Please check with each public library about their particular re-opening plan, dates, and hours, because they are operating differently this summer.
Imagine learning the ukulele during the longer days of summer, watching an outdoor movie with friends, playing a Nintendo Switch during a road trip, and playing games all for free this summer. Not only do our local public libraries have amazing summer reading programs, but they have more than than just books!
Each of these items needs to be borrowed and returned to the host library. If none of these is your “regular” library, don’t worry. Your Bridges Public Library card is good at the libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson counties.
Outdoor Summer Movies
Create your own walk-in movie theatre by borrowing a projector and screen from the Mukwonago Community Library. Not sure what to watch in your backyard/garage/side of the house outdoor theatre? Take a look at the various movies that you can digitally borrow through Hoopla for free with your library card. Before the movie starts, your child can incorporate pretend play by creating “tickets” for the show or creating a mini-concession stand where guests place their orders for treats.
Switch it up
While you’re borrowing your projector and movie screen at the Mukwonago Community Library, be sure to borrow a Nintendo Switch. Yeah, we’ve all been on a lot of screens with school and work, but you can switch things up with this device.
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
If your child’s looking for a new creative pursuit, then borrow a ukulele from the Mukwonago Community Library, the Karl Junginger Memorial Library in Waterloo, or the Watertown Public Library.
Roll With It
Enjoy the outdoors by playing some yard dice from Jefferson Public Library or the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater. If you’re looking for board games, then visit the Delafield Public Library for their large collection of games geared toward tweens on up. The Hartland Public Library has a smaller collection of games meant for pre-school to young elementary-aged children.
Summer 2020 will look different for us all, but you can still use your library card for summer adventures that include more than just books.