Summer Library Program

Imagine Your Story Summer Library Program (All Ages) / June 15 - August 15

Imagine Your Story

This summer, the Elm Grove Library will be using the Beanstack online system for logging your reading, writing book reviews, earning badges and coupons, and entering tickets into the prize drawings. You will be able to create one family account with separate profiles for each participating family member. Adults can sign up for the adult reading challenge, teens can sign up for the teen challenge, and kids can sign up for the kids challenge, all on the same site. You can also download the Beanstack app for even easier logging!

Online participation is strongly encouraged. However, if that is not possible, paper registration forms are available upon request.

Ready to Begin...Sign up here!

Need help? Check out this Registration How-To Guide

Youth Summer Book List

Looking for book suggestions? Check out the Elm Grove Library’s list of recommended reads for grades K-8.

Activity Sheets

Bedtime Math

  • If you are signing up for Bedtime Math and need a constellation chart to track your progress, download one here.

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Summer Events for Children at the Elm Grove Library (July-August 2020)

Registration for select summer events is required. To register for a virtual performance, select the registration link below or call the library by noon of the day before the performance. On the day before the performance, you will receive an email with the link to connect. You will then be able to click on the link shortly before the performance time to join the event. 

Register for virtual summer programs 

Please Note: In-person, live programs may be subject to change depending on safety requirements related to COVID-19. Please check the Elm Grove Library website for the latest updates to the schedule.

JULY

Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.Nickey Fynn: The Upward Spiral. Live virtual magic show.  A roller coaster ride of silent slapstick, physical comedy and manipulation sleight-of-hand magic at its very best! Registration required by noon on Wednesday, July 8.  

Friday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.Story Time outside the library (weather permitting and social distancing required). No registration.

Thursday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.The Hillbilly Silly Science Show. Recorded virtual program. Fun science experiments rolled into a slapstick comedy show!  The messiest experiments will be shown online, but you will also get ideas for experiments you can try at home. Registration required by noon on Wednesday, July 15.

Friday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.Story Time outside the library (weather permitting and social distancing required). No registration.

Thursday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.Duke Otherwise: Clever Songs and Tap Dance. Live virtual program. With his guitar, tap shoes, and distinct baritone, Duke Otherwise performs a hilarious, charming and interactive musical program for all ages. He writes original songs bursting with witty wordplay and fun ideas relatable to both kids and adults. Stefan Shepherd, NPR’s children’s music reviewer, says of Duke, “Nifty, brainy lyrics...Highly recommended.” Registration required by noon on Wednesday, July 22.

Friday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.Story Time outside the library (weather permitting and social distancing required). No registration.

Thursday, July 30, 10:30 a.m.Mr. Steve: Music, Magic, Balloons and More! – Location TBA (possibly outside the library, weather permitting and with social distancing.)

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 5, 10:30 a.m.Colossal Fossils: Dragons and Dinosaurs. Live virtual program – Learn about dinosaurs and see actual fossils in this educational and entertaining program with a Q&A time at the end. Registration required by noon on Tuesday, August 4.

Thursday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.Comedy Sportz Exhibition Match! Live Virtual Program –The Comedy Sportz Milwaukee two-person exhibition match is a fast-paced, fun, wild ride of improvised comedy!  With the use of fun-loving audience volunteers and scene suggestions, our players will make you laugh, giggle, and laugh some more! Registration required by noon on Wednesday, August 5.  

Friday, August 7, 10:30 a.m.Story Time outside the library (weather permitting and social distancing required).

Saturday, August 15End of Summer Reading Program – Prize drawings on Monday, August 17

Tuesday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.Great Scott: “Imagine the Impossible” Magic Show – In-person, in the library if it is considered safe for a group by then. Registration required because space may be limited due to distancing requirements.

Friday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.Story Time outside the library (weather permitting and social distancing required).

Friday, August 28, 10:30 a.m.David Landau, Musician – In-person, location TBA (inside or outside, weather permitting). Dave usually performs his high-energy musical show for our preschoolers in the spring but we were able to reschedule him to visit at the end of the summer. Recommended especially for ages 3 -7 years 

Reward Coupons

What happens when I earn a coupon?

When you earn a coupon, you have two choices:  

1) You can come to the library and choose a coupon like you have in years past.

2) You can call the library to request a curbside pick-up of coupons. See the list below of available coupons for 2020. 

Coupon NameEligible AgesDescription

Big Backyard (Indoor Playground)

Children ages 1-8 years


Buy one regular price admission and get one admission free 

Cousins SubsAll ages

5” sub for ages up to 11 

7.5” sub for ages 12-18

Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium

Children and Teens 

One free admission 

JK Lee Black Belt Academy

Whole family

Four weeks of martial arts lessons for new students

Kids in Motion

Children up to age 10

50% off admission

Milton House Museum

Children up to age 11

Free child’s admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Milwaukee County Zoo 

Children ages 3-12 

One free child’s admission

Moor Downs Footgolf

Ages 10-17 

Buy one, get one free 18-hole round of footgolf  

Pettit National Ice Center

Children up to age 18

One free public skating admission 

P.F. Chang’sChildren up to age 11

One free kids meal with purchase of entrée

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Family Guest Pass (all ages)

One free visit 

Sky Zone

Children up to age 11

One free 30-minute jump

Springs Water Park

Children & teens up to age 16

One free child’s admission with the purchase of one regular priced admission

Texas Roadhouse

Children up to age 12

Free Kids Meal with purchase of adult entree

Please contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian, with questions or comments at sdaniels@elmgrove.lib.wi.us or 262-782-6717.