Kids Summer Reading Program

Fizz, Boom, Read
2014 Kids Summer Reading Program

May 27 - August 29
Summer fun in the Children's Department!

Read or be read to 20 minutes or more each day.  Each time you finish two weeks of reading you will earn a choice of food coupon and:
2 weeks: Tom Pease & Stuart Stotts event ticket
4 weeks: Timber Rattlers prizes
6 weeks: Free book
8 weeks: Free book

Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, May 27th. Sign-up at the library in the Children's Department or sign-up online.  Sign-up a day care or other group online.  Check your summer reading progress online.

A special kick-off day will be held on Monday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On kick-off day children can come to the library and read for 20 minutes to receive a day pass to the Pollock Community Water Park.  For any 20 minutes a child reads at the library, they will earn a BFF coupon (Be Fine FREE, limit one per person).

Tom Pease & Stuart Stotts
Together for an Extra Special Family Event

Tuesday, August 12
10 a.m. or 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House
Tickets required (2 weeks prize ticket)

Calendar of Events : May 27 - August 29
All children infant through middle school are welcome to join us for fun activities and reading adventures.  All activities are free.  Events are held in the lower level meeting rooms, unless otherwise noted.
Programs with the logo are designed with children ages 3-7 in mind, but all are welcome.

For programs requiring tickets: Free tickets available the week prior to the event--Monday for the general public, Thursday for groups.  These performances are designed for ages 4 and up.  (Younger children will be admitted, but will be encouraged to take breaks and return as their attention spans indicate.)

Week of July 21

Monday, July 21

Storytime: In the Ocean
9:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Tuesday, July 22
Bug Show : Bruce Giebink, scientist
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

(Tickets required)

Week of July 28

Monday, July 28

Storytime: Windy Weather
9:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, July 30
Fun Facts with Mary Tooley

10 a.m.  Dinosaurs and Rocks (Grades K-2)
2 p.m.  Rocks and Dinosaurs (Grades 3 and up)

FlubberIgorJimmy Neutron Boy Genius
Kids Movie Matinees
Wednesdays in August at 2 p.m.

August 6  Flubber 96 min.
August 13 Igor 88 min.
August 20 Jimmy Neutron : Boy Genius 82 min.
Get out of the heat and enjoy some popcorn and a movie.  Films rated G or PG.

Free Bus Rides to the Library!
June 9 - August 29, 2014

If you are under 18, show your library card and ride FREE to the Oshkosh Public LIbrary!
It's easy!

  • Get on the bus.
  • Show your library card.
  • Route #2 stops in front of the library or get off at the Transit Center.
  • Be sure to get a ticket for a free ride home at the library's service desk.

Buses leave downtown 6:15 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.  Questions? Call Go Transit at 232-5340.