Summer Library Programs

June 15th to August 12th

Kick off performance! Cardinal skippers jump rope team!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:00pm

Cardinal Skippers Jump Rope Team from the Fond du Lac School District Recreation Department will be at the I-S Elementary School. There will be speed jump rope demonstrations and routines followed by Q&A between the spectators and Skippers.


This program is sponsored by the Iola Village and Scandinavia Public Libraries and is free to the public.

Read to be a Champion

June 20 - August 12

Sign up for the program and pick up your reading record at the library

The goal for all ages is to read or be read to 20 minutes per day or 2 hours per week. You can be a “champion” by reading for a charity this summer. The charities we have chosen are Iola and Rural Fire Department and the Waupaca County Humane Society. Each time you return a reading record you will get 2 tokens to place in the charity jar of your choice.

If you read every week of the program you will be able to make 8 donations that will make a difference in the life of a person or an animal. Also everyone who reads and returns every reading record may choose a book to keep at the end of the program.

Animals with David Stokes

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

Fit Where You Live: Who’s Really Fit In Nature

Focusing on animal adaptations, behaviors and structures, we will examine live animals (where possible), artifacts, puppets and human tools. Songs, stories, movement, sign language, riddles and hands-on learning make this a fun and educational program for all ages.

Sing and Dance! Jeanie B!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Her show is upbeat and jammed-packed with dancing, sing-a-longs, and original interactive music that kids and parents love. Her music has won multiple awards. Expect lots of dancing, singing, jumping, laughing and family bonding at every show. Come ready for fun!

Tail Waggin' Tutors - Children Reading to Dogs

Monday @ 10:00 am ~ June 22, 29, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Bring along your favorite book, choose one from our shelves, or let us select one for you. Dogs love to listen and one will be waiting to hear you read. All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International.

Please sign up for this program by calling the Library at 715-445-4330.

Where in iola are the cheerleaders?

June 20 - August 12

This is a weekly guessing contest starting June 20th. A new picture clue will be displayed every Monday. Come into the library to see where the Cheerleaders have been and submit your guess. At the end of each week we will draw one winning entry from all the correct guesses.

On your Mark, Get Set...StoryTimes

Wednesdays @ 10:00 am ~ June 22,29, July 13,20,27, & August 3, and 10

Derek Haroldson, 4K teacher at I-S Elementary School will join us for the first 5 weeks of stories, crafts and exciting activities for preschool and early elementary children.

There will be no Story Time the week of the Iola Car Show, July 6th.

On your Mark, Get Set...Movies

Wednseday @ 1:00 PM ~ June 22,29, July 6,13,20, 27, & August 3, and 10

Join us Wednesday afternoons for movies on the big screen downstairs in the air conditioned community room. Movies will be G or PG. Movie titles will be posted in the Library. This program is for the whole family. Refreshments will be served.

Explore Historic Iola by Bike

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all riders must wear bike helmets. Tire and helmet checks start at 6:00 pm. The ride will end back at the Library where a healthy snack will be available for all participants. This ride is a free program for all ages. You do not need a child along to go on this ride.

Please sign up for this program by calling the Library at 715-445-4330.

Wisconsin Kite Flyers

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:00am

This event will be held on the I-S Elementary school track. Everyone attending will make a kite and be given instructions on how to fly it.

Zumba with Cheryl Ziemann

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

Cheryl Ziemann from the Iola Fitness and Aquatic Center will be at the Library to teach you how to Zumba! This is a one time class to try it out, so bring your dancing feet and have some fun. This is a free program for all ages.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:30pm

Listen to a bedtime story, learn some relaxing yoga poses and enjoy a bedtime snack. After the program your stuffed animal is invited to a sleepover at the Library. Pick them up the next day and receive pictures showing all the fun they had during the night.

Garden Art

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:30am

Join us at the Children’s Garden for a gardening story and an art project. We will make a fun garden ornament to decorate your plot or take home. You do not have to be part of the Children’s Garden to participate.

Healthy Munchies

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am

Learn about healthy snacking, receive some recipes to take home and make a snack to eat. This program is for kids and parents.

Animal Munchies

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

Humane Society of Waupaca County

Help us make treats and toys for all the animals at the Humane Society. We will mix up some tasty treats for dogs and cats. While they are baking, you can make a fun toy for a dog or cat.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Announcing a new program at the Library!

Road to Reading

Welcome to the 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program! This free program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she enters school.

One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day.

Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success.

Plus, sharing stories together is fun! 

Stop in at the Library to receive a reading folder and book bag to start your ROAD TO READING today.