Summer Library Programs
Summer Reading Program
New!! We are encouraging our patrons to register on Beanstack, our new on-line Children’s Summer Reading program! Our program will be offered from June 15 through August 15 for children up to age 11. Register to read great books and win prizes along the way. To register visit: http://dodgevillelibrary.beanstack.org. Find more registration information about our new reading challenge on the link: A Quick Guide to Beanstack below. When 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. Writing down your username and password will be most helpful.
Quick Guide to Beanstack
For patrons who do not have access to our on-line reading program, we are offering paper print out logs here:
Little Pre-Readers Summer 2020 (Ages birth to four)
Early Readers Summer 2020 (Going into Kindergarten and first grade)
Early Chapter Readers Summer 2020 (Going into second grade)
Older Readers Summer 2020 (Going into third – fifth grade)
On-hold till further notice: Tinker Tuesdays for 7-11 year olds are registered summer workshops with limited attendance. Workshops are held in the lower portion of the library building. Please register at the library.
On-hold till further notice: Family Lego programs: Program time: Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. May 11, July 13 and August 10. Programs are located in the lower level of library and are for a child with a parent. These programs are funded in part by 2015-2017 United Fund of Iowa County Grants.
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 2019-2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 608-935-3728, ext. 3.