Special Children’s Programs

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF (Monday, June 4 @ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

Join us for our first ever Summer Reading Kick-Off!!  We will have life-size games, crafts, treats, and instruments to try out.  Staff will also be available to sign kids up for the Summer Reading Program and answer questions about using the library, new collections, and library resources.


YOUTH SUMMER RECORDER CLUB (Grades 2-6)

Learn to play the recorder!  Each week we will working on beginning to read music, practice short songs, and complete music activities.  No prior experience needed and all supplies will be provided.  We will conclude the program with a short concert on Tuesday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m.  Registration required.  Call the library at 262-253-7760 or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign-up.

Tuesdays, June 5 – June 26 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


MARK HAYWARD (Thursday, June 14 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Mark Hayward presents awesome yo-yo tricks.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


SEAN EMERY (Thursday, June 21 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Sean Emery presents funny guy who juggles stuff.


STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR DIONNE KELM (Saturday, June 23 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join us for a special storytime with local children’s book author Dionne Kelm, author of the Grandma Hearts series.  Grandparent’s welcome!!  Autographed copies of books will be available for purchase and 30% of all sales will go towards the MOMS Club Germantown – West Children’s Area Project at the library.

This event is sponsored by MOMS Club Germantown – West.


DESPICABLE ME 3  (Thursday, June 28 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Showing of Despicable Me 3 & Character Meet and Greet.


FIELD TRIP TO BOOKWORM GARDENS (Friday, June 29 @ 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – at Gardens from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Join the Germantown Community Library on a field trip!   Bookworm Gardens is a botanical garden in Sheboygan, WI based on children’s literature.  Visit over 65 different gardens as you play, explore, experience children’s books firsthand such as Charlotte’s Web, Hansel and Gretel, Where the Wild Things Are, and Dr. Seuss.  Most paths are accessible by wheelchair and stroller.  Please bring a bag lunch that can be enjoyed in the picnic area.

Ages 3 & up with Parent or Caregiver can ride the bus by registering with Germantown Park & Rec ($5/Resident or $6/Non-Resident).  The bus will leave Village Hall at 9:00 a.m.  Parent or caregivers with children ages 2 & younger are not able to ride the bus, but are welcome to meet us there – entry is free, but a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated to Bookworm Gardens.

This event is sponsored by Germantown Park & Rec, Express News & Marko’s Pizza.


SODA PUPS (Thursday, July 5 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Cute dogs doing tricks by the Soda Pups.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


YOUTH SUMMER CODING CLUB (Grades 3-6)

Join us for an introduction to coding.  Each week we will introduce a new programming concept, coding language and fun activity to apply new tools.  Beginner and advanced coders are welcome.  Registration required.  Call the library at 262-253-7760 or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign-up.

Tuesdays, July 10 – August 7 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


GYPSY GEOFF (Thursday, July 12 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Gypsy Geoff presents juggling and comedy.


STORYTIME WITH FRIENDLY TIGER & MISS E (Friday, July 13 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join us for a special storytime with a friendly Tiger and Miss E.  We will read a few stories, play games, and sing songs.  Friendly Tiger and Miss E will be there so don’t forget your camera!


RAPTOR SHOW (Thursday, July 19 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center presents Raptor Show.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


FAMILY FUN @ HORICON MARSH (Saturday, July 21 @ 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Join other library patrons from Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington County libraries for a day on the marsh!  This fun-filled event, held rain or shine, is FREE and for all ages.  Family Fun @ Horicon Marsh offers many indoor and outdoor activities such as wildlife walks, archery, dip netting, face painting, a photo booth, crafts for kids, and more.  You are welcome to pack a picnic lunch.  Food and water will also be available for purchase.  Located at: Horicon Marsh Education Center (N7725 State Rd 28, Horicon, WI 53032)


FOX AND BRANCH (Thursday, July 26 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Fun music by Fox and Branch.


MOANA (Thursday, August 2 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)

Showing of Moana & Character Meet and Greet with Wayfinding Princess and Water Princess.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS INTERACTIVE THEATRE (Friday, August 3 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join Princess My Party for a children’s play of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  This is a one-hour interactive children’s theatre where kids become part of they play.  Princess My Party is a not for profit company based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin that specializes in luxury children’s party entertainment through singing, dancing, and more.  This event is perfect for children ages 3-7.


SUMMER READING END OF THE YEAR PARTY (Thursday, August 9 @ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

Celebrate a great summer!!  Join us for face painting, crafts, outdoor activities, and treats.  All ages welcome.


STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR ANN BIESE (Wednesday, August 22 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join us for a special storytime with children’s book author Ann Biese, author Worry Bee.  Ann Biese is also an international yoga instructor and incorporates mindfulness, movement, and literacy into her presentation.  Autographed copies of books will be available for purchase.