Boulder Junction Public Library

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will explore Rock’n things (musical and geological) this summer as the Boulder Junction Public Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their children’s summer reading program. Activities may include instrument creation, group games, crafts, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more.

The 2018 Summer Reading Program starts Wednesday, June 20 and meets every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 am, with exceptions noted below.

Here is a schedule of weekly programs and events:

JUNE 20th - Libraries Rock! An exciting start to our summer program at the library. A detailed introduction to our theme will also be given at this time.

JUNE 27th - Sounds in Nature! Games, activities, crafts, and stories all about using our senses in the wild!

JULY 4th - NO PROGRAM Happy 4th of July! Come enjoy the Boulder Junction Star Spangled Jubilee: Parade at 12 PM and celebrations go until fireworks at 10:30 PM (at the BJ Airport).

JULY 11th - Special Presenter- Anne Moser from the Wisconsin Water Library! Learn about and build Remote Underwater Vehicles (ROV)!

JULY 13th – (a Friday!) Special Presenter- Colossal Fossils! Come see and touch REAL dinosaur fossils! 10 am – 11 am.

JULY 18th – Styles and Stars – Explore different music genres and the starts that made them famous.

JULY 25th - Special Presenter - Licia Johnson from the Discovery Center! We will investigate how animals rock it out in nature.

AUGUST 1st - Rock Around the World! – explore music of different cultures world-wide.

AUGUST 8th - Mic Drop! Don’t miss this celebration accomplishment! End of the year prizes will be drawn. Barb Boston will be DJ’ing a dance party!

The Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through 8th grade. Families are encouraged to participate in the program together. Children 7 and under do need a parent present for the program.

You do not need to attend the weekly programs to be eligible for prizes; however, you must read to be eligible for prize drawings. Pick up reading logs at the library

For more information or questions, please call the library at 715-385-2050.

The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes children of all abilities and identities. All programs are free of charge.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten



The Boulder Junction Public Library is launching “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” – a national program that promotes reading to children from birth through preschool. The library has received a Library Services & Technology Assistance grant that has enabled us to offer this reading incentive program to area children and families.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.

Reading with your child and making it a special time together shows him/her that reading is valuable and enjoyable. You can start to develop a love of reading in your child from a very young age! Also, by coming to the library together, you can teach your child an understanding of how the library works, a respectful attitude towards books, and an appreciation for the wide range of stories that can be found at the library.

Any child who has not yet entered 5-year old kindergarten is eligible to participate in the program. If you read just one book a day, that is 365 in one year, 730 in two years and 1,095 in three years. If you enroll your child after age 3, you will need to read two books per day to reach 1000 by kindergarten. If you enroll your child after age 4, you will need to read three books per day to reach 1000 by kindergarten.

Any time your child listens to a whole book it counts! It can be a library book, a book from home, a book read at story time, even an audio book or e-book. You can even count multiple readings of the same book.
Children will receive an incentive gift when each 100-goal reading log is turned in to the library. A free book will be given out when the child reaches 100, 500 and 1000 books. Plus, progress will be recorded on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten display in the library.

To register your child for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, stop by the library during regular hours to get your first reading log and a folder with information about the program. For questions and further information, please call the library at 715-385-2050.

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” -U.S Department of Education, Becoming a Nation of Readers

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