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 – 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.
Scrawl, Y’all: Teen Writing Club –
Wednesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at your home library AND Wednesday, June 21 at 5 p.m. at Aram Public Library in Delavan
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.
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!
Tween/Teen: 3D Doodle Pen Accessories – Thursday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Compact and easy to use, the 3Doodler allows you to literally draw in the air – how cool is that?! Join Ms. Katherine for a chance to try your hand at this super cool, hand-held 3D printing technology…and leave with some one-of-a-kind accessories while you’re at it!
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!
Build a Bullet Journal – Thursday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, planner, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less, and it’s creative and fun! This program is for ages 9 and up!
Tween/Teen: Spy Games – Thursday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join Agent K and the rest of our covert staff on June 29th at 1330 hours. Be prepared to get your spy on. This message will cease in 3…2…1… *end transmission*
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.
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.