
LEGO bricks. Children aged 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Beanstack Summer Reading Program

Beanstack allows you to:
• Keep track of all family members’ reading logs, progress, and rewards on one account.
• Log reading from home or on the go.
Getting Started:
1. Go to the Library’s Beanstack URL:
2. The homepage will show you the available reading programs at the library. Choose the one that is right for you—
1,000 Books before Kindergarten, Adventures at Your Library 2024 Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome
and encouraged to join the summer reading program.
3. Decide who will be the “Account Creator” - meaning that person’s sign-in information will be used to access all
accounts registered. *Example* If a parent wishes to sign a child up for a reading program, they may make
themselves the “Account Creator” and register the child/children as a “Reader.” Both the “Account Creator” and
“Reader” will use the same sign-in information.
4. Account Creator: Select the red “Register” button. “Have you previously used Beanstack to participate in a reading
challenge?” Select “no.”
Your first name, last name, year of birth (necessary due to age restrictions for programs), and a password are
required for registration.
“Who would you like to register? Options: “I am registering myself” “I am an adult registering a child”.
Beanstack will ask for the following adult information: Adult first and last name, username, email, phone number
(6666666666), zip code, password. Child’s first and last name, child’s age, grade level, gender options. Once the
information is complete select next button.
5. A Badge Unlocked. Welcome to Beanstack image will appear.
6. Once the Account Creator closes the Beanstack image, Beanstack will ask if you would like to register yourself
(select ‘yes’ or ‘no’) and then whether you would like to register another child (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’).
7. The message “Great! You’re all set up. You may continue.
A green band at the bottom of the screen will alert you that you are successfully registered.
Now you’re ready start exploring Beanstack!
Getting to Know the Program:
At the top of the page you will see several links.
- Programs: shows current and upcoming programs available for the Reader (based on age).
- Badges: shows badges when you have completed achievements in a program.
- The Log: shows what books (number of books/minutes, title, and author) the Reader has logged.
- Switch Readers: Allows for easy switching between all Reader’s accounts.
Logging Books (ages 0 to 5) Minutes (ages 6+):
At the top of each Reader’s account, there is a red “Add to the Log” button.
1. Click on the button when you are ready to log reading. A window will open to allow you to log.
2. If an account has more than one Reader, the first question will ask which account you wish to log under. Choose the
appropriate Reader’s account.
3. Follow the prompts reading titles, number of books and or minutes. You are welcome to enter several titles of minutes
at once.
4. Click the red “Log” button and watch for the green band at the bottom of the screen for successful logging.*Make sure
you only hit the “Log” button ONCE! The logging window remains open after you log your book. If you are unsure whether it logged successfully, close the window and click on “The Log” button at the left side of the screen, under your name.

1. Each badge starts as a black and white image and turns colored once the badge is earned. The requirements for earning the badge are underneath the badge.
2. Redeeming Prizes—Prizes will be drawn on Beanstack after the challenge is completed. Carol Gleichauf, Children’s
Librarian will reach out to you if your name has been drawn and the library to make arrangements regarding picking up
The app allows you to enter book titles or scan ISBN barcodes to quickly add them to your Log, time reading
sessions, and check off activities as you complete them. Search for “Beanstack Tracker” in the App Store or
Google Play to download and start tracking!
Why are we using Beanstack for Explore Summer?
Beanstack allows you to:
· Keep track of each child's reading logs and rewards on one account.
· Log reading from home or on the go.
Getting Started
1. Download the Beanstack App.
2. Find a Site. Type in Dodgeville.
3. Click on Dodgeville Public Library.
4. Register or returning users click on Sign In!

Library Programs

Battle of the Books

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 2023-2024 Reading List WEMTA BOB Middle Level 2023-2024 (.pdf format) is now available.

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 [email protected], or call 608-935-3728, ext. 3.