Summer Reading

2018 SRP Schedule

Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!
The fun kicks off on Friday, June 8th!

As always, the Aram Public Library Summer Reading Program has FREE events and programs for all ages!  

Track your reading time and enter to win fabulous prizes and some major bragging rights.

Youth & Family Programs

Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Fri, June 8            SRP Kick-Off at Veterans Park (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Tue, June 12        Leonardo Music

Wed, June 13      Carting K-9s

Tue, June 19       Libraries Rock Dance Party

Wed, June 20     Parachute Games

Tue, June 26       KidsPlay

Wed, June 27      Farmers Rock!

Tue, July 3           DIY Instruments

Tue, July 10         Moogician

Wed, July 11        Construction Party

Tue, July 17         Snake Discovery

Wed, July 18      Welty Environmental: Rocks Rock

Tue, July 24       Cardboard Box Playhouse Build

Tue, July 24       Firehouse Tour & Cardboard Box Drive-In (5:30 p.m.)
                                Please register.

Wed, July 25     Polka Dot Painting

Tue, July 31       Illustration Workshop

Wed, Aug 1        Tech Take-Apart

Tue, Aug 7         Sing  Sing-Along  Please register.

Wed, Aug 8       Kindness Rocks

Fri, Aug 10        SRP Finale Carnival (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

Tue, Aug 15       Books & Blankets

Recurring Youth & Family Programs:

Baby to 3, Come Wiggle with Me will meet on Mondays at 10 a.m.
Read, wiggle, repeat!

LEGO Club meets from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Mondays

Children of all ages are invited to Story Time with Ms. Denise on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

NEW! Uke at Me Now: Beginners Ukulele Class w/ LSJ Music from 4pm – 5pm on 6/13, 6/20, and 6/27! Registration required.

Families are invited to join us for Sunshine & Stories at 10 a.m. on 6/29, 7/27, and 8/24.

Brain Boosters (ages 2-6 and their caregivers) will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursdays!

Tail Waggin’ Tutors continues the 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Dual Language Story Time continues the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Tween & Teen Programs

Every Thursday at 1:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Thu, June 14    CD Scratch Art                                                                                     

Thu, June 21    Guitar Pick Swag & DropMix

Thu, June 28    Insomniac Cafe

Thu, July 5       Bleached Rock ‘n Roll Tees

Thu, July 12     Spy Games

Thu, July 19     Quilty As Charged

Thu, July 26    Candy Album Covers & Picture Book Rap

Thu, Aug 2       Lumberjanes Camp

Thu, Aug 9       Paint Like Bob (Ross)  Please register.

Thu, Aug 16     Pizza & a Movie Please register.

NEW! Uke at Me Now: Beginners Ukulele Class w/ LSJ Music from 4pm – 5pm on 6/13, 6/20, and 6/27! Registration required.

Late Night at the Library!  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following Fridays: 6/29, 7/27, 8/24  Registration required.

Adult Programs

Recurring Programs for Adults

Cook the Book Club—1st Monday at 6 p.m.

Adult Craft—2nd Monday & Thursday at 6 p.m.

Aram Book Club—3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Guilty Pleasures—last Monday at 6 p.m.

Adult Writing Group: Aspiring writers, meet with others and hone your skills 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Aram Art Adventures: Drop in to experience a self-paced art activity. Last Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Herb Growing : Plant and learn to use culinary and aromatic herbs.  Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30pm Please register.

They Can’t All Be Museums: Historic preservation efforts in Walworth County. Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m.

Your Home/Farm History: Local historian teaches how to research your home.  Monday, July 16 at 2 p.m.

Green Clean: Make your own green household cleaning products. Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.  Please register.

Looking for information about our upcoming programs?
Check out the Kids, Teens, and Adult pages!


Summer Reading 2018

Milestones (and the reading records needed to reach them)


Activity Book and Crayons (2 records)

Coupon Pack (4 records)

T-Shirt (6 records)

Book (8 records)                                                                                            


Coupon Pack #1 (2 records)

Coupon Pack #2 + Book (4 records)

T-Shirt (6 records)

Book (8 records)


Coupon Pack (2 records)

Book (4 records)

T-Shirt (6 records)                                   

Book + Coupon Pack (8 records)


Rock Candy (2 records)

Rock Star Keychain (4 records)

FREE Book (6 records)

Flashlight/Carabiner (8 records)

Reading Records

You may turn in weekly records late, but you may not turn them in early!
(For example: we’ll accept week 2 any time after week 2, but not during week 1.)

Reminder: for each activity beyond the required 7 that you complete,
you can earn one EXTRA JOHNNY CASH!  (Maximum of 6 per week for each Reading Record)

Each Reading Record submitted will earn you a Library Loot, too!  (Use it for fines, printing, and more!)

Any participant who completes all 8 weeks of Summer Reading will have their achievement recognized on a bookplate in the library’s collection!


Boogie-Woogie Boutique

Open from Tuesday, June 19th – Saturday, August 18

Hours:     Tuesdays: 2:30pm to 4:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm

                   Saturdays: July 14, July 28, August 18 – from  9:30am to 11:30am


Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are Family days.
Thursdays are all about Tweens and Teens.

All programs are free of charge.
If registration is necessary, this will be indicated online, in the monthly newsletter, and on any promotional materials for the event.

Interpreters are available with a 3-day notice.

Please contact Aram Public Library for additional information.

Other Fun Stuff!

Free Lunches for Anyone 18 and Under
Summer Food Service Program will take place on the following Tuesdays:

6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, & 7/17

ANYONE age 18 and under is welcome to stop by for something to eat.
Meals will be served from 12pm – 1pm.

Libraries Rock!
Earn an extra JOHNNY CASH  by decorating the guitar attached to this paper and returning it to the library!
Every guitar submitted will be used to decorate the library!

United States Rock-About

These boots are made for walkin’ and—if you’ve got the nerve—that’s just what you’ll do!

We’ll have two different tours from which to choose:

1. Musical Rock-About
2. Geology Rock-About

Walk (run, bike, BE ACTIVE) at least 5 days each week and mark it on your Rock-About Passport.

When you turn in your weekly reading record,
show us how you’re rockin’ and walking to get an extra Johnny Cash.
(limit 1 cash per participant per week)

At the end of the summer, you’ll have earned some sweet Cash,
a small memento of your adventures, and—best of all—bragging rights.

You ready, boots?  START WALKING.