“Make a Splash: Read” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Brandon Public Library.
The library will host professional performers every Wednesday from now until July 28, with a special party Saturday, July 24 at the Community Park and another Wednesday, July 28 to conclude the summer program.
All programs are free for all ages. The library is also teaming up with local creative individuals for a teen and adult creative series, “Catch the Reading Wave,” Thursday nights, July 8 and 15, at 5:30 p.m. All programs are free, run an hour and are for ages 13 and up.
With each completion of a reading record, a beach bag of goodies will be awarded, including a library frisbee, a free ticket for a scoop of Culver’s custard, a free ticket to a Wisconsin State Park, a ticket to the Milwaukee Planetarium and more.
On Saturday, July 24, at the end of the program, the top six readers with the most reading records will be awarded a variety of grand prizes, including Super Soakers. For more information, call the library at 920-346-2350, visit the website at www.brandonlibrary.net or stop in. Programs include:
— Thursday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m.: Barbara Bellmer with Wet ’n Wild watercolor at Brandon School art room. Registration requested, limit 20 people.
— Friday, July 9 from noon to 3 p.m.: Make and take craft
— Wednesday, July 14 at 3 p.m.: David Landau, voted best children’s musician (library). David Landau is one of the best storytellers and children’s music performers, and he’s coming to Brandon.
— Thursday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m.: Wayne Bailey with Landscape Redesign at the library. Ever wonder how to better organize your landscape? Here’s what you need to know to successfully create your own finished landscape design. Register by Tuesday, July 13.
— Friday, July 16 from noon to 3 p.m.: Make and take craft
— Wednesday, July 21 at 3 p.m.: Wise Guy and His Gal Variety Show at Depot Park. Audiences of all ages will be highly entertained while watching Wise Guy and His Gal explore the world of reading through acting, singing, dancing, puppets, audience participation and lots of comedy.
— Saturday, July 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Family Picnic and family water competition from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bring your own food for a good old-fashioned family picnic. Tables are already there in the park. Family fun for the entire crew. Be ready to get wet and win prizes. Register by Thursday, July 22.
— Wednesday, July 28 at 3 p,m. at Depot Park: Concert by Randy Peterson and balloon artist Stacey Schmude.