Programs for teens in grades 6 - 12

Programs for teens in grades 6 -12

If you know a teen who is looking for something to do this summer, the library has a fantastic line-up of programs to ignite their creativity, spark their curiosity and connect them to the community.
Check out all the dates and details.

If you know a teen who is looking for something to do this summer, the library has a fantastic line-up of programs to ignite their creativity, spark their curiosity and connect them to the community.
Check out all the dates and details.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Spend a few hours reading this summer, and you may find yourself feeling more relaxed, better rested, more empathetic, and if you’re a student, ready to return to the classroom this fall. The library makes it easy to reap the rewards of reading with the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

Register and track your reading on Beanstack or pick up a paper tracker at the library. The challenge runs through Aug. 13.

Throughout the summer readers can unlock virtual badges, receive reading recommendations, write reviews and redeem real world prizes at the library.

“Reading is really about choosing your own adventure, which makes it the perfect activity for the more relaxed pace of summer,” says Marie Boleman, Head of Children’s and Family Outreach Services. “The key to unlocking a love of reading at any age can be as simple as discovering the stories you enjoy.”

To rally local readers and generate excitement, the library has set an ambitious community reading goal of 1 million minutes. Combined minute totals for all age groups will be posted weekly on Facebook.

This year’s Kickoff Event is at Menominee Park on June 3 from 2 – 6 p.m. Kids ages 3 – 17 who sign up for the program at the event will earn a free day pass to Pollock Community Waterpark (while supplies last). A new Storywalk® will be on display for young children and their grownups to read together. Adults and teens can enter raffles for gift cards to Marcus Theatre, Starbucks and Downtown Oshkosh.

Highlights of this summer’s activities at the library include:
Children

  • Earn books, restaurant coupons, Timber Rattlers tickets and brag tags
  • Free Take & Make Kits
  • Hands-on science-based programs
  • Tween Book Club
  • Zoomobile from the NEW Zoo

Teens

  • Earn gift cards, video games and signed books, plus a grand prize: Beats Studio 3 Wireless
  • Headphones
  • Free Take & Make Kits
  • Teen Book Club
  • Drop-In craft sessions
  • Volunteer Fair
  • Lifeskills programs

Adults

  • Earn books and gift cards to Downtown Oshkosh, Target and Pick ‘n Save
  • Free Take & Make Kits

Special thanks to the Oshkosh Parks Department for providing water park passes.
The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is generously supported by the following sponsors who donated prizes. Thank you!

Culver’s Restaurant, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Wisconsin Herd, Oshkosh Parks Department, Fire Escape, The Mineshaft, Revs Bowl Bar & Grill, Oshkosh Herald, Kwik Trip, Cousins Subs

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.