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South Milwaukee Public Library spring events

"You Belong @ You Library" is the theme for National Library Week, April 9 - 14th.  Stop  in the library and make use of the many resources the library has to offer.

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South Milwaukee Public Library news

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  Everyone is invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 3:30-4:30 in the Youth Room. There will be refreshments, activities and drawings for the children.

The Friends of the Library will be holding their Monday morning book sale on Monday, March 5 from 9:30-11.

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a "community shredding" on Saturday, March 31 from 9 - noon in the library parking lot.  For $5 we will shred 4 boxes of your important papers, old tax forms, checks, etc.  Additional boxes:  $1 per box.  We wil l shred papers for businesses/organizations and $10 for up to 5 boxes.

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Fall activities at the South Milwaukee Public Library

Story time began on Tuesday, September 6 at 10:30am.  There is still time to register.  Call 768-8195, ext 13.  Hear some great stories, do crafts  and play games.,

If your child is hesitant about reading aloud or in front of peers, you should sign your child up to read to Brett, the therapy dog.    Brett loves to listen to children read to him.  He is a 7 year old Flat Coat  Retriever.  Children K-5th grade can sign up for a 15  minute session with Brett  on Tuesdays from 5:00  - 6:15 PM  The sessions  are on Tuesday, September 27, October 11 (Wednesday),  October 26, Tuesdays November 8, 22 and December 6.  Children are encouraged to bring along their favorite book or  choose one from the library.

The Friends of the Library fall book sale will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 9:30 am to 3 pm.  Great bargains.  Tons of childrens books, VHS tapes, large print books, novels and much more.  Prices range from 10 cents to $5.  Most items are 50 cents.  The next  Monday morning book sale will be held on October 3 from 9:30-11.

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June happenings at the South Milwaukee Library

"One World, Many Stories" summer reading program starts on June 13th and runs through July 30th.  Stop in and pick up a schedule of activities at the library.   The " Travelin' Teddies are ready to go on vacation starting on June 13th. 

The sculptures you see in the Youth Room  are not commissioned pieces by professional artists.      The Art Survey students at the South Milwaukee High School created large scale paper mache sculptures  for their final 3-D project.  The students used classic children's book characters as an inspiration.  Their teacher, Mrs.  Maggie Wetzel, helped them develop the characters.You will find  Captain Underpants, Little Red Ridding Hood, Snoopy, How to train your dinosaur and many other story book characters.

Art Survey is a foundations art course offered at the South Milwaukee High School that allows students at many different levels an opportunity to experience various media.  Besides the paper mache sculptures on display this summer, students worked with ceramics, metal and ivory soap. Check out the Library's web site at for pictures of the sculptures.

May Events at the South Milwaukee Public Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week, May 1-7.  A special program will be held at the library on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 6 -7:45 pm.  Guest children's authors Sara Laux Akin and Janet Halfmann will talk about their children's books.  Illustrator Carol Schwartz will demonstrate how illustrations are done.  In addition there will be  drawings for prizes and refreshments.  The program is sponsored by the South Milwaukee Public Library, the South Milwaukee Public Schools and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Wisconsin Chapter.  The program is frree and open to everyone.

"One World, Many Stories" is the theme of the 2011 summer reading program, which starts on Monday, June 13..  Children who read for 300 minutes (or for the very young, listen to for 200 minutes) will receive prizes and books.  Additional 300 minutes receive merchandise/food coupons.  Wednesday afternoons will feature performers and Thursday morning will feature craft programs.  The complete schedule of activities will be out in two weeks.

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