1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program aims to ensure that all children entering kindergarten have acquired necessary learning and literacy skills through exposure to books and a language-rich early childhood experience. This program is open-ended, so you can read at your own pace, year-round! Stop by the Children’s Desk for more information or to sign up!
Baby to Three, Come Wiggle with Me – Mondays from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Words and wiggles go together like peanut butter and jelly in this special story time/open play/dance party for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups! Enjoy music, movement, stories, and playtime, and get to know other families with young children. Read, dance, repeat!
LEGO Club -Every Monday from 1 pm to 3 pm starting in June!
Invite all your friends to come and build with you. Give your creation a name, then see it displayed in the Children’s Library.
Knit and Crochet Club – May 24, June 5, 12, 21, 28 at 6 p.m.
For all ages and experience levels, Knit and Crochet Club meets at 6 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Bring your own project to work on, share your expertise, and learn from others. Beginners welcome.
Storytime with Ms. Denise – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Put a spring in your step with stories, songs, and fun with Ms. Denise!
May 24 At the Zoo!
May 31 Open Play with Ms. Denise
June 7 Open Play with Ms. Denise
June 14 Open Play with Ms. Denise
June 21 Camping
June 28 Yummy Ice Cream!
Brain Boosters – Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Brain Boosters is a hands-on, interactive environment where caregivers help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through open-ended play. Various crafts, games, and exploratory/sensory activities will be provided each week. This is a drop-in program and is designed for patrons of all abilities.
Maker Parents – Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
Have you been known to spend hours on the internet (Pinterest, I’m looking at you!) finding neat recipes for homemade Play-Doh, sidewalk chalk, and sensory bins? Do you have dreams of being a Maker, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join Ms. Katherine as she shows you how to make a few fun staples. The recipes will be available, as well, so you’ll easily be able to recreate any favorites at home! Unable to find childcare for the evening? Supervised open play will be going on right next door!
Stop by the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to reserve your spot. Please specify if you plan to bring your children and how many will be in attendance so we can be sure to have ample supervision available.
Library is closed: Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29
Free Lunches for Anyone 18 and Under
The Summer Food Service Program will take place on the following Tuesdays under the tent behind the parking lot: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 18. ANYONE under the age 18 is welcome to stop by for something to eat. Meals will be served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will be followed by a free program for children.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Saturday, June 3 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Registration is required.
Our cuddly Tail Waggin’ Tutor is coming back for more stories! Sign up to read to a trained therapy dog the first Saturday of every month. Stop by the Children’s Desk or call to reserve your spot…and your snuggles!
Kick Off to Summer with Delavan Parks & Recreation
Friday, June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park
Let’s start summer off with a bang! Join Aram Public Library and Delavan Parks & Recreation for an afternoon of fun! We’ll get up close with some Community Helpers and their vehicles—firetrucks and ambulances and squad cars…oh my!—play Giant Angry Birds and Giant Jenga, and see some amazing interactive demonstrations: Delavan’s Flying Dragons Martial Arts, Allez Fencing Group LLC, and Pickleball! Oh, and did we mention folks of all ages can also sign up for Aram’s Summer Reading Program right at the park? What a day!
Circus Boy – Tuesday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Get ready for some fun! From Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and documented with Ripley’s “Believe it or Not” for riding the world’s smallest bike, Bobby Hunt, A.K.A. “Circus Boy” has opened for Weird Al Yankovic, The Beach Boys, Billy Ray Cyrus, and The Smothers Brothers. The Storywagon series is presented by Lakeshores Library System.
Animal Quest – Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Do you love animals as much as we do? Want the chance to meet some in person? Then this is the program for you! You’ll have a chance to meet an opossum, a red fox, and more! The animal world is far more expansive than can be expressed in words… and even knowing as much as we do about them, there’s still more to know, with species undiscovered and mysteries unsolved. Animal Quest seeks to share the amazing nature of some of our planet’s creatures the best way we know how: through live animals, knowledge, enthusiasm, and laughter. To find out more, visit https://animalquestinc.com/ or find them on Facebook!
Pajama Read Along – Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
Grab your fuzzy slippers and head on down to the library for our newest monthly offering: Pajama Read Along with Ms. Denise! We’ll start with a story and a light meal; afterwards, families will have a chance to cuddle one-on-one with each other and read to their heart’s content. This program is open to everyone and will happen regularly the second Wednesday of every month.
Sunshine & Stories with Barrett Memorial Library in Williams Bay –
Friday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at Community Park in the Town of Delavan
Summer fun is a walk in the park when you join Ms. Katherine and Ms. Emily for Sunshine & Stories, another super awesome collaboration between Aram Public Library and Barrett Memorial Library. We’ll meet in Community Park in the Town of Delavan on the third Friday of every month this summer for stories, snacks, and silliness! The park has shelters available, so rain or shine, come on by for a fun time!
