Make 2017 a Year of Learning!
Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages. This amazing resource is available to you at no cost with a library card! Click on the Gale Courses icon at the bottom of Aram Library’s homepage or under the Research/Databases menu.
Knit and Crochet Club – July 3, 10, 19, 26 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.
The library will be closed: Tuesday, July 4
Scrawl, Y’all: Teen Writing Club –
Wednesday, July 5 at 5 p.m. at your home library AND Wednesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. at Barrett Memorial Library in Williams Bay
Are you a writer? Constantly coming up with stories and characters in your head? Want to get together with other like-minded tweens and teens and geek out over your ideas? Then this is the club for you! We’ll meet twice a month to write, eat snacks, and share what we’re working on (if we feel like it)—we’ll also start off each session with some writing prompts to get those creative juices flowing! Bring yourself, a notebook, and any stories or ideas you’d like to share!
Aram Public Library in Delavan and Barrett Memorial Library in Williams Bay are joining forces once again, so we hope you’re ready for some traveling creative writing fun! The meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month will meet at your home library, while the location of the meeting on the 3rd Wednesday will alternate each month.
Military Heroes Thank You Card Workshop – Wednesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Let’s show our men and women in uniform how much we appreciate them! Stop by the library, make a card—or two!—and we’ll take care of the postage. Oodles of card-making materials will be provided, so bring your creativity!
Paint by Sticker for Teens & Tweens – Thursday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m.
You’ve heard of Paint-by-Number, but what about Paint-by-Sticker?! The premise is the same: pictures with different numbered pieces that, when followed, will create amazing works of art. The only difference is we’ll be using stickers instead of paint! How cool is that?! All materials will be provided.
Construct-a-Smoothie for Teens & Tweens – Thursday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to make the best tasting—and healthiest!—smoothie in all of Delavan? You’ll need imagination, creativity, and the guts to challenge your taste buds! All materials will be provided. Groups will be decided the day of the program.
Late Night at the Library – Friday, July 14 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.
Craft-er-noon – Thursday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m.
What will you create if you have ridiculous amounts of craft supplies at your disposal? There’s only one way to find out…
Family Exercise Walk – Wednesday, July 26 ALL DAY!
Get outside and get active! Stop by the library any time today to pick up your map, some water, and head on out! The course will take you on a lovely walk through one of Delavan’s beautiful parks; along the way, you’ll find signs featuring simple, fun exercises for you and your family to try!
Rube Goldberg Machine Build for Teens & Tweens –
Thursday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist and inventor, was known for creating deliberately complex contraptions in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect in which activating one device triggers the next device in the sequence. (Think the opening credits of Back to the Future or the scene in the beginning of The Goonies when they open the fence after Chunk does the Truffle Shuffle.) Here’s your chance to try your hand at making a Rube Goldberg machine of your own! When your creation is ready, we’ll film all the machines in action and share the videos on Facebook. All materials will be provided.
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.
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.
Looking for volunteer or community service hours? Why not volunteer at the library! If you’re interested, stop by the Children’s Desk for more information and an application. (Please note, volunteers must be entering the 7th grade or older.)
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!
(Please note, BadgerLink resources may require a library card to allow for full access.)
LearningExpress Library – AP, ASVAB, ACT & SAT test prep, career guidance, and more!
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!
Let Aram Public Library help you get behind the wheel!
Thanks to a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, Aram Public Library is proud to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Wisconsin driving tests! Visit our exclusive website, where you can choose from several different permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Wisconsin’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.
I Drive Safely
I Drive Safely is an online driver’s education and traffic school. This learning center service is absolutely FREE. It provides teens with many different informational articles and tips for automobile issues and state-specific laws. The mission at I Drive Safely is to provide reliable driver’s education training for new drivers and to install safe driving habits in teens. The self-paced courses allow students to complete the courses at their own convenience and from the comfort of their own homes. Click Wisconsin Safe Driving – Learning Center for more information and to get started.