Dual Language Story Time – Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
Plan to join Ms. Helen for stories, rhymes, and songs in both English and Spanish, as well as occasional activities and crafts embracing cultural diversity. This program is open to everyone and will happen regularly on the third Saturday of every month. ¡Únase a todos nosotros!
Michelle’s Magic Poodles – Tuesday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Prepare to be amazed by The Magical Poodles! Join us under the tent to discover the wonderful world of canines: learn the history of dogs, hear about some of their original jobs…you might even get involved as a trick dog trainer for a day! Watch, learn, and be entertained as The Magical Poodles jump, fetch and dance their way into your hearts. For more information, check out http://www.michellesmagicalpoodles.com/. The Storywagon series is presented by Lakeshores Library System.
Harry Potter Party – Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.
We LOVE Harry Potter. Always. Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Boy Who Lived, and our first taste of the magical world of Hogwarts with crafts, snacks, and more! Costumes are encouraged!
Cardboard Box Drive-In – Friday, June 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Registration is required.
Let’s go to the movies! We’ll spend the first part of the program transforming cardboard boxes into cool, kid-friendly cars. Then, park your sweet ride and join us for a short drive-in film festival. All supplies and snacks will be provided! Registration is required, so stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x117 to reserve your parking space!
Snake Discovery: Snake, Rattle, and Roll! – Tuesday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Slither into the world of reptiles by learning what makes them so unique! Meet many of Wisconsin’s turtles, snakes, and amphibians LIVE and up close, and discover what kinds you can find in your backyard and how you can help them! You’ll be able to touch and even hold these scaly critters for a truly hands-on experience! This program is good for all ages. To find out more, visit www.SnakeDiscovery.com or find them on Facebook: Snake Discovery LLC. The Storywagon series is presented by Lakeshores Library System.
Parachute Games – Wednesday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Who doesn’t love playing with giant parachutes?! Join us on the grass next to the tent for some super fun parachute games like Cat & Mouse, Shark, Popcorn, and Cave of Wonders! (Psst! Dress for active outdoor fun!)
Late Night at the Library – Friday, June 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 9 -18 are welcome! How will you take advantage of a tweens and teens only night at the library? Maybe you’ll check out books, use our computers, hang out with friends, play games, watch movies, or make some cool crafts! We’ll have snacks and beverages available through the program, but be sure to eat dinner before you come. Late Night at the Library is open to anyone between the ages of 9 through 18 who have provided the library with the required permission slip. This must be presented to Ms. Katherine at Aram Public Library on or before the date of the first Late Night at the Library your child chooses to attend. Please note: this permission slip is good for any and/or all of the Late Night at the Library events throughout the summer. There will be one each month.
BookMyne available for your devices – Download today!
Need access to your library catalog on the go? Add SirsiDynix’s BookMyne app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can check availability of items by typing the title or scanning an item UPC, place holds, view best seller lists, manage your library account, and more.
Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.
BadgerLink provides an amazing variety of quality resources! (Please note, BadgerLink may require a library card to allow for full access.)
Click the links below to check out all the information available—for free!
Bet You Didn’t Know About This Resource…
Did you know that you have access to royalty free music, audio themes, and sound effects? It’s true! Soundszabound offers the only royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education! The music library ensures copyright safety and is ideal for grades K-12 and universities. Imagine what you could create with access to an entire library of amazing sound! Podcasts, PowerPoint, videos, news shoes, presentations, web design…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! How cool is that?!
NoveList K-8 provides users with book recommendations, read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more!
(NoveList K-8 is provided by BadgerLink. A library card may be needed to access this resource.)
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids LOVE it. And it’s free to use at the library! From Age of Learning, Inc. (Please note, ABCmouse.com is available for free through the library provided the patron is either using a library computer or the library’s provided WiFi.)
Do you know someone who’s pregnant or recently had a baby? Maybe that someone is you?
Sign up for a Welcome Baby Bag! It’s simple, it’s free…and it’s filled with all sorts of goodies for the new baby and their family: books, bookmarks and stickers, early literacy information…and more!
Stop by or call (262) 728-3111, x117 for more information.
Ready to sign up? Stop by the Children’s Desk! (Please note, each bag is customized for the family, so it’ll be a few days after the form has been submitted for the bag to be ready for pick up.)
Growing Wisconsin Readers is a statewide initiative rooted in public libraries that aims to support Wisconsin caregivers of young children with information about early literacy so they can prepare children for learning at school and beyond.
For information about your child’s development and what to do if you have a concern, www.actearly.wisc.edu is an excellent resource. Not only will they provide information about resources available to you locally, but you can also learn more about your child’s developmental milestones. If you have any concerns about your child—developmentally or otherwise—be sure to talk with your child’s doctor.
If you’re pregnant or have a baby under one year, you can sign up to receive free text messages on prenatal care, infant care, and more through text4baby, a free service offered by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the FDA Office of Women’s Health. For more information and free resources, visit the following websites